Thinking About Taking a Gap Year

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Thinking About Taking a Gap Year

Postby YAPAlex » Sun Sep 17, 2017 4:14 pm

So, I'm 19 about to be 20 in a couple days, planning on taking the LSAT in Dec.

I find myself struggling with my coursework (I'm a senior at university) and studying for the LSAT. I have good grades at the moment, all A's, but man is it time consuming and stressful trying to balance that and an LSAT score.

I have been thinking about taking a year off to really study over the summer and kill the September 2018 LSAT. But would that be the right choice to take a gap year? What would I do? I'd be graduating with a (IMO) useless English Degree, and I haven't been really "searching" for jobs since I plan on going to law school.

Would I just lay around and hangout with family and friends?

Help please? Lol Any suggestions or experiences?

Thank you!

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Re: Thinking About Taking a Gap Year

Postby chargers21 » Sun Sep 17, 2017 4:31 pm

You're really young anyways, so I would 100% recommend a gap year. Indeed has a boatload of jobs, search around and I'm sure some sort of entry level job near you will be at least suitable to your expertise and interests

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Re: Thinking About Taking a Gap Year

Postby Mikey » Sun Sep 17, 2017 9:06 pm

yeah take a gap year. study for the LSAT once you graduate and have a bit more time on your hands. get a job or do an internship or some volunteer work in something that interests you (besides something law related). basically just study and do something else too. or there is always doing nothing besides studying if you have that luxury, I guess but that would be boring as shit (trust me, I know)

best of luck!

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Re: Thinking About Taking a Gap Year

Postby MrAdultman » Mon Sep 18, 2017 4:14 am

Take a year (or more) off. Find a job you find interesting. You could always look for a legal assistant position or a copy editing job as well.

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Re: Thinking About Taking a Gap Year

Postby NotSkadden » Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:57 am

Take a gap year; you'll thank us later.

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Re: Thinking About Taking a Gap Year

Postby rachelac » Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:17 am

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Re: Thinking About Taking a Gap Year

Postby mickey_mouse » Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:46 am

If you're 19 (going on 20), can you still change your major? Or at least take some programming classes or learn some other easily marketable skill? On Upwork, there are even a lot of jobs for copy editing, writing, etc. that would put your English degree to use.

Gap year recommended.

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Re: Thinking About Taking a Gap Year

Postby chargers21 » Mon Sep 18, 2017 11:19 am

mickey_mouse wrote:If you're 19 (going on 20), can you still change your major? Or at least take some programming classes or learn some other easily marketable skill? On Upwork, there are even a lot of jobs for copy editing, writing, etc. that would put your English degree to use.

Gap year recommended.

No reason to take classes that might hurt the gpa if law school is the ultimate goal.



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