You are being overly dramatic which makes me think that this is a flame. But in case it's not...See bold above. You are wrong.
It is extremely common for people to be reading and have to go back and reread because they weren't really processing it. Everyone does that at some point to some degree. The LSAT is obviously trying to test your ability to read dense, complicated material for long periods of time and concentrate on it. Those who are better at it will do better. The best way to get better at reading is to practice reading. Take some time every day to read some difficult material for an extended period of time.
What you described in your second ¶ is true to some degree for many and is pedestrian info for average people, but it does not address the OP's issue that the thread is about. You probably don't have a mind that is nearly as active (and smart) and cannot relate. Such a condition is a blessing and a curse combined together.
I'll bet that you have never been intellectually paralyzed at times because of having 10+ complex thoughts going on at the same time and trying to sort them out. Super active smart minds experience this problem at times and it sometimes makes a person that is far more intelligent than most come off as stupid. Please enjoy your brainless recreational activities hanging out at the mall or wherever eating a hotdog on a stick.
More to the OP hopeful:
Do you sometimes have trouble getting yourself to eat?
When you are wherever do you pay attention to pretty much everything around you all at the same time which makes it difficult to focus on one single thing at a time?
If so check out www.addforums.com
You may have a case of ADD/ADHD
If that is the case, it is treatable. Many of the most successful people in the world on high levels are ADD/ADHD and it can be used to your advantage when managed correctly.
Cliff, Thank you you so much for your post man! Great post haha.
Fortunately (or unfortunately) I dont have trouble eating. In fact, Im gaining a little too much weight in the wrong places right now haha (I'm reallyyy tall but my weight is going to the gut haha). ANYWAY, TMI right? As far as the other symptom you asked about- I do focus on everything around me but not at the expense of really concentrating on the one thing I've zoned in on. I may have ADHD/ADD but I went through my elementary, secondary, and college education without an issue and I doubt it would just arise out of nowhere because of the LSAT. HOWEVER, you bring up a great point and something definitely worthy of checking incase it continues to happen.
But I wanted to post some great news- I took my very first practice exam yesterday without having this problem. I made myself calm down and reminded myself that's it's just an exam and try your best. I turned on the LSAT Proctor DVD and set it to "distraction" mode (which is utterly cheesy and ridiculous btw) and began the exam.
Thanks for sticking up for me also Cliff. I think whatever this issue was, be it nerves or a medical issue, it deserved feedback from others (some who may even be in the same boat) and I think your posts have added much value to the thread. I know we had differences in the beginning but you're a great guy and I appreciate your thoughts. You also cared enough to post some additional questions and a link to help me which means a lot. Trust me, if this would continue, I would need all of the options on the table so I can sort through which one's I wanted to tackle first. The potential problem you sited is definitely one that has crossed my mind.
I'll keep you updated on this. I plan on taking another practice exam tomorrow