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Incoming 1Ls / "academic steroids" in law school?
« on: May 09, 2007, 05:10:06 PM »
So, this is probably a ridiculous question, but.

Use of Adderall/Ritalin/etc is pretty widespread at my undergraduate I'm sure is true for many LSDers.

I have mixed feelings on the topic-- on one hand, I can't say I've never relied on them when in the occasional "Oh *&^%, what have I been doing all semester" moment. On the other hand, it sucks to think you're competing against kids with a "leg up" on exams, etc.

My question is: with the smaller class size and generally older population in law school, is Adderall as prevalent? Here, it's circulated like candy.

Thought I might offer any help to those unfamiliar with UVA and Cville.

I'm currently a fourth-year undergrad (on the WL for UVA Law...grrrrrr...) and am happy to answer any questions you might have about the area, things to do, housing, etc!

P.S. It is going to be really hard for me to leave Cville after four's such a great place!

klm were students, right...?!

Studying for the LSAT / To cancel or not to cancel? HELP--please!
« on: June 14, 2006, 06:53:03 PM »
Heeeeeey folks.

I'd appreciate some feedback on my dilemma. Here's the deal:

I took the Kaplan course and did pretty well. I studied my ass off outside class, improved my LG performance by about 25%, and by the last PrepTest, I was consistently missing only 1 or 2 RC questions and about 3 or 4 LR questions (total). My highest score was a 172, and my average was about a 170.

On Monday, I tried to calm my nerves by acting confident (and dancing to some power pop a'la 38 Special and The Cars). However, I was totally unprepared for the nervousness that hit me as I entered the first LR section. I never had timing issues on my PrepTests, but this time it was different. I let myself get bogged down on several questions because I was so damn nervous. Granted, the first LR section was experimental...but the same held true (to a lesser degree) for the first scored LR and the RC. I guessed for about 3 or 4 in both sections because I ran out of time.

My question is...should I cancel? My GPA is pretty low, so I've been banking on a good score. And it kills me to think that I didn't perform to my fullest potential. But then again, I don't know if I'd be any less nervous come September. Also, I am constantly shortchanging myself-- I thought I TOTALLY bombed my first diagnostic, and I got a 161. I go to UVA, I'm a double major, and I have solid recommenders. I'm also planning on submitting an addendum regarding my GPA, for which I have a pretty legit explanation. Still, I'm counting on a good LSAT score. My question is...if you were me, would you cancel?


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