How old are you? With or no working while studying for LSAT?

How old are you? (with or without working?)

Below 25 (include 25) with part time job
38
22%
Below 25 (include 25) with full time job
54
31%
Below 25 (include 25) without or quit job for studying LSAT
33
19%
Above 25 with part time job
3
2%
Above 25 with full time job
36
21%
Above 25 without or quit job for studying LSAT
8
5%
 
Total votes: 172

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LSAT Blog
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Re: How old are you? With or no working while studying for LSAT?

Postby LSAT Blog » Mon Jun 24, 2013 12:27 pm

CardozoLaw09 wrote:23, had no obligations but the LSAT during my prep. Something part time probably would have done more good than harm, though.


Definitely better to work part-time than full-time while studying, if possible. It's hard to find adequate time to study when working full-time. At the same time, having nothing to do BUT studying can be a bit isolating and lead to burnout for some.

I wrote an article for TLS about how to find time to study while working or in school:

http://www.top-law-schools.com/lsat-pre ... chool.html

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Re: How old are you? With or no working while studying for LSAT?

Postby crumpetsandtea » Mon Jun 24, 2013 12:28 pm

I was 21, working 40-50 hours a week, studying 10-15.

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Re: How old are you? With or no working while studying for LSAT?

Postby 15chocolate » Mon Jun 24, 2013 11:57 pm

Thanks for the votes!
There's no closing date so feel free to vote when you want :)
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Re: How old are you? With or no working while studying for LSAT?

Postby phillywc » Mon Jun 24, 2013 11:59 pm

20, worked basically full time while in school full time.

was fun

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Re: How old are you? With or no working while studying for LSAT?

Postby aboo5674 » Sat Jul 27, 2013 3:50 pm

18. Interning full time during the summer, two weeks vacation in the middle of August, then school with a part time job/internship and some extracurricular stuff. Aiming for October, might switch to December if I don't feel ready.

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Re: How old are you? With or no working while studying for LSAT?

Postby haus » Sat Jul 27, 2013 4:00 pm

41

Work full-time, plus teach part-time, and have family. Studying for Oct.

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Re: How old are you? With or no working while studying for LSAT?

Postby RobertGolddust » Sat Jul 27, 2013 7:28 pm

23 study full time, when I feel burn out approaching I read Shakespeare and sometimes political philosophy. I also watch the big theory lolz :P

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Re: How old are you? With or no working while studying for LSAT?

Postby John_rizzy_rawls » Sat Jul 27, 2013 7:31 pm

24, full time work, full time school, retaking for a couple more points in Oct and Dec.

But I sleep like 4hrs a night so it's all good.

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Re: How old are you? With or no working while studying for LSAT?

Postby mojangles » Sat Jul 27, 2013 9:19 pm

28, was working full time and school full time

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Re: How old are you? With or no working while studying for LSAT?

Postby Kimikho » Sat Jul 27, 2013 9:34 pm

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Re: How old are you? With or no working while studying for LSAT?

Postby 90convoy » Sat Jul 27, 2013 10:35 pm

19. Work 40-50hr a week in factory gonna quit soon tho.

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Re: How old are you? With or no working while studying for LSAT?

Postby Marshmallow » Sat Jul 27, 2013 11:14 pm

24 and working full time. also running a half marathon on oct. 13 so have been maintaining a good running schedule in addition to studying ~15 hours/week. i'm a retaker, and noticed the first time around that I stopped exercising regularly as test day drew nearer, and really don't want to get into that kind of a funk again. not sure whether signing up for a half the week after the oct. lsat was the best idea, but alas...

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Re: How old are you? With or no working while studying for LSAT?

Postby paglababa » Sun Jul 28, 2013 2:16 am

23. Work about 40 hours and study about 30 hours a week. My friends are looking for me on the back of milk cartons by now....

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Re: How old are you? With or no working while studying for LSAT?

Postby MEAhrnsbrak » Sun Jul 28, 2013 8:16 am

25 - Took the LSAT in February while I was working 50+ hours a week and commuted 45 minutes each way. Needless to say, come time to studying I was exhausted and not retaining near as information as I knew I could. I did okay considering, but decided if I wanted scholarships to the quality of school I am planning to attend that I needed to raise my score. I quit my job, so I would have a solid 3 months of studying before taking the LSAT in October. Personally, I have found eliminating the distractions a world of difference for me, but I can also see huge benefits to having a part time job. I study 4 hours a day (8 to 12) and then make myself do other things for the remainder of the day to keep fresh and focused. So far my practice scores have sky rocketed because of my new regiment, so no complaints here!

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Re: How old are you? With or no working while studying for LSAT?

Postby Gamine » Sun Jul 28, 2013 8:58 am

23. Working full time

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Re: How old are you? With or no working while studying for LSAT?

Postby TripleX » Sun Jul 28, 2013 11:13 am

aboo5674 wrote:18. Interning full time during the summer, two weeks vacation in the middle of August, then school with a part time job/internship and some extracurricular stuff. Aiming for October, might switch to December if I don't feel ready.


18...not sure if srs.

I'm 23, currently working full time. I do landscaping so it's 10-11 hours a day, I might have to cut my hours back or get another job because I haven't been doing nearly enough studying. I'm just too exhausted when I get home after working in the sun from 7-5. I need to be in bed by 10 so it's doesn't really work for studying.

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Re: How old are you? With or no working while studying for LSAT?

Postby danitt » Sun Jul 28, 2013 12:52 pm

I was 30 and working a full time job with erratic overtime. It was tough but you do what you must.

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Re: How old are you? With or no working while studying for LSAT?

Postby alexrodriguez » Mon Jul 29, 2013 1:07 am

23 and in the military. I try to study about 10-20 hours a week. I either play golf or study in my free time.

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Re: How old are you? With or no working while studying for LSAT?

Postby Dr. Dre » Mon Jul 29, 2013 8:52 am

John_rizzy_rawls wrote:full time school



you getting dat masters or what bro?

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Re: How old are you? With or no working while studying for LSAT?

Postby Tariffs » Mon Jul 29, 2013 3:18 pm

21, working a 30-35 hour/week internship. Spend ~15-20 hours/week studying

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Re: How old are you? With or no working while studying for LSAT?

Postby maryrod40 » Mon Jul 29, 2013 6:04 pm

I'm 46 and studying for Oct LSAT!! NEVER too late to pursue your dream....Never!! I work full time and travel international/domestic; married w/ 3 grown kids in college/high school!!

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Re: How old are you? With or no working while studying for LSAT?

Postby Dr. Dre » Mon Jul 29, 2013 9:31 pm

22 yrs old

6-10 hours per day, 7.5 is the average

no work

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Re: How old are you? With or no working while studying for LSAT?

Postby bizzybone1313 » Mon Jul 29, 2013 9:45 pm

Dr. Dre wrote:22 yrs old

6-10 hours per day, 7.5 is the average

no work


Seriously? Damn Dr. Dre I like you even more man. I will buy you a beer if I ever meet you in person.

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Re: How old are you? With or no working while studying for LSAT?

Postby aboo5674 » Tue Jul 30, 2013 1:16 pm

TripleX wrote:
aboo5674 wrote:18. Interning full time during the summer, two weeks vacation in the middle of August, then school with a part time job/internship and some extracurricular stuff. Aiming for October, might switch to December if I don't feel ready.


18...not sure if srs.


Yes, I'm serious.

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Re: How old are you? With or no working while studying for LSAT?

Postby ampm » Wed Jul 31, 2013 7:40 pm

I'm planning on writing a blog post about working full-time and taking the exam but I'll post my stats here:

23, worked full time in consulting, studied for 6 months and got a 172.

My suggestions:
1. Get a routine where you can focus for 5+ hrs a day ASAP.
2. Exercise 3 times a week.
3. Minimize audio/video distractions.
4. Spend as much time as possible on a question i.e. 3+ hrs on 1 necessary question. There was a blog post on this forum from earlier about a test taker who got a 180 which really inspired me.
5. Be comfortable with failing. I can not stress this enough. One of the biggest problems for me was controlling nerves. That in itself is an entirely separate blog post. But the first step is to understand that failure is ok. Idk if thats too philosophical right now but that helped me.

Would people be interested if I were to write a blog post?




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