38 days out...

rebexness
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Re: 38 days out...

Postby rebexness » Fri Aug 30, 2013 12:59 am

Ah, noted :)

I would say though, that I don't think a PT every day has any real point except maybe increasing stamina.

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Re: 38 days out...

Postby magickware » Fri Aug 30, 2013 1:00 am

rebexness wrote:Ah, noted :)

I would say though, that I don't think a PT every day has any real point except maybe increasing stamina.


Ya, but after taking the test twice and hearing opinions of numerous people who have taken the test, stamina and being able to just sit there fore more than 3 hours taking the test is a skill in of itself.

And one that you really should get up if you want to get your max score.

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Re: 38 days out...

Postby Kimikho » Fri Aug 30, 2013 2:06 am

To everyone doing a PT a day...aren't you running out of usable tests? Or are you using tests from before 2007 (which, at least personally, were a poor indicator of how I was doing/gave me a huge ego I shouldn't have had/I would give my firstborn child to take a test from the 90s for realz)? IF SO what are you doing about critical reading?

I know there are like, 31 remaining tests between the Cambridge packets and PT 69, I'm just curious how you all are distributing them out. I'm starting up doing 2-3 a week hopefully but there are already some repeats in there.

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Re: 38 days out...

Postby KingofSplitters55 » Fri Aug 30, 2013 2:40 am

magickware wrote:
rebexness wrote:Of course, here you are assuming that some of us don't have other, full-time responsibilities preventing us from spending 6 hours studying the LSAT in a day. After 8 hours working, 3 hours of PT every night is impossible.


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Which is why I wrote in an earlier post that, assuming you have the time, I don't see why you can't take a PT a day.

If you're working full-time, then of course you can't.

I'm referring mostly to folks who are studying the LSAT full-time, but seemingly can't put more than 6 hours in before they start getting scared that they'll burn out or something.


Between when I graduated school and began working full-time, I did about a month of full-time LSAT prep. I certainly could not do 6 or 8 hours per day - in my opinion it's unproductive. It's just like asking why doesn't someone cram one's classes, instead of being spread out through the semester, into a week? Or why doesn't someone, instead of spending a year research and writing their dissertation, just do it all in a one-week no-sleep bonanza? The human brain has been proven to be able to best retain information at slow intervals/adjusted amounts, for otherwise one's brain can get information overloaded.

In my case, during my full-time LSAT prep I did usually 2-3 hours a day, sometimes 4 max (and even then it felt like a tough day). If I was doing PT/Review, it would be the only agenda item for that day.

LSAT studying takes a ton more focus and brain-power than most white-collar professional jobs (to be honest for most white-collar professional jobs you're not hardcore using your mind for more than perhaps a few minutes every half hour or so - for the LSAT, it's straight through with nearly complete mental focus required for a good score). Overloading studying into 6 or 8 hour days isn't going to work for a lot of people - burnout is real.

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Re: 38 days out...

Postby mhaas » Fri Aug 30, 2013 6:10 am

magickware wrote:
rebexness wrote:Of course, here you are assuming that some of us don't have other, full-time responsibilities preventing us from spending 6 hours studying the LSAT in a day. After 8 hours working, 3 hours of PT every night is impossible.


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Which is why I wrote in an earlier post that, assuming you have the time, I don't see why you can't take a PT a day.

If you're working full-time, then of course you can't.

I'm referring mostly to folks who are studying the LSAT full-time, but seemingly can't put more than 6 hours in before they start getting scared that they'll burn out or something.


Sure you can. I'm 8-5, but I get in the office at 5 and leave at 7. Gives me time for one 4 section PT in the morning and review in the afternoon. Just gotta ask yourself how bad you want it.

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Re: 38 days out...

Postby patfeeney » Fri Aug 30, 2013 10:03 am

I wish I could put this much time into studying. I guess, after 8 months, there's not too much more I can do for a first test. However, with 16 credit-hours of classes, 15 hours part-time a week, and j-school stuff most of my LSAT work is delegated to the hour or two of spare free time that I get in between classes.

My basic schedule until Oct. 5:

Saturday/Sunday: 6-section PT.

Monday-Tuesday: Review PT errors and find trouble spots.
Weds-Fri: Drill problem areas.


Also, I plan on taking an RC section every other day, the moment I get out of bed, as a sort of Polar Bear LSAT training to build my comprehension skills. I figure that, if I can do well with a section before I've showered/had breakfast, I can do well after shower/breakfast/coffee/brisk walk to test center.

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Re: 38 days out...

Postby akg144 » Fri Aug 30, 2013 12:14 pm

1) Burn out -- seriously? Watch this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=p ... mp4qaNWgt0
Your bubbling in dots on a scantron give me a break.

2) The key is taking caring of the body; I suggest 1 to 2 daily workouts to keep your mind clear and your focus sharp.

3) This is worth well over 150,000k if you do it right - work hard, it's really worth it.

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Re: 38 days out...

Postby Kimikho » Fri Aug 30, 2013 1:20 pm

Srlsly guys I'm really curious. Could someone poast their test schedules or something?

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Re: 38 days out...

Postby objection_your_honor » Fri Aug 30, 2013 1:53 pm

o 9/1, Sunday – PT 55

o 9/4, Wednesday – PT 56

o 9/8, Sunday – PT 57

o 9/11, Wednesday – PT 58 and PT 59, back to back

o 9/15, Sunday – PT 61 and PT 65, back to back

o 9/18, Wednesday – PT 62 and PT 66, back to back

o 9/22, Sunday – PT 63 and PT 67, back to back

o 9/25, Wednesday – PT 64 and PT 68, back to back

o 9/29, Sunday – PT 69

I'll be doing Saturday/Sunday instead of Wednesday/Sunday.

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Re: 38 days out...

Postby akg144 » Fri Aug 30, 2013 1:54 pm

scoobers wrote:Srlsly guys I'm really curious. Could someone poast their test schedules or something?


Prep Test 42 170 97.3 about 18 hours ago
Prep Test 41 176 99.6 1 day ago
Prep Test 40 173 99.0 3 days ago
Prep Test 39 177 99.8 5 days ago
Prep Test 38 178 99.9 5 days ago
Prep Test 37 174 99.2 6 days ago
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Prep Test 35 176 99.6 8 days ago
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Prep Test 33 171 98.0 10 days ago
Prep Test 32 175 99.4 11 days ago
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Prep Test 20 168 95.7 23 days ago
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Prep Test 17 170 97.3 28 days ago
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Prep Test 13 170 97.3 about 1 month ago
Prep Test 12 169 96.6 about 1 month ago
Prep Test 11 176 99.6 about 1 month ago
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Prep Test 8 169 96.6 about 1 month ago
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Prep Test 6 166 93.1 about 1 month ago
Prep Test 5 167 94.2 about 1 month ago
Prep Test 4 169 96.6 about 1 month ago
Prep Test 3 171 98.0 about 1 month ago
Prep Test 2 168 95.7 about 1 month ago
Prep Test 1 166 93.1 about 1 month ago

27 to go...

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Re: 38 days out...

Postby 062914123 » Fri Aug 30, 2013 2:03 pm

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Re: 38 days out...

Postby Kimikho » Fri Aug 30, 2013 2:14 pm

bee wrote:
akg144 wrote:
scoobers wrote:Srlsly guys I'm really curious. Could someone poast their test schedules or something?


Prep Test 42 170 97.3 about 18 hours ago
Prep Test 41 176 99.6 1 day ago
Prep Test 40 173 99.0 3 days ago
Prep Test 39 177 99.8 5 days ago
Prep Test 38 178 99.9 5 days ago
Prep Test 37 174 99.2 6 days ago
Prep Test 36 179 99.9 7 days ago
Prep Test 35 176 99.6 8 days ago
Prep Test 34 177 99.8 9 days ago
Prep Test 33 171 98.0 10 days ago
Prep Test 32 175 99.4 11 days ago
Prep Test 31 178 99.9 11 days ago
Prep Test 30 174 99.2 12 days ago
Prep Test 29 172 98.6 13 days ago
Prep Test 28 177 99.8 14 days ago
Prep Test 27 176 99.6 15 days ago
Prep Test 26 179 99.9 16 days ago
Prep Test 25 179 99.9 17 days ago
Prep Test 24 174 99.2 19 days ago
Prep Test 23 173 99.0 19 days ago
Prep Test 22 174 99.2 20 days ago
Prep Test 21 173 99.0 22 days ago
Prep Test 20 168 95.7 23 days ago
Prep Test 19 173 99.0 24 days ago
Prep Test 18 173 99.0 25 days ago
Prep Test 17 170 97.3 28 days ago
Prep Test 16 180 99.9 28 days ago
Prep Test 15 167 94.2 29 days ago
Prep Test 14 173 99.0 30 days ago
Prep Test 13 170 97.3 about 1 month ago
Prep Test 12 169 96.6 about 1 month ago
Prep Test 11 176 99.6 about 1 month ago
Prep Test 10 171 98.0 about 1 month ago
Prep Test 9 174 99.2 about 1 month ago
Prep Test 8 169 96.6 about 1 month ago
Prep Test 7 174 99.2 about 1 month ago
Prep Test 6 166 93.1 about 1 month ago
Prep Test 5 167 94.2 about 1 month ago
Prep Test 4 169 96.6 about 1 month ago
Prep Test 3 171 98.0 about 1 month ago
Prep Test 2 168 95.7 about 1 month ago
Prep Test 1 166 93.1 about 1 month ago

27 to go...

congrats, those are some great numbers! (:


Exactly what I was going to say! [:

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Re: 38 days out...

Postby magickware » Fri Aug 30, 2013 4:31 pm

I don't deny that burnout is real.

I question whether it's something that occur because the human mind is incapable of studying for 6+ hours everyday, or if it's because you havent trained your mind to be able to do it.

It's like me saying I cannot run 10+ miles, and then saying its both not possible and/or impractical for the human body.

One def. example I can give is that I never thought I could deadlift 315+, and that I'll hurt myself if I do.

But then I went and did it after a month of dead lifting. There was no way that I could do that the first day I tried to deadlift, and I would have hurt myself if I tried. But it certainly became possible after practice.

Basically it's a question of a limitation that is breakable through practice or something that cannot be broken.

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Re: 38 days out...

Postby akg144 » Fri Aug 30, 2013 5:23 pm

magickware wrote:I don't deny that burnout is real.

I question whether it's something that occur because the human mind is incapable of studying for 6+ hours everyday, or if it's because you havent trained your mind to be able to do it.

It's like me saying I cannot run 10+ miles, and then saying its both not possible and/or impractical for the human body.

One def. example I can give is that I never thought I could deadlift 315+, and that I'll hurt myself if I do.

But then I went and did it after a month of dead lifting. There was no way that I could do that the first day I tried to deadlift, and I would have hurt myself if I tried. But it certainly became possible after practice.

Basically it's a question of a limitation that is breakable through practice or something that cannot be broken.


"But it certainly became possible after practice....Basically it's a question of a limitation that is breakable through practice or something that cannot be broken."

√ Well said




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