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The LSAT Prep Adventures of Cecilia Tsoukalos: Over and Out

Cecilia Tsoukalos is an employee of Blueprint LSAT Preparation’s main office. She enrolled in one of our spring courses and agreed to blog about her experience (under a pseudonym, of course). Catch up on her posts.

If you took the June LSAT you’ve no doubt had a few days to reflect and realize that you’re done prepping. No more reading comp passages about Thurgood Marshall and no more games where you have to set the lineup for a crazy-cool harmonica concert. As good ole Warren Harding might say, we now find ourselves returning to normalcy. Who am I kidding; kids who want to go to law school aren’t really that normal anyway.

The day we all had marked on our calendar for the past 2-3 months has come and gone. No apocalyptic chariots came racing through the skies on June 11 and, to my knowledge, no LSAT test takers keeled over during the exam.

Preparation is everything when it comes to the LSAT, and the day before the test is no exception. The day prior to the LSAT I heeded Blueprint’s advice and did the most relaxing thing I could think to do. I didn’t think about flaws or ordering, instead I ended up taking a hike to a secret hot spring in the desert. I was miles away from studying, sporting a great sunburn, and got back to civilization in time to get 8 hours of sleep; a feat I have not accomplished in probably 3 months.

At 7 a.m. sharp on June 11, I went to the gym to get a quick workout in and noticed Harvey Levin, of TMZ and People’s Court fame, at the machine next to me. I grew up on court shows and Maury paternity tests as my parents never found it necessary to get cable, so I was legitimately excited to see him next to me. I contemplated asking him about his experience with the LSAT but decided against it for fear my name may somehow end up on TMZ’s homepage. Talk about unrealistic fears… I then decided that if he could pass the LSAT, damn it, so could I.

After a healthy breakfast and a few inspirational memes later I was in the car on my way to Inglewood’s West LA School of Law. Word on the street is that Inglewood is always up to no good, but I found no indication of this and made my way up to the 12th floor where I was to do battle with the LSAT.

I won’t go into too much detail about the June LSAT itself but I will say that it was a pretty typical administration. The logic game section took up two pages per game, but other than that it was everything I had prepared for. I was only slightly disappointed that LSAC didn’t have a congratulatory banner or balloons, but I’ll forgive them in time.

The feeling of driving away from the LSAT test center will go down as one of the happiest moments of my short life. My wedding day and the birth of my first child probably won’t come close to rivaling it. It’s a fantastic feeling knowing that you can enjoy life once again without impending LSAT doom looming over your head. You can read a book that you want to read, you can take up knitting, you can learn how to learn how to play the didgeridoo if you so desire! Congratulations, the world is your oyster and you should be one happy little clam.

With the LSAT completed I’m pretty certain that I won’t make the cut for Harvard Law School. Fortunately, I’ve never been much of a Red Sox fan so I don’t feel like I’m missing out too much on Boston. What’s done is done and the only thing left to do is celebrate and remember how to enjoy life once again. Rest well at night knowing that you worked hard for whatever LSAT score you got and that you’re one tiny step closer to becoming a real-life attorney.