Took a break...

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ElvisAaron
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Took a break...

Postby ElvisAaron » Sun Sep 26, 2010 7:12 pm

After a few 170+ in a row and some great strides in previously bad areas, I decided to take a break and let my brain rest. Took two days off, relaxed, came back for PT #56 and friggin bombed. Brain wasn't clicking,resorted to old flawed approaches, did the worst I've seen since early August (164!). Ouch! Wont be doing that again!

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StrictlyLiable
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Re: Took a break...

Postby StrictlyLiable » Sun Sep 26, 2010 7:14 pm

The last time I took a break I made my best improvements. I am currently on another break (I am taking in December) and I'm hoping the wall that I have been hitting will be overcome again...I'm sure the break did you some good. Maybe you should have warmed up a little before.

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Re: Took a break...

Postby northwood » Sun Sep 26, 2010 7:51 pm

i just got off a 3 day break from doing anything lsat related.( It was surprisingly more difficult NOT to do anything lsat related than i thought) took a prep test, and scored slightly below my current range, and 5 points below my target score. Most of the mistakes were from rushing to get the section done ( i didnthave a wristwatch, and thought there was less time remaining than expected). While i was not happpy with the scores, i did notice an improvement in my outlook.
I think a breather is a good idea. Im only planning on doing 2-3 more tests before october ( 58, 59, and 60). I will use the remaining days to go over weak areas and do timed sections ( 2-3 in a row) for review and to hone in on timing and pacing. If you think you need a break, do yourself a favor and take it ( i realized i was getting burned out and frustrated), especially if you see a polateau or decrease in your scores on prep tests.

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Re: Took a break...

Postby almostthereee » Sun Sep 26, 2010 9:56 pm

The hardest part for me when taking a break was combating the guilt. When I came back and took the PTs I had to fight my brain from thinking I had slipped due to the break and that in itself cause a slight dip in my score. Slowly regaining the comfort and starting to trust my instincts more again instead of second guessing myself all the time during the actual test.




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