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 on: August 25, 2015, 02:06:35 PM 
Started by MinaNicole - Last post by MinaNicole
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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 on: August 25, 2015, 01:59:13 PM 
Started by MinaNicole - Last post by MinaNicole
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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 on: August 25, 2015, 11:43:36 AM 
Started by MinaNicole - Last post by Citylaw
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.


 44 
 on: August 25, 2015, 09:12:24 AM 
Started by cinnamon synonym - Last post by loki13
Cinnamon-

I think that you misunderstand the valence of the issues. For example, you and I might agree that "bridgegate" is no big deal (people affected might disagree), but it was a investigated and prosecuted by the US-A and resulted in guilty pleas.

On the other hand, you can speculate all you want about the email server, but to date it isn't an issue that will result in an offense. Nor will it. On the other hand, it is an issue that could prove to be politically damaging.

I understand you think it's fun to watch it- and more power to you. But it can be easy to lose sight of the forest for the trees. :)

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 on: August 25, 2015, 09:07:07 AM 
Started by MinaNicole - Last post by loki13
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.

 46 
 on: August 25, 2015, 07:25:30 AM 
Started by Citylaw - Last post by loki13
"you start a separate argument and then ask me to provide citations???"

I think you are unclear on the concept. I do not "ask" for things you cannot provide. That was a very polite way of saying you are a fool.

 47 
 on: August 25, 2015, 03:57:24 AM 
Started by MinaNicole - Last post by MinaNicole
 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.

 48 
 on: August 25, 2015, 01:04:17 AM 
Started by cinnamon synonym - Last post by cinnamon synonym
Older irish american from pennsylvania and mercurial did I say older carrying on the Obama legacy.
Hillary clinton representing the older Scranton, pennsylvania incompetent yet foreboding a pasture of an entitlement democratic establishment sheep herder straight out of Austin powers. Or some early nineties soviet tank inspector.
Then the extremely older Jewish American New Yorker, Bernie sanders who is carrying the young and old super expanding progressive movement on his back to sell out crowds.  He is the income inequality populist.

We got straight up strange fracture.

Or will hillary become the champion of the Obama legacy and Biden carries the working class vote? Who is to tell at this point?

Republican clowns how group is actually greater than typical with one pt Barnum running.
Oh yeah and the diversity of the large group. Not homogenous as dem dems.

 49 
 on: August 25, 2015, 12:53:52 AM 
Started by cinnamon synonym - Last post by cinnamon synonym
Oh jeez. Bridgegate Loki, fugedahbatit.  That was much ado about a traffic jam. Nothing like the belt parkway daily grind anyway.  This was about the support people screwing up and getting caught.  Federal crime ok. But not classified info.

I'm telling ya, it's gold. Check  out the usc798 & 1924.  These are about highly classified info mishandling.  You cannot say it isn't fun to watch this pan out. Ok I get it.   Trump is not as compelling at this stage of the game at least for me.   I've watched Bernie sanders smoke clinton in a state she carried.
 and at this point it's more interesting to watch this nixonesque train wreck.

Oh yeah, a sharpening of a bet with uncle joe ready to jump in the race. Maybe.

I think we see who Barak Obama gets behind is your nominee. 8)



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 on: August 24, 2015, 10:38:20 PM 
Started by Citylaw - Last post by 🐍
you start a separate argument and then ask me to provide citations???
 ???

sometimes I forget who I am talking to here

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