By Ana | May 7, 2012
I am taking the LSAT on June 11. This is exactly five weeks from today. I am currently set for “panic mode” for the next five weeks.It’s not for lack of studying. I study six days a week with an online course with Kaplan. I have online lessons, a myriad of workbooks, and even homework. I also have online access to about a zillion questions from previous LSATs, which is pretty cool.
But that’s where the nice little “I-am-going-to-be-so-prepared” feeling ends. This is time consuming. And there is SO MUCH material. And it’s not always easy. I sleep…let’s just say, much less than usual. My Keurig coffee maker and I have reignited our love affair from way back in the old chemistry days. We’re basically inseparable. It may be the most functional relationship I’ve ever had. It just GETS me.
To be sure, this is a daunting test. I should know, I see old test questions every day, and I’ve taken two full-legnth practice tests. But I’m pretty darn scary when I want to be, too. And so to you, LSAT, I say: I WILL OWN YOU.
Lesson after lesson, practice test after practice test, and question set after question set, I have discovered something. Not about the test, but about myself: I actually like this.
And this is a huge relief. When I decided to switch to Pre-Law, I was going out on a limb. My family was a combination of mildly supportive and mildly concerned. I don’t think anyone thought I knew what I wanted to do, and that I’d change my mind in a month. But I haven’t. And I DID know what I want; I still do. It may have been a little vague at the beginning, but it’s clearing up now. Seeing that I like this type of thinking (logic, logic games, logic, reasoning, and did I mention logic?) and learning that’s necessary for my future career is a great comfort. I needed to know that I could have faith in trusting my gut.
Hopefully, I can remember to trust my gut in five weeks on Test Day when I can’t decide between two answer choices. And hopefully, I can remember to breathe.
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