This past weekend, Mario Goetze’s extra time goal propelled Germany to a 1-0 victory over Argentina and concluded one of the most memorable World Cups in history. Now that the tournament is over, there are a variety of LSAT-related lessons that can be gleaned by reflecting on the events of the tournament.
LSAT Prep Lesson #1 from the World Cup: Preparation is Key
Before Germany faced Argentina in the final, they thrashed Brazil 7-1 in the semifinal. It would be easy to attribute this result to an epic meltdown on the part of Brazil; however, the match is more indicative of Germany’s commitment to thorough preparation. From the start of the match, the German players put themselves in a position to deal with the speed and aggressiveness of Brazil’s individualized approach. Once the Brazilian attacks broke down, Germany’s positioning allowed them to counterattack and resulted in a myriad of goals in quick succession. Germany remained consistent to its disciplined, focused approach in the final against Argentina, and this allowed them to achieve success in the championship match.
For LSAT test-takers, preparation is equally key; students must put themselves in the best position to succeed on each section of the exam by thoroughly practicing their methods and remaining consistent in their approach. This will allow students to succeed and achieve their desired score.
LSAT Prep Lesson #2 from the World Cup: Focus on a Well-Rounded Approach
The United States’ defense against Belgium in the round of sixteen was abysmal, and its offense was not much better. The only reason that the U.S. remained competitive in the match was the stellar play of goalkeeper Tim Howard (that picture isn’t completely true to life). If the team had played a better all-around match, the U.S. would’ve had an excellent opportunity to advance to the quarterfinals. As it was, a weak performance in two crucial aspects of the game doomed the U.S. to an early departure from the elimination rounds.
LSAT students must make sure that they have a strong, well-rounded approach to the test. If a student fails to adequately prepare for each of the sections on the exam, it becomes incredibly difficult to score well on the exam as a whole.
LSAT Prep Lesson #3 from the World Cup: Monitor Social Media
A somewhat tangential storyline that came out of Brazil concerned one particularly attractive fan. After being caught on camera, Axelle Despiegelaere (try saying that three times fast) received a modeling contract with L’Oreal. Unfortunately, Despiegelaere posted a picture of herself posing with a gazelle she had killed on her social media account. L’Oreal, which has been in hot water before for testing on animals, quickly distanced itself from Despiegelaere, effectively nipping her modeling career in the bud.
LSAT students, if they decide to go on to apply to law school, should monitor their social media presence. For example, if a test-taker chooses to imbibe an adult beverage, it may be a bad idea to post a picture that was taken whilst the aforementioned student was imbibing the aforementioned beverage. If an admission counselor were to check on a student’s account, a picture of that kind might negatively impact a student’s chances of getting an offer of admission.
While you might have to wait four years for the next World Cup, you can start applying these lessons to your LSAT studying right now!