Alright, you LSATers, it’s the day before game day. You’ve given yourself one last pep talk. You know your route to the testing center. You’ve woken up way earlier than seems appropriate for the last two weeks. You know where you’re eating breakfast before the exam and you’ve got some warm-up questions ready to go for tomorrow morning. It seems as though nothing could go wrong. And yet, some people still manage to screw things up. To prevent you from encountering such a fate, I’ve compiled a brief and handy list of things NOT to do the day before the LSAT.
1. Don’t burn yourself out.
If you haven’t totally mastered a technique at this stage of the game, spending a couple extra hours freaking yourself out the day before the test isn’t going to help. It’s going to hurt. A lot. Maybe as much as this. Maybe more. Who knows? The point is, you don’t want to find out. You can do a few problems to make sure you stay limber, but take most of the day off. Go see a movie. Have dinner with someone you like. Relax. You’ll need it.
2. Don’t get out of your routine.
Do you normally work out on Fridays? Fantastic. Go work out. Do you usually sit on the couch and do absolutely nothing? Do that. Do whatever it is that you’re used to. This will have a two-fold positive effect (oooooooh, fancy jargon). First, you will maintain your sanity through the comfort of the everyday. Secondly, you will distract yourself from all LSAT-related musings and thus avoid cold sweats. Trust me, it’s a good thing.
3. Don’t take sleeping pills (unless you already take sleeping pills).
Remember that bit just a moment ago when I told you not to step out of your routine? Think of this as a sub-category of that advice. You may be worried about your ability to get to sleep the night before the test. The worst thing you can do is down a couple Tylenol PMs before heading off to bed (unless you always do it, in which case you’ve other things to worry about). You’ll be groggy the next day. You won’t be sharp. You’ll drink more coffee than you should. You’ll be jittery and unfocused. You’ll have to go to the bathroom A LOT. None of this works in your favor. Bet you didn’t think sleeping pills could lead to all that, huh?
I found this on the interwebz today and it made me happy. I hope you enjoy it too, and I hope you do great on the LSAT Saturday.