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Off the Agenda the Day Before the October LSAT: Studying

So, here we are: the day before the October LSAT. And guess what – you’re not going to study today. Nope, not at all. I forbid it. If you so much as crack an LSAT-related book, you will incur the wrath of an omniscient LSAT instructor who will rain gentle disapproval upon your head.

In all seriousness, it’s really important to take the day off from studying for the LSAT. Nothing good can come of studying today – you won’t teach yourself anything that you haven’t already learned in your months of LSAT prep, and you might actually freak yourself out more. If you don’t study, on the other hand, you’ll be feeling fresh and (relatively) relaxed before the October LSAT tomorrow.

Now that we’ve established that you’re not going to be studying today, what can you do instead? If you’ve been following our advice, you should already be prepared for the big LSAT test day tomorrow – materials assembled, dry run completed, and ready to kick some butt. That means that whatever part of your day is not occupied by work (for those of us with day jobs) should be occupied by relaxation.

Exercise is good, because it will hopefully help you get to sleep a little more easily tonight – but if your only exercise is usually lifting chips from the bag to your mouth, don’t go for a 10-mile run today. The LSAT is not enjoyable enough without introducing sore muscles into the picture.

Other than that, your main goal the day before the October LSAT should be to stay occupied. Today might be an excellent day to call those friends whom you haven’t seen in months because you were cooped up in the library (although if those friends are planning on hitting up the bars, you’ll have to respectfully decline one last time). You can catch up on TV. Go apple-picking. Read a book. Bake a cake. In fact, it may be easier to just list the things you shouldn’t do the day before the October LSAT:

1. Study for the LSAT

2. Sit at home Facebooking all day

3. Call your ex

4. Anything involving excessive drinking, drugs or partying

5. Anything that will prevent you from going to bed early

Other than that, the world is your oyster today, so go take advantage of it. You’re awesome. You’re pumped. You’re ready to bring home a fantastic LSAT score tomorrow!