Day off?

Marie34
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Day off?

Postby Marie34 » Thu Aug 25, 2011 9:53 am

So with a little over a month to go, I'm still 5 points away from my goal score. I've been studying around 3 hours a day for a couple months, and I have some improvement to go on each of three sections. My question is, should I be taking a day off with such short time left and with significant improvement to go?

I don't know if I'm experiencing "burnout" exactly, but honestly, I'm just tired of looking at it. Should I be pushing through my laziness and study anyway, or give it a day?

am060459
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Re: Day off?

Postby am060459 » Thu Aug 25, 2011 10:00 am

give yourself two

THE_U
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Re: Day off?

Postby THE_U » Thu Aug 25, 2011 10:47 am

I am in this exact situation. 5 points away, study everyday 4-8 hours a day (I suck at the LSAT). What does burnout feel like? I feel like the OP to where I am not sure if I am burnt out or just tired of looking at it?

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Re: Day off?

Postby thelong » Thu Aug 25, 2011 10:57 am

The thing with burnout is that everyone can see that you're in it except you.

Take one-three days off and do something else. Ignore LSAT completely. Heck, work on your personal statement or optional essays. Come back and do a new PT and chances are that you'll see improvement.

You need time to let what you're learning sink in and you need time to let your head clear.

I saw about a 4 point bump in my PT average (168.5 over 25 PTs prior to June LSAT, 172 over ten PTs once I started study again in July) after a substantial break.




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