Enough Time To Start Studying for LSAT?

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Enough Time To Start Studying for LSAT?

Postby Stonehill » Mon Jun 25, 2012 7:29 am

I planned on studying May 1-the October LSAT, however I ended up deciding to take two summer classes at my college to boost my GPA (which worked two A's).

I have since signed up for 20 hours of private tutoring with Powerscore which begins on July 7. Will this give me enough time to study, I am beginning today on my own and will start tutoring soon. My goal is to score high in the 160's.

Should I take the test in October or wait till June so I can have a year to study?

Thanks!!

Note: I have all three powerscore bibles as well as several other powerscore books that came with my tutoring package

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Re: Enough Time To Start Studying for LSAT?

Postby phillykid » Mon Jun 25, 2012 9:27 am

Tough to say. 3 months is often plenty for some people. It took me 9 months before I was ready. Just wait til early-mid September to see where you are PT'ing and the decision should be pretty easy.

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Re: Enough Time To Start Studying for LSAT?

Postby Stonehill » Mon Jun 25, 2012 9:28 am

Thats true, I have a significant amount of time to dedicate from now until the end of august as well until I go back to college then it gets a little more difficult

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Re: Enough Time To Start Studying for LSAT?

Postby 20130312 » Mon Jun 25, 2012 9:29 am

That's plenty of time. Also, your goal should be a 180. No need to limit yourself.

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Re: Enough Time To Start Studying for LSAT?

Postby Nova » Mon Jun 25, 2012 9:36 am

There is a decent chance you wont be peaking in 3 months, especially if you're still in school. You really shouldn't rush prep, considering this exam is more important than 4 years of undergrad combined.

If you are near your peak, you should give Oct a shot, and if you are not satisfied with the result, retake in Dec. If you are not satisfied with your cycle, retake for the final time next June.

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Re: Enough Time To Start Studying for LSAT?

Postby bp shinners » Mon Jun 25, 2012 10:20 am

Have you taken a diagnostic test yet? If so, what were the results?

4 months is generally enough time, but some people benefit from a longer study schedule (those who see constant gains instead of a quick increase followed by a plateau). It really depends on from where you're starting.

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Re: Enough Time To Start Studying for LSAT?

Postby Stonehill » Mon Jun 25, 2012 11:15 am

I haven't taken a full practice test yet, however have done some practice questions. The main issue for me is that I am getting 20 hours of private tutoring this summer so taking it in December or June I am almost worried I would forget a lot of it, especially considering I am a full time college student.

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Re: Enough Time To Start Studying for LSAT?

Postby dowu » Mon Jun 25, 2012 12:22 pm

LOL @ OP's avatar.

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Re: Enough Time To Start Studying for LSAT?

Postby 20130312 » Mon Jun 25, 2012 12:24 pm

nmop_apisdn wrote:LOL @ OP's avatar.


Oh, what the hell...

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Re: Enough Time To Start Studying for LSAT?

Postby dowu » Mon Jun 25, 2012 12:26 pm

InGoodFaith wrote:
nmop_apisdn wrote:LOL @ OP's avatar.


Oh, what the hell...


Too much confusion ITT.

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Re: Enough Time To Start Studying for LSAT?

Postby 03152016 » Mon Jun 25, 2012 12:29 pm

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Re: Enough Time To Start Studying for LSAT?

Postby Stonehill » Mon Jun 25, 2012 1:51 pm

@ingoodfaith hah Suits is my favorite show , sorry it was the perfect size too, this site makes it difficult to upload pics

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Re: Enough Time To Start Studying for LSAT?

Postby 20130312 » Mon Jun 25, 2012 1:52 pm

Stonehill wrote:@ingoodfaith hah Suits is my favorite show , sorry it was the perfect size too, this site makes it difficult to upload pics


Seriously? Go pick a different picture and send me the link. I'll resize it for you so you can use it.

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Re: Enough Time To Start Studying for LSAT?

Postby Stonehill » Mon Jun 25, 2012 1:57 pm

Figured it out!

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Re: Enough Time To Start Studying for LSAT?

Postby Malakai » Thu Jun 28, 2012 1:46 am

InGoodFaith wrote:Also, your goal should be a 180. No need to limit yourself.


TITCR.

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Re: Enough Time To Start Studying for LSAT?

Postby 2014 » Thu Jun 28, 2012 2:06 am

3 months is plenty of time.




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