Need Motivation...

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Need Motivation...

Postby Confused&Pissed » Wed Apr 21, 2010 12:43 am

I have been consistently studying several hours a day for the last several months, but for the last couple of days can not find the motivation to study. I came down with a horrid cold/flu, and was drugged out in my bed for a couple of days. I'm feeling a little better, but this break in my routine has hit me hard. The rational part of mind is shouting for me to get off my ass and get to it, but my soul/body is protesting :( Has this happened to anyone? Please help?

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Re: Need Motivation...

Postby Close Diamond » Wed Apr 21, 2010 12:55 am

If you've been studying consistently for months, a little time to relax won't hurt and could actually help. If you think that taking it easy could help you from burning out I highly recommend it. You want to be fresh and eager during the month leading up to the test (I'm assuming that you're taking in June). Balance between work and relaxation is important to your mental and physical well-being, and your well-being is important to you performance on test day.

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Re: Need Motivation...

Postby Confused&Pissed » Wed Apr 21, 2010 1:29 am

Thank you. Your advice makes a lot of sense. I just finished Blueprint Movie and feel like most of the concepts have really clicked. I didn't know I was burned out, until I came up for air :?

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Re: Need Motivation...

Postby lsatextreme » Wed Apr 21, 2010 1:53 am

did you finish the June Blueprint movie course already?? Wow that was fast...

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Re: Need Motivation...

Postby coulduhelpplz » Wed Apr 21, 2010 2:00 am

This taken from the thread on SCOTUS clerks from the t14, years 2008-2010:

existenz wrote:Not surprising since 8 of the 9 justices went to Yale or Harvard (Justice Stevens, now retiring, went to Northwestern. I think those justices look out for their alma mater so Y and H are ridiculously over-represented.

Stuff like this just shows how determinative the LSAT is. High LSAT --> HYS --> Clerkship --> Easy Street. Bomb the LSAT and you might as well just forget about it. /self.


I'm not sure if it's real motivation, but it is super important to realize how key the LSAT is.

Go.

Do.

It.

(Really, go study more.)

Actually, when I had something like this happen, I got back into the game by redoing some things I had already done. My weak spot was LG, so I redid a few LG sections. It wasn't too much for my brain, it was sort of fun to remember stuff and plow through the sections. Might help you.

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Re: Need Motivation...

Postby Confused&Pissed » Wed Apr 21, 2010 2:44 am

I put myself on a 5 week schedule for BP-Movie so I would have enough time to take actual PT's. I did not do many PT's during the course, but completed the homework in one sitting so I got used to concentrating for long periods of time.


Tomorrow I will sit down and study, even if I have to cry throughout the process. Ty for the motivation guys :) My GPA isn't as strong as I would like, so I need to kick ass on this test :D

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Re: Need Motivation...

Postby romothesavior » Wed Apr 21, 2010 2:58 am

A little break won't hurt you, and it may in fact be beneficial.

But if you really need motivation, I think TLS is a great place to start. Go read some of the profiles of your top choices, and that should get you jazzed up about law school and make you realize the hard work you'll have to put in to get where you want to be.

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Re: Need Motivation...

Postby Ragged » Wed Apr 21, 2010 2:59 am

"You came here looking for a land of opportunity and this is the knock of that opportunity. Tomorrow's your last day at Initech. You have two options: unemployment or early retirement. What's it gonna be?"

~Peter from Office Space.

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Re: Need Motivation...

Postby makingwaves » Wed Apr 21, 2010 12:48 pm

lsatextreme wrote:did you finish the June Blueprint movie course already?? Wow that was fast...



Seriously, i'm only halfway through.

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Re: Need Motivation...

Postby MSachmorov » Wed Apr 21, 2010 12:49 pm

Watch Some Rocky and/or The Karate Kid!
Always works for me! Good luck!

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Re: Need Motivation...

Postby waxloaf » Wed Apr 21, 2010 12:55 pm

if you have a low gpa, think about how one test can turn around your admissions outlook and make up for four years of slacking/fun.

crush it.

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Re: Need Motivation...

Postby PadawanLaw » Wed Apr 21, 2010 1:14 pm

waxloaf wrote:if you have a low gpa, think about how one test can turn around your admissions outlook and make up for four years of slacking/fun.

crush it.


I'm going to put this on my wall, ha.

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Re: Need Motivation...

Postby Confused&Pissed » Sat Apr 24, 2010 2:43 am

Just took a PT after my little hiatus...174 :) You guys were right, ty for the help.

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Re: Need Motivation...

Postby Mr. Smith » Sat Apr 24, 2010 12:02 pm

Confused&Pissed wrote:Just took a PT after my little hiatus...174 :) You guys were right, ty for the help.


Awesome and congrats!

I frequently had to schedule "off-time" from the LSAT and would watch Office reruns. I felt kind of guilty, but you need time off to re-energize sometimes.




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