Wondering what to do while waiting for LSAT results? The June LSAT was just over a week ago. Most students are relieved the exam is behind them. Others are nervous that they did not perform as well they would have liked. And still others are working on getting their law school application materials together. Regardless of where you fall on the spectrum of emotions, there is plenty to keep you busy while you wait for your score. Here are some suggestions:
What to do While Waiting for LSAT Results:
- Take a break. Prepping for the LSAT is exhausting and taking the exam is stressful. Regardless of how you did on the exam, a break will put you in a better position to accomplish whatever is next. It will also be nice to see your family and friends, who have probably been missing you!
- Keep studying. This task sounds counter-intuitive for many, as you just took the exam, so why would you keep studying? Well, in the event that you did not score as high as you would’ve liked, these few weeks are valuable time that could be used to keep your skills sharp. We don’t recommend doing anything super-intense and we do not recommend doing anything right away (you do need that break for a week or so!). However, if you did not prepare adequately the first time and you think you are going to retake the LSAT, then it can be a good idea to start studying!
- Finish application materials. For some students the LSAT is the last step of many in the application process. For others, there are still big things left to accomplish—personal statements, asking and collecting letters of recommendation, resumes and extra essays. Take this time to get your materials in order or to perfect them.
- Think about why you want to go to law school. This “task” may sound silly to some. However, dedicating some time to really think about why you want to go to law school, and what you hope to achieve by obtaining your JD is incredibly important. Not only does this “task” help ensure that you are going to law school for the right reasons, but it will hopefully help you confirm that you want to go to law school. Law school requires a serious amount of dedication and not to mention it is expensive. Reflecting on your goals and direction is a good thing to semi-regularly.
- Talk to a Lawyer. This “task” like the one above, requires a small time investment but the payout will be big. Find a practicing attorney, whether they are a friend of the family or a friend of a friend, and ask them questions about their law school experience. Ask them questions about their career, how they got to where they are currently, what their day-to-day work day is like, etc. The information you receive will help you in some way in the future.
- Consider a law school prep course. Depending on your personal circumstances, a law school prep course may be something you should seriously consider. These courses can help you understand what will be expected of you once you start law school and help put you in the best position possible to succeed. If you are interested in a law school prep course designed by the student who graduated #1 in her class of over 200 students, please click here!
Whatever you choose to do to fill your time while waiting for LSAT results, good luck! Remember, the only thing you can control is the future! Keep moving forward.
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