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Are you taking a "drug" to help prepare for the LSAT?

Adderall
 8 (14.8%)
Ritalin
 0 (0%)
Caffeine pills
 3 (5.6%)
Coffee, diet coke, etc.
 19 (35.2%)
No drugs for me!
 24 (44.4%)

Total Members Voted: 43

Author Topic: Amphetamines for the LSAT  (Read 3060 times)

Blonde Girl

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Amphetamines for the LSAT
« on: June 05, 2005, 12:59:26 PM »
I just watched Primetime a few days ago and they had this special on how amphetamines are increasing among students. 

I personally know 5 people who are taking (or did) take them while preparing for the LSAT or are taking them now while in law school.

I just think this upper advantage over the rest of us is very unfair!   >:(

jpo53

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Re: Amphetamines for the LSAT
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2005, 01:01:56 PM »
I'll be drinking a lot of coffee. 

Blonde Girl

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Re: Amphetamines for the LSAT
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2005, 01:03:07 PM »
Be careful. You might be having to make quite a few bathroom trips!

I'll be drinking a lot of coffee. 

Blonde Girl

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Re: Amphetamines for the LSAT
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2005, 01:09:12 PM »
Thanks Dr. Liz!  You can always fall back on another profession!

Actually, amphetamines and similar drugs are ineffective for focus and concentration unless the user has a genuine brain chemistry based attention span disorder. In fact, one gets slowed down if they are "normal." What it will do is wake the person up if they are sleep or unrested. But that may not improve their score much.

If a student is seeing a dramatic improvement in their focus and resulting LSAT score, they may have an undiagnosed chemical imbalance.

jpo53

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Re: Amphetamines for the LSAT
« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2005, 01:11:30 PM »
As a college rower who woke up at 5 am for the last 4 years, I am well-aware of the risks and benefits of coffee.  Venti from Starbucks, about 90 minutes before test time, and I'll be set :)

Blonde Girl

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Re: Amphetamines for the LSAT
« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2005, 01:14:51 PM »
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There's no poll response option for Diet Coke?

Blonde Girl

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Re: Amphetamines for the LSAT
« Reply #6 on: June 05, 2005, 01:15:47 PM »
I just fixed it.

There's no poll response option for Diet Coke?

jpo53

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Re: Amphetamines for the LSAT
« Reply #7 on: June 05, 2005, 01:16:50 PM »
I have a friend who just returned from a semester studying abroad in Spain, and apparently in their "food pyramid", they recommend 3 cups of coffee AND 3 cups of tea, daily.  

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Re: Amphetamines for the LSAT
« Reply #8 on: June 05, 2005, 01:45:38 PM »
Is nobody talking about crystal meth in here yet?  I hear it does wonders for LSAT scores.

Blonde Girl

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Re: Amphetamines for the LSAT
« Reply #9 on: June 05, 2005, 01:54:58 PM »
Count me in! :)

Is nobody talking about crystal meth in here yet? I hear it does wonders for LSAT scores.

I'd do anything for a 175.