Anyone can decide to study for the LSAT. But after the shiny enthusiasm of a new goal fades and you’re left with just a pile of practice tests and homework, how do you stay on track?
Anyone can decide to study for the LSAT. But after the shiny enthusiasm of a new goal fades and you’re left with just a pile of practice tests and homework, how do you stay on track? It takes about 180 hours of prep to be ready for the test, and most people don’t find it easy to put that time in as planned. In this episode, Branden and Jelena teach you how to beat procrastination, burnout, distraction, and other common LSAT study problems.
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Links and further resources from from this week’s episode:
LSAC Current Volume Summary: https://www.lsac.org/data-research/data/current-volume-summaries-region-raceethnicity-gender-identity-lsat-score
Free Pomodoro Timer: https://tomato-timer.com/
How to Bullet Journal: https://littlecoffeefox.com/ultimate-bullet-journal-cheat-sheet/
Study Tracker Bullet Journal Spreads: https://thecandylei.com/bullet-journal/study-tracker-ideas-for-your-college-bullet-journal/
Virtual Coworking: https://www.myworkhive.com/virtual-coworking/
How Habits Work, Psychologically: https://charlesduhigg.com/how-habits-work/
Start Your LSATMax Free Trial: https://go.onelink.me/z1Zu/689fb4b4
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Jelena was born & raised in Golden, CO. There she cut her teeth on logic by getting into, then out of, an impressive amount of trouble. When not organizing student protests or lobbying the school board, Jelena competed in equestrian sports & constitutional debate. Jelena took the June 2017 LSAT, partly out of curiosity and partly because she developed a serious Logic Games addiction. After three months of study, Jelena achieved a score of 178. While she didn't end up falling in love with law school, she did find herself really enjoying the LSAT—so much that she left her previous career in tech startups behind and began teaching. Jelena prides herself on helping her students understand not just the systems and methods they can apply to get a good score, but the underlying logic & its applicability to the challenge of learning to think like a law student. Outside of her work with the LSAT, Jelena is a writer, creative content producer, & a competitive equestrian endurance rider.
In 2000, Branden graduated with a BA in Philosophy from UC Santa Barbara. For a few years after, he cast about in vain for entry-level philosopher positions, but, when he was visited by the Ghost of Student Loans Past, he knew it was time to make a change. In June 2006, Branden took the LSAT, scoring a 175. Thereafter, he attended UCLA School of Law, graduating in 2010 and practicing patent law for several years. Since 2013, he has taught dozens of live LSAT classes and tutored scores of successful test takers. When he's not considering the finer points of a particularly tricky Logical Reasoning question or kicking it with his daughter, Branden writes Science Fiction. You can find him after work at the local Starbucks, typing furiously, then deleting what he typed, then typing more, and so on for hours.
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