This is a personal blog, so I’m going to do something personal today and show every one of the existing pictures of me and the SO. Don’t worry–there are only like a dozen. The SO and I celebrated five years of not-breaking-up a few weeks ago, and so I flipped through Facebook, old emails, and my hard-drive to try and find those pictures and save them somewhere. I showcase them here, with commentary.
For anyone that hasn’t heard via Facebook and follows me here, I have sent in my seat deposit and plan on going to Chicago this fall.
So, some exciting news I’ve been meaning to share: I have a vacation, a new job, and a new apartment in my future.
So, on the last day of my assignment with the Victim/Witness Unit, I’ll take this lazy, uneventful day in the office to describe what it is I’ve done here and learned so far.
Good Monday morning!
Many law school hopefuls are gearing up for the June LSAT, and many more will be taking the test this fall. I can’t count the number of conversations I’ve had with various people about what to expect, what works, what doesn’t… and it’s much too much to fit into a 15 minute conversation at work or in the halls between classes. So I’d like to take the blog in a retrospective direction today and detail exactly how it was that I studied for the LSAT, and specifically, how I did it without an expensive test-prep agency like Kaplan.
Before I begin, just a note to say that I don’t claim my method is the only method or the best method, but it worked very well for me and I don’t think anyone can be hurt by having too many ideas about what might work for them. I also have nothing bad to say about test-prep services. Constance and I took the test at the same time, started studying at the same time, and stayed within 1-2 points of one another through the entirety of the process. She took a course, I studied independently. To Kaplan or not to Kaplan, again, is about what’s best for you. I think an important consideration is self-discipline, but money plays into it.
So, how I took the LSAT . . .
Sitting in the back of one of the top law schools I’ve visited, and getting lost during the pretty complicated lecture, I decided to write down what the students in front of me were looking at on their laptops. Being kind of a numbers/infographics-lover, I thought it’d be fun to share.
Walked: 1,000,000 steps
Driven: 0 mi.
Dollars remaining: $78.82 + one 1985 $20 bill that I am reluctant to spend (because it’s neat-looking).
Up at dawn for the train into Philadelphia from D.C. Constance walked me there and even packed me a breakfast! Which is great, because I found out this morning that I left all my Clifbars in my other bag in D.C. On the train, I ate my breakfast and read about some law schools in the Princeton Review Top 167.
Miles driven: 0
Steps walked: 50,000+
Money spent: ???
So this post will be of little help to prospective law students, but maybe it’ll help to convince folks to take their own trips and see schools. Well, the first part. As we continue on, it gets less attractive…
Driven: 155 mi. (2.5 hrs)
Free meals: 3/3