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Pacing yourself/getting burnt out

Pacing yourself/getting burnt out
« on: July 23, 2007, 08:41:39 AM »
For all of you who have taken the LSAT, and/or studying for it now, how are you pacing yourself in order to avoid getting burn out? For example, instead of doing all of my 40+ hours a week of studying and questions for my prep class in one sitting (one day or so), I try to study the methods, take a break, do 10 problems at a time, take a break, and then review any missed questions throughout a three-to-four-day period. I find that when I sit down and do more than a couple hours of questions at a time, I just start to try to get done with them toward the end, and make stupid mistakes without analyzing the problem and the lessons behind it. I gradually want to work up my stamina for test day, but has anyone else burnt themselves out with certain ways of studying or prevented themselves from being burnt out with certain study habits? Just looking for some best practices and lessons learned...

Re: Pacing yourself/getting burnt out
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2007, 10:48:33 AM »
I guess I should have been more specific. I study at least an average of 5-6 hours a day, but only study in 2-hour blocks. Perhaps a critique or comment of my study method was more what I was looking for, and wanted to see if anyone else had any good study habits or formats that helped them retain the most information and utilize their time effectively without studying for 10 hours straight and being burnt out a month before the test.

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Re: Pacing yourself/getting burnt out
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2007, 02:56:12 PM »
I'd say  do it every day.  Learn some mental toughness.


Set realistic goals.

Re: Pacing yourself/getting burnt out
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2007, 03:18:59 PM »
I'd say  do it every day.  Learn some mental toughness.


Set realistic goals.

This has been my strategy so far.

At the moment, there has been only one downside.  If I think, after completing a session on any day, that I will take the next day off and rest, my dreams tend to have characters that taunt me about the LSAT, which forces me to study the next day.


Re: Pacing yourself/getting burnt out
« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2007, 03:21:19 PM »
I'd say  do it every day.  Learn some mental toughness.


Set realistic goals.

This has been my strategy so far.

At the moment, there has been only one downside.  If I think, after completing a session on any day, that I will take the next day off and rest, my dreams tend to have characters that taunt me about the LSAT, which forces me to study the next day.




HA! Me, too!