Many students struggle with LSAT holiday studying. With the amount of fun that happens this time of year, there are just as many distractions to derail your review. Here are our tips to making sure you get the most out of your studies.
How To Survive LSAT Holiday Studying
1. Set realistic LSAT holiday studying goals.
Be honest with yourself: you most likely are not going to study much on Christmas or New Year’s Day. That’s fine! As long as you are realistic with yourself, you can plan to take time off. Specific holidays can be your break day from studying. As long as you do not take whole weeks off, it should not hurt you in the long run. It’s OK to take a break from studying! (In fact, it can be very good for you and for your studies!)
2. Get studying done as early in the day as possible.
You are more likely to stick to your LSAT holiday schedule if you plan on studying before holiday events. You don’t want to leave a family party because you planned your study time poorly. Typically, there are far fewer holiday events (and distractions!) in the morning this time of year. So, even if you are not a morning person, try to get your LSAT review done as early as possible so you have the rest of your day free to enjoy the season!
3. Set a study schedule and stick to it.
It’s very easy to lose track of time during this time of year. One moment you arrive at a family holiday party, and the next thing you know, it’s 2:00 a.m. and you planned on being up at 7:00 the next day to do LSAT prep. We always recommend developing an LSAT schedule and sticking to it during your prep. It’s especially important to do it this time of year, Following our first tip, set reasonable study goals, develop a schedule, and stick to it. As long as you plan realistically, there’s no reason you have to miss any of your normal holiday events.
This post was written by our LSAT tutor, Nick. Nick scored high on the LSAT and enjoys helping students achieve their dream scores and get into their dream schools! If you are looking for any other LSAT advice, LSAT timing tips, or LSAT tutoring, please feel free to contact us. We are happy to help you!
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