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Don’t Give Up

LSATcantwinLSATcantwin Alum Member Sage
edited May 2021 in Sage Advice 13286 karma

Hey everyone I’m here to just say, don’t give up.

Four years ago I started my journey to law school with a 2.8 GPA and an extremely low starting LSAT score. After obsession over the test, and with the tremendous help of 7Sage and its community, I was able to score a 171.

Yesterday, I graduated from Northwestern Pritzker School of Law and was awarded the Wigmore Key Student award.

Your past mistakes DO NOT DEFINE YOUR FUTURE SUCCESS. Anyone is capable of being right where I am.

So if things are hard right now, if the dream seems to far out of reach, just keep going. You will all achieve your goals. Work hard, study harder. Rely on 7Sage and the community here.



  • lsatplaylistlsatplaylist Alum Member
    5244 karma

    So proud of you.

  • bananabobananabo Monthly Member
    1086 karma

    You have no idea how much I needed to hear this -- thank you!

  • miriaml7miriaml7 Monthly Member
    947 karma

    I love this so much!!!! Thank you for sharing and congratulations on your accomplishments!

  • whatlikeitshardwhatlikeitshard Monthly Member
    152 karma

    Absolutely amazing!! Thank you for coming back here to share. Means a lot. Congratulations!!

  • Legally Dark BlondeLegally Dark Blonde Alum Member
    420 karma

    This is incredible! Thanks for sharing your story!

  • 2567ZRdt2567ZRdt Yearly Member
    75 karma

    Thank you for your encouragement. Proud of your achievement!

  • Granger DangerGranger Danger Alum Member
    712 karma

    Very nice to hear.

  • learn2skipQslearn2skipQs Alum Member
    730 karma

    wow congrats, very inspiring.

  • sarahblairsarahblair Monthly Member
    604 karma

    Amazing. Congratulations!

  • mbalawschoolgradmbalawschoolgrad Monthly Member
    32 karma

    Thank you so much for sharing this! Motivated me, to keep going. Proud of you!

  • Tea Jae 5.0Tea Jae 5.0 Alum Member
    18 karma

    I needed this! Thank you!!!

  • FindingSageFindingSage Alum Member
    edited May 2021 2042 karma

    This is amazing! Thank you for sharing this update. Your explanations on questions are always spot on and helpful but actually it is your posts of your entire journey to law school that are hugely inspirational.
    It is definitely an uphill battle for those with sub 3.0 GPA and reading about you getting into such amazing school even if it was just days away from starting is one those stories I remind myself of when I am feeling down or like I might settle on going to a school where I don’t really want to go. I am not surprised to hear that with your perseverance that you crushed it at Northwestern but congratulations this is well deserved and I am sure a long time coming!

  • tams2018tams2018 Alum Member
    727 karma

    Quite testimony. Thank you for sharing and congratulations.

  • Slow is FastSlow is Fast Alum Member
    445 karma

    Congratulations & thanks for the inspiration!

  • Burt Reynolds-1Burt Reynolds-1 Yearly Member Sage
    952 karma

    really inspiring - congrats!

  • esaelaleesaelale Monthly Member
    52 karma

    such an inspiring story. thank you so much for sharing. congrats!!

  • teechj117teechj117 Monthly Member
    edited May 2021 272 karma

    This is great! Too often I get "Well, maybe it's not for you" or "People are born with a knack for that thing" and for the first few months, I may have believed that. I was inspired hearing your persistence after tuning into the community here, and now more so, knowing that you crossed that finish line. Thank you!

  • Glutton for the LSATGlutton for the LSAT Alum Member
    edited May 2021 382 karma

    YAY GLEN! Congratulations on all of the success with law school. Your podcast episode with J.Y. coupled with your generous responses via the DMs have really helped keep me positive during these weird pandemic times. Thank you for sharing a little bit of your sunshine with us.

  • jonnetteoakesjonnetteoakes Monthly Member
    10 karma

    This is amazing and made me tear up a bit! I am beyond happy for you! I am also encouraged to keep pushing myself

    1946 karma

    thank you so much for sharing, and congratulations!
    i can feel that you'll also do great in your legal career!

  • Congrats and thank you for the post! I think many of us needed to hear this 😊

  • trishuestrishues Alum Member
    130 karma

    Thank you so much

  • WinningHereWinningHere Monthly Member
    366 karma

    Congratulations! @LSATcantwin nice to see you here! Yes I am plugging away and deepening my understanding of the test for sure.

  • Carolinestudies4LSATCarolinestudies4LSAT Alum Member
    11 karma

    Thank you and Congratulations @LSATcantwin for your very motivational message!

  • sarakimmelsarakimmel Alum Member
    1488 karma

    Needed this today, thanks for posting and congrats!!

  • BoWillAlexBoWillAlex Monthly Member
    16 karma

    Congratulations! It gives me motivations!

  • smartaone2smartaone2 Alum Member
    494 karma

    Awesomeness and Congratulations to you!! I remember reading many of your posts and this one came to mind..."Reapplying: What to do to boost my chances...." The mere fact AND awarded, man what a testimony! This is so encouraging to us who are still trying to get there and we will. :smile:

  • Brandon26Brandon26 Alum Member
    30 karma

    I definitely needed to see this. Thank you for sharing your journey. Congratulations and best of luck to you on your future endeavors!

  • Nadzter19Nadzter19 Monthly Member
    123 karma

    I needed to hear this. Have been dragging my feet the past two weeks. Congrats.

  • sibusisiwes44sibusisiwes44 Monthly Member
    3 karma

    Need this! Congrats!

  • taylor.jd.burnstaylor.jd.burns Monthly Member
    19 karma

    Congratulations!! Thank you for sharing your testimony and kind words. Best of luck to you!

  • Lime Green DotLime Green Dot Monthly Member
    1365 karma

    Late to the post, but its ripple effect continues! Thank you! I remember listening to the podcast ep you were featured in and absolutely floored by your determination and eventual big and mighty triumphs. Your handle says it all!!

  • thehengkongthehengkong Monthly Member
    12 karma

    God, I really needed this. I just graduated from undergraduate, and this pandemic job market is killing me because I feel guilty staying home and not being able to bring some money for my family.

  • mellomelmellomel Alum Member
    292 karma

    That's amazing! Thank you so much for sharing. And for all those who are eager to see that much earned score jump till the June test, we can do this!

  • 55 karma

    Congratulations! Your message was right on time for me.

  • sheenak0909sheenak0909 Monthly Member
    68 karma

    Thank you so much for the much needed encouraging words! Congratulations! Wishing you the best of luck on your journey.

  • V.C. GheemV.C. Gheem Yearly Member
    85 karma

    Great job, and you work hard, and you earned it. Always remember never give up and
    stay positive!!!

  • enigmaticbgmenigmaticbgm Monthly Member
    14 karma

    Thanks for sharing your story. I am inspired and your encouragement came at the right time! Congratulations on your achievements!!!

  • Jeremy PimentaJeremy Pimenta Monthly Member
    35 karma

    Mah bro... You made it

  • priyarosaliapriyarosalia Alum Member
    26 karma

    Incredible- I'm so happy for you. Definitely going to check out this podcast soon

  • RohitGS8RohitGS8 Alum Member
    138 karma

    Very inspiring. Good luck to you.

  • chicago_33chicago_33 Yearly Member
    37 karma

    Wow. Your words just gave me more energy than a cup of coffee. Congrats!!!

  • markmywordsmarkmywords Monthly Member
    21 karma

    I would love to hear your story on the 7sage podcast.

  • CrookshanksCrookshanks Monthly Member
    45 karma

    Thank you so much for sharing! Congratulations and best of luck in all your future endeavors :)

  • joannamendoza6joannamendoza6 Monthly Member
    90 karma

    Congratulations! Sitting here with a 2.3 gpa I unfortunately earned almost 10 years ago. Sometimes I wonder if I should even keep trying. Your testimony has made me hopeful.

  • puneetmotiwalapuneetmotiwala Alum Member
    103 karma

    Congrats on all your success and I wish you prosperity in your future! I really needed to read that! Thank you for your kind words :)

  • briannawallace37briannawallace37 Alum Member
    10 karma

    Thank you for sharing! Amazing job, friend!

  • briannatatyanabriannatatyana Monthly Member
    39 karma

    Congrats! Thank you so much for sharing

  • JusticeLawJusticeLaw Member
    194 karma

    This is so..... wonderful. I really needed to see this. Thank you so very much for sharing. We or at least me, need to hear encouraging words like this. It is most encouraging not only for LSAT but life in general.

    To the 7Sage Community, this is great. Keep it coming. Sometimes a boost of encouragement can mean the difference in a score, from 120 to 160 or higher. Thereby, it is not the test but the person's attitude towards the test that affects our score most of all. If no more than just studying a few minutes more in taking a break and coming back to it with a more positive attitude or outlook that "You, Me or I, We can do this.

    Thank you again and have a great day everyone.

  • mochimochi77mochimochi77 Yearly Member
    8 karma

    Thank you so much for sharing this!!!

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