whitman wrote:Dr. Strangelove,
I think your addiction to neurotica is something to keep an eye on. As I prepared for the LSAT, I, too, found myself obsessively reading these boards and plugging various LSATs into law school predictor, and asking people what my chances were, etc, but really, all it does is provide you with an easy excuse to avoid studying for a time. It's one of those excuses that you can justify to yourself, even, but in honest moments you'll realize that your neurotic posting and obsessing isn't just counterproductive - it's even a little bit shameful.
I recommend you do two things: 1) keep studying and taking practice tests 2) don't think about this shit when you're not studying or taking practice tests; do something else. Play guitar or go out to bars or something. Don't get sucked in.
For what it's worth, my practice tests leading up to the real thing were: 172, 173, 176, 173, 177, 174, 176. I got a 172. I probably would have done better if I hadn't fucked around on the internet so much.
if you call dicking around on the internet shameful, you and me lead wildly different lives lol i've got to save "shameful" for more egregious behavior than trolling the interwob. but i get ur point, and OP should definitely maintain sanity by not dropping entirely out of whatever his relaxation routine is.
also, OP, be afraid of test-day drop. be very very afraid. i was PTing through the roof in the month before the test, and also ended up with a 172. that had happened to me before though (and worse), and for me it was a "games" issue, which section some folks find to be more touch and go no matter how much prep they do. so maybe that's just me and you'll be fine.
also, was there something in your posts about where you would want to practice? As someone who attends Cornell, and does not care to get into a conversation about its merits as an institution (or lack thereof), i am just thinking that if the choice were between, say, northwestern and cornell, i would think the decision would turn on two things: $$ and where you want to work.
or do we think here that NU is better than cornell even for new york?