What to Expect When You’re Expecting (an LSAT Score)

You thought studying for the LSAT was difficult? Pssssh. Now you get to sit there and twiddle your thumbs while wondering about the results of the test that can define where you go to law school. Add that to the inevitable holiday pressure of family asking what you’re going to do with your life (that wasn’t just my family, right?) and you have a recipe for a big fat batch of anxiety (which goes down about as well as fruit cake).

What’s an intrepid future law student such as yourself to do for the next few weeks? Figure out ways to kill time. You know a great way to kill time? Make sure your law school applications are all complete so that they can be assessed by law schools as soon as your LSAT score is received.

What’s that you say? Already completed your law school applications? Well then, no time like the present to re-read the entirety of the Harry Potter series. There’s no cure for LSAT score worry quite like the willful ignorance of the real world that only fantasy books can bring. Just don’t read any of the Twilight books. Ick.

Reading not your thing? Not to worry. Nothing says “time killer” quite like a difficult and completely new hobby. Ever assemble model airplanes? Go ahead and take a stab at it. Learned how to play Magic? Neither have I. But I imagine it’s very time consuming and not very easy.

Something else you should do right now? Spend time with your friends. There’s a decent chance you won’t be seeing much of them once you go to law school. Not only is law school guaranteed to eat up more of your life than most other academic pursuits, but law school very well may take you a thousand-plus miles away from your current location. Neither condition is conducive to the maintenance of friendships so you’d best enjoy them while you can.

Lastly, get a stumbleupon.com account. Seriously. Best time waster ever.

2 Responses

  1. erika says:

    i freaking love stumbleupon… i discovered it for the first time 3 days before the test last week when i should have been studying.

  2. Eli says:

    Print your law school applications that you have not sent yet and read them over and over again. Look for inconsistencies and inaccuracies. Do NOT rely on LSAC’s flexible application software that migrates information from application to application.
    Start studying for the February LSAT, beginning from those Parallel and Principle question types that you skipped when you did your homework.
    There are many law schools that WILL consider your February score . Do not worry, many law schools have enough seats all the way through March.
    Stop spending time on law school discussion boards.

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