Happy International Talk (and Do LSAT Prep) Like a Pirate Day

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Ahoy! Grab your grog because today is the most swashbuckling day of the year: It’s International Talk Like a Pirate Day. So put a parrot on your shoulder and an eye patch on your face, and check out these helpful LSAT prep tips (translated in pirate talk for this, our most cherished holiday):

PIRATE LSAT PREP TIP I: FOCUS ON THE LSAT TREASURE

Pirates aren’t known for being the cheeriest of people, but they also don’t take the LSAT (it’s hard to fill in Scantron bubbles with hooks for hands). If you go into LSAT test day with the outlook of someone with scurvy, you’re not going to get the LSAT score you want. If you were Long John Silver on the search for some buried booty, you wouldn’t assume your ship’s going to sink. Be optimistic, matey. LSAT treasure is out there; you just have to find it.

PIRATE LSAT PREP TIP II: REVIEW YE BLUNDERS

You’re probably getting to the point in your LSAT prep where you just want to take LSAT practice exams and check your LSAT score when you’re done. Arrr! You have to review your mistakes, you goon! You don’t wake up one morning with a wooden leg and forget about it. You have to look back and say, “Avast! How did I get this wooden leg?” Do the same in your LSAT prep. You’ll never learn from your mistakes if you don’t address them. Granted, it won’t be as obvious as a shark bit off a couple points from your LSAT score, but it’ll help you immensely if it’s something as simple as a poor performance on grouping games. Reinforce forgotten concepts like you’re retying your skull-decorated bandana.

PIRATE LSAT PREP TIP III: DON’T JUMP OFF THE LSAT PLANK YET

If you’re taking the October LSAT, you’re almost to the edge of your figurative LSAT prep plank. No matter your plan for the end, now is not the time to jump off. You have all the way until the day before LSAT test day to run back to the ship, if you dare choose. Jumping into the uncharted waters of the October LSAT can be a scary endeavor, but there’s still time to improve. Maintain your LSAT study schedule, don’t get burned out, and make sure you’re actually learning from your mistakes.

Do this, and you’ll be shouting, “Shiver me timbers” in no time.

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