Test day warmup

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Test day warmup

Postby 181plz » Mon Aug 29, 2016 1:20 am

What do you guys recommend for a test day warm up?
I was thinking something like 1 logic game, 1 reading passage and 10 Lr questions and doing them 45 min before the test starts.

Thoughts on that? Should I do questions I'm familiar with to get my confidence up? And should I be doing warm ups before my practice tests?

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Re: Test day warmup

Postby Deardevil » Mon Aug 29, 2016 8:52 am

That sounds reasonable, though I probably would do a warmup a few hours prior.

Easy and medium-level questions are probably best since the last thing you wanna do is crush your confidence.

A warmup is almost like a second experimental section, so you'd be building some endurance along the way as well.

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Re: Test day warmup

Postby RamTitan » Mon Aug 29, 2016 9:43 am

I do the exact same thing, except I just read a few RC passages and don't do any questions

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Re: Test day warmup

Postby galadriel3019 » Mon Aug 29, 2016 6:02 pm

I don't think there's a right answer... but you could also not do warm up questions. I did a bit of yoga and ate a good breakfast.

The biggest thing I think that helped was I had a friend talk to me in the morning. Not about anything specific, but just getting my mind going by chatting while also benefitting from having a friendly face to help me keep calm.

Maybe try a few options for warm ups over the course of taking practice tests, that way you can find out the best option for you come test day.

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Re: Test day warmup

Postby Thomas Hagan, ESQ. » Mon Aug 29, 2016 6:43 pm

Don't go too hard for your warm-up!

I think for my LSATs, I did 8 LR Questions, 1 LG game, and just read 1 passage of RC in the waiting room an hour before the exam. I was the only one in the room doing any warm-ups, though so maybe I wasn't doing it right haha

but the most important thing IMO is to use the bathroom before you go into the testing room. I forgot my first time taking it and paid heavy consequences. :D

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Re: Test day warmup

Postby Blueprint Mithun » Mon Aug 29, 2016 8:33 pm

181plz wrote:What do you guys recommend for a test day warm up?
I was thinking something like 1 logic game, 1 reading passage and 10 Lr questions and doing them 45 min before the test starts.

Thoughts on that? Should I do questions I'm familiar with to get my confidence up? And should I be doing warm ups before my practice tests?


This sounds pretty good, though personally I would go even lighter. I did more like 5 LR questions, and set up a game without doing the questions. I also read a passage and analyzed it, but didn't do the questions for that either. Don't warmup on any difficult material - use it to get your head in the game and boost your confidence.

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Re: Test day warmup

Postby giantswan » Mon Aug 29, 2016 9:37 pm

I think I did something similar, but with less LR questions. I went through and did every third question on an LR section.

I did the exact same routine at least two times before the actual test - from warm-ups all the way down to what I had for breakfast. Not saying it's necessary, but I felt like it helped me.

Also I don't think doing questions your familiar with is a good idea - seems like it kind of defeats the purpose of the warm up. Obviously do them untimed though.



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