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"NOT to do" list for the LSAT
« on: January 29, 2007, 04:27:28 AM »
Everyone talks about what one should  do for the LSAT prep.

Do you guys have anything to say in terms of "oh! i should not have done that" ??
(i.e. inadequate studying, drank too much coffee, studied too long)

i would appreciate your comments..
That way, i can avoid that same mistake.




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Re: "NOT to do" list for the LSAT
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2007, 09:10:18 AM »
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.

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Re: "NOT to do" list for the LSAT
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2007, 09:20:17 AM »
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.

Indeed. I didn't discover LSD until after I took my LSAT and I think that was a very good thing for me.

Don't psych yourself out.

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Re: "NOT to do" list for the LSAT
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2007, 03:05:58 PM »
A pit I fell into:

If you happen to take a prep course, do not just "trust their method" and assume that it will give you results if it does not feel right to you.  If you get to the 2nd or third diagnostic and you are not seeing score improvements by doing the problems/practice assigned for the course, ditch the course homework and find a better method (like independently taking practice tests).  I didn't figure this out until the last two weeks before the test and as soon as I ditched their method and moved to something that made more sense, I started seeing a 5-10 pt swing on my practice tests. Remember, their methods are "one size fits all" and just because they have seen great success does not mean it's right for you...

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Re: "NOT to do" list for the LSAT
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2007, 07:47:56 PM »
Don't take it if you dont have a good understanding of the concepts. You know when you don't understand the LSAT well enough. Back away from the LSAC website and reschedule to a later day.
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Re: "NOT to do" list for the LSAT
« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2007, 07:52:19 PM »
When the girl next to you opens the test, reads the first question, puts down her pen, rests her head in her hands and starts sighing loudly every time you answer a question, don't look at her.  I estimate that such buffoonery is worth about 9 points.
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Re: "NOT to do" list for the LSAT
« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2007, 08:12:36 PM »
do not drink too much coffee the morning of. coffee is a diuretic.

do not forget your watch at home.
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Re: "NOT to do" list for the LSAT
« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2007, 08:32:47 PM »
do not stay at school a week after finals (4 weeks before the LSAT) and trade studying for a week of drinking, even if a slew of your friends are graduating...
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Re: "NOT to do" list for the LSAT
« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2007, 11:44:57 PM »
Do not take practice tests up until the last minute. Give yourself at least a day or two off before the big one.

Do not forgo sex the night before. Come on, we're Elaine here, not George.

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Re: "NOT to do" list for the LSAT
« Reply #9 on: January 29, 2007, 11:52:48 PM »
Yeah, I got two game sections in a row (one was a research section, or whatever they call it). Since it's my worst section, it really threw me, and I fell apart on the first game on the second one. I got it back together, but ended up making 3 mistakes on that first game. Moral: be mentally tough, expect the worst, and obviously make no assumptions about what is the experimental section.

Good luck!
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