Undergraduate GPAs and LSAT scores are the most important factors law schools consider in making admissions offers. Here is a quick guide to LSAT prep in three steps.
Choose a date when you will take the test.
Sign up for an early test date in order to leave yourself room for error. Some schools accept the highest LSAT score achieved instead of averaging multiple scores, so in case trouble arises regarding your first time taking the exam, leave extra time to retake the test if needed.
If your test date is less than two months away, start preparing for the LSAT immediately. You can never get too much practice answering the kind of multiple-choice questions you will face during the exam, but generally an hour a day for two months should be plenty of time to prepare.
Choose your study materials.
If you feel like you truly need the structure of a course to study, by all means, sign up for an LSAT course. Be advised, though, that they are quite expensive, and there’s no reason that you can’t prepare on your own with some discipline along with LSAT prep books and/or software.
But if you find that one set of materials or preparation method doesn’t seem to be working for you, move on to another.
The LSAT doesn't test knowledge per se, so there really is no way to study for it in the traditional sense. Instead, the LSAT tests your ability to absorb and process information quickly and efficiently, using skills such as logic, deductive reasoning, and reading comprehension.
The way you prepare for this is actually quite simple: get comfortable with the testing format by doing LSAT practice tests and train your brain to handle the questions with speed and accuracy.
The more your practice, the faster and more comfortable with the exam format you will become, and that can only help your score.
- Once you start doing LSAT practice tests, set aside time each day for questions, preferably in the morning as that is when you'll take the actual exam.
- Make sure you're timing your exam sessions to give you an idea of your progress on speed.
What You Need
- Information on registration from LSAC
- LSAT prep materials
- Time-keeping device
- Lots of dedication, determination, and persistence