“If you could change the choices that you made
Would you do it today?
If you could spin the world the other way
Could you do it on faith?”
~ “Just One Day” by Better than Ezra
Five months of studying culminated yesterday, with the Law School Admission Test (LSAT). With a reputation of being the most difficult and stressful standardized test issued, the LSAT offers an experience that most would not want to repeat. Personally, I believe that the government should forego water boarding, and instead subject alleged terrorists to the torture which is six 35-minute testing sections. The breakdown is as follows:
1 Logical Reasoning section (aka Logic Games)
1 Reading Comprehension section
2 Argumentative Reasoning sections
1 Essay portion
1 Experimental section
The experimental section can be any one of the categories – filled with questions which the LSAC (people who create the LSAT) want to ‘try out’ before actually integrating them into a test. What sucks is this: you don’t know which one is the experimental section. So, you have to treat every section as if it counts. Adding insult to injury, ,the written essay also isn’t scored; but is sent to the law schools where you apply, meaning that you have to actually try to sound coherent after completing a grueling 175 minutes worth of mind boggling questions. I imagine most LSAT takers sound like third graders by the time they begin their essays.
Our exam had 5 ladies officiating. They had to have been the five dumbest women ever to run an LSAT session. They could not answer basic questions and appeared to not have any idea what they were doing. Plus, I was less than impressed with the lax security.
“Do you have any electronic devices or a cell phone?”
“Great. Go get thumb-printed.”
I did not have any electronic devices; but if I had, they wouldn’t have known – because they trusted everyone to tell the truth.
FYI: IF SOMEONE WANTS TO SNEAK SOMETHING INTO A TEST, THEY WILL TELL YOU THAT THEY ARE NOT SNEAKING ANYTHING IN. THAT IS WHY THEY CALL IT ‘SNEAKING;.
At the end of the test, we were instructed to sign the front of our test booklets and one future lawyer raised his hand and apparently was confused as to what his test booklet was. . . as he signed his answer sheet – yes, he signed his SCANTRON answer sheet – right across the middle of it. Genius! Coincidentally, this particular gentleman also happened to have been at one of my practice LSAT sessions a few months ago. I knew then that he should have saved the money on his admission fee. Apparently, he disagreed with my assessment.
I am not going to speculate how I did on the exam. I know which section I am praying was the experimental section. LOL. Other than that, I did the best I could. . . I was emotionally and mentally exhausted after it was over. Now I just have to wait 3 long weeks for my results. At least it is out of my hands, and I can relax. I learned my lesson after taking the GRE that stressing once the test is over serves no practical purpose.
PERSONAL NOTE: See you in less than a week.
CONFIDENTIAL NOTE: Yes. A thousand times, yes.