Extremely nervous about taking the LSAT in December..

ktalina86
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Extremely nervous about taking the LSAT in December..

Postby ktalina86 » Mon Oct 08, 2012 5:35 am

I have signed up for the LSAT in December and I'm currently studying religiously for the test. But I think that just the nerves don't let me absorb the information and haven't made much improvement. Anyone else feeling this way? I am seriously thinking to postpone for February, but I want to get it for Fall 2013 cycle, and don't want to ruin my chances by taking the LSAT so late.
Any tips to ease the nerves (other than chamomile tea :) )will be great. Thanks Y'all!

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Re: Extremely nervous about taking the LSAT in December..

Postby CalAlumni » Mon Oct 08, 2012 6:03 am

ktalina86 wrote:I have signed up for the LSAT in December and I'm currently studying religiously for the test. But I think that just the nerves don't let me absorb the information and haven't made much improvement. Anyone else feeling this way? I am seriously thinking to postpone for February, but I want to get it for Fall 2013 cycle, and don't want to ruin my chances by taking the LSAT so late.
Any tips to ease the nerves (other than chamomile tea :) )will be great. Thanks Y'all!


You want to apply for the 2012-2013 cycle? Or, 2013-2014 cycle? I assume you mean the former.

Don't know what schools you are looking at, but taking the LSAT in February for the 2012-2013 cycle is not the best idea. December is cutting it close as I have come to understand, but still okay--February is too late by-and-large.

What are you having problems with? LG's? LR? or RC?

Master them 1 by 1 starting with the LG's....then LR (LRB got me from -6 to -7 all the way down to -1 or -2)...I'd save RC for last. Also, LSATQA is seriously good for inputing your PT's and diagnosing your LR weak points. Take a section by section methodological approach...this will focus your mind on specific goals and mitigate nerves from being overwhelmed by it all and not knowing where to really start.

Good luck. You can do it!

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Re: Extremely nervous about taking the LSAT in December..

Postby hume85 » Mon Oct 08, 2012 7:53 am

ktalina86 wrote:I have signed up for the LSAT in December and I'm currently studying religiously for the test. But I think that just the nerves don't let me absorb the information and haven't made much improvement. Anyone else feeling this way? I am seriously thinking to postpone for February, but I want to get it for Fall 2013 cycle, and don't want to ruin my chances by taking the LSAT so late.
Any tips to ease the nerves (other than chamomile tea :) )will be great. Thanks Y'all!


Cardiovascular exercise really helps me calm my nerves. Do you drink coffee/tea/energy drinks? If you do, then maybe see if you can cut back a little while maintaining energy. Maybe read a book about stoicism, like Marcus Aurelius' Meditations. Think about the fact that in 100 years we will all be dead. Look at pictures of and watch videos of puppies on-line. Go for walks in nature. Have lots of sex. All of these things would help me. But cardiovascular exercise would help the most. Remember, if you have not exercised in a while, you should start slow. Good luck.

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Re: Extremely nervous about taking the LSAT in December..

Postby 05062014 » Mon Oct 08, 2012 10:03 am

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Re: Extremely nervous about taking the LSAT in December..

Postby 05062014 » Mon Oct 08, 2012 10:06 am

hume85 wrote:
ktalina86 wrote:I have signed up for the LSAT in December and I'm currently studying religiously for the test. But I think that just the nerves don't let me absorb the information and haven't made much improvement. Anyone else feeling this way? I am seriously thinking to postpone for February, but I want to get it for Fall 2013 cycle, and don't want to ruin my chances by taking the LSAT so late.
Any tips to ease the nerves (other than chamomile tea :) )will be great. Thanks Y'all!


Cardiovascular exercise really helps me calm my nerves. Do you drink coffee/tea/energy drinks? If you do, then maybe see if you can cut back a little while maintaining energy. Maybe read a book about stoicism, like Marcus Aurelius' Meditations. Think about the fact that in 100 years we will all be dead. Look at pictures of and watch videos of puppies on-line. Go for walks in nature. Have lots of sex. All of these things would help me. But cardiovascular exercise would help the most. Remember, if you have not exercised in a while, you should start slow. Good luck.


Agree with the cardio. Not sure about the sex but I think it may help for my December retake well see

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Re: Extremely nervous about taking the LSAT in December..

Postby hume85 » Mon Oct 08, 2012 10:12 am

abdistotle wrote:
hume85 wrote:
ktalina86 wrote:I have signed up for the LSAT in December and I'm currently studying religiously for the test. But I think that just the nerves don't let me absorb the information and haven't made much improvement. Anyone else feeling this way? I am seriously thinking to postpone for February, but I want to get it for Fall 2013 cycle, and don't want to ruin my chances by taking the LSAT so late.
Any tips to ease the nerves (other than chamomile tea :) )will be great. Thanks Y'all!


Cardiovascular exercise really helps me calm my nerves. Do you drink coffee/tea/energy drinks? If you do, then maybe see if you can cut back a little while maintaining energy. Maybe read a book about stoicism, like Marcus Aurelius' Meditations. Think about the fact that in 100 years we will all be dead. Look at pictures of and watch videos of puppies on-line. Go for walks in nature. Have lots of sex. All of these things would help me. But cardiovascular exercise would help the most. Remember, if you have not exercised in a while, you should start slow. Good luck.


Agree with the cardio. Not sure about the sex but I think it may help for my December retake well see


Yeah I think cardio is the best. Sex might not work for everyone, but I know it works for quite a few people.




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