Optimum Time Per Day to Study

Joeshan520
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Optimum Time Per Day to Study

Postby Joeshan520 » Wed Mar 27, 2013 11:46 pm

Hello,

I just started studying a little over two weeks ago with Blueprint the Movie. The lectures usually run about 3-4 hours, so I was wondering more about prep time for homework/review days. I really don't want to burn out too early, so I've been studying for 2-3 intense hours per night outside of the lectures. Is this enough? Obviously, I haven't mastered the basic elements of the course yet so it takes me a bit longer to do rudimentary problems and sometimes this results in not doing EVERY problem assigned (75-90% complete). However, the ones that I do are reviewed thoroughly.


Thoughts?

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Re: Optimum Time Per Day to Study

Postby wtrc » Wed Mar 27, 2013 11:55 pm

Joeshan520 wrote:Hello,

I just started studying a little over two weeks ago with Blueprint the Movie. The lectures usually run about 3-4 hours, so I was wondering more about prep time for homework/review days. I really don't want to burn out too early, so I've been studying for 2-3 intense hours per night outside of the lectures. Is this enough? Obviously, I haven't mastered the basic elements of the course yet so it takes me a bit longer to do rudimentary problems and sometimes this results in not doing EVERY problem assigned (75-90% complete). However, the ones that I do are reviewed thoroughly.


Thoughts?


It's hard for anyone to answer (and impossible for anyone to gauge if you are doing "enough,") honestly, because it really depends on you. When are you planning on taking the LSAT? Where are your weaknesses? How far are you from your goal?

It's great that you are reviewing all your problems that you do- definitely the best way to learn. Quality over quantity.

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Re: Optimum Time Per Day to Study

Postby RhymesLikeDimes » Wed Mar 27, 2013 11:59 pm

Agreed, it completely depends on the person. I like to block-out 4-6 hour study sessions and just blow right through them. But, I'm sure that would be intolerable and counter-productive for a lot of people.

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Re: Optimum Time Per Day to Study

Postby Dr. Dre » Thu Mar 28, 2013 3:12 am

RhymesLikeDimes wrote:Agreed, it completely depends on the person. I like to block-out 4-6 hour study sessions and just blow right through them. But, I'm sure that would be intolerable and counter-productive for a lot of people.



what are you PT'ing

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Re: Optimum Time Per Day to Study

Postby RhymesLikeDimes » Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:55 am

Between 171 and 177 over the last couple weeks.

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Re: Optimum Time Per Day to Study

Postby tuffyjohnson » Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:17 am

RhymesLikeDimes wrote:Between 171 and 177 over the last couple weeks.


Where did you start?

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Re: Optimum Time Per Day to Study

Postby RhymesLikeDimes » Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:32 am

I got a 164 on my diagnostic, but my iPod died mid-way through, so I didn't time LG, which probably gave me an extra 2 or 3 points. I also did the first chapter of the LGB prior to taking it. All things being equal, my baseline was probably ~160.

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Re: Optimum Time Per Day to Study

Postby homie1515 » Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:35 am

how long did it take you to improve from 160 to 171+? are you taking in june or october?

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Re: Optimum Time Per Day to Study

Postby Joeshan520 » Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:17 pm

Thanks for the responses!

My initial diagnostic test was embarrassingly low (139), but I literally didn't finish over half of all the sections and filled in straight bubbles at the end of each section (yes I can read and I was a decent student). I'd like to score in the mid-160s ideally, but the sky is the limit. I work at a V10 as a paralegal full time and I don't think I want big law after this experience so the prestige is not really a huge factor for me.

Please keep in mind I work 40-60 hour weeks, so a lot of my study schedule will be contingent upon those hours.

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Re: Optimum Time Per Day to Study

Postby Joeshan520 » Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:48 am

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