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Do’s and Don’ts for the December 2010 LSAT

Do’s and Don’ts for the December 2010 LSAT
The LSAT is on Saturday. Your LSAT study is quickly coming to an end. No longer are we thinking in terms of dates, but days of the week. Exciting. Before you know it you’ll be done with this test, and on the road to law school. But this week will naturally be pretty stressful. So here are some dos and don’ts to keep in mind as you try not to lose your mind.

DO get into a routine. Wake up and go to sleep at the same time every day this week (or as much as you possibly can). Take your tests in the morning. Eat a lot of leafy greens to keep yourself regular. Nobody wants an anxious gopher during logic games.

DON’T do tests every single day. Give yourself a couple days off. If you take a test every single day (or, heaven forbid, multiple tests in a single day), you’ll burn out faster than a waterproof match.

DO a run-through of your testing center. Don’t just rely on Google Maps and hope that it all works out. If Google Maps doesn’t care about British national security, how can it care about you getting to the LSAT on time? When you get to the testing center, get a lay of the land. You should know exactly where the building in which you’ll be taking the test is. Find multiple places to park. Just knowing where you’ll be on Saturday can help alleviate stress.

DON’T do drugs.

DO get some warm-up together. It depends on the person, but for most people doing about 10 logical reasoning problems and an easy game before checking in is a great way to get the cranial juices flowing. If you’re going to be doing warm-up, you should be doing it before your practice exams as well.

DON’T drink. No, really, no drinking this week. You can’t afford a hangover to disrupt your rhythm.

DO get together your game-day pack. You should have everything you’re bringing in a one-gallon Ziploc bag (or knock-off brand freezer bag, if you’re too poor for Ziploc Quality). You should also figure out what you’re bringing to eat and drink. When I took the LSAT, I brought trail mix and vitamin water. I got a 178. Therefore…

DON’T study the day before the test. Friday is for relaxing. Watch a movie, go for a jog, hire a clown to dance for you, whatever makes you happy and relaxed.

DO go over all the rules and regulations. Make sure you know exactly what you can, cannot, and must bring. People can and do get kicked out for having such contraband as phones and hats. So read this ( and follow it to the letter.

DON’T worry. You’re going to do great.