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Episode 97: Last minute advice for the June 2017 LSAT


Ben Olson June 8, 2017 6


00:02:05 – The biggest message is: You’ve either put in the work or not. “The hay is in the barn.”


00:03:36 – Don’t get caught up in “small sample” glitches—it’s more about the last 5 PTs


00:06:40 – Good lawyers never feel prepared.


00:08:33 – Go see Wonder Woman (or any movie) the night before!


00:12:05 – Don’t go to bed early the night before, and other sleeping tips.


00:16:23 – Shut it down. No more studying. Just get in a happy focused place.


00:17:06 – Exercise, walking, etc. It’s important!


00:19:06 – You will have a bell curve of potential outcomes. Prep moves the curve forward. Try to hit the middle or above of your personal bell curve—be the best “you’ you can be.


00:23:43 – This is PrepTest 81.


00:24:53 – You can have your best performance the day of the test (it’s not true that you’ll do worse on the day of.)


00:27:54 – Don’t try to score 10 points higher than you have before.


00:31:05 – If you haven’t taken a practice test before, consider withdrawing! (You’ve either done the work, or you haven’t.)


00:32:25 – Take the entire test day for you—funny stories about wild test day antics (don’t plan a college reunion the same day…)


00:42:58 – The Day of the Test; who has the most pencils?


00:43:53 – Become an observer, not a participant. Everyone there is less prepared than you are.


00:46:38 – Funny stories about test day.


00:56:56 – At any given moment, your one and only job is to focus on the question you’re working on.


00:58:29 – When they call 5 minutes, don’t speed up. Never speed up. Just go one at a time (and other last-5-minute tips.)


01:02:42 – Anticipate and embrace bad things before you even get to the test.


01:04:48 – In poker (and golf) you have to be willing to make embarrassingly bad mistakes in order to be excellent.


01:06:34 – What are some actual bad things that can happen on the LSAT?


01:08:59 – Haters of reading comp: Your test will probably have RC for sections 1 and 2. Expect it.


01:10:43 – People complain about “bad” everything. Embrace the bad stuff—that’ll be your differentiator.


01:12:42 – What to do if you get unusual games? (They’re not as hard as you think) — plan on that!


01:14:44 – Last-minute tips for each section type: What’s your plan on each section? Bullet points for RC, logical reasoning, and logic games.


Good luck all!


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