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question to all 170+ers

Postby itachiuchiha » Wed Jan 16, 2013 11:29 pm

estimate the TOTAL # of hours you put into studying for the LSAT including retakes

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Re: question to all 170+ers

Postby noobishned » Wed Jan 16, 2013 11:32 pm

If I had to estimate, I would put it at around 350 hours.

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Re: question to all 170+ers

Postby albanach » Wed Jan 16, 2013 11:33 pm

noobishned wrote:If I had to estimate, I would put it at around 350 hours.


Probably about this. Maybe a little more.

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Re: question to all 170+ers

Postby bernaldiaz » Wed Jan 16, 2013 11:42 pm

noobishned wrote:If I had to estimate, I would put it at around 350 hours.


Yeah that seems about right. Probably between 300-500.

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Re: question to all 170+ers

Postby FlowBro » Wed Jan 16, 2013 11:49 pm

I took it a total of 3 times.

Summer 2011-Testmasters Course + studying at home (150hrs)
Summer 2012- Self Study 25hr/wk for 8 weeks (200hr)
Winter 2012-Restudy for December administration (25hrs)

I would roughly guess 375 hours...HOWEVER, this DOES NOT include lurking time on TLS!

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Re: question to all 170+ers

Postby Micdiddy » Thu Jan 17, 2013 1:21 am

FlowBro wrote:
I would roughly guess 375 hours...HOWEVER, this DOES NOT include lurking time on TLS!


If we included TLS as prep, it would 1,000,000 hours.
But yeah the 300 range seems about right.
TLS was awesome motivation, but does not count as prep.

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Re: question to all 170+ers

Postby eyfl » Thu Jan 17, 2013 3:53 am

Around 150

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Re: question to all 170+ers

Postby LSAT Hacks (Graeme) » Thu Jan 17, 2013 11:23 am

80-120?

I'm a bit of an outlier though. I didn't know about TLS, Powerscore, any of that when I started. This was 2007. I've always been pretty good with tests.

I got a lot better at the LSAT once I took a job with testmasters. The total amount of time it took for me to become really confident, and consistently 175+ would have been about 500 hours.

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Re: question to all 170+ers

Postby jselson » Thu Jan 17, 2013 1:16 pm

eyfl wrote:Around 150


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Re: question to all 170+ers

Postby uvabro » Thu Jan 17, 2013 1:24 pm

around 500. multitasked though.

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Re: question to all 170+ers

Postby cynthiad » Thu Jan 17, 2013 1:31 pm

about 60?

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Re: question to all 170+ers

Postby CristopherG » Sun Jan 20, 2013 7:53 pm

I started at 162 in October. My tests have been concentrated in the 172-174 region over the last 10ish tests I took. I've scored a single 180. I'd estimate I've put in between 50-60 hours so far, exclusively spent doing practice tests or sections.

Granted, that's not an official score yet. I'm hoping for a 175+ on test day.

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Re: question to all 170+ers

Postby 03152016 » Sun Jan 20, 2013 8:30 pm

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Re: question to all 170+ers

Postby racrfish » Mon Jan 21, 2013 2:06 pm

60-80? I studied casually for two months, and took practice tests for one month.

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Re: question to all 170+ers

Postby IAFG » Mon Jan 21, 2013 2:07 pm

FlowBro wrote:I took it a total of 3 times.

Summer 2011-Testmasters Course + studying at home (150hrs)
Summer 2012- Self Study 25hr/wk for 8 weeks (200hr)
Winter 2012-Restudy for December administration (25hrs)

I would roughly guess 375 hours...HOWEVER, this DOES NOT include lurking time on TLS!

pretty much exactly this.

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Postby 06162014123 » Mon Jan 21, 2013 2:24 pm

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Re: question to all 170+ers

Postby mephistopheles » Mon Jan 21, 2013 4:13 pm

~45/50 ish?

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Re: question to all 170+ers

Postby vzapana » Mon Jan 21, 2013 4:25 pm

100 to 125?

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Re: question to all 170+ers

Postby elterrible78 » Mon Jan 21, 2013 4:38 pm

I started at a 166, and I would say I spent probably a total of 250-300 hours. I would say that after roughly 100-150 hours, I was consistently scoring 174+, but I just continued prepping to decrease the chances that, on test day, my score would drop significantly.

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Re: question to all 170+ers

Postby bluepenguin » Mon Jan 21, 2013 11:39 pm

About 30 the year of the test (2009). Another 30 or so a year before.

Apparently I'm gonna need another 250 if I do the June test.

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Re: question to all 170+ers

Postby guinness1547 » Mon Jan 21, 2013 11:59 pm

jselson wrote:
eyfl wrote:Around 150


+1

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Re: question to all 170+ers

Postby dingbat » Tue Jan 22, 2013 12:13 am

I'm gonna ballpark that I'm under 100, but not far under (my first PT was in the high 160s)

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Re: question to all 170+ers

Postby RhymesLikeDimes » Fri Jan 25, 2013 8:38 pm

Planning on 20hrs/wk. + 2 PTs a week from 1/1 to 6/9. So probably going to be ~400.

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Re: question to all 170+ers

Postby mindarmed » Fri Jan 25, 2013 10:22 pm

it's really dependent, some people naturally grasp the material. for example, i spent almost no time doing LG because the problems are elementary version of things i've done in engineering. consequently, i had to study RC a shitton because i have the shortest attention span ever. LR is really just making sure you see the finite amount of ways problems will present themselves, then identifying those problems. i'd say between PTs, and LR drilling i probably spent about 200-300 hours.

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Re: question to all 170+ers

Postby epiphinous7 » Sun Jan 27, 2013 4:40 am

went from 160 to averaging PTs 174-176 (tests in Feb)
300+ hours PTing
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