jaylawyer09 wrote:santoki wrote:jaylawyer09 wrote:santoki wrote:
June is not the end all, be all!
Chillax and have fun learning
If we think this going into the test (that June is the only time I can take it), will this negatively effect the score?
Well I think if you build it up in your own mind that this is the one, this is it, and it's super important, you might be prone to panicking on the exam. It's hard to say it'd negatively affect your score, but I think, again, you'll be vulnerable to a mental breakdown that could be key on the exam.
When I took it in October, I couldn't stop thinking about my RC section (4) while taking LR2 (section 5), and I got the last 8 questions of the test wrong. I really think it's because I didn't treat the exam like a PT.
But who knows, really??
What do you mean you didnt treat it like a PT? What was different in the way you treated it? More details please.
The idea of just "treating it like another PT" is that you should treat it like another practice exam. Whatever you might do and however you might feel during a practice exam is how you should take the real thing instead of trying new things.
I felt myself hyping up my exam too much in my own head, to the point where I was double and triple checking answers that I wouldn't have during a PT, which cost me precious minutes. I'm going to trust myself and the preparation I've done moreso the next time I take it. I don't really know how else to explain it...I'm just trying to be more lax about everything while staying diligent in my studies.
On my calendar it says PT72 (or is it 73?) instead of LSAT!!! circled three times. I'm against the whole countdown thing (X number of days left), because it brings on a heightened sense of importance, when really it is just another test.
That's just me though! Everyone can feel differently and prepare themselves mentally in a different way.