May Plan Question

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mac35352
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May Plan Question

Postby mac35352 » Sun May 01, 2011 11:00 pm

After 3 months of studying. Going over the PS bibles, the first 3 10 actual books and, the SuperPrep, taking 5 of the more recent test, I am pleased with being able to stay on schedule so far but I am a little worried about burning out in May (it happened last week and it was horrible) so I am going to modify my original plan of taking 15 PTs.
Instead I plan on taking 9 Pts, continue doing each LG 3 times, going over some concepts again (assumption questions seem to give me a little trouble still) and ofcourse go over each and every single mistake I make in questions.
My average for the past 7 PTs is 165. I would like to improve a few points and work on test day strategies (a sleep schedule, relaxing to avoid anxiety and all those rituals that are helpful and comforting).
I plan on taking the last PT June 2nd. Reviewing on the 3rd and doing games up until that day. Then I will stop and relax until Monday.
Burning out last week was a actually positive because I realized that it does happen and it can ruin all the hard work you have put into the test if it happens close to game day. On the other hand I want to do enough work that I will take advantage of this last month.
I work better when I have a set plan. What do you think of taking 2 PTS a week (total of 9) and doing what I describe above? Is this advisable? Any suggestions?

Thanks in advance!
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Re: May Plan Question

Postby JamMasterJ » Mon May 02, 2011 1:33 am

I think you can still do three pt's a week and not get burnt out, but if you do a ton of work on the side that this is probably a good plan

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Re: May Plan Question

Postby mac35352 » Mon May 02, 2011 10:12 am

Thanks for the response. I did 3 PTs a week in April and I thought it wasn't bad until I started to get sick everytime I opened an LSAT book. It's not so much taking the test, it was the whole process of retaking in it again untimed and then revising/analyzing questions. This method is helpful to figure out what are your weakenesses BUT it's draining.
I can't continue doing 3 PTS a week if I follow the same method.

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Re: May Plan Question

Postby JamMasterJ » Mon May 02, 2011 11:40 am

If your going that in-depth, then your probably making the right call. I would try to save any newish test you haven't taken for right before the test, and do what you've been doing until then

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Re: May Plan Question

Postby incompetentia » Mon May 02, 2011 12:29 pm

All people are different. If you're having trouble with 3 a week, scale back.

There's no one correct answer for everybody.


In my opinion, maximizing your score when it comes down to it is being comfortable with your test day routine ahead of time. Start to address your PTs as if they were the real thing (get up at the same time, listen to the same music, find a location you're not comfortable with). See how you do, and find what helps you keep your focus up most effectively.

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Re: May Plan Question

Postby mac35352 » Mon May 02, 2011 8:12 pm

Thanks incompetentia,
I plan on working on timing and test day strategy most of May. Hopefully I develop a good routine and can give the June LSAT my best.




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