Study Schedule: How much time to spend each week?

    • February 2, 2017 at 6:47 pm #2974

      Hi! I just purchased The LSAT Trainer for an 8 week program. On the schedule, it indicates the assigned tasks for each week (i.e. Week 1 includes lesson 1-7 and a diagnostic exam). I’m curious to know if you have any recommendations or advice regarding the amount of time to spend on each task. Should it simply be, dedicate x number of hours each night and space it out accordingly? How long should one dedicate to each section to ensure they adequately have studied the relevant information? Is there a suggested amount of time to spend on each lesson – meaning a guideline of the standard amount of time (so one doesn’t put a significant amount of energy into a section that should be relatively quick to review)? Thanks so much!

    • February 3, 2017 at 9:42 am #2975
      Mike Kim

      Hi Kiara — nice to meet you online and thanks so much for trusting in the Trainer —

      The lessons in the book are designed to take roughly an hour to complete — depending on the subject matter, etc., some will take a bit less time and some more — in addition, you will likely find certain lessons easier (and be able to go through those faster) and some more difficult (in which case you will want to spend more time).

      The drill sets are designed to take anywhere from :45 to 1:30, depending on how many q’s are in that set — once you get more familiar w/the q types (if you aren’t familiar with them already) you should be able to develop a fairly good gauge of how long a drill assignment will take you per the # of q’s / sections assigned.

      The pt’s are the only things that require big chunks of time — you’ll need a few hours to take a pt, and you’ll probably want some time afterwards to review it —

      Speaking of —

      In terms of splitting up your study time — everyone is different, so of course you should do what works best for you, but, in general, I suggest

      1) Studying in short increments of roughly an hour or so (which is why I structured the lessons / drills the way I did).

      2) If you have a longer period to study, split it up into smaller chunks and give yourself breaks in between to refresh.

      3) If your schedule allows for it, try to assign a few extra open study sessions for the end of each week — you can use these to review your work, try again problems you found difficult, and so on.

      Hope that helps and wish you the best — if you have any follow-up or need anything else, just let me know — Mike

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