Taking the LSAT Exam

Standardized Testing, Studying, Law School Admission, Performance Anxiety, Uncertainty
Curated By
Jessica Tanner

Jessica Tanner is a Marketing Director from Katy, Texas who partners with executives, business professionals, and entrepreneurs to grow their personal and professional brands. Jessica pursued an athletic scholarship to the University of Tulsa, where she graduated with honors in 2012 while obtaining her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and minors in Communication and Sports Administration. After spending a majority of her career in the energy and technology sectors, Jessica has developed a passion for marketing operations and creative content development with a focus on efficiency and customer centricity.

They Might Be Thinking:

  • Did I study enough? Did I forget something?
  • Did I take enough practice tests?
  • What happens if I fail?
  • Maybe I should have pushed my test date to the next session.
  • What happens if I just draw a complete blank?
  • This is my life-long dream. Should I be concerned if I don’t score well?
  • What if I don't score high enough to get into the school of my choice?
  • How long will it take to get my test results back?
  • I am so NERVOUS!
  • Did I bring enough pencils? What if all eight break?
  • What if I run out of time?
  • How long should I spend answering each question?
  • I think I may be having a panic attack.
  • I sure hope there are more logical reasoning questions than logic games.
  • Please be an easy writing sample topic.
  • How will I know which questions I should skip?

Words That Might Be Encouraging:

  • You've come so far, and you're only a few steps away from the finish line.
  • Do this for yourself and nobody else.
  • You're brave, brilliant, and resilient. 
  • You got this!
  • Repeat after me, "I can do this."
  • You are far too smart to be the only thing standing in your way.
  • The LSAT isn't one event. It's all of the countless hours you've spent in class, studying, taking PTs. This is just another day of learning.
  • I've watched you work so hard over the past few months. You are ready.
  • I am so very proud of your hard work and commitment to your dreams.
  • You are capable of such amazing things. 
  • Focus on the goal!
  • I can't wait to hear from you after the test and celebrate your hard work.
  • Dinner is on me tonight. You've already achieved so much in my book. 

Words That Might Be Discouraging:

  • You're going to do fine. You've been studying for almost four months. By now, either you know it or you don't.
  • You don't need to study; just wing it!
  • If Elle Woods can do it, so can you.
  • Let's go grab a drink to take your mind off of the test tomorrow.
  • I've heard the LSAT is extremely difficult. Good luck with that.
  • Do you have a "Plan B" in case you don't get into law school?
  • What are you going to do if you don't pass?
  • When is the next available re-testing date?
  • My friend failed her LSAT test twice before deciding to give up.
  • Hey, don't stress. Not everyone is cut out to be a lawyer.
  • Are you sure you really want to do this?
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