CHyde wrote:dj9i27 wrote:aurelian wrote:dj9i27 wrote:aurelian wrote:
If you guys have ever heard of the pomdoro technique, it's really been helping me keep a study schedule. I study for an hour, then take a ten minute break, then another hour, then take a 20 minute break (every 2 hrs you take a 20 minute break). During that time, no phone, no talking to anyone, TLS, nothing.
My friend is studying for the MCAT and this is basically the plan for the both of us; go to the quiet library and shut up, settle in and study for 1.5 hours, get a energy drink and go for another 1.5 before calling it around 12am before work in the morning.
I think hitting 6-10 hour days is good a few times (like 7 or 8 over a 5 month period) but consistently will burn you.
Think you are right. I've been hitting 6 hour days with a full-time job (9-5) for the past 3 weeks and am hitting the early burn out. 3 hours, with a full time job though, might be the move. Are you working as well?
Start the 1st, low energy job, SAD!
I'm going to keep it to 2-3 hours during the weekday and 4-(Some)6 on the weekend broken up of course.
Studying with a full-time job is no easy feat. I am trying to study an hour before work, an hour at lunch, and an hour after work. Limiting myself to six hours each weekend day to prevent burn-out.
It is really great to see more people who are working full-time and studying as well! It's hard b/c it feels like you aren't putting in enough time during the week and you have to cram on the weekends. Lately things at the job had been slow so I was able to sneak away to study during the day for a few spells. Now I just found out a bunch of crap is being added to my portfolio and I'm already not happy at this job... but good news is I am applying for a job at a big law firm with an infinitely better commute. Fingers crossed I get an interview!
Curious for those of you working full-time (or doing school, anybody who doesn't have the luxury of doing LSAT studying full-time) what stage of prep you are all at? I've read through most of the Trainer and have done 7Sage's core curriculum, at the point where I'm taking some PTs to identify weaknesses. I'm trying to set a number of sections/number of games goals for each day rather than studying for a set number of hours. Currently getting my ass handed to me by in/out games.