Need a 5 month study plan.

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Need a 5 month study plan.

Postby fungiphipps » Sat Apr 20, 2013 6:15 am

I have the time to fully dedicate the next five months to test prep. How should I study every day? Which books? I already have the LSAC prep book and some practice tests. Thanks!

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Dr. Dre
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Re: Need a 5 month study plan.

Postby Dr. Dre » Sat Apr 20, 2013 7:01 am

I assume you're studying for the October test


5 months is not enough time. Delay and take it December.

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Re: Need a 5 month study plan.

Postby 03152016 » Sat Apr 20, 2013 2:41 pm

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Re: Need a 5 month study plan.

Postby Skill Game » Sat Apr 20, 2013 4:36 pm

Dr. Dre wrote:I assume you're studying for the October test


5 months is not enough time. Delay and take it December.


That's absurd.

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Re: Need a 5 month study plan.

Postby amuseboosh » Sat Apr 20, 2013 4:59 pm

Skill Game wrote:
Dr. Dre wrote:I assume you're studying for the October test


5 months is not enough time. Delay and take it December.


That's absurd.


Really, whats wrong with this kid? Apparently all he does is spend his time talking about pencils and distributing unwarranted advice. Honestly Max has the right idea, drill by type until you get comfortable with the material and then work on timing issues and slowly work your way into the more recent PTs and don't forget to spend a couple days to review each one. You should have no problem doing this in a 5 month span, I followed a similar study schedule and scored into the 170s. Good luck with everything

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Re: Need a 5 month study plan.

Postby sighsigh » Sat Apr 20, 2013 5:14 pm

http://lsatblog.blogspot.ca/p/month-lsa ... plans.html

^These are pretty good. Study plans are great to help get your studying started, but I doubt you'll stick to the listed schedule for long, since you'll soon realize on your own how to approach your studying in the paticular way most effective for you.

Powerscore and Manhatten LSAT tend to be the most recommended in terms of guide books.

Whether 5 months is not enough time depends on sooo many factors... the amount of free time you will have, how productive you are, what your cold PT score was, how quickly you learn, etc. However, I think 5 months is a good base to start with, and you'll quickly realise whether you need more or less time to get the score you want once you get into the thick of things.

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Re: Need a 5 month study plan.

Postby Dr. Dre » Sat Apr 20, 2013 7:55 pm

you need at least 7 months to prepare; anything less is TTT

so it depends on your goals and which law school you want to go to. AND whether you want to have a jerb after you graduate.

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Re: Need a 5 month study plan.

Postby NoodleyOne » Sun Apr 21, 2013 10:19 am

Dr. Dre wrote:you need at least 7 months to prepare; anything less is TTT

so it depends on your goals and which law school you want to go to. AND whether you want to have a jerb after you graduate.

Wrong.

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Re: Need a 5 month study plan.

Postby MT Cicero » Sun Apr 21, 2013 10:27 am

Dr. Dre wrote:you need at least 7 months to prepare; anything less is TTT


Had 9 weeks of laser-focused prep time. 173 first time out. By 9 weeks, I mean that 10 weeks prior to taking the December test I had not seen a single LSAT question in the history of my life. There are plans littered on these forums that can work wonders if you attack deliberately.

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Re: Need a 5 month study plan.

Postby Dr. Dre » Sun Apr 21, 2013 9:40 pm

just because it worked for you does not mean it will work for OP

7 months is good for 70%-80% of test takers

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Re: Need a 5 month study plan.

Postby Merylian » Sun Apr 21, 2013 10:46 pm

Dr. Dre wrote:just because it worked for you does not mean it will work for OP

7 months is good for 70%-80% of test takers


Do you have some kind of source for that, or are you just taking a stab at what you believe the percentage probably is? Genuine question, not snark.

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Re: Need a 5 month study plan.

Postby NoodleyOne » Mon Apr 22, 2013 12:25 am

Merylian wrote:
Dr. Dre wrote:just because it worked for you does not mean it will work for OP

7 months is good for 70%-80% of test takers


Do you have some kind of source for that, or are you just taking a stab at what you believe the percentage probably is? Genuine question, not snark.

Or any credentials for your advice?

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Re: Need a 5 month study plan.

Postby Richie Tenenbaum » Mon Apr 22, 2013 1:03 am

Merylian wrote:
Dr. Dre wrote:just because it worked for you does not mean it will work for OP

7 months is good for 70%-80% of test takers


Do you have some kind of source for that, or are you just taking a stab at what you believe the percentage probably is? Genuine question, not snark.


Sounds like he's just making it up. I was an LSAT teacher and tutor and from my experience: if a person was really focused, 3-4 months seemed like plenty of time for most people. If a person was half-assing it, more time might have been necessary.

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Re: Need a 5 month study plan.

Postby NoodleyOne » Mon Apr 22, 2013 1:13 am

Richie Tenenbaum wrote:
Merylian wrote:
Dr. Dre wrote:just because it worked for you does not mean it will work for OP

7 months is good for 70%-80% of test takers


Do you have some kind of source for that, or are you just taking a stab at what you believe the percentage probably is? Genuine question, not snark.


Sounds like he's just making it up. I was an LSAT teacher and tutor and from my experience: if a person was really focused, 3-4 months seemed like plenty of time for most people. If a person was half-assing it, more time might have been necessary.

This has been my experience as well.

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Re: Need a 5 month study plan.

Postby Clearly » Mon Apr 22, 2013 1:21 am

He says the same thing in every thread about study time; it's entirely unwarranted..

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Re: Need a 5 month study plan.

Postby amuseboosh » Mon Apr 22, 2013 4:37 am

Clearlynotstefan wrote:He says the same thing in every thread about study time; it's entirely unwarranted..


This. His posts are all about masturbation and pencils with the occasional spout of groundless advice. Just ignore him.

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Re: Need a 5 month study plan.

Postby SteelPenguin » Mon Apr 22, 2013 3:11 pm

Dr. Dre wrote:I assume you're studying for the October test


5 months is not enough time. Delay and take it December.


Passing up the October test would put you in a bad spot for the cycle too. Five months of devoted study is a lot of time.

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Re: Need a 5 month study plan.

Postby rebexness » Tue Apr 23, 2013 1:30 pm

You need to get some more materials.

For 5 months, you should acquire either or both of the set of 3 Manhattan Prep books, or PS Bibles.
You should also get PTs 40-68ish for timed PTs.

And then the Cambridge packets by type for the tests up to 39.




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