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To All Those Writing The LSAT Tomorrow…

lsat I just want to take this opportunity to wish everyone who is writing the exam tomorrow the best of luck.  I know I have a few friends that will be writing it as well so I hope it goes well for them.

Please take time today and relax.  Don’t do any practise exams.  In fact, get your mind off the exam totally today and just escape.  Go watch a movie, go snowboarding, skating, shopping…ANYTHING to get your mind off the exam.  And when you go home tonight, have a good dinner and go to sleep early.  Oh yea, make sure your pencils are sharpened before you got bed.  That way it’s one less thing you have to worry about when you wake up tomorrow.

I ran into a friend a few days ago who told me that on the day of the LSAT you’ll have so much adrenaline pumping through your body and that’s what will get you through the exam.  I hope you guys are a bit more calm than that.  Personally I’d rather write an exam in a state of somewhat calmness rather than constantly having adrenaline coursing through my veins but to each their own I guess.

I wish I could have joined you guys but circumstances are as such that I probably will not be writing the exam until sometime next year if all goes well.  I kind of feel like a loser for not writing it, left out but at the same time I am glad that I put it off.  I’d rather write it when I am completely ready rather than just having a go at it knowing I could have done better had I been patient and waited.

But anyways, good luck to all of you guys.  To all my friends, I’ll be there in spirit with you guys since I’ll be writing a final exam tomorrow somewhere on campus.  I hope you all do the best and we’ll see you in law school!

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Pain

As I sit here typing this right now, I am sitting in a classroom with another friend of mine watching him study for the LSAT.  He’s sitting there thinking out loud.  I didn’t realize how painful it is just  to watch someone study for this bloody exam. 

How am I ever going to get into law school?  I think it’s time to start filling out applications for McDonalds.  Maybe I can get further ahead in the fast food industry than I can with Law.

Some Good Advice For The LSAT

So last night I was studying for the LSAT and came home feeling bombed and depleted.  One of my biggest weaknesses is the Analytical Reasoning section. It’s the section where you are given a puzzle or a game to solve and you have to use diagrams.  I just can’t do them for whatever reason at this point in time.  So I came home early from studying and just randomly looked on youtube for some people posting advice for the LSAT exam.  I found this one girl who got a 173 or 172 on the exam…which is like amazing.  Just to put that in perspective, the guy who taught my LSAT prep course got no higher than 172.  She posts various videos regarding the LSAT and Law school and out of all the videos I viewed last night, she had the best.  She didn’t address a specific strategy for tackling the puzzles other than to just practice a lot, which makes sense.  So I am going to post two videos up for you and hopefully you will get some benefit out of them. 

Good luck and enjoy!

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Break

So I decided to take a break today from the LSAT.  Its my first break in a week, week and a half if I am not wrong.  I’ve seemed to lost count.  And I honestly have no track of what day it is.  One day is litereally the same as before.  I think I burnt myself this week.  The worst part of all of this is that I am going to have to increase the intensity of my studying starting this week.  Thus is my life.

Right now Im going to watch this movie.  There are a bunch of guys on an ice rink that are shooting each other.  Seems interesting.

LSAT Ho!

Well, the period of time I was dreading is fully under way.  For the next month, I will be entrenched with analytical reasoning, logical reasoning, reading comprehension and writing samples.  The LSAT that I will be writing is going to be smack-dab in the middle of June.  So I literally have one month to study and prepare for what might arguably be the biggest exam of my life. 

After my finals were complete, I took about a week off and did absolutely nothing.  My parents were bugging me about finding a job and stuff but I don’t know if I can work and dedicate enough time for preparing for the exam.  I kind of feel bad for not working but I figured, whats another month.  So yea, I relaxed and then about the second week or so, I began to study for it.  It was a slow start at first but eventually I got into it. 

So this is my regime that has naturally worked its way into my life.  I get to school at around 10ish or so at night.  My study buddy and I (who is also taking the exam) study with the odd break here and there all the way until around 4.30am.  I get home at around 5am, more or less, and go to sleep at around 6.30am, ending off my day with BBC News.  The natual question is why am I following an odd schedule?

The simple fact is that I am most alert late at night.  When I was studying for my finals, I would frequently begin studying in the mid afternoon and end at around 1 or two.  I could never keep myself alert until the sun went down.  I don’t know what it is but when I begin to study during the day, I get sleepy and tired.  So I figured its useless to make and effort and fool myself into thinking I can make my days productive.  Instead I make my nights productive, which is proving to be successful. 

I’ll be honest with you guys though, its not a walk in the park.  I am using the word success loosely.  I am learning how to tackle the exam literally step by step.  I am starting to get used to the questions, starting to get used to the structure used and so on.  Its the little nuances that I am picking up on.  I just wish that I would pick up on more nuances more quickly.  But progress is progress. 

So yea, that’s pretty much what my life will look like for the next month.  Hopefully it proves successful.  If I have time, I’ll try and keep you guys updated.  I know some of you will be writing in June as well.