Tag Archive: day of the lsat

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What You Can and Cannot Bring on October LSAT Test Day

If you’re taking the October LSAT this Saturday, you’ll be faced with the challenge of fitting all your necessities for the day into a one-gallon Ziploc bag. With that in mind, here’s what to bring and what not to bring this Saturday morning.

What to Bring on October LSAT Test Day:

Yourself. Be at the test center by 8:30 a.m. If you decide you’re not ready, go to LSAC’s website and withdraw your LSAT registration before midnight EDT Friday night.

Your LSAT admission ticket, with photo attached. LSAC now requires that you attach a recent, passport-style photo to your admission ticket. Once you take the photo, don’t make any major changes to your appearance.

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Colin Elzie’s Best LSAT Stories

As you work through this last month to get your best LSAT score, things might seem rough at times. But keep up the hard work and you’ll have the best LSAT day possible. To help you along your way, here are some of the best LSAT stories I’ve come across. How exactly will this help, you ask? I don’t know. Motivation? Shut up.

Best LSAT Story I: The Case of the Fishy Snack – As you know, you can (and of course should) bring a snack for the break to give you energy for your best LSAT day possible. Most people bring granola bars or sandwiches or Nacho Cheese Combos or some such thing, but I had a student who once insisted on bringing sushi. I’m not sure how she ended up feeling later that night (what with eating raw room-temperature fish and all), but during the test itself it ended up working out well.

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Why is the LSAC So Strict on LSAT Test Day?

The LSAC has always been a little excessive in their restrictions and policies, requiring finger printing, prohibiting mechanical pencils and sweaters with hoods (even if you’re not wearing the hood and it’s 20 degrees out), and recently, requiring students to bring a headshot picture of themselves, in addition to their ID. These policies may have been started with good intentions, but collectively they come off as somewhat comical, if not outright paranoid. Are they really worried that I’m going to turn my digital watch into some sort of a James Bond-inspired wireless transponder? Has the LSAC forgotten that I’m going to law school to avoid engineering, not to exploit it?

Add to the picture proctors tasked with interpreting and enforcing these rules, wielding absolute power over the futures of a few hundred stressed out pre-law students, and a whole new level of paranoid nonsense arises.

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Logical Reasonings / 10.19.11

A) A watch designed for the LSAT? Pretty cool. But does it work underwater? Don’t ask why. LSAT Timer.

B) Rumors are swirling about what the Standards Review Committee will change when it comes to law school accreditation. And who it is dating. National Law Journal.

C) Have you asked yourself, “What the hell are the Occupy Wall Street people mad about?” Well, here’s your answer. Business Insider.

D) Dozens of wild animals escaped an Ohio farm earlier this week. Even more bad news: Nobody can find the Jumanji dice. Washington Post.

E) Speaking of animals…we all know chimps and dolphins are cute, but according to this stunning report, they’re also assholes. Cracked.

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Logical Reasonings / 10.6.11

A) You know about the breastfeeding moms who were denied special treatment on the LSAT, and you know about the young man with a learning disability and ADD who was granted special treatment. Now read about what it all means (and get ready to laugh). Above the Law.

B) Attention, everyone. Senator Barbara Boxer has a few things to say to the American Bar Association. National Law Journal.

C) Think you’ve been a part of a large graduating class? Try 3,050. AllAfrica.com.

D) Here’s one for ya: A Houston woman is suing because she was arrested and forced to listen to Rush Limbaugh in the patrol car. In the cop’s defense, the woman had jaywalked, littered and admitted to being a member of the liberal media. Chron.com.

E) Here’s a question for Yahoo! Answers: Why would a guy go on Yahoo! Answers to ask about his verbally abusive wife? Yahoo! Answers.

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What You Can and Can Not Bring the Day of the LSAT

This Saturday you and thousands of others will roll out of bed, chug a couple shots of espresso, and gather to collectively face the October LSAT. To give yourself the best chance at scoring well (surpassing even your best PEs), it’s essential that you show up informed and properly prepared. This will help you minimize stress on game day, letting you slip into the zone and allow your training to take over.

The most important thing you can do at this point is to make sure you have everything you need already assembled and ready to go. The LSAC has some strange requirements, and if you’re not aware of them, you may not even be able to enter the testing center. Here’s what you absolutely must bring:

Admission ticket – if you don’t have one, you can reprint it online at LSAC.org’s “Day of the LSAT” page.