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Finally Determining the Right Path

I got sick in November of last year, right when it was time to attack LSAT prep.  It was extremely difficult to concentrate – better long study for the December 2011 LSAT, so I postpone it for the third time – for June 2012.  

I got seriously ill in January of this year and again, I could not do anything but rest.  While resting I begin asking myself this question, “What is the career, not job, I want to retire from and will ascertaining a law degree help me do it?”  As I have stated many times before on this blog, my passion is policy.  My goal is to create policy that will assist undeserved communities obtain the “American dream.”  After doing extensive research, I know the answer to my question, “I want to create policy and no, a law degree will not hurt me from accomplishing that goal, but obtaining a PhD will get me to that goal more definitively.

So I will not be taking the LSAT.  I will be preparing to take the GRE in August.  Stay tuned as I revamp this website to travel down the path.    

 

Finally Determining the Right Path

I got sick in November of last year, right when it was time to attack LSAT prep.  It was extremely difficult to concentrate – better long study for the December 2011 LSAT, so I postpone it for the third time – for June 2012.  

I got seriously ill in January of this year and again, I could not do anything but rest.  While resting I begin asking myself this question, “What is the career, not job, I want to retire from and will ascertaining a law degree help me do it?”  As I have stated many times before on this blog, my passion is policy.  My goal is to create policy that will assist undeserved communities obtain the “American dream.”  After doing extensive research, I know the answer to my question, “I want to create policy and no, a law degree will not hurt me from accomplishing that goal, but obtaining a PhD will get me to that goal more definitively  

 

Finally Determining the Right Path

I got sick in November of last year, right when it was time to attack LSAT prep.  It was extremely difficult to concentrate – better long study for the December 2011 LSAT, so I postpone it for the third time – for June 2012.  

I got seriously ill in January of this year and again, I could not do anything but rest.  While resting I begin asking myself this question, “What is the career, not job, I want to retire from and will ascertaining a law degree help me do it?”  As I have stated many times before on this blog, my passion is policy.  My goal is to create policy that will assist undeserved communities obtain the “American dream.”  After doing extensive research, I know the answer to my question, “I want to create policy and no, a law degree will not hurt  

 

Finally Determining the Right Path

I got sick in November of last year, right when it was time to attack LSAT prep.  It was extremely difficult to concentrate – better long study for the December 2011 LSAT, so I postpone it for the third time – for June 2012.  

I got seriously ill in January of this year and again, I could not do anything but rest.  While resting I begin asking myself this question, “What is the career, not job, I want to retire from and will ascertaining a law degree help me do it?”  As I have stated many times before on this blog, my passion is policy.  My goal is to create policy that will assist undeserved communities obtain the “AM 

 

Finally Determining the Right Path

I got sick in November of last year, right when it was time to attack LSAT prep.  It was extremely difficult to concentrate – better long study for the December 2011 LSAT, so I postpone it for the third time – for June 2012.  

I got seriously ill in January of this year and again, I could not do anything but rest.  While resting I begin asking mys

 

Finally Determining the Right Path

 

The Road to An A+ on the LSAT

Two Saturdays ago hit me & it hit me hard.  It was an unwanted flashback to a time I never want to see again, but in the grand scheme of things, totally necessary.  It showed me that I was being lazy, unproductive, but most of all, about to lose out on the one thing that I have been striving to accomplish for a very long time.

After seeing my score & talking to my study partner & my boyfriend, I realized I have applied everyone’s method, but I must return to what works for me.  One thing that life has taught me is that everyone plays the game by their own rules & what works for you, might not necessarily work for me.  This is so true with me & this test.  I learn in parts.  I freak out when I am doing something & I don’t understand all of the reasons or procedures behind what I am doing.  To me, I have no measuring stick to judge whether I am correctly applying the rules by how they were meant to be applied.  This is why it takes me a good deal of time to pick up something new.

But with this test, it is not new to me.  I have just failed to understand the reasons behind many of the methods of why I should do things a certain way.  So now, I must start here to catch up.

One point that resonated with me was I need to tackle this test like a normal final from high school & college.  In high school, I was BADD!  I could go to class listen to the teacher, read over my notes (probably at most twice), & come in & ace the test no problem.  With standardized test, I used to study the math portion vigorously & every other section normal prep & do very well.  But these methods do not work here.  Why?  First,  I need to practice more due to the fact I am introducing myself to new methods of thinking.  Second, I am not making an A+ ( in this case, 180) my target grade.  Throughout my educational background, an A was always my target.  I cried so hard when I got my first B that I made myself sick.  So, why should I not reach for the same goal now?

I should at least strive for it.  Anything is possible with good old fashion hard work.  So I am striving for the 180, but also being realistic about my chances & what I can reasonably achieve in the amount of time I have left between now & test day.  I am ready to push back the test (again) if necessary.

So now, that I have been practicing regularly & know what I need to do, I am studying far more & better than before.  With me, it is all about eliminating everything to get to the something.  Now, more than ever, it is time to focus, practice, & realistic about my chances.  As I promised myself before,  I am only taking this test once by any means necessary.

 

 

 
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Posted by on November 13, 2011 in LSAT, my LSAT journal

 

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