Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

I'm taking the LSAT tomorrow!

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » The DU Lounge Donate to DU
 
eyesroll Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:32 AM
Original message
I'm taking the LSAT tomorrow!
Edited on Fri Sep-30-05 07:38 AM by eyesroll
Wish me luck!

Oh, and on edit: If I attend law school locally, I will be matriculating in Sensenbrenner Hall!

(Named after F. Jim's grandfather, a benefactor.)
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:35 AM
Response to Original message
1. Good luck!
I'm enrolling in a paralegal course myself. Two more DUers on the right side of the law perhaps!
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
eyesroll Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:37 AM
Response to Reply #1
2. Cool. Best of luck to you, too!
I'm seriously thinking about studying Constitutional law. Witnessing some mangling of it here yesterday just cemented that a little further...
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:39 AM
Response to Reply #2
4. I'm also taking the advanced course if I can.
The first two classes will be advanced legal research and constitutional law. If I have trouble getting a job in the field, I'm going to volunteer for the Texas Civil Rights Project.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Heidi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:40 AM
Response to Reply #4
5. Good vibes to you, too, GOPisEvil.
You'll be an asset to justice, my friend. :loveya: :hug:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 12:42 PM
Response to Reply #5
22. Thank you!
I'm a lilttle :scared:, but really :bounce: too!

:hug:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DeposeTheBoyKing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 08:42 AM
Response to Reply #1
7. Excellent! You'll be great at that!
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 12:43 PM
Response to Reply #7
23. Oh thanks!
I'll let you know when I graduate. :D
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Heidi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:39 AM
Response to Original message
3. Sending you good vibes!
You'll do fine. :thumbsup:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DeposeTheBoyKing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 08:41 AM
Response to Original message
6. Best of luck!
You've probably read all this already, but here are some tips that helped me. Eat a good breakfast tomorrow morning. Read something before the exam to get your brain in gear. Wear layered clothing in case the testing room is too hot or cold. Take snacks to eat at breaks.

Answer all the questions; don't skip any! Play to your strengths (I sucked at logic games, but kicked butt on reading comp and the writing sample).

Don't listen to ANYONE outside the exam room. Take your iPod or whatever and do your own thing. You'll find this technique very helpful during law school exam periods, as well; there are always obnoxious classmates who want to do thorough postmortems on the exam when it's too late to do anything about it!

Best of luck - you'll do great! :thumbsup: :hi:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
eyesroll Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 09:02 AM
Response to Reply #6
10. Thanks for the tips!
I got to know and love logic games -- I tested a 7/24 on the first try, but am up to 18-22, especially when "beads on a string," "roads connecting villages" or "books on two shelves" show up. (Not so much for the "if A, then B" ones.) I'm not too worried about the writing sample, as I write for a living, can do so coherently during a time crunch, and it's not scored anyway.

I've taken practice sections in horrible conditions -- including in my BF's poorly lit bedroom, while his daughter howled (didn't want to go to sleep) in the next room; on a train; with my parrots squawking non-stop; and in dead, brightly-lit silence.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Magrittes Pipe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 08:46 AM
Response to Original message
8. Heh. Sensenbrenner Hall.
Good luck, you. :hug:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
tigereye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 09:01 AM
Response to Original message
9. uh
knock those questions dead, eyesroll!

best of luck.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
tazkcmo Donating Member (668 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 09:04 AM
Response to Original message
11. How do you spell elsaaat?
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
prolesunited Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 09:27 AM
Response to Original message
12. Luck has nothing to do with it
You'll do great!

See you on the 16th.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
XNASA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 09:34 AM
Response to Original message
13. Sensenbrenner Hall? Is that in Brazil someplace?
Cause all the kool kids are headed to Brazil. That's what I've heard.

(BTW- Good Luck!!!)
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Nikia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 09:54 AM
Response to Original message
14. I hope that you do well
Congrats on taking that step towards your legal career.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
huskerlaw Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 10:04 AM
Response to Original message
15. Good luck!!
Wow...the LSAT...I remember those days! ;)

I'm sure you'll do fine, so I'll also wish you Good Luck in law school! :toast:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
dolo amber Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 10:07 AM
Response to Original message
16. Good luck, sparkles!!
If all else fails, take along some snickerdoodles as bribes. ;)

:hi:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
eyesroll Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 10:53 AM
Response to Reply #16
17. Sadly, no food in the test room.
I get to get fingerprinted, though! (Well, thumbprinted...)
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 10:57 AM
Response to Original message
18. Good luck!
:hi:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Shine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 11:06 AM
Response to Original message
19. I wish you Confidence, Clarity, Eloquence and Success, eyesroll
Be Brilliant!! And keep us posted on how it goes for you.

:yourock:

~Shine

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
dpbrown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 11:48 AM
Response to Original message
20. And you'll get diploma privilege
So no nasty bar exam for you, missy!
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
eyesroll Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 11:53 AM
Response to Reply #20
21. My sister's boyfriend said she wouldn't see him for the two months
leading up to it, because he'll be spending all of his not-at-work time preparing. (I think it's less that he needs all of his out-of-work tiem to prepare, and more that he's a Top 10 law grad and doesn't want to be embarassed about not passing.)

Diploma privilege is a good thing.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
dpbrown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 02:30 PM
Response to Reply #21
26. Not only that, but you can party your way through law school
And come out the other end a Wisconsin lawyer!
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
AllegroRondo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 01:04 PM
Response to Original message
24. When in doubt, the answer is 'C'
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Dark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 01:06 PM
Response to Original message
25. Matriculating?! You're going to grow hair on your hands if you do that.n/t
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
LSK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 02:32 PM
Response to Original message
27. good luck!!!
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
philosophie_en_rose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 02:54 PM
Response to Original message
28. Get a lot of rest.
And bring a lot of extra pencils and good erasers.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
eyesroll Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 03:25 PM
Response to Reply #28
31. Got that!
And tonight, I'm staying in my place (and my upstairs neighbors have assured me they'll go somewhere else if they need to be loud) instead of staying with my BF, with whom I can normally sleep very soundly, but he has his daughter tonight. She's 3 and it's a crapshoot whether she sleeps through the night in her own bed or wakes up crying every hour.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
sbj405 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 03:01 PM
Response to Original message
29. Good Luck and a question
I am thinking about taking it. Did you take a course to prepare? If so, was it worth it?
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
eyesroll Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 03:22 PM
Response to Reply #29
30. I didn't take a course -- I just looked at a couple of books
We'll see if I should have taken the course...but I figure I learn well on my own, and my first practice score was decent enough to get me in where I want to go.

The best thing to do, from what everyone says, is take as many sample tests as possible, because your comfort level with the format, your speed and your ability to recognize the test writers' patterns will help more than anything.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Tue Oct 21st 2014, 11:52 AM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » The DU Lounge Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC