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Through the Interwebs with Sophia: Slow and Steady


The new school year is just around the corner. Back to the old grind, as I like to call it.

I’m actually pretty excited for the semester to start up again. During the summer, I often feel unproductive and sluggish. My summer mornings are always unpredictable. I would wake up anytime between 7 a.m. and noon depending on what, if anything, I had planned later that day. Now that school is going to be in session, I’ll be up bright and early every day.

Back to hitting the books and evenings at the library. Back to laughing with friends over the day’s second cup of coffee and the latest grapevine gossip.

It’s good to be back.

For the last week or so I’ve slowed down on my LSAT progress. I’m definitely not as far as I’d hoped to be when I began Blueprint. But, that’s no one’s fault but my own. The material is truly everything I could have asked for and more. However, summer laziness really hit me hard. As an online student, it takes a lot of self-discipline to do the lessons and the homework. You say, I’ll get to it later and later becomes tomorrow and tomorrow becomes the weekend. There’s no regular class meeting to keep me in check. Before I realized it, it’s the weekend before school is supposed to start and I still haven’t sat for the second practice test.

Don’t know if I ever mentioned this, but I’m only going into my junior year of undergrad. All the pre-law students I know are planning to take the LSAT either June of their junior year or October of their senior year. I gave myself lots of cushioning in terms of timing for this very dilemma that I am now having.

So I’m thinking of waiting to sit for the December LSAT instead. At the slow but steady pace that I’ve set for myself, I’m definitely mastering the material. Why spoil a good thing? I don’t want to rush myself to meet a test date that I don’t necessarily need. I have access to all the Blueprint online recourses and video lessons until the December LSAT, so I’m going to take advantage of it.

Honestly, I would have preferred to take the LSAT in October. I may have finals to worry about in December that has me a bit worried. But, overall, I think I’ll be okay. I’m not worried about juggling LSAT prep with other course work throughout the semester either. The way the Blueprint course is set up, I can break up the lessons and the homework into mini sessions and review as I please.

The online prep really gives me an amazing amount of freedom in that respect. That’s why I chose to go this route. I’m ultimately responsible for how I handle and understand the material. If I feel like I haven’t quite mastered one type of logical reasoning question, for example, I can go back and review it and rework it until I’m satisfied. I set the pace.