Episode 31: Will My Summer Job Help Me Get Into Law School?

In this week’s podcast, we work through Logical Reasoning questions from the June 2007 LSAT and we’ll share an update on our upcoming Thinking LSAT Logic Games Playbook. We also answer the following questions from LSAT students across the country:

  • Is graduating from college in three years going to hurt my chances of getting into law school?
  • Will my choice of summer jobs help me get into law school? For example, will I be looked upon more favorably if I am a legal intern at a district attorney’s office versus working as a barista?
  • Do I need to abstain from drinking alcohol before taking the LSAT?
  • Do you have any tips for lessening eye fatigue or “LSAT headaches” when taking practice LSAT tests?

Take a listen and let us know what you think.

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  1. Hi Nathan and Ben,
    I have just started listening to your podcasts, and as someone who is independently studying without a prep class, I’ve found them to be extremely helpful. I’ve heard students ask questions that I’ve had, and it’s gone a long way to build my confidence. It’s also great listening to the podcast while I’m at work; I consider it “passive” studying compared to “active” studying like practice tests, but after hearing certain themes a couple times I’ve found I am, in fact, incorporating what I hear in my studying habits.
    Needless to say, I’m a fan. However, I did not like how Nathan addressed the LSAT headache topic. I was actually really looking forward to hearing any tips, because I, too, struggle with LSAT headaches and eye fatigue. I also want to share that I think people with LD’s, such as myself, might be more prone to headaches than others. It takes a lot of brain power to take the LSAT, PLUS disentangling every word because the letters are jumbled!
    I also want to share my own personal tip to decreasing studying fatigue/headaches, and hopefully others might find this useful if they are like me and are going through old lessons. I work 10 hours a day, M-F. I used to study whenever I had downtime at work, and on my lunch breaks, by taking practice tests. Then, when I was at home, I would do drills and practice via the Bibles or Nathan’s books (which I find way more helpful; thanks Nathan). I found that my tests were stuck at a 165, no matter how much drilling I did, and that fatigue was a major issue. I came through a breakthrough when I forgot my test book at home, and instead did individual drills at work. I found it much easier to focus on one question at a time, rather than a whole section, when I was at work. Then, I cracked open my practice test the following day (a Saturday) and, what do you know, my headache wasn’t nearly as bad and I scored a 170! Thinking it was a fluke, I took a test Sunday and, same thing, mental fatigue was way less and I scored a 170! I again tried taking a practice during the week, and went straight back down to a 165.
    Anyways, now I only do full practice tests on weekends and I think that if you work a full-time job like I do, and/or have an LD, it might not be the best idea to stretch your limits to such a degree during the weekday. Instead, give your brain a break and do the full tests on days where you are relaxed, and have the brain bandwidth to focus for another 3 hours. It might just boost your score, too!


    1. Thanks for sharing, Sam! Agreed. It’s a good idea to not to overdo it. Keep us posted, Ben


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