Law School 101, Life, Uncategorized

Law School and LSAT Stress

In October I finally took my first LSAT. It wasn’t as horrible as I thought it would be.

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After about 25 days of waiting I finally received my score about a week ago. I only got a 144 but that isn’t horrible. I was looking for a 150 which is still attainable if I decide to take the test again in June.

From here I am going to apply to schools in January when my transcripts include this current semester in them, to up my chances of getting in where I want to get in. For the next couple months I will be working on my resume and personal statement. I will also need to write an addendum for my current GPA reading, it hopes to boost my chance of getting in.

The stress of the LSAT is finally over and now my momentum to apply has kind of subsided. I just need to hunker down, knock out these next few documents and get my applications sent as soon as my updated transcript comes through, then I need to start crossing my fingers.

Do you ever have those times when you get so stressed about something and then once something happens like a test you lose momentum for the rest of what needs to be done to reach your goal? How do you handle stress?

 

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Life, Monday Inspiration

Inspiration Monday // She Believed She Could

She beleived she could

This past Saturday I took my first ever LSAT.  It’s so exiting to finally have completed that daunting task.  After 4 months of studying, I was more than happy to have completed the test.  I may not have studying as hard as I could but I studied a lot, I hope once my results come at the end of the month it all paid off.  I felt really good after completing the test, which I think is a great sign.  Come the end of the month I’ll know…. Is it October 31st yet?

Just believing in yourself to complete something gives you more of an advantage then the person next to you who doesn’t believe in themselves.  Believing in yourself is what carries you the furthest in life. What goal have you set your heart out to complete? Have you completed it?

 

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Law School 101, Life

1 week

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In exactly one week I will be taking my first LSAT! All I can say is I am extremely nervous.

Studying did not turn out the way I wanted to and because I started to over analyze everything my practice scores went down from my first original test without ever even studying. Hopefully I can pull through next week!

*just to be prepared I signed up for the December exam as a back up

Wish me luck!

 

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Law School 101

Law School 101 // Am I studying enough

Today, I am so excited to announce a new series/project on Living My Life As I Know It.  For now we will call it Law School 101 (in the works of brainstorming a better series name, I’m not hooked on this one. Ideas?).

I am teaming up with Yelena, writer of the blog Lovely Thoughts and founder of the Lovely Thoughts Society, where we will be working alongside one another’s blogs each week to discuss everything to do with law school – from the LSAT and admissions to orientation and law school itself.

Before we start, I’d like to introduce mine and Yelena’s experience with Law School.

Yelena was just recently accepted to the University of Missouri Columbia School of Law and is writing an e-book “7 Steps to Law School”.  She has made it through the rough part of applying, taking the LSAT and playing the waiting game.

I am in the beginning stages of applying to Law Schools and studying to take the LSAT.

Aside from our weekly blog posts, together Yelena and I want to create a society where bloggers, students and the like can come together and talk everything law school. This is just the beginning!  At this time we are looking for people who are applying, have been accepted, are attending or have recently graduated from law school. If you are interested in learning more about this society we are working on please feel free to contact me at sanfranciscoboudprgirl@gmail.com.

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This blog post series will begin with questions/fears I am facing when it has to come to taking the LSAT and applying for law school. Each week on Tuesday I will post a questions/fear and on Thursday Yelena will post a response. Yelena’s responses will be advise and lessons she learned while going through the same process.

We are always open to hearing and answering your questions, as well as, taking your advice. So please feel free to comment or email us at anytime.

To start the series this week  my question is:

Am I spending enough time studying for the LSAT? 

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With my test being on October 5th, I know I don’t have a mass amount of time to prepare myself for the LSAT.  I have bought a few books to study from and have also purchased many practice test books.   But my biggest fear at this point in time is that I am just not studying enough.  How do you know if you are spending enough time studying?

*Tune in on Thursday to hear Yelena’s advice 

– Christy

 

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