What is a good time to panic??

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hypothalamus
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What is a good time to panic??

Postby hypothalamus » Mon Jul 26, 2010 6:10 pm

I'm taking the October LSAT and applying to law schools this cycle. When should I start panicking that I haven't prepped early enough? :)

I got some study books already, including that infamous Logic Games Bible, and I have about 15 full tests with me until September. I read the Princeton Review prep book cover to cover and it introduced to the basics I suppose. I've been doing PTs mostly while in public transportation (about 1-2 sections per day as I go to work and come back).

I know many of you here on TLS are LSAT prep gurus.... so please, give me the hard truth: when do I need to start studying in a more focused environment and taking full-length PTs, etc? Yesterday? A month ago?

(I don't have the time and opportunity to take a course, so it's all going to be self-prep. I took a free practice test last October and got a 158, messing up the logic games pretty bad, so I need to focus on them, now that I have the Bible.)

Any advice would be appreciated :). I welcome honesty/meanness.

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Re: What is a good time to panic??

Postby Adjudicator » Mon Jul 26, 2010 6:13 pm

The only meaningful answer is, "Start now." :)

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Re: What is a good time to panic??

Postby Sh@keNb@ke » Mon Jul 26, 2010 6:14 pm

Adjudicator wrote:The only meaningful answer is, "Start now." :)


+1

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Re: What is a good time to panic??

Postby hypothalamus » Mon Jul 26, 2010 6:16 pm

Hahah well, that's just the problem: as far as I'm concerned, I *am* doing prep already.... But when do I need to start doing the heavy-duty practice-test taking? :)

September?

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Re: What is a good time to panic??

Postby northwood » Mon Jul 26, 2010 6:18 pm

definately in september, do at least 1 5 secion prep test a week. I am starting to do prep tests in mid august ( sooner if I feel comfortable with all of the concepts on LR)

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Re: What is a good time to panic??

Postby pkpop » Mon Jul 26, 2010 6:21 pm

Adjudicator wrote:The only meaningful answer is, "Start now." :)



+1
If LG was your weakness in the diagnostic you took almost 1 year ago, the bible would be the best place to start. Look at the Pithypike guide and you may want to incorporate that with a focused study guide like from the lsatblog. - http://lsatblog.blogspot.com/2009/10/2- ... edule.html

You need to stay consistent with studying and if you're in school it'll probably be tough. Get the most out of August and start taking those preptests just before september.

On top of that, I'd start getting application stuff organized like PS & who will write your LORs if you haven't already. Hopefully you have some professors in mind who you feel comfortable approaching right when school starts (now would be even better if possible) so you aren't waiting on them when it comes time to send in apps.

Good luck.

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Re: What is a good time to panic??

Postby hypothalamus » Mon Jul 26, 2010 6:50 pm

Thanks, guys!

pkpop, that blog seems very useful and I think I will actually use it as a guiding schedule for my prep from now on :).

I was just worried that everyone on TLS seems to be taking 5-month courses and doing all available practice tests... but I guess it's not too late to get on track.




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