Warming up

FlamingCow
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Warming up

Postby FlamingCow » Wed May 05, 2010 6:16 pm

Do you any of you guys have trouble getting into the swing of things when you sit down for a practice test? I've been noticing that lately, especially during my test today. I could not, for the life of me, focus on the first section of the test this morning. I ran out of time on the last question, and I never run out of time on logical reasoning sections.

Thing is, I even warmed up a bit this morning, reviewing my notes from the last few practice tests, reviewing a couple sections of the logical reasoning bible, etc, and I was still rereading stimuli far more than I would ever want to.

Anyone have tips, or care to commiserate?

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PlugInBaby
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Re: Warming up

Postby PlugInBaby » Wed May 05, 2010 8:26 pm

Personally I was always a rhythmic test taker. Just going with the beat of a song that enters my cerebral shuffles gets me going and keeps me on a smooth pace.

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Re: Warming up

Postby legalized » Wed May 05, 2010 9:41 pm

FlamingCow wrote:Do you any of you guys have trouble getting into the swing of things when you sit down for a practice test? I've been noticing that lately, especially during my test today. I could not, for the life of me, focus on the first section of the test this morning. I ran out of time on the last question, and I never run out of time on logical reasoning sections.

Thing is, I even warmed up a bit this morning, reviewing my notes from the last few practice tests, reviewing a couple sections of the logical reasoning bible, etc, and I was still rereading stimuli far more than I would ever want to.

Anyone have tips, or care to commiserate?


Life these days teaches us to multitask and do only what feels good. LSAT is all about the total opposite...sitting still shutting up and grinding out the results.

It's hard sometimes when we could be facebooking or TLSing instead.

Try relaxing your mind by doing something mindless immediately before...then whisper the reading to yourself and follow along with your finger (or follow your finger as it leads you through). Force your brain to visualize what you are reading and the relationships and faults between the beginning, the supporting details, and the conclusion.

I catch myself zoning out of the LSAT sometimes and have to force my brain to snap back into it.

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Knock
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Re: Warming up

Postby Knock » Wed May 05, 2010 11:24 pm

Don't be afraid to stretch for a moment and take a deep breath to give yourself a micro-break, but then make sure to regroup and come back it 100% focused again.




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