on the lighter side of the LSAT, what should we eat?

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Re: on the lighter side of the LSAT, what should we eat?

Postby Dany » Tue May 31, 2011 12:47 am

If you can't make it an afternoon without your cellphone I worry about you.

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Re: on the lighter side of the LSAT, what should we eat?

Postby bartleby » Tue May 31, 2011 12:50 am

clif bars are super solid. i loved juicey juice grape juice too. like the containers you used to drink for lunch in elementary school. just happy shit for an otherwise scary day.

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Re: on the lighter side of the LSAT, what should we eat?

Postby coldshoulder » Tue May 31, 2011 1:00 am

Just turn it off and hand it to them, they'll keep it til the end of the test.

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Re: on the lighter side of the LSAT, what should we eat?

Postby Jeffort » Tue May 31, 2011 1:11 am

coldshoulder wrote:Just turn it off and hand it to them, they'll keep it til the end of the test.


And most likely write up a misconduct report too.

It only takes a few minutes to read this, please do so:
http://www.lsac.org/JD/LSAT/day-of-test.asp

They are not guidelines or suggestions, they are the rules, it's not hard to follow them to take and survive a 3.5 hour pencil and paper test.

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Re: on the lighter side of the LSAT, what should we eat?

Postby gbpackerbacker » Tue May 31, 2011 1:28 am

PSUdevon wrote:
gbpackerbacker wrote:Fill your one gallon ziplock with Cocoa Pebbles, pencils, erasers, watch, and one of those small paper cartons of milk. During the break just pour milk into bag with all of the "fixings." Enjoy.


We should take out the pencils, erasers, and watch first, right?


Haha no, that's the point.

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Re: on the lighter side of the LSAT, what should we eat?

Postby YaSvoboden » Tue May 31, 2011 1:56 am

You could try this.

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Re: on the lighter side of the LSAT, what should we eat?

Postby Eugenie Danglars » Tue May 31, 2011 2:10 am

I had to take the test at a city beyond public transit when I didn't have a car. I just told my ride to meet me at a time well after we'd be done- no cell required.

It's a little unnerving to be out of contact, but you can always bring some quarters. Most places still have pay phones.

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Re: on the lighter side of the LSAT, what should we eat?

Postby GoldenGloves » Tue May 31, 2011 7:42 am

Borhas wrote:
simple carbs=drowsy

complex carbs + protein= light bulbs


TITCR.

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Re: on the lighter side of the LSAT, what should we eat?

Postby maxpower430 » Tue May 31, 2011 9:50 am

Cupidity wrote:
PSUdevon wrote:
Cupidity wrote:Skip breakfast. Hunger improves memory. I'm not even joking, I did this for the SAT, college finals, LSAT and now Law School Exams, and it has consistently worked for me.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2063745/


The issue isn't really memory. You should have diagramming and terms down by now, and if not, forgoing the bagel won't help you much. But I'd bet hunger doesn't help focus, if your stomach starts grumbling around Section 3, and it's all about reading closely.


*Fixed to memory & cognition. It actually helps your thinking in general. Check out the study, it's legit. This is the animal study, I can't find the human companion right now, but I have seen it, same results.

"Horvath says ghrelin represents a primitive system in which a gut hormone acts directly on the higher brain to change synaptic plasticity, and affect cognition. 'If you are hungry, you need to be alert and aware of your environment,' for example to help in finding the next meal. "


there is definitely something to this, as i've been doing intermittent fasting lately and i've noticed that i have a lot more energy in the morning when i skip breakfast. that being said, for me it took a little while to adjust to, and the noon start date makes it a little less advisable i think. if it were the 9 am test where you could realistically begin at 10-1030 skipping bfast would be fine, but i'd be worried about starting at 130 with no food. however, i haven't really had a chance to do fasted pts (job means most of my pts are late afternoon), but i think with a solid meal and healthy snack i should be fine, along with coffee and adrenaline haha.

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Re: on the lighter side of the LSAT, what should we eat?

Postby AntipodeanPhil » Tue May 31, 2011 10:18 am

LSAC wrote:"Items Prohibited at the Test Center

You may not bring into the testing center any of the following:

* electronic timers of any kind
* digital watches, alarm watches, beeping watches, calculator watches
* cell phones, pay phones, beepers, pagers, personal digital assistants (PDAs)
* personal computers
* calculators
* photographic or recording devices
* listening devices
* headsets, iPods, or other media players
* books, dictionaries, papers of any kind
* rulers, slide rules, compasses
* mechanical pencils
* briefcases, handbags, backpacks
* earplugs
* hats/hoods (except religious apparel) may not be worn on the head
* weapons or firearms"

I love that they list "pay phones" in addition to cell phones. Since pay phones are usually attached to wall (or floor), I'm guessing it would be hard to get one inside the room.

And if I cared less, I would take my work laptop, just to get in an argument with them ("this isn't my personal computer, it's owned by the company I work for").

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Re: on the lighter side of the LSAT, what should we eat?

Postby Jeffort » Tue May 31, 2011 11:03 am

AntipodeanPhil wrote:I love that they list "pay phones" in addition to cell phones. Since pay phones are usually attached to wall (or floor), I'm guessing it would be hard to get one inside the room.



:D

I've been laughing that payphones got listed as something you are not allowed to carry in.

I tried to look for a good pic on the web and this is the best I found: (I looked for a pic of somebody carrying a payphone booth)

--ImageRemoved--

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Re: on the lighter side of the LSAT, what should we eat?

Postby paratactical » Tue May 31, 2011 12:02 pm

Quan292 wrote:
Dany wrote:
Quan292 wrote:so this no cell phone/ digital watch thing is pretty serious or could I just put them both on silent and call it a day?

Why in god's name would you risk it? You never know if you'll have a strict proctor or get caught. Analog watch and leave the cell phone in the car.


See thats the thing I live in nyc and will be taking the test inside of a different borough and will be taking the bus which will be about an hr commute. I won't risk it but I'm not to keen on being in that position.

I took the test in NYC and everyone who tried to get in with a cellphone was told to figure out something to do with it, because they couldn't bring them into the building and if the proctors had to hold on to them, they were getting notes in their file. This led to people frantically trying to find places to hide their phones outside the buildling. Not worth it.

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Re: on the lighter side of the LSAT, what should we eat?

Postby Jeffort » Tue May 31, 2011 5:24 pm

paratactical wrote:
Quan292 wrote:
Dany wrote:
Quan292 wrote:so this no cell phone/ digital watch thing is pretty serious or could I just put them both on silent and call it a day?

Why in god's name would you risk it? You never know if you'll have a strict proctor or get caught. Analog watch and leave the cell phone in the car.


See thats the thing I live in nyc and will be taking the test inside of a different borough and will be taking the bus which will be about an hr commute. I won't risk it but I'm not to keen on being in that position.

I took the test in NYC and everyone who tried to get in with a cellphone was told to figure out something to do with it, because they couldn't bring them into the building and if the proctors had to hold on to them, they were getting notes in their file. This led to people frantically trying to find places to hide their phones outside the buildling. Not worth it.


*note to self: easter egg style find free iphones in the bushes hunt begins in NYC next Monday at 1 p.m.

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Re: on the lighter side of the LSAT, what should we eat?

Postby incompetentia » Tue May 31, 2011 5:44 pm

Jeffort wrote:
*note to self: easter egg style find free iphones in the bushes hunt begins in NYC next Monday at 1 p.m.

Well, I am going to need some extra walkaround money for CoL in NY next year...

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Re: on the lighter side of the LSAT, what should we eat?

Postby Cartman » Wed Jun 01, 2011 1:23 am

Cupidity wrote:
PSUdevon wrote:
Cupidity wrote:Skip breakfast. Hunger improves memory. I'm not even joking, I did this for the SAT, college finals, LSAT and now Law School Exams, and it has consistently worked for me.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2063745/


The issue isn't really memory. You should have diagramming and terms down by now, and if not, forgoing the bagel won't help you much. But I'd bet hunger doesn't help focus, if your stomach starts grumbling around Section 3, and it's all about reading closely.


*Fixed to memory & cognition. It actually helps your thinking in general. Check out the study, it's legit. This is the animal study, I can't find the human companion right now, but I have seen it, same results.

"Horvath says ghrelin represents a primitive system in which a gut hormone acts directly on the higher brain to change synaptic plasticity, and affect cognition. 'If you are hungry, you need to be alert and aware of your environment,' for example to help in finding the next meal. "


Echoing a previous comment in here, I could see this being a useful strategy for 3 out of the 4 tests during the year, but the June start timing of the afternoon makes this probably not very feasible. I could see skipping breakfast for the morning test being possible (if the study is proven true and is relevant to humans as well) but for the afternoon test it's probably a bad idea. By the time you got to taking the test the hunger would probably have gotten past the point of being useful.

That being said, I plan to have a light to medium sized breakfast and maybe a very small snack before I go in, so I'd imagine that I'd be on the slightly hungrier side. I certainly don't want to be full - that never bodes well for my concentration. I also will bring a baggie of walnuts or something in my ziplock bag to munch on at break, to give me a small energy boost. I want to stay on the hungrier side, but not so much so as to be a distraction.

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Re: on the lighter side of the LSAT, what should we eat?

Postby Adelei » Thu Jun 02, 2011 1:02 am

Hmm... unfortunately I don't have the option of not eating as my blood sugar drops every few hours giving me all sorts of fun side effects unless I eat regularly. The amount of time we'll be in the test before the break (w/ drive time factored in) is actually quite a long time for me to go w/o eating a small snack. So I've been thinking a lot about what I should eat the day of the test and when I should eat it.

I think I'll start off breakfast with a scrambled egg, Greek yogurt and a 100% whole grain English muffin w/ blueberry spread - drinking green tea. My main concern at this point is when to eat a second, smaller meal right before the test. I'll have to figure out how to eat at some point close to the test, w/o drinking so much (I drink a lot w/ my meals) that I feel like I need to run to the bathroom throughout the first 3 sections. For my "brunch" and my snack during the test, I'll probably choose from some combo of almonds, walnuts, peanuts, banana, etc. w/ green tea for my drink. Green tea is supposed to be good for your brain and gives you energy.




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