Sinatra wrote: tigersaresexy wrote: bee wrote:
-24 sharpened Ticond. pencils
-Starbucks Iced Coffee
-CLIF macademia nut bar
-5 Hour Energy
-Refresh Eye Drops
-Casio Analog Watch
are you serious?
Dead serious. You have to use a different pencil for every question in LR...didn't you read your ticket!?
Question: Pre-sharpened or user-sharpened?
User sharpened bought a great electric pencil sharpener on amazon that I would commend to you if interested. I also purchased Ticond. pre-sharpened but I agree with the above posters that the pencil goes dull rather quickly leaving one in a precarious situation during LG. I recommend switching pencils every LG, I know that sounds crazy but its very natural when you do it enough when you turn the page simply place your pencil down and pick up the next one in the same motion - its honestly the easiest thing ever and it will prevent your rule notation from getting sloppy as well as subconsciously allow you to move on from the previous game (i.e. fresh start). I also like to change pencils between sections so that just as the tip is sharp I can put arrows up and circle crisp lines up (for strengthen, necc. assump, suff assump etc), down (must be true, most strongly support etc.), circle key words (role, evaluate, disagree, agree, etc) and have that sense of immediacy conveyed with the crispness of the lines.
If you think ah man whatever I could do the test with a freakin crap pencil with no eraser and never sharpen it - well fantastic good for you, I can't. But if you want to do your best in my opinion one should prepare for perfection. It would be like Tiger Woods grabbing a crap golf club and stumbling up to the hole and randomly swinging at the ball. Would any professional ever do that? Treat the LSAT like a professional take everything to the n'th degree - take care of all the little details along the way and let your brain take over and do the rest. For me it provides me it's a mental boost which could easily be 1 or 2 questions right instead of wrong that's directly attributable to planning, preparation, and the subconscious reinforcement of my ability to perform at my optimal level of cognition.