Limited studying in the week prior to the exam date?

notaznguy
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Limited studying in the week prior to the exam date?

Postby notaznguy » Sun Oct 23, 2011 3:41 am

Okay, so I'm most likely going to take the LSAT on February 11, 2012. For my university, that is the end of "Week 5" of our quarter system. Generally, I have midterms during Week 5, usually from Monday-Thursday. During midterms, I tend to drop everything and focus on those classes. I may end up not studying at all for a good 5 days or so, give or take a day. It's possible I may be able to look at LSAT material for 1 or 2 days right before the exam, but it'll likely just be a few practice problems rather than a full PT.

What do you guys think? Is taking 5 days off and taking a last minute glance to do a few problems on the day or 2 before the LSAT a bad idea?

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Re: Limited studying in the week prior to the exam date?

Postby rivermaker » Sun Oct 23, 2011 8:00 am

Try out different things. Study for a month. Take 5 days off and pt. See what you score and see if you become rusty or you score well. I myself get really rusty when I take even a weekend off. Studied everyday except the last day.

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Re: Limited studying in the week prior to the exam date?

Postby bp shinners » Sun Oct 23, 2011 1:25 pm

The other poster gave you some good advice. The only thing I'd add is that taking the LSAT after a stressful week of test-taking isn't the best idea. Any way for you to postpone until June? It's in the afternoon and it's released - two huge reasons I prefer it to February.

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Re: Limited studying in the week prior to the exam date?

Postby JamMasterJ » Sun Oct 23, 2011 1:29 pm

bp shinners wrote:The other poster gave you some good advice. The only thing I'd add is that taking the LSAT after a stressful week of test-taking isn't the best idea. Any way for you to postpone until June? It's in the afternoon and it's released - two huge reasons I prefer it to February.

yeah take June. February is bad to try to get in this cycle anyway

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Re: Limited studying in the week prior to the exam date?

Postby qbt1990 » Sun Oct 23, 2011 2:43 pm

FWIW, I took around 5 days off of studying in September and my score jumped 8 points on my first PT after that. I think I was getting burned out. But I agree with everyone else, take June if possible (and don't apply this cycle with a February score)

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Re: Limited studying in the week prior to the exam date?

Postby Green Glass Windows » Sun Oct 23, 2011 3:33 pm

When I took the LSAT in June I think I overstudied and psyched myself out. I took so many PTs in the two weeks leading up to the test, and I had astronomical expectations. I panicked during the test and had to cancel. This time around I did about what you're describing, and it went much better. I don't know my score yet, but its gotta be at least 5 points higher than it would have been in June.

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Re: Limited studying in the week prior to the exam date?

Postby notaznguy » Sun Oct 23, 2011 4:05 pm

I will not take it in June. The June date is the weekend of final exams, which is even worse than midterms. Plus, it's so close go graduation that I won't have the focus or concentration. I also don't think I'll have much time to study. It's hard to study during the school year. At least for February, I have 4 weeks of winter vacation in December to just study all day.




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