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How far in advance should you start studying? Post Wed Jun 04, 2008 9:23 am
I know it's different for everyone, but how far in advance is a good amount of time to seriously start cracking down on studying? I finished my Kaplan class about 3 weeks ago, but I'm just now REALLY starting to study. I mainly used Kaplan to get the tools I need (physical and mental), and decided I would start utilizing them when I start really studying, which is now. My test date is September 20th so that gives me almost 4 months. Im looking for a pretty big improvement score wise (about 100+ pts), but I plan on studying almost everyday. I thought about post-poning b-school for a year, so that would give me a whole year to study, but with that time frame I feel that I wouldn't take studying as seriously because well "I have a whole year!"

Just looking for thoughts/opinions.

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Post Wed Jun 04, 2008 11:26 am
Well, you definitely won't need a whole year to study! 2-4 months is plenty. Don't study every single day, but schedule some breaks in there. You don't want to burn yourself out, just stay on a steady schedule so you don't lose momentum.

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Post Thu Jun 05, 2008 5:07 pm
I agree - it's probably better to give yourself 2-4 months to study, unless you have a serious math deficiency and are going to take some math classes at your local college or something. Basically, it's good to have a deadline, and if you spend a couple hours a day between now and September, you'll likely have improved all you're going to improve, anyway.

Personally, I studied about 2 hours per day, 5 days per week, for 2 months, and improved from 680 to 760.

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Post Fri Jun 06, 2008 9:11 am
[quote="witwiyl"]I know it's different for everyone, but how far in advance is a good amount of time to seriously start cracking down on studying? I finished my Kaplan class about 3 weeks ago, but I'm just now REALLY starting to study. I mainly used Kaplan to get the tools I need (physical and mental), and decided I would start utilizing them when I start really studying, which is now. My test date is September 20th so that gives me almost 4 months. Im looking for a pretty big improvement score wise (about 100+ pts), but I plan on studying almost everyday. I thought about post-poning b-school for a year, so that would give me a whole year to study, but with that time frame I feel that I wouldn't take studying as seriously because well "I have a whole year!"

Just looking for thoughts/opinions.[/quote

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