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Good Luck on the June LSAT

It seems a pitiable thing to offer empty words of good luck as some sort of benediction as you enter your last 24 hours prior to the LSAT. Instead, I’ve made the unilateral and completely UCLA-biased decision to offer you some words of wisdom from the Wizard of Westwood, John Wooden, who passed away on Friday at age 99. Let these be your guide on test day. Good luck, kids. Remember that it’s just a test.

Be quick, but don’t hurry. Do not rush through stimuli and setups. These are the most important things on the LSAT, and rushing through them and missing something vital can be crippling.

Don’t measure yourself by what you have accomplished, but by what you should have accomplished with your ability. If you’ve studied to the best of your ability, then your biggest pressure is gone. Trust in what you’ve learned, and that you’ve learned it well.

If you don’t have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over? If you’re absolutely unprepared to take the LSAT, you really shouldn’t take this test. Wait til you can adequately prepare.

It’s the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen. Pay attention to the small deductions, and the tiny wordings that reveal big things in reading comprehension.

What you are as a person is far more important that what you are as a basketball player LSAT taker. Wiser words, never spoken. Good luck tomorrow, everyone. The LSAT won’t know what hit it.