|PREPARING FOR LSAT|
The links below take you to information that you may find helpful as you tackle the task of figuring out what steps you will be taking to prepare for the LSAT. Warning: Use the information at your own discretion. (By the way, I hope that by the time you have gone through this information you will come to realize that I have been giving you really good advice all along on the importance of maintaining a high GPA.)
(1) If finances do not allow you access to a class-based test prep course offered by the likes of Princeton and consequently you decide to take the self-preparation route (by buying prep materials and studying on your own), then you MUST do this: Make a reasonable schedule that involves going to a library (or a similar place) and studying there in a quiet part of it. Follow that schedule religiously! This way you will be creating a "structure" of time and place (similar to a classroom environment) that, hopefully, will help you to study for the LSAT more efficiently. Remember, human beings (like you) are creatures of habit; make this trait work to your advantage!
Incidentally, here is a question I want you to ponder: Who is more likely to do well on a standardized test (such as LSAT): someone who is of average intelligence but highly knowledgeable (knowledgeability includes intellectually engaged awareness of history, current affairs, politics, general science, the environment, the economy, personal finance, geography, etc., etc.) compared to someone whose intelligence is above average but who is not very knowledgeable? In other words, sticking to working class intellectual habits while aiming for a bourgeois lifestyle is highly unlikely to produce the desired outcome, especially in a capitalist society like this one. The exception may be in the case of someone trying to go into science/health/technology-related fields. In those fields, it appears to me (but don't quote me on this), you can get by, but purely for academic purposes, on a much more narrow utilitarian focused concentration on science, math, etc. On the other hand, how would you like to be treated by a doctor who is completely ignorant of all the societal and environmental factors that affect a person's health: from the politics of financing medical research to the politics of universal health care; from the economics of employment and access to health insurance to the environment and pollution; and so on. Don't you think that a doctor ought to know, for example, that recent research indicates that in addition to old age, the chances of getting Alzheimer's (a terrible disease) are significantly increased if you have these seven risk factors: diabetes; mid-life hypertension; mid-life obesity; physical inactivity; depression; smoking; and low educational attainment. I hope you get my drift: knowledgeability is desirable regardless of the career you choose to pursue.
(2) If you plan to ask me for a recommendation do not do so before you have carefully read my instructions on recommendations, available via the class home page. You do not know where the link to those instructions is? You are already in trouble, because it suggests to me that you are an intellectually lazy person!
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