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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Reading Anxiety
« on: August 25, 2015, 12:06:35 PM »
I am not sure what reading anxiety means, but I think if you don't like reading then law school may not be for you.

The LSAT is a very tame version of what law school will be like and that is a joke compared to the bar exam.

What I tell anyone interested in attending law school is to study for the LSAT and take it. If you hate studying for the LSAT odds are you will hate law school or if you don't do well enough to go to law school then you know that door is closed.

I think far to many people put the cart ahead of the horse and start putting all this what "ifs" etc etc, but take the LSAT and it will be stressful it is not an easy test. If you don't like pressure then law is probably not for you it is a high pressure profession, but if the pressure is a little intimidating and it is something you can deal with then join the club of the legal profession. None of it is easy.


I am an English and Spanish double major; I love reading.

Although I have the skills to read I am overcome with anxiety to actually use those skills when I am under pressure. My thoughts about the future and the importance of the exam start racing that does not allow me to read the question.

I do enjoy studying for the LSAT but this anxiety is getting in the way of my concentration. I have to read the questions three of even four times. The fact that the LSAT is not content based makes me more nervous. I always read the question feeling nervous that I may misinterpret the statement and select an answer that does not correlate with the prompt (must be true, flaw, describe, parallel, etc.)


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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Reading Anxiety
« on: August 25, 2015, 11:59:13 AM »
I have reading anxiety and it has increased since I have started studying for the LSAT. Does anyone else have this problem? Recommendations? Experiences? Thank you.

I am not quite sure what you mean by "reading" anxiety (as opposed to other anxiety)? Is this an issue you have with tests in general, standardized tests, or that you experienced in undergrad?

My two thoughts are as follows-
First, please get a handle on this. If you are experiencing anxiety with the LSAT, it is *nothing* compared to law school and the bar. It's like trying to compare a nice hot shower with a CAT5 hurricane. I'm not saying that to make you more anxious, I'm trying to tell you that you need to get a handle on your anxiety now (which to your credit you are doing).

As for what to do, I find meditation helpful. I understand that there are medications, but I am not a doctor and I do not take any.


Thank you for your response. What I mean by "reading anxiety" is just a constant feeling of nervousness as I read the question--it does not allow me to actually intake the information until the third or fourth time I have read the question. This is primarily because the LSAT is not content based so it makes me more nervous. I always read the question feeling nervous that I may misinterpret the statement and select an answer that does not correlate with the prompt (must be true, flaw, describe, parallel, etc.)




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Studying for the LSAT / Reading Anxiety
« on: August 25, 2015, 01:57:24 AM »
 I have reading anxiety and it has increased since I have started studying for the LSAT. Does anyone else have this problem? Recommendations? Experiences? Thank you.

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