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"What if" thinking

"What if" thinking
« on: October 19, 2005, 08:12:09 PM »
During the LSAT prep experience, I THOUGHT my logical reasoning skills had improved exponentially. I even started to see myself as a pretty rational guy. Boy, was I wrong. Lately, for instance, as I have thought more about my score...well, I have pretty much become the poster boy for irrationality! My thoughts have bounced back and forth between extremes: at times I am excessively optimistic, while at others I adopt a "worst case scenario" brand of driving myself nuts. I often ponder "what if" I marked the answer choices other than as I had intended, or if I was too anxious on test day, or if I may have been going to fast. I guess my score should fall somewhere within my practice range, but right now I am hell-bent on making myself crazy. So,  despite reasonable considerations like "averages" or amount of "practice," I am SURE I got a 140. Who needs empirical evidence or sound reasoning? I have more than enough superstition and ambien to get me at least through saturday.

Anybody else having these feelings of impending disaster, or that a crappy score might be the final blow to your sanity?