Taking the LSAT Today? 4 Tips for AFTER the Test
There are a lot of posts today on tips for surviving LSAT day: show up early, eat a healthy breakfast, read the newspaper to wake up your brain. But I’m offering tips for after the LSAT, when the wind has left your sails, when it’s too late to control the situation, when your bubble sheet is turned in and you are making your way home from the test, exhausted.
1. Don’t listen to anyone after the test. Keep your head down and go home. Don’t talk about the question types, or which section was experimental. For tonight, watch a brainless comedy and go to sleep.
“Go home after the test. Close the door. Refrain from logging into a discussion forum to see what other people thought of the test. Watch a mindless movie (I would’ve said something with Bradley Cooper but then he went and got nominated for an Oscar-too heavy for post-LSAT coma inducement), eat junk food, and go to sleep.” The Law School Admission Game, 2nd Edition, p. 51.
2. Tomorrow, if you really feel confused about which section was experimental and whether to cancel your score, read credible LSAT blogs (avoid random forum posters if you can help yourself), and – over the next few days, once you’ve slept – try to get a feel for whether your performance was within the realm of how you were performing on consistent practice exams.
“If you still really aren’t sure which section was the experimental or what you were supposed to do with the unicorn game (I made this up, don’t go Google “unicorn LSAT game”), then start reading blogs by LSAT teachers and consider looking at the forums if you just can’t resist. But don’t make any decisions until you’ve slept on it.” The Law School Admission Game, 2nd Edition, p. 51.
3. Take the full 6 days to decide whether to cancel. If you’re anxious about the deadline, take 5 days. You don’t get bonus points for deciding to cancel your LSAT score more quickly than someone else.
“It’s OK to cancel an LSAT. It may even show good judgment to cancel. You have six days after the LSAT to cancel a score. It absolutely must be done in writing.” The Law School Admission Game, 2nd Edition, p. 50.
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