« on: October 28, 2005, 07:31:16 PM »
I think the biggest problem for a lot of people in your situation is that they get so caught up in what the LSAT is going to mean and how little they know right now, that they get overwhelmed way too early.
Don't think about how crucial the LSAT is. Think about how much fun you're going to have mastering the female dog.
You're going to law school. You're not stupid. If you practice, chances are pretty damn good that you will "get" it somewhere along the way (I know, there are exceptions, and the LSAT is not indicative of your intelligence, but you get my point).
Like JPhilmore said, just stick to the self-study for now. The more LG questions you go through, the more you'll understand where you're going wrong. I mean, wasn't there something that you had to practice for as a kid? Piano? Basketball? Either way, you started with very little, and as time went on, you acquired new skills, until one day, you looked at yourself and said, "Hey, I can't believe how much I sucked back then!" Lucky for you, the LSAT takes a little less work than, say, piano, so just be confident that you'll get there, because you will.
It makes me sad to see people panic too early (or, for that matter, at all). Don't make the LSAT the end of your life. Just look at it as another activity to enrich your mind.
I know I will "get" into law school, but I really want to go to a higher ranked school with some prestige. It upsets me everyday that for college I go to an average state school filled with imbeciles. All because I did not have my act together in high school.