If you play any sports, the LSAT might remind you of a major competition or championship, especially on LSAT test day. If you’ve done any acting, it might seem like the premiere of a play. You might feel quite pumped up as you get ready for this little test. And just like a veteran actor at a premiere or an athlete at the world championships, you can take some steps on LSAT test day to ensure that you give your best performance. Read more
As the February LSAT quickly approaches, I have been fielding many calls from worried and anxious students each day here. To be fair, test anxiety is real and we all want to excel in areas where we have invested considerable time, mental energy, and money. The LSAT and all of its test-takers are no different. However, what I have been recommending to students is to keep in mind the concept of attribution theory, especially for all you Type-A students out there.
What this means in lay-man terms is (pardon the language): Suck it up. Know what you can and can’t control. Be honest about your skills and your ability to excel. Be prepared for the worst because Murphy’s Law is alive and kicking.
I realize that this is much easier said than done, but cultivate your own fearlessness. Successful people do not believe in external attributions. Successful people believe that their successes are a result of 3 things: Read more