The Dominate Test Prep Podcast

61. Priorities if You're Short on Study Time [Mailbag]

July 28, 2022 Brett Ethridge / Dominate Test Prep
The Dominate Test Prep Podcast
61. Priorities if You're Short on Study Time [Mailbag]
Show Notes

It seems like there's never enough time to do all the things we want to in life. That can be especially true when it comes to preparing for your standardized test. You're busy: job, family, school, hobbies, etc. And yet, you need to carve out sufficient time to study effectively for your exam. But how?

That's exactly the concern submitted by one of our students, Madeline, who wrote: "I am concerned about having enough time to study. I work full time (most weeks, more than 40 hrs a week)...and the math is a lot to take in and relearn.”

Sound familiar?

In this "mailbag" episode we address Madeline's hang-up and provide practical prep tips for students who fall into one of two categories:

  1. You don't have a lot of time to prepare for your standardized test because you're scheduled to take it in just a few weeks (or even days!);
  2. Your test date is still a ways off, but your days are super busy and you're not sure where you're going to find the time to fit in adequate studying.

In a perfect world, you'd be able to drop everything and devote 100% of your time over the next couple months preparing for your exam. But that's not realistic. Yet, it's still possible to get a great score even if you're limited on study time -- provided you prioritize the right things and structure your study sessions optimally. By the end of this episode, you'll know how.

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If you enjoyed this episode, we encourage you to check out these other similar episodes of The Dominate Test Prep Podcast:

  1. Episode 33: How to Get Started Again if Something Derails Your Prep
  2. Episode 8: How I Raised My GMAT Score 120 Points, with Matt Kunzler
  3. Episode 52: How to Stay Consistent With Your Studying


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