The holiday season is chock-full of lots of great stuff – drinking, eating, presents, friends, family, and more. Unfortunately, if you’re planning on taking the February LSAT, your holiday season will likely also be chock-full of studying.
Balancing LSAT studies with holiday festivities is tough. For one thing, the holidays are an infamously busy time – you probably have invitations galore to work functions, ugly sweater parties, and family get-togethers. Depending on your schedule, it’s quite likely that you’ll need to pick and choose which events to attend and which to skip in favor of studying – after all, studying for the LSAT requires a significant time commitment, and you’ll want to make sure you’re still allowing yourself ample time.
Oh, and on the note of those parties, you’ll want to take it easy on the eggnog. Hangovers are bad enough; hangovers while trying to do LSAT questions are truly miserable (and it turns out that you typically don’t do very well on those LSAT questions either – I’m sad to say that I know from experience).
Other than that, studying for the LSAT over the holidays isn’t too bad, particularly if you get some extra time off school or work. Sure, it sucks to have to devote that time (or at least a big chunk of it) to studying for the LSAT, rather than drinking boozy hot chocolate and watching Love Actually for the millionth time. But hey, look on the bright side – at least you can use your LSAT studies as an excuse to avoid boring relatives. “Oh sorry, Uncle Jim, I’d love to hear more about that dream you had last night, but I have to get some Logic Games done before dinner!”
Also, if there’s an LSAT book or course that you’ve been jonesing for, the holidays are an excellent time to try to con – er, I mean, convince – a family member or friend to purchase said item for you. If they’re a really good friend, they may even purchase some booze to go with it, to ease the sting of actually asking for something LSAT-related as a present.
Here’s a charming yule log video for you to study in front of: