Testing in Dec 2016 – When should I start?

    • July 28, 2016 at 6:17 pm #2322

      Hello all! I’m new to the community so I apologize if my questions seem dumb or out of place.

      I recently bought The LSAT Trainer, as well as two prep test books (52-61 and 62-71). I would like to get to work as soon as possible.
      However, I believe that I’m going to shoot for taking my LSAT on on December 3.

      If I begin studying on Sunday, July 31, and use the 16-week-study plan to study for the next 16 consecutive weeks, that will leave me with exactly two weeks from the end of my studying to the test day.

      Here’s my question: Is two weeks without studying too much of a gap between studying and test time? Is it recommended that I study up until test day, or should I study according to that schedule and then just practice drills for the next two weeks, up until the day of the test? Heck, should I hold off on beginning my prep for two more weeks?

      I want to make the most of my studying, but I wasn’t sure what would be the best method of going about it. I’ve never taken the LSAT before, so I have zero idea of what to expect in terms of practicing. I appreciate any help!

    • July 29, 2016 at 1:26 am #2324

      Hi Zach – I would propose that you start studying as of Sunday. It is never too early to start studying if you are shooting for 170+. I am taking the December exam and started light prep.

      Would you like to connect as a study buddy so we can hold each other accountable for practice tests & such . Please, let me know .

    • July 29, 2016 at 10:04 am #2329
      Mike Kim

      Hey Zach —

      Agree w/Prof that you should start studying ASAP —

      A few things —

      1) As you’ll see, the Trainer schedules are designed to be flexible, so, if you have a lot of energy and get through more one week, or if you are struggling with something and want to slow down, you can easily do so.

      2) Having a couple of extra weeks is terrific — if I were you, I would think of it as 14 days of “bonus time” to be used when you want to take a little break, want to do some extra drilling of a game type, etc.

      3) If you don’t stray from the schedule, I’m sure you’ll still appreciate having the extra couple of weeks, and you can simply fill it with additional PT’s — LSAC sells PT’s 72-78 individually, and you can just buy and study with those in the final weeks —

      Good luck and wish you the best — let me know if you have any follow-up and get in touch if you need me for anything else — MK

    • August 2, 2016 at 3:03 pm #2357

      Hi Prof,

      I’d like to connect as a study buddy, if you are still interested.


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    • August 15, 2016 at 7:15 am #2413

      Hi there! I’m also taking the test in December and (re) starting my studies on this Wednesday. (I took about 6 months off due to personal reasons and am now back at it) I am starting with the 12 week program have all my books and am ready to go. If study partners are still available, I’d love to join in as well – albeit a bit late. 🙂

      Thanks for the post!

    • August 18, 2016 at 5:28 pm #2443

      I am also starting with the 12 week program and have the books! I would love to join in on a study group if possible.

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