Saturday, September 29, 2007

A Valuable Piece of Advice...

For all of my millions of readers: to those few thousand of you thinking of taking the LSAT at the University of Denver, a word of advice:

  1. Get there early - when you read "8:30 a.m." think "7:30 a.m." - not because they start on time (because they don't - praise God or I would have wasted $129), but because DU has really limited visitor parking.
  2. When reading the instructions and you see the word "snack" - think Double Cheeseburger with fries, a coke, and maybe some apple pie because it's longer than "snack" would imply.
  3. Don't bother with a sharpener - they don't do what their name implies - just take a half dozen pencils - one for each section of the test.
  4. Skip the questions that take too long (some very good advice I received on Tuesday) - even if it means skipping a whole passage and 7 questions because instead of English it seems like the passage is in Greek or Latin or some equally dead language.
  5. At the 5 minute warning, stop panicking and just do what you can - actually it's kind of comical how little you can get done in 35 minutes when it's 9:30 a.m. and your brain doesn't turn on until 3 p.m.
  6. No ball point pen means no ball point pen - take pencils, people and listen to the instructions!!!! (seriously, how many times did she say no pens and someone was writing with one???)
  7. Don't forget your water bottle.
  8. When crossing the DU campus don't look the Rushers in the eye and enjoy the chiming bell in the clock tower - the latter is reason enough to go to a campus like DU on the hour :)
  9. Praise God when you don't get a parking ticket because you didn't listen to #1 and you didn't have enough change.
  10. Remember - the outcome of this test does not affect your life's happiness - God's going to use you where you're at - fact - no matter how smart the LSAC thinks you are.

1 comment:

  1. Carey, thanks for that valuable list!! I'm so proud of you for taking that test - yes, admiration would be the appropriate sentiment. You know, I've found that pencils are about as obsolete as typewriters. Try finding a pencil sharpener at CCU - it was difficult for me. Love ya!