toshiroh wrote:The 5pt test day drop is BS, at least as far as I was concerned it was. On October 2012 test day I scored 4 points higher than what I was Pting.
some people just thrive under pressure. I think nerves can either be used for you or against you, it all really depends on how you choose to embrace them when they appear. I do think you have far more control than you think over how you will cope with them, it's all about just having that confidence that you can cope with them, and also acknowledging that you aren't immune to them. I know running and the LSAT have had significant parallels that I've noticed, and one thing that saw with racing that is similar to the LSAT is that before races I was always feeling pretty awful and nervous, stomach pretty unsettled, and just overall pretty terrified, especially in a high stakes race. But when you get to the line you just clear your mind and embrace the pain you're going to experience for whatever the distance is, and that ultimately turns into adrenaline. Obviously a lot more is at stake during the LSAT but I do think it is very realistic to use nerves in your advantage.
just my $0.02. I have no clue how it's going to go down on game day but I'm just going to treat like a race.
Edit: Yes I know, life isn't all one giant running analogy, but it works for me.