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Relax Today if You’re Taking the December LSAT Tomorrow

‘Twas the night before the LSAT, and all through Blueprint HQ
We’ve crossed all of our appendages, wishing good luck to you!

… And that’s why I’m not a poet. But seriously, in case you didn’t know, the December LSAT is tomorrow — at least for those not buried under a sheet of ice.

For those of you who are facing the beast tomorrow, you should be taking today off from studying. You should assemble all of the materials you’ll need for the test, and if you haven’t already done so, you should also take a test drive to your December LSAT testing center to make sure that there won’t be any unexpected problems.

Other than that, relax! Exercise a little (although not more strenuously than you usually exercise – you don’t want to head into December LSAT test day with screaming muscles). Maybe watch a movie or hang out with the friends you’ve been neglecting in the months that you’ve been studying.

Do NOT crack any LSAT prep materials. You want to be fresh and ready to go tomorrow, and let’s be real, you’re not going to learn anything today that you haven’t learned over the course of the entire time you’ve been studying.

What if you don’t feel ready for the December LSAT? First of all, keep in mind that almost no one ever feels completely ready for the LSAT. There’s always something else you could study if you had more time, and it’s hard to feel completely ready for a test when you can’t be entirely sure what will be on it. As long as your LSAT scores on practice test have been within spitting distance of your target LSAT score, you are ready, even if you don’t actually feel like it.

If your practice LSAT scores have not been within a range that you find acceptable, you may want to withdraw from the test. As long as you do so before 11:59 pm EST tonight, no law schools will ever even see that you were registered for this administration. Unfortunately, you won’t be able to cram enough knowledge into your head today to change your December LSAT score, and it’s unlikely that your LSAT score will shoot way up on LSAT test day – so if you can’t live with the LSAT scores you’ve been getting on your practice exams, withdrawing and taking the LSAT at a later date is your best option.

One final word of advice to those of you taking the test this weekend (okay, really it’s a request) – if you took an LSAT prep course to prepare for the test, email your instructor when you receive your LSAT score! Even LSAT instructors need closure – and we can either celebrate a fantastic LSAT score with you, or help you figure out your next steps if (heaven forbid) your December LSAT score is lower than you’d hoped.

From all of us here at Blueprint LSAT Prep, best of luck to December LSAT-takers!

Be sure to check back on LSAT blog tomorrow for our “Instant Recap” of the December LSAT.