Burning Out

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Titleist
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Burning Out

Postby Titleist » Wed Aug 10, 2011 5:22 pm

I studied three months for the June LSAT and with the beginning of June I have started again. My first practice test from a cold start saw my highest score ever, then after a week and a half of studying I received a score six points lower on my second practice test.

I have been doing well on time sections recently but my test the other day was significantly lower. My thought is I might be getting burnt out on too much practice and that a less is more approach might work. Anyone recommend cutting down practice time and just focusing a few timed sections a week and a test or two per week? Or is taking a few days off too risky this late in the game?

Thanks

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Re: Burning Out

Postby incompetentia » Wed Aug 10, 2011 7:19 pm

Minimum of 2 days completely off a week, and 12 off per month.


Take as much time off as you need, if you haven't been doing so already.

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Re: Burning Out

Postby bp shinners » Thu Aug 11, 2011 12:00 am

What I read here was:

"I took some time off and then scored my highest score ever. Then I studied a bunch without a break and my score went down."

Seems like you're definitely burned out. Take some time off every week to let things settle. It seems that your brain responds to rest particularly well.




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