Today I took my 4th Kaplan LSAT practice test. I finally did it: I broke into the Stratosphere.
Unfortunately for me, if you know nothing of Kaplan's cutesy terminology for doing well on the LSAT, this means absolutely nothing to you. I'll say it plainly: I did well enough to begin Kaplan's advanced stage of study. I feel like a successful wizard.
Someone asked me if I thought preparing for the LSAT as intensely as I have been feels like a waste of time. Is it frustrating to prepare for a test that you take once (in my case, thrice) and never see again?
I say no. My mind has become sharper, perhaps too sharp. For instance, I asked a guy at today's test if the downstairs bathroom (I wanted to save myself a trip down the stairs) were the only bathroom available. He answered that it was the only available bathroom that he knew of. Any serious reader of LSAT's Logical Reasoning section will do what I did: recognize the subtle shift in scope.
Do I really need to be recognizing that? I just needed a bathroom.