Thoughts on this study schedule?

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Thoughts on this study schedule?

Postby Knock » Wed May 12, 2010 2:59 am

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Here's my tentative study schedule for the June LSAT. Thoughts?

You guys don't think that doing 5 PT's or so in the week before the LSAT will be too much do you? I mean i'm used to taking 4 PT's a week minimum, and already have 35 under my belt. I figure giving myself Friday off, Saturday PT, and Sunday off, I should be plenty rested for the test on Monday. What do you guys think?

I could move things around and reduce the amount of PT's I take the week before the LSAT, but I feel like I will be really anxious, and want to be doing PT's instead of sitting around doing nothing. Plus it gives me a chance to practice with some pressure on me.

Thanks.

Edit: The only PT's I have left are 7,9,10-15, 37-38, June '07, 51-59. I also have PT's 1-6, but wasn't planning on doing them.
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Re: Thoughts on this study schedule?

Postby LateNight » Wed May 12, 2010 3:00 am

Depends on what you are at and what you want to get to. I assume this is for June.

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Re: Thoughts on this study schedule?

Postby Knock » Wed May 12, 2010 3:01 am

LateNight wrote:Depends on what you are at and what you want to get to. I assume this is for June.


Here is where i'm at:

My Practice Tests:
Pt#____Date__________Individual Sections____Raw /Scaled Score_______________Notes___________________
36 -- 02/27/10 ------ -6 LR -3 RC -7 LR -3 LG ------82/165 --- Free Kaplan Test, finished LG bible by exam, 5 sections
19 -- 03/24/10 ---- -2 LG -4 LR -4 RC -2 LR ------- 89/170 ---- most of LR Bible done, rusty on games, 4 sections
20 -- 03/25/10 ----- -4 LR -1 RC -4 LG -2 LR ------- 90/171 ---- missed last 3 on 4th LG due to extremely hard game
21 -- 03/30/10 ----- -4 LG -6 LR -2 LR -3 RC ------ 86/169 ----- 4 sections, felt off, disappointing, first PT to drop
22 -- 03/31/10 ----- -2 RC -4 LR -0 LG -4 LR ------ 91/172 ----- 4 sections, nearly bombed LG, LR dragging me down
23 -- 04/01/10 ----- -6 LG -4 LR -4 LR -4 RC ------ 82/168 ----- ran out of time on LG (2 q's), took at 9pm (noise + tired)
24 -- 04/03/10 ----- -2 RC -3 LR -2 LR -6 LG ------ 88/171 ---- 4 sections, bombed last LG (missed 5/6)
25 -- 04/05/10 ----- -0 RC -2 LR -9 LG -2 LR ------ 88/169 ---- 4 sections, bombed 2nd lg (0/7), hardest LG ever
26 -- 04/07/10 ----- -2 LG -5 LR -5 LR -2 RC ------ 87/170 ---- 4 sections, LR holding me back this time
27 -- 04/08/10 ----- -2 LR -1 LG -4 RC -4 LR ------ 90/174 ---- 4 sections, 5 extra minutes on LG! Artificially high score
28 -- 04/09/10 ----- -3 LR -2 LG -2 LR -0 RC ------ 94/175 ---- untimed on 1st LR section, all else timed, 4 sections
SpA- 04/12/10 ----- -0 LR -2 RC -1 LG -1 LR ------ 97/177 ---- SuperPrep A, untimed LG, 4 sections
SpB- 04/13/10 ----- -5 LR -3 LG -3 RC -0 LR ------ 90/173 ---- SuperPrep B, untimed LG, 4 sections
SpC- 04/14/10 ----- -5 LG -2 LR -1 LR -1 RC ------ 92/174 ---- SuperPrep C, untimed LG, 4 sections
40 -- 04/15/10 ----- -2 LR -1 LG -1 LR -2 RC ------ 95/174 ---- 4 sections, fully timed
43 -- 04/17/10 ----- -1 RC -2 LR -2 LR -0 LG ------ 96/177 ---- 4 sections, fully timed
44 -- 04/19/10 ----- -2 RC -3 LR -1 LG -1 LR ------ 93/173 ---- 4 sections, fully timed
45 -- 04/20/10 ----- -1 LR -0 RC -0 LG -3 LR ------ 95/178 ---- 4 sections, fully timed (did a 5th afterwards from PT41.1)
46 -- 04/21/10 ----- -1 RC -1 LR -0 LR -0 LG ------ 97/179 ---- 5 sections (exp. PT41.2 as 3rd section)
39 -- 04/22/10 ----- -3 LG -3 LR -1 RC -3 LR ------ 91/172 ---- 5 sections (exp. PT41.3 as 3rd section)
42 -- 04/23/10 ----- -2 LG -2 LR -2 RC -1 LR ------ 94/174 ---- 5 sections (exp. PT41.4 as 2nd section)
41 -- 04/20-4/10 --- -3 LR -1 LG -0 LR -4 RC ------ 93/174 ---- used as experimental section for PT's
47 -- 04/27/10 ----- -3 LR -2 RC -1 LR -0 LG ------ 94/174 ----- 5 sections (exp. PT18.1 as 1st section)
48 -- 04/28/10 ----- -1 LR -0 LG -0 RC -1 LR ------ 99/178 ----- 5 sections (exp. PT18.2 as 3rd section) untimed LG
30 -- 04/29/10 ----- -0 LG -1 LR -2 RC -0 LR ------ 98/180 ----- 5 sections, 18.3 as 3rd experimental, re-used q's, e/x RC
31 -- 05/01/10 ----- -1 LG -1 LR -1 LR -6 RC ------ 92/174 ----- 5 sections, 18.4 as 4th experimental
18 -- 05/01/10 ----- -1 LG -4 LR -0 RC -3 LR ------ 93/175 ----- broken up and used as experimental tests
29 -- 05/03/10 ----- -1 LR -2 RC -0 LG -3 LR ------ 95/176 ----- taken in 2 parts, 1st section and then last 3 sections
32 -- 05/04/10 ----- -0 LR -3 RC -0 LG -2 LR ------ 95/177 ----- 5 secions, with 16.1 as 3rd section experimental
33 -- 05/05/10 ----- -0 LR -4 RC -0 LR -1 LG ------ 96/178 ----- 5 sections, with 16.2 as 3rd section experimental
34 -- 05/06/10 ----- -0 RC -1 LR -2 LR -0 LG ------ 98/180 ----- 5 sections, with 16.3 as 3rd section experimental
16 -- 05/07/10 ----- -1 LG -3 LR -1 LR -5 RC ------ 91/173 ----- experimental test
35 -- 05/08/10 ----- -0 LR -2 RC -0 LG -1 LR ------ 98/179 ----- 4 sections due to library closing
49 -- 05/10/10 ----- -0 LG -2 LR -2 RC -2 LR ------ 94/174 ----- 4 sections
50 -- 05/11/10 ----- -3 RC -0 LR -1 LG -3 LR ------ 93/173 ----- 5 sections

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Re: Thoughts on this study schedule?

Postby LateNight » Thu May 13, 2010 1:29 am

Wanna take my LSAT for me? LOL. You will be fine man.

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Re: Thoughts on this study schedule?

Postby Knock » Thu May 13, 2010 1:35 am

LateNight wrote:Wanna take my LSAT for me? LOL. You will be fine man.


Haha thanks. I just really want to get into my dream school, and i'm laying it all out on the line for the opportunity.

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Re: Thoughts on this study schedule?

Postby 20121109 » Thu May 13, 2010 2:01 am

I assume you are keeping strict time of your PTs and are simulating testing conditions as much as possible...and I have to say, you look like you're gonna kill the test in June!! Just be careful of burnout; 4 PTs in a week is a lot. Are you taking the time to review each test carefully?? Are you finding the time for recreational activity in order to give your brain a rest?? Make sure that you're sleeping regularly and eating healthily too!! But I say it looks like you're in very good shape to reach your target score!! :)

Keep working!

<3

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Re: Thoughts on this study schedule?

Postby Knock » Thu May 13, 2010 2:39 am

GAIAtheCHEERLEADER wrote:I assume you are keeping strict time of your PTs and are simulating testing conditions as much as possible...and I have to say, you look like you're gonna kill the test in June!! Just be careful of burnout; 4 PTs in a week is a lot. Are you taking the time to review each test carefully?? Are you finding the time for recreational activity in order to give your brain a rest?? Make sure that you're sleeping regularly and eating healthily too!! But I say it looks like you're in very good shape to reach your target score!! :)

Keep working!

<3


Thanks so much for the encouragement. Yeah, i'm keeping strict time of my PT's for the most part (for older LG sometimes I go over the time), and simulating test conditions as much as possible (using a 35 minute countdown watch I bought from a thread on this forums). Yeah...about burnout. For better or worse, I have that stubborn, competitive mentality that burnout is for "wussies", and I try and push myself pretty hard. I'm pretty used to 4 PT's a week or so, and it hasn't been too bad. When I have been edging closer to burnout/fatigue I take days off as necessary, although I hope i'm taking off enough. I just hate to sit around and do nothing knowing that i'm inside of 1 month until the LSAT lol. Especially since I took a reduced courseload this quarter specifically to give me ample time to prepare for the LSAT (that and the LSAT is during my finals week :roll: ) I'm reviewing every test pretty thoroughly, and since i'm usually missing less then 10 questions, and often times only 5 or 6 it doesn't take me too long. I do a little type-up that's usually 3 pages or so. Perhaps I should review more questions, even ones I got correct. Usually when I see the correct answer it clicks in to me pretty quick why it was the right answer.

I've been trying to find some time to get some exercise, but i've been failing. I'm not a morning person, and I keep trying to get up early and go exercise, but it has resulted in a complete failure :x . I'm going to try and go on some bike rides or get some golf in when I can, if possible. I am a horrible sleeper, and it seems I get my best sleep in the mornings lol, but i've been waking up pretty late, so i've been getting solid amounts of sleep. I eat pretty healthy too, out of previous habit, so that's good, although the lack of exercise is troubling me a bit, and I feel out of shape.

Anyways, thanks again!

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Re: Thoughts on this study schedule?

Postby hemm » Thu May 13, 2010 4:47 am

Why are you taking the 4 PTs/week back-to-back? If I were taking that many I'd probably do PTs on Mon, Tues, Thurs, Sat, or a schedule like that, to break it up a bit. Work/school conflicts, I guess?

It doesn't matter if other people would get burnt out on this schedule. It only matters if you will, and I suppose only you can judge that!




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