60 exams in 3 months?

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60 exams in 3 months?

Postby glucose101 » Fri Jun 17, 2011 1:29 am

Is this do-able--meaning avoiding "burn out" and reviewing thoroughly--if you don't have a job? (I know this question may seem silly)

[I'm following pithypike's plan, and planning on finishing everything by the end of the month, and then take all 60 exams]

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Re: 60 exams in 3 months?

Postby JamMasterJ » Fri Jun 17, 2011 1:33 am

I think 45 is the max you should consider, and even that is pushing it. 60 is too many

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Re: 60 exams in 3 months?

Postby bartleby » Fri Jun 17, 2011 1:35 am

i don't see it happening. 60 prep tests in 90 days more than 1 test every other day. even 45 tests (with a day in between to thorough review) sounds like a recipe for burn out.

edit: what he said

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Re: 60 exams in 3 months?

Postby paulshortys10 » Fri Jun 17, 2011 1:38 am

i'm going for 35 full timed test. while using the other 28 pt's for section practice and untimed practice.

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Re: 60 exams in 3 months?

Postby glucose101 » Fri Jun 17, 2011 1:45 am

paulshortys10 wrote:i'm going for 35 full timed test. while using the other 28 pt's for section practice and untimed practice.


Well, actually, I think I'm more or less in the same boat, if I don't retake all the exams I'm using for prep and then dividing several PTs up to make a 5th section.

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Re: 60 exams in 3 months?

Postby Yeshia90 » Fri Jun 17, 2011 2:27 am

I only did about 16 or so full PTs--though I did, through prep, virtually all the released questions. I felt fully prepared going in to the test, though less so coming out.

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Re: 60 exams in 3 months?

Postby Verity » Fri Jun 17, 2011 2:45 am

I did it, er, almost. I did about one every other day for 3 months, and I guess I could have done one every day for 2 months.

But this is kind of overkill. Burnout can negate your practice. Make sure you do plenty of analysis too, before you start hitting the PTs with a vengeance.

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Re: 60 exams in 3 months?

Postby suspicious android » Fri Jun 17, 2011 1:47 pm

I'd recommend a part-time job to keep you sane and give you spending money to make you less depressed. I can't imagine anyone can really stay focused on the LSAT for 90 days.

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Re: 60 exams in 3 months?

Postby MC Southstar » Fri Jun 17, 2011 1:48 pm

Why would you want to?

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Re: 60 exams in 3 months?

Postby kapital98 » Fri Jun 17, 2011 1:57 pm

JamMasterJ wrote:I think 45 is the max you should consider, and even that is pushing it. 60 is too many


This. Pay special attention to recent exams. Make sure to take the most recent exams in the weeks leading up to the test.

P.S. Also, in case you, like many of the people on TLS, have to retake, you should save at least ~20 exams. You can use these during the prep for your retake. I know planning for failure is not exactly encouraging but you should at least take it into account.
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Re: 60 exams in 3 months?

Postby bk1 » Fri Jun 17, 2011 1:57 pm

I averaged about 10 a week for 4 weeks, iirc. I was cramming and it ended up slightly burning me out (PT Avg: 178, Actual Score: 173). I had many days where I did 2 PTs, I don't think I took a day off, and I actually started to crater slightly (getting some 172-175's when I had normally been getting 177-180's) on a couple of my last PTs. A side note: this was my last quarter in UG and I had a very easy courseload.

I think it depends on you whether doing 60 PTs in 90 days is feasible without burnout. I think doing 60 PTs in 90 days sounds like a breeze compared to what I put in, but it isn't for everyone. I know for a fact that I burned out (as evidenced by my PT scores starting to drop and my actual LSAT being low compared to my average), but I think you could pull off doing 60 PTs in 90 days and not burn out. Alternatively you could try it and burn out, it really depends on you in my opinion.

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Re: 60 exams in 3 months?

Postby kapital98 » Fri Jun 17, 2011 2:02 pm

bk1 wrote:(PT Avg: 178, Actual Score: 173).


Nice job BK :D What school are you attending?

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Re: 60 exams in 3 months?

Postby paulinaporizkova » Fri Jun 17, 2011 2:06 pm

holy balls. i did like 5 complete timed exams and i wanted to killself after that

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Re: 60 exams in 3 months?

Postby paulinaporizkova » Fri Jun 17, 2011 2:07 pm

kapital98 wrote:
bk1 wrote:(PT Avg: 178, Actual Score: 173).


Nice job BK :D What school are you attending?


Northwestern :)

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Re: 60 exams in 3 months?

Postby kapital98 » Fri Jun 17, 2011 2:11 pm

paulinaporizkova wrote:Northwestern :)


Thanks

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Re: 60 exams in 3 months?

Postby EarlCat » Fri Jun 17, 2011 2:49 pm

MC Southstar wrote:Why would you want to?



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