Becoming a Lawyer

I thought that I wanted to be a lawyer just long enough to register to take the LSAT. All the other English majors in my class were either becoming teachers or going to law school, so I chose the one where I thought I'd make the most money. I took a few practice tests and studied for about ten minutes a day out of a book I borrowed from the library. By the time the test rolled around, I'd given up studying and went into the exam hoping for the best. The test is unique in that you get points for correct answers, but there's no extra penalty for answering incorrectly. An incorrect answer is scored the same as an unanswered question, so when time is running out, you simply rush through the multiple choice questions and guess. It was in those last few minutes of the test that I knew I should never become a lawyer. Guessing the answers of the difficult questions turned about to be the only mildly engaging part of the entire LSAT experience.

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