Through the Interwebs with Sophia: Practice LSAT #1
- Jul 06, 2010
- General LSAT Advice, LSAT
What’s a better way to start the 4th of July weekend than to sit for an LSAT practice test?
Sitting at my parents’ kitchen counter, my face was a veritable fireworks show of emotions throughout those four grueling hours. I laughed, I (almost) cried, I was angered, frustrated, bewildered, etc. My blood pressure rose to an alarming rate (especially with logic games). However, when time was called after section 5, I sat there surprisingly calm. No, I did not throw the book across the room at my dog who decided in the midst of a reading comprehension section to bark at the neighbor mowing his lawn. No, I did not mercilessly swat the fly that thought it would be funny to torment me through logical reasoning. I sat there, and took it all in.
I waited an hour or so before I scored my test. Part of me was dreaming: maybe I’m a super genius and did so well that I will only have to make marginal improvements as I study. The other part of me was full of dread. What if I scored so low that I lose the will to even start Lesson 1?
I need to come up with one of those self-inspirational mantras…
Anyways, I had a pretty good idea that my score was going to be low. For one thing, I did not finish all the sections. I left the unanswered questions blank because I wanted to know my raw score on stuff I actually thought through and answered without sheer dumb luck on my side. So that was working against me already. Add in the distractions, and well, there you go.
My score wasn’t terrible. It wasn’t good either. I somewhat questioned myself a bit afterward, to be honest. But, that’s an aside now. There’s no use focusing on how I did. I need to work on how I will do.
With the online account, you can view the breakdown of your practice test answers. Obviously, logic games are my worst enemy at the moment, but I’ve heard time and time again that they are the most learnable section of the exam.
Taking practice test 1 inspired me to start Lesson 1 online that night. I don’t really recommend doing a practice test and a lesson in one night back to back for most students, but I’m one of those obsessive studiers. If I don’t understand something or don’t do well, I HAVE to figure out why. I’ll reread chapters and copy down things word for word in order to get it branded into my brain. I know there are people out there who can wave their hands over a book and understand the contents instantly. I’m not one of them. So, onto Lesson 1.
What I like the most about being an online prep student is the instant gratification. If I feel like studying right now, I study right now. I don’t have to plan my week out around a class and get myself dressed and ready to be seen by anyone. I can study on my bed, on my desk, or even at Starbucks if I really wanted to. In fact, “ripped Samantha” from the Implication family example inspired me to go get some tea. Do they have oolong at Starbucks?
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