Time to lay down the tough love.
Angiej, your outlook sucks. You titled your post "Terrified of the LSAT." Really? Terrified? This is not the language of a winner. Yeah, it's the LSAT, a big-ol' ugly test, but get real. Nobody ever died of a low LSAT score.
Second, I'm really disturbed by your goals which are frankly shooting for mediocrity. 150 so you can barely get into a state school?? Come on. You've got three friggin years before you're gonna take this test, and you're hoping for a score below the median?? Again, not the language of a winner.
You are doing like I've seen so many people do before--setting yourself up for failure. STOP IT.
The language you use will truly have an effect on the way you think. Put another way, you can seriously change your thinking by changing the language you use. Try it. Talk about how you're not afraid but determined, and excited because you have tons of resources available to you. Talk about how you're going to invest your time and effort towards a 168. Talk about how your goal (not your elusive pie-in-the-sky dream, but your tangible, attainable goal) is Notre Dame. Then figure out the next step toward making it happen and take it.
You've got about 1000 days. How are you going to use this one?
Okay, good point. Are you an inspirational speaker or something? I guess my basis for the negativity or low self esteem is that 2 years ago I never would have even thought about college. I barely passed highschool with something like a 2.0 gpa. I never thought I was capable of anything college-related.
I read an article from a professor a few years ago talking about how many bright students had low self esteem and felt like they couldn't handle material, even though they were already at the top of the class
Wow, that is interesting. I keep thinking the fact that I had a 4.0, now 3.7 is a total fluke. Maybe I should give myself a bit of credit. Its hard though, my best friend tried to get into law school, she said she scored less than 150 on her lsat (in my opinion she is very, very intelligent) and she applied to several schools but (around 15) and did not get accepted to any of them, even her safe schools. She keeps telling me not to get my hopes up b/c the odds are usually stacked against most b/c its so hard to get into law school. She tells me quit thinking about law school focus on your bachelors. But ya know what, I'm just happy that I am planning enough ahead to be totaly prepared.