Well, I worked my ass off on the LSAT. I moved up 8 points from my first cold diagnostic (167), basically by practicing, practicing, practicing. From september to October 4, I really didn't have much of a life outside the lsat, school, and my girlfriend.
With the grades, I don't really know what to say. I started out my first semester with all A's and one A-, and after that, I felt I had an obligation not to mess that up
. I do more work than a lot of people, and less work than a lot of people. I'm not in any clubs or anything like that, so I guess that gives me more time, but I've also had to help care for sick family members, and deal with my own disability, so I think that evens out. My hardest semester was when I had mono for 4 months, which made doing my work VERY tough, but other than that, I don't think it's been to bad. I really enjoy my major (philosophy, w/law concentration), so that helps.