Why do people say "study for about 3 months?"

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Why do people say "study for about 3 months?"

Postby Veni_Vidi_Vici » Sat Jan 04, 2014 5:47 pm

Clearly people who get 173+ have studies for at least a year.

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Re: Why do people say "study for about 3 months?"

Postby nothingtosee » Sat Jan 04, 2014 6:19 pm

Veni_Vidi_Vici wrote:Clearly people who get 173+ have studies for at least a year.


Diminishing returns? Once you reach a certain point, you may not plateau, but you won't be seeing a point improvement on every pt. I think when you hit that point the hours don't feel fruitful, and if you have a full time job or something the life utility might not be there in 200 hours to go from 164 to 166.

Edit: with a cold diag of 160+ I think three months to 173 is perfectly legit

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Re: Why do people say "study for about 3 months?"

Postby blackbirdfly » Sat Jan 04, 2014 6:25 pm

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Re: Why do people say "study for about 3 months?"

Postby Veni_Vidi_Vici » Sat Jan 04, 2014 6:31 pm

blackbirdfly wrote:It depends on how hard you're studying. If you're not working or going to school full-time and you make the LSAT your life, 3 months can get you 170+. I didn't have that, so it took me a bit longer :)


I'm looking to take the October or December. I've studied a little bit, but I have school this semester and the summer.

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Re: Why do people say "study for about 3 months?"

Postby blackbirdfly » Sat Jan 04, 2014 6:38 pm

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Re: Why do people say "study for about 3 months?"

Postby sandclock » Sat Jan 04, 2014 9:11 pm

In three months, you can take all preps and even start retaking them.
For me, the retaking period seemed to be less effective and a little hard to do anything to improve your scores above 170+ after the second take.
Of course this depends on how you review and how much you study but in my opinion,
I don't think studying for a year has much difference with studying for 6 months or so.

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Re: Why do people say "study for about 3 months?"

Postby elterrible78 » Sat Jan 04, 2014 9:24 pm

Veni_Vidi_Vici wrote:Clearly people who get 173+ have studies for at least a year.


3 months did the trick for me. I think that's fairly standard, although everyone's different.

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Re: Why do people say "study for about 3 months?"

Postby 06102016 » Sat Jan 04, 2014 9:25 pm

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Re: Why do people say "study for about 3 months?"

Postby patfeeney » Sat Jan 04, 2014 9:57 pm

It took me eight months to get my 174. However, this was after about five months of tooling around, thinking I was actually making progress. I hit my max PT in April at 170 before dropping down to a 164.
I spent the summer completely changing my study process and started getting 175s in my PTs by early September.
Get your studying right the first time and you can get it done in 3-4 months... but do it PROPERLY.

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Re: Why do people say "study for about 3 months?"

Postby Tyr » Sat Jan 04, 2014 10:21 pm

Quality over Quantity.

Three months of quality preparation is superior to a year of mediocre studying.

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Re: Why do people say "study for about 3 months?"

Postby Pneumonia » Sat Jan 04, 2014 10:38 pm

three months is more of a minimum, unless you're getting consistent 178/9/80's before that.

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Re: Why do people say "study for about 3 months?"

Postby Nonconsecutive » Sat Jan 04, 2014 11:08 pm

Tyr wrote:Quality over Quantity.

Three months of quality preparation is superior to a year of mediocre studying.


So very much this.

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Re: Why do people say "study for about 3 months?"

Postby zhenders » Sat Jan 04, 2014 11:10 pm

Veni_Vidi_Vici wrote:Clearly people who get 173+ have studies for at least a year.


Why?

Everyone is different. I'm taking February and I've been studying for exactly 3 weeks as of today. I can assure you it does not take everyone a year to hit 173+.

I agree wholeheartedly wrt the comments about quality vs. quantity; study smart AND hard, and 2 or 3 months can, for many people, lead to 175+ with consistency.

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Re: Why do people say "study for about 3 months?"

Postby Pneumonia » Sat Jan 04, 2014 11:19 pm

Veni_Vidi_Vici wrote:Clearly people who get 173+ have studies for at least a year.


yeah this isn't true, in fact its the opposite.

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Re: Why do people say "study for about 3 months?"

Postby BigZuck » Sun Jan 05, 2014 12:02 am

Veni_Vidi_Vici wrote:Clearly people who get 173+ have studies for at least a year.


*needs source*

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Re: Why do people say "study for about 3 months?"

Postby drevo » Sun Jan 05, 2014 12:10 am

Veni_Vidi_Vici wrote:Clearly people who get 173+ have studies for at least a year.


Clearly not. I studied for 2 and a half and got 173+. 3 months just seems to be a rough estimate that works for many people. Now if you work full time or have lots of other time commitments (aka you are not a student anymore) you may need more than that.

The quality over quantity comment above sums it up perfectly.

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Re: Why do people say "study for about 3 months?"

Postby drevo » Sun Jan 05, 2014 12:12 am

blackbirdfly wrote:It depends on how hard you're studying. If you're not working or going to school full-time and you make the LSAT your life, 3 months can get you 170+. I didn't have that, so it took me a bit longer :)


This, I had a full time internship/beginning of school for my studying so it wasn't near the work load or stress of a full time job. And I also did make the LSAT my life. I stopped going out with friends and pretty much doing anything but work and LSAT for the summer and then minimal school work to get by and LSAT.

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Re: Why do people say "study for about 3 months?"

Postby stef1330 » Sun Jan 05, 2014 12:22 am

SOOO how many hours are we talking here? That's a lot less relative...

300? 400? 5 millllionnnnn?

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Re: Why do people say "study for about 3 months?"

Postby Theopliske8711 » Sun Jan 05, 2014 1:24 am

Studied for a lot longer, but I worked full-time while studying. It took me a while to get the material down, and then move to preptests. I did the tests, and then redid them.

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Re: Why do people say "study for about 3 months?"

Postby drevo » Sun Jan 05, 2014 1:29 am

stef1330 wrote:SOOO how many hours are we talking here? That's a lot less relative...

300? 400? 5 millllionnnnn?


OVER 9,000!!

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Re: Why do people say "study for about 3 months?"

Postby Clearly » Sun Jan 05, 2014 2:12 am

zhenders wrote:
Veni_Vidi_Vici wrote:Clearly people who get 173+ have studies for at least a year.


Why?

Everyone is different. I'm taking February and I've been studying for exactly 3 weeks as of today. I can assure you it does not take everyone a year to hit 173+.

I agree wholeheartedly wrt the comments about quality vs. quantity; study smart AND hard, and 2 or 3 months can, for many people, lead to 175+ with consistency.

You should prob actually score 173+ before you form judgements as to what it takes to do it...

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Re: Why do people say "study for about 3 months?"

Postby stef1330 » Sun Jan 05, 2014 2:12 am

LOLOLOLOLOLOl

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Re: Why do people say "study for about 3 months?"

Postby stef1330 » Sun Jan 05, 2014 2:17 am

In all seriousness doeee. Everyone should probably talk in terms of numbers of hours spent. If you say you studied for a year, that doesn't give a lot of ground because you may have studied 30 min a day for a year or you may have studied 12 hours a day. Let's please talk in terms of hours , eh?

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Re: Why do people say "study for about 3 months?"

Postby philibre » Sun Jan 05, 2014 2:19 am

This whole thread just makes me want to cancel my June date and take the Oct instead...ugh :(

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Re: Why do people say "study for about 3 months?"

Postby ScottRiqui » Sun Jan 05, 2014 3:05 am

stef1330 wrote:In all seriousness doeee. Everyone should probably talk in terms of numbers of hours spent. If you say you studied for a year, that doesn't give a lot of ground because you may have studied 30 min a day for a year or you may have studied 12 hours a day. Let's please talk in terms of hours , eh?


I don't know that hours are an inherently better measure, though. I'd get more benefit from studying two hours a day for a year than I would studying twelve hours a day for two months. I'm talking daily averages, obviously, since two hours isn't enough to do a timed PT.




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