Can I take breaks from drills?

Can I take breaks from drills?

The takeaways
  • On average, users study over a period of 125 days, actually studying for 78 days
  • Those that took breaks averaged almost +3 points than those that did not
  • Cramming does not work!

How long do LSAT students study?

We analyzed users' data from LawHub data and found that preparation lengths vary considerably among users, with an average preparation time of 125 days. Many drillers take study breaks in between. Discounting those breaks, on average, drillers are actively preparing for a length of 78 days. A common question our users ask is, “Should I drill intensively for a short period of time and is it okay to have a break in between?” Our data suggests that there is an advantage to taking your time to prepare and thereafter drilling as many questions as you can! 

"Recharge and come back stronger"

We stratified users by the number of total questions drilled and whether they took study breaks. We compared the average improvement in correct responses in Timed Sections and found that in general, users who took study breaks and practiced a lot outperformed other users. Drilling a large number of questions within a short period of time did not appear beneficial. For example, for users who drilled over 1,500 questions, those who took study breaks averaged almost three more correct responses in Timed Sections than those who didn’t take such study breaks. In summary, cramming does not work. Take your time to prepare and drill – slow and steady wins the race! 

Users who take their time and drill a large volume of questions show the most improvement in timed sections. 

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