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Need Motivation

Postby NU_Jet55 » Fri Apr 16, 2010 3:50 pm

Ok, so I'm taking the LSAT in June to see if I can get a significantly higher score and possibly re-apply next cycle. The trouble is that I'm having a hard time finding the motivation to spend ample time studying for it.

Any help would be hugely appreciated. Scare me if you have to. Thanks.

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Re: Need Motivation

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Re: Need Motivation

Postby NU_Jet55 » Fri Apr 16, 2010 4:10 pm

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Re: Need Motivation

Postby jlnoa0915 » Fri Apr 16, 2010 4:12 pm

NU_Jet55 wrote:Ok, so I'm taking the LSAT in June to see if I can get a significantly higher score and possibly re-apply next cycle. The trouble is that I'm having a hard time finding the motivation to spend ample time studying for it.

Any help would be hugely appreciated. Scare me if you have to. Thanks.


Motivation: There is a high correlation with scholarship money and your LSAT; if you don't want to graduate with a lot of debt prepare as much as possible.

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Re: Need Motivation

Postby bitlrc » Fri Apr 16, 2010 4:20 pm

NU_Jet55 wrote:
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Lionel Hutz: attorney at law and expert shoe repair

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Re: Need Motivation

Postby ArthurEdens » Fri Apr 16, 2010 4:23 pm

NU_Jet55 wrote:
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Isn't familiarity with Lionel Hutz a prerequisite for law school admission? Watch The Simpsons seasons 1-9 on DVD.

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Re: Need Motivation

Postby NU_Jet55 » Fri Apr 16, 2010 4:32 pm

ArthurEdens wrote:
NU_Jet55 wrote:
bitlrc wrote:--ImageRemoved--


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Isn't familiarity with Lionel Hutz a prerequisite for law school admission? Watch The Simpsons seasons 1-9 on DVD.


Gotchya. Will start June 6th.

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Re: Need Motivation

Postby NU_Jet55 » Fri Apr 16, 2010 4:41 pm

Nightrunner wrote:Motivation:

Your performance on this single exam is the difference between acceptance and rejection, the difference between scholarship and no scholarship, the difference between a career with a ceiling and a career without a ceiling.

You can choose to bust your ass - and eliminate as many mistakes, reduce as much uncertainty, as possible - and capitalize. Or, you can sit around on a fucking message board asking for us to do your willpower for you, while your competition studies. Hard.

Your call.


Will print this out and place above my desk. Anybody else have any ideas as to what else I could add?

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Re: Need Motivation

Postby doza » Fri Apr 16, 2010 7:04 pm

My biggest motivation for studying hard for the LSAT was reminding myself that no way in hell did I want to do that whole process all over again. Taking it once was enough!

That being said, do your best not to get burned out. I undoubtedly did this, and the score on the actual LSAT had dropped quite a few points from my highest diagnostic. So work hard and study hard, but also take the time to relax and have some fun in the process. :)

Good luck!

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Re: Need Motivation

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Re: Need Motivation

Postby NU_Jet55 » Mon May 03, 2010 8:28 pm

brickman wrote:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6wRkzCW5qI

get pumped.


I love you.

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Re: Need Motivation

Postby legalized » Mon May 03, 2010 10:36 pm

NU_Jet55 wrote:Ok, so I'm taking the LSAT in June to see if I can get a significantly higher score and possibly re-apply next cycle. The trouble is that I'm having a hard time finding the motivation to spend ample time studying for it.

Any help would be hugely appreciated. Scare me if you have to. Thanks.


Read through the admissions stats of the schools you REALLY WANT to get into.

Slack off a little if you must, then drink coffee and stay up to get the night's goals done. Sometimes it's more relaxing to feel free to NOT be dead on the schedule EVERY night.

Make sure you let your brain relax from the rest of your day before jumping into it. A 30 minute barrier of idleness between the end of your day and the start of your studying might help (and give the coffee time to kick in).

Psyche yourself up again by continuing to research law schools, getting in, getting through, and getting a nice life (career-wise) after getting out...there is endless amounts of relevant research to do and it all comes back down to LSAT determining the quality of ALL that afterwards.

Picture in your head how nice your ego will feel to be able to tell people you got into a good school...especially when family members start asking for the results.

Do not study in the room your computer is in. Or, use the free simulated test day recording on Steve Schwartz's lsatblog site to get in the zone.

Decide to simply say "I'm studying for the LSAT, I can't do anything until June 8" when people try to invite you places. Free your schedule up so you have nothing TO do but the LSAT studying. Turn the cable off for the month of may or unplug your tv and turn it backwards. Turn your phones OFF when it is test time so "important" calls don't ruin your attempt to simulate the testing environment.

Well goodbye for now...lol my half hour of slacking (really, letting my mind relax and get the day's events out of it) is over, and I now need to print off my scanned copy of the answer sheet and writing sample page and get busy! It's very hard sometimes to stop reading and laughing and get on it, but I have to remind myself that these people I'm on here with either already have or will get the score I need...and after they are done talking sh*t they are studying. I bought these books and I know my schedule AND I can't afford a class, I can't let this go to waste because I know what to do and how to do it.

Oh, and read all the "how I got 180" articles on this site...or the "how i got 170+" threads. If seeing real people sit down shut up and hit their books without fancy courses doesn't push you, I don't know...maybe deep down you are fine with going to a mediocre or sorry law school and only pretend to care cause the rest of us care. :)

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Re: Need Motivation

Postby Knock » Tue May 04, 2010 3:00 am

legalized wrote:
NU_Jet55 wrote:Ok, so I'm taking the LSAT in June to see if I can get a significantly higher score and possibly re-apply next cycle. The trouble is that I'm having a hard time finding the motivation to spend ample time studying for it.

Any help would be hugely appreciated. Scare me if you have to. Thanks.


Read through the admissions stats of the schools you REALLY WANT to get into.

Slack off a little if you must, then drink coffee and stay up to get the night's goals done. Sometimes it's more relaxing to feel free to NOT be dead on the schedule EVERY night.

Make sure you let your brain relax from the rest of your day before jumping into it. A 30 minute barrier of idleness between the end of your day and the start of your studying might help (and give the coffee time to kick in).

Psyche yourself up again by continuing to research law schools, getting in, getting through, and getting a nice life (career-wise) after getting out...there is endless amounts of relevant research to do and it all comes back down to LSAT determining the quality of ALL that afterwards.

Picture in your head how nice your ego will feel to be able to tell people you got into a good school...especially when family members start asking for the results.

Do not study in the room your computer is in. Or, use the free simulated test day recording on Steve Schwartz's lsatblog site to get in the zone.

Decide to simply say "I'm studying for the LSAT, I can't do anything until June 8" when people try to invite you places. Free your schedule up so you have nothing TO do but the LSAT studying. Turn the cable off for the month of may or unplug your tv and turn it backwards. Turn your phones OFF when it is test time so "important" calls don't ruin your attempt to simulate the testing environment.

Well goodbye for now...lol my half hour of slacking (really, letting my mind relax and get the day's events out of it) is over, and I now need to print off my scanned copy of the answer sheet and writing sample page and get busy! It's very hard sometimes to stop reading and laughing and get on it, but I have to remind myself that these people I'm on here with either already have or will get the score I need...and after they are done talking sh*t they are studying. I bought these books and I know my schedule AND I can't afford a class, I can't let this go to waste because I know what to do and how to do it.

Oh, and read all the "how I got 180" articles on this site...or the "how i got 170+" threads. If seeing real people sit down shut up and hit their books without fancy courses doesn't push you, I don't know...maybe deep down you are fine with going to a mediocre or sorry law school and only pretend to care cause the rest of us care. :)


You're a smart guy, with some great posts! thanks once again.

although, I have to ask, are you really printing out the writing sample page? :shock: I think that's something you should add to the list...don't waste time practicing the writing sample.

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