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"NOT to do" list for the LSAT

SilentSwirl

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Re: "NOT to do" list for the LSAT
« Reply #10 on: January 29, 2007, 10:05:13 PM »
Do not hang out on this board for 2-3 weeks before the test. Everyone on here freaks out and it just adds to your anxeity.

I concur. (<~~Haha)

But really, this board is great for so many things but the week before the test you will be feeling nervous enough as it is. Everyone on here works themselves into a frenzy, plus a disproportionate number of people claim 170+ practice scores, and all of that together doesn't make it easy to walk into the test room saying, "I'm a winner!"  I wouldn't say that out loud, mind you.

One thing no one mentions: the test booklet is not made out of real paper. It's that newsprint crap that's alot thinner than what you're used to being able to erase on.

A biggie for me: (And this is a DO and not a DONT) Driving to the test center, finding a parking place, walking to the building, and finding the classroom. I am absolutely retarded with directions. Just this helped calm my nerves sooooo much!

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Re: "NOT to do" list for the LSAT
« Reply #11 on: January 29, 2007, 10:06:47 PM »
Do not give up in the middle of a section. Even if its a games section and its 15 minutes in and you can't figure out the first two games. Pull yourself together and try to answer as much as possible, cause every point counts.

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Re: "NOT to do" list for the LSAT
« Reply #12 on: January 29, 2007, 10:23:54 PM »
Do not give up in the middle of a section. Even if its a games section and its 15 minutes in and you can't figure out the first two games. Pull yourself together and try to answer as much as possible, cause every point counts.

Ooo, that's a good one, too. I had about a 8 second freak out during the games section (I hate hate HATE the games) where I really just wanted to put my head down and cry. But then I Was like are you kidding me? All that work! No EFFING WAY I'm going to give up even one measly point if I don't have to.

Re: "NOT to do" list for the LSAT
« Reply #13 on: January 30, 2007, 02:38:30 AM »
My TO "BRING" LIST


-- TIMER
-- Extra Pencils
-- sweater in case it's cold, tank top underneathe incase i get hot
-- ID
-- Admissions Ticket
-- banana and granola bar for extra boost of energy during the 10min. break
-- my mind and everything i've learned about the LSATs

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Re: "NOT to do" list for the LSAT
« Reply #14 on: January 30, 2007, 05:36:53 AM »
My TO "BRING" LIST


-- TIMER
-- Extra Pencils
-- sweater in case it's cold, tank top underneathe incase i get hot
-- ID
-- Admissions Ticket
-- banana and granola bar for extra boost of energy during the 10min. break
-- my mind and everything i've learned about the LSATs

FWIW, Under Armour Cold Gear (the compression-fit style garment) helps me stay warm while deer hunting in cold weather--it wicks sweat away from my skin to the outside of the garment, thereby preventing that clammy/cold feeling during long sits on stand.  I figure it'll be useful during the test because I'll probably be sweating up a storm!  And sitting in what may be a cold room (according to my admission ticket) won't help matters.  

I may wear a ball cap, too, to keep my body heat from escaping--IIRC, 30% of the body's heat loss is through the head.

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Re: "NOT to do" list for the LSAT
« Reply #15 on: January 30, 2007, 12:23:25 PM »
My TO "BRING" LIST


-- TIMER
-- Extra Pencils
-- sweater in case it's cold, tank top underneathe incase i get hot
-- ID
-- Admissions Ticket
-- banana and granola bar for extra boost of energy during the 10min. break
-- my mind and everything i've learned about the LSATs

Sounds good. I would add:
- Cough drops (just in case)
- Water or something to drink.
- Tylenol (just in case!!)
- Chapstick (I cant concentrate with chapped lips)
- Giant Eraser in case you make a bubbling mistake or games set-up mistake.

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Re: "NOT to do" list for the LSAT
« Reply #16 on: January 30, 2007, 03:36:28 PM »
My TO "BRING" LIST


-- TIMER
-- Extra Pencils
-- sweater in case it's cold, tank top underneathe incase i get hot
-- ID
-- Admissions Ticket
-- banana and granola bar for extra boost of energy during the 10min. break
-- my mind and everything i've learned about the LSATs

Sounds good. I would add:
- Cough drops (just in case)
- Water or something to drink.
- Tylenol (just in case!!)
- Chapstick (I cant concentrate with chapped lips)
- Giant Eraser in case you make a bubbling mistake or games set-up mistake.

DONT be a survival kit person and bring enough stuff to the test to be able to survive in  the wild for a few days


*pout* All this fit in a small purse. Except for the water bottle, which I had to sneak in under my armpit.

Re: "NOT to do" list for the LSAT
« Reply #17 on: January 30, 2007, 04:23:08 PM »
My TO "BRING" LIST


-- TIMER
-- Extra Pencils
-- sweater in case it's cold, tank top underneathe incase i get hot
-- ID
-- Admissions Ticket
-- banana and granola bar for extra boost of energy during the 10min. break
-- my mind and everything i've learned about the LSATs

Sounds good. I would add:
- Cough drops (just in case)
- Water or something to drink.
- Tylenol (just in case!!)
- Chapstick (I cant concentrate with chapped lips)
- Giant Eraser in case you make a bubbling mistake or games set-up mistake.

DONT be a survival kit person and bring enough stuff to the test to be able to survive in  the wild for a few days


*pout* All this fit in a small purse. Except for the water bottle, which I had to sneak in under my armpit.
your list of stuff wasn't bad
meant more along the lines of, you dont need to bring:

20+ pencils
an entire box of Kleenex tissues plus a pocket pack
2 big bottles of water and a bottle of gatoraide
pepto bismol and tumms
bag of granola mix, 2 bananas, 2 powerbars and a sandwich
3 erasers
4 highlighters
2 bottles of tylenol AND Advil
a map to the nearest forest ranger station.
2 timers (a digital one with the noise cord cut and an analog stopwatch in case the digital timer has too many buttons for the proctor to allow)
an all weather wardrobe so you can be comfortable in any temperature ranging from below freezing to over 100 degrees

aaaaahhhhhhahahahahahahahahah a!  hahahahahahahahahahahahaha!  you know, the first time i took the LSAT, that's exactly what the kid next to me was doing.  it was horrible.  17 pencils, 2 timers, erasers, water bottle, jacket, poooor kid started hyperventilating by the second section.

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Re: "NOT to do" list for the LSAT
« Reply #18 on: January 31, 2007, 05:53:47 PM »
Don't get caught up in improving your practice scores.  People here love to take test after test to show the slightest improvement and calm their insecurities.  Study to do well on the real test, not to do well on practice tests.  Thirty practice scores of 170 don't mean you'll score that highly on the real thing.

Re: "NOT to do" list for the LSAT
« Reply #19 on: January 31, 2007, 10:40:38 PM »
DO NOT COME DRESSED UP!!

I regularly dress up for tests. Nothing that causes discomfort. I feel I perform better wearing clothes that have a dab of formality in them. Just something about a button-up shirt making the blood flow a bit better than a Pink Floyd t-shirt, sweatpants, and flip-flops.