Showing posts from October, 2018

My LSAT Study Schedule

Once I finally decided to go to law school, my first step was to begin studying for the LSAT. Cue the scary music. It's a big task to take on, and I sat down to figure out how I would go about it, mainly through a search on Pinterest and Google. Unfortunately, it seemed to me that if I wanted to do any guided studying or take a class, I would have to shell out a ton of money for it. Because I planned on paying for everything on my own, I knew I wouldn't be able to go that route. My Materials After signing up for the LSAT on the LSAC website, I noticed that there was a collaboration between LSAC and Khan Academy for free LSAT practice, so I immediately hopped on that opportunity. Following a practice test to see where my baseline was, I set my goal score and scheduled an hour of practice questions to go through every day. There is also a section on the Khan Academy website with lessons to go through, from written ones to video walkthroughs of questions. When I fir

My Planner Setup

Let's get this out of the way: I cannot live without my planner. I spend a decent amount of time writing to do lists in it, adding in work shifts and homework, and, basically, living out my life through it. I've tried before to go without a planner and use an online calendar or make notes on my computer, but I definitely prefer a physical, handwritten planner. I've gone through a lot of different iterations in how I organize my planner, and I'm happy to say that during my time in undergrad I finally figured out something that worked for me and was pretty adaptable, as well. I just bought a new planner with 2019 coming up WAY too fast (also I didn't need as much space at the moment since I'm not in school), and have been working to fill everything in. I got it at Target, and it's a collaboration between artist Ashley G and Blue Sky . Inside the planner, there are monthly pages and daily pages, with the the daily pages being divided hourly an

Why Law School?

This is a question I have been getting a lot lately. As someone who was a journalism major and expected to go into writing or public relations, going to law school seems like a 180 degree turn. I was the writer of my friend group (which was kind of a given since pretty much of my friends were engineers), and most of my involvement on campus involved marketing, PR, or writing. During the summer following my graduation, most people in my life were shocked to hear that I was going to take some time off from my normal life looking for jobs to prepare to apply for law school. While I was in my second year of undergrad, I went through a time where I decided I didn't want to be a reporter anymore and I was sent into a mental tailspin trying to figure out what I was going to do. Although what I ended up thinking I would do for a career was sports public relations and marketing, with a focus on hockey, I went through a moment of "what if I went to law school?" My interest