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Work Ethic
« on: June 09, 2006, 04:33:01 PM »
Ok, I hate to admit it, but I think I have a terrible work ethic.  Either that, or my ADD is getting the best of me.  The only time I can concentrate is when I'm reading.  That's it.  I barely get anything done at work, unless I put my full concentration into it.  On the other hand, I'll do schoolwork for days on end with little problem.  Is this gonna be a problem when I start LS?  I'm trying to work towards making 45 minutes of every hour productive, but I get bored soooo easily when I'm not reading.

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« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2006, 05:07:58 PM »
Thinking postitively : To my understanding, LS is all about the reading-for the most part.  I think you'll be fine   :) ;).  I think  (now  mind you, I 'm a 0L) that especially in the first semester you'll be all geeked up about actually being there (at least I will  ;) ) and you will automatically put your full concentration in it.   

How are you with conversations/asking questions verbally?  I've been bugging every current/former LS student that I know with a whole heap of questions about LS on a variety of topics for the past few months.  The consensus: its all about what the prof wants & knowing how to write the exam.  Both of which involve you going to the the professor during office hours & asking what he/she wants. 

Perhaps you are just feeling burnout from your job (like I was/am!  :D )   

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« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2006, 05:31:08 PM »
I recommend reading anything you can get your hands on especially books on topics you enjoy reading. This will eventually galvanize your attention and interest levels eventually towards the right direction.  Take this opportunity to start now before LS starts.

Not to simplify the matter, but with all things considered, I'd say the Brain is just like any muscle in the body.  If you keep working it out, you'll see positive results.

I can attest to this given the days of my LSAT studying.  After a 5 year hiatus with reading and test taking, the first month of LSAT studying were morbid.  I had to reread passages a half dozen times to grasp the argument. After three months of intense "no pain no gain" hardcore studying, I was absorbing the reasoning section like a sponge, hardly ever having to reread the passages...

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« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2006, 05:49:54 PM »
I recommend reading anything you can get your hands on especially books on topics you enjoy reading. This will eventually galvanize your attention and interest levels eventually towards the right direction.  Take this opportunity to start now before LS starts.

Not to simplify the matter, but with all things considered, I'd say the Brain is just like any muscle in the body.  If you keep working it out, you'll see positive results.

I can attest to this given the days of my LSAT studying.  After a 5 year hiatus with reading and test taking, the first month of LSAT studying were morbid.  I had to reread passages a half dozen times to grasp the argument. After three months of intense "no pain no gain" hardcore studying, I was absorbing the reasoning section like a sponge, hardly ever having to reread the passages...

I agree esp. w/ the last part (my brain was totally fried when I took the LSAT after studying for finals and whatnot) but, it seems to be the prevailing opinion to not go too hard on the studying/reading during the summer.  So I say read- but light reading.  Everybody keeps telling me to spend as much time outdoors and having fun until LS starts so that I can really give it my all w/o any regrets about not hanging out when I had the chance.     

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« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2006, 05:57:41 PM »
I recommend reading anything you can get your hands on especially books on topics you enjoy reading. This will eventually galvanize your attention and interest levels eventually towards the right direction.  Take this opportunity to start now before LS starts.

Not to simplify the matter, but with all things considered, I'd say the Brain is just like any muscle in the body.  If you keep working it out, you'll see positive results.

I can attest to this given the days of my LSAT studying.  After a 5 year hiatus with reading and test taking, the first month of LSAT studying were morbid.  I had to reread passages a half dozen times to grasp the argument. After three months of intense "no pain no gain" hardcore studying, I was absorbing the reasoning section like a sponge, hardly ever having to reread the passages...

I agree esp. w/ the last part (my brain was totally fried when I took the LSAT after studying for finals and whatnot) but, it seems to be the prevailing opinion to not go too hard on the studying/reading during the summer.  So I say read- but light reading.  Everybody keeps telling me to spend as much time outdoors and having fun until LS starts so that I can really give it my all w/o any regrets about not hanging out when I had the chance.     

I wish I had the luxury of having immense free time to trot around the house basking in the delights of a work free summer...tis a cruel world.

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Re: Work Ethic
« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2006, 05:58:03 PM »
I'm 1/2 retarded anyway so my work ethic comes and goes

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« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2006, 07:47:13 PM »
heres all you need to know about work

if you do it all well, and on time, your reward is more work

MAYBE a 3% raise whcih they gush when they give you.

when i got to the point that i just didnt care, i got bigger raises and commendations.

its totally backwards, so screw the man first, cause he is definatly out to screew you!

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« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2006, 07:38:35 AM »
I recommend reading anything you can get your hands on especially books on topics you enjoy reading. This will eventually galvanize your attention and interest levels eventually towards the right direction.  Take this opportunity to start now before LS starts.

Not to simplify the matter, but with all things considered, I'd say the Brain is just like any muscle in the body.  If you keep working it out, you'll see positive results.

I can attest to this given the days of my LSAT studying.  After a 5 year hiatus with reading and test taking, the first month of LSAT studying were morbid.  I had to reread passages a half dozen times to grasp the argument. After three months of intense "no pain no gain" hardcore studying, I was absorbing the reasoning section like a sponge, hardly ever having to reread the passages...

I agree esp. w/ the last part (my brain was totally fried when I took the LSAT after studying for finals and whatnot) but, it seems to be the prevailing opinion to not go too hard on the studying/reading during the summer.  So I say read- but light reading.  Everybody keeps telling me to spend as much time outdoors and having fun until LS starts so that I can really give it my all w/o any regrets about not hanging out when I had the chance.     

I wish I had the luxury of having immense free time to trot around the house basking in the delights of a work free summer...tis a cruel world.

Me 2!  I was working 2 jobs  ::)  now I'm working 1 but about to take on another  :o!   But both jobs will be flexible enuf so I can devote some serious time to just hanging out this summer!!  ;D