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

lsatkid007
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Re: How old are you? With or no working while studying for LSAT?

Postby lsatkid007 » Wed Jul 31, 2013 8:11 pm

haus wrote:41

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


Dude what is your schedule like?

lsatkid007
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Re: How old are you? With or no working while studying for LSAT?

Postby lsatkid007 » Wed Jul 31, 2013 8:12 pm

ampm wrote: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?


I would.

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

Postby paglababa » Wed Jul 31, 2013 10:05 pm

ampm wrote: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?


What? Yes I'd like to hear more/

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

Postby haus » Wed Jul 31, 2013 11:04 pm

lsatkid007 wrote:
haus wrote:41

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


Dude what is your schedule like?

Currently I am teaching Mon and Wed nights (a Linux+ certification course).

A teaching day looks roughly like:
0645 - 0800 commute to work
0800 - 1730 at work
1730 - 1830 drive to school
1830 - 2130 teaching class
2130 - 2215 drive home
2215 - 2300 arrive home / review messages / eat
2300 - 0100 read / study

On weekdays that I do not teach, I often leave home a bit later so that I can start the day with my daughter. Which means that I work later, I try to get home before she goes to bed to spend a bit more time with her. After she goes to bed, I will often try to go out for a run (~35 minutes), come back spend an 60-90 minutes on class prep. Then I will try to do some reading / studying.

Fun fun fun.

ETA: Also I am on call 24x7

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

Postby paglababa » Thu Aug 01, 2013 10:21 am

haus wrote:
lsatkid007 wrote:
haus wrote:41

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


Dude what is your schedule like?

Currently I am teaching Mon and Wed nights (a Linux+ certification course).

A teaching day looks roughly like:
0645 - 0800 commute to work
0800 - 1730 at work
1730 - 1830 drive to school
1830 - 2130 teaching class
2130 - 2215 drive home
2215 - 2300 arrive home / review messages / eat
2300 - 0100 read / study

On weekdays that I do not teach, I often leave home a bit later so that I can start the day with my daughter. Which means that I work later, I try to get home before she goes to bed to spend a bit more time with her. After she goes to bed, I will often try to go out for a run (~35 minutes), come back spend an 60-90 minutes on class prep. Then I will try to do some reading / studying.

Fun fun fun.

ETA: Also I am on call 24x7


I already struggle at getting only 6 hours of sleep. You're a machine.

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

Postby Gamine » Thu Aug 01, 2013 10:45 am

paglababa wrote:
haus wrote:
lsatkid007 wrote:
haus wrote:41

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


Dude what is your schedule like?

Currently I am teaching Mon and Wed nights (a Linux+ certification course).

A teaching day looks roughly like:
0645 - 0800 commute to work
0800 - 1730 at work
1730 - 1830 drive to school
1830 - 2130 teaching class
2130 - 2215 drive home
2215 - 2300 arrive home / review messages / eat
2300 - 0100 read / study

On weekdays that I do not teach, I often leave home a bit later so that I can start the day with my daughter. Which means that I work later, I try to get home before she goes to bed to spend a bit more time with her. After she goes to bed, I will often try to go out for a run (~35 minutes), come back spend an 60-90 minutes on class prep. Then I will try to do some reading / studying.

Fun fun fun.

ETA: Also I am on call 24x7


I already struggle at getting only 6 hours of sleep. You're a machine.


Tell me about it!

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

Postby wtrc » Thu Aug 01, 2013 12:51 pm

23 years old. Work full-time from 10 to 6, but relaxed job. Haven't studied for LSAT much since I took June, but not too worried about that, just trying to take it easy and relax more than I did last time, which killed my score. Going to start studying more in evenings and on weekends. Just quit my part-time job to make some more time for LSAT.




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