Game Day adrenaline - benefit or hinder your score?

Will the adrenaline rush you get on game day benefit or hinder your score?

Benefit
11
61%
Hinder
7
39%
 
Total votes: 18

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mvonh001
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Game Day adrenaline - benefit or hinder your score?

Postby mvonh001 » Wed May 22, 2013 1:57 pm

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Re: Game Day adrenaline - benefit or hinder your score?

Postby itachiuchiha » Wed May 22, 2013 1:58 pm

mvonh001 wrote:Title...


benefit
focus wise. mind wont drift during rc

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jselson
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Re: Game Day adrenaline - benefit or hinder your score?

Postby jselson » Wed May 22, 2013 2:03 pm

Hindrance: I got 4 hours of sleep.

Benefit: My extra adrenaline still kept me focused.

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mvonh001
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Re: Game Day adrenaline - benefit or hinder your score?

Postby mvonh001 » Wed May 22, 2013 2:04 pm

Poll added.

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Re: Game Day adrenaline - benefit or hinder your score?

Postby burtlantin » Wed May 22, 2013 2:37 pm

Any chance of detailed anecdotes? I really want to believe that this is a thing.

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objection_your_honor
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Re: Game Day adrenaline - benefit or hinder your score?

Postby objection_your_honor » Wed May 22, 2013 3:00 pm

Whether or not adrenaline is beneficial, many people experience a test day drop of 2-4 points. So you can't count on this being some kind of saving grace.

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Re: Game Day adrenaline - benefit or hinder your score?

Postby rinkrat19 » Wed May 22, 2013 3:03 pm

Absolutely depends on the person. It didn't change my score from my PTs, but I worked a hell of a lot faster. 10-15 minutes to spare on all my RC/LR sections.

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Re: Game Day adrenaline - benefit or hinder your score?

Postby cwid1391 » Wed May 22, 2013 3:13 pm

Hindrance here. Couldn't control my nerves. Sure I was able to keep my endurance, but I was also so nervous that sometimes it was hard to focus. Cost me at least 3 points under my average.

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Re: Game Day adrenaline - benefit or hinder your score?

Postby dsn32 » Wed May 22, 2013 3:40 pm

Benefitted me. I acted like a 16-yr old before a HS football game pre-LSAT, jamming to 3Oh!3 and slamming 5-hour energy. Maybe not my proudest moment.... or maybe it was.... who knows haha.

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Re: Game Day adrenaline - benefit or hinder your score?

Postby CardozoLaw09 » Wed May 22, 2013 3:54 pm

Depends on how you channel that adrenaline, you could use it to add to your nervousness or you could utilize it to your benefit and allow it to help your concentration; depends on the test taker. But you absolutely cannot count on adrenaline somehow magically giving you an extra few points because of it.

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Re: Game Day adrenaline - benefit or hinder your score?

Postby bp shinners » Thu May 23, 2013 1:52 pm

CardozoLaw09 wrote:Depends on how you channel that adrenaline, you could use it to add to your nervousness or you could utilize it to your benefit and allow it to help your concentration; depends on the test taker. But you absolutely cannot count on adrenaline somehow magically giving you an extra few points because of it.


This. Some people ride out that adrenaline wave and it propels them to do better. Others get overwhelmed by the rush, go too quickly, and sacrifice accuracy. The secret is to use it to enhance focus but also have some tricks to slow you down so you don't go too quickly and lose points.




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