Our Five Best LSAT Gift Ideas
With Christmas approaching later this week, we figured we would help out any last minute shoppers looking for LSAT gift ideas. Below, see our list of the best items you can buy someone getting ready to take the LSAT.
Our Five Best LSAT Gift Ideas
1. Law School Admission Council’s “10 Actual, Official LSAT PrepTests” Volumes
The first of our LSAT gift ideas is a bound set of previously administered LSAT tests. When preparing for the LSAT, there is no substitute for these tests. They allow takers to experience what the LSAT’s structure and questions look like. They also provide a framework for studying. We know of no successful LSAT prep option that does not have these questions at the core of its instruction. Therefore, we think this is one of the best LSAT gift ideas for a potential LSAT taker.
While all of these volumes would be useful, certain ones are more so than others. A general rule of thumb, if you don’t purchase all 6 bound volumes, is the more recent a volume, the better it will be. No, we don’t mean this in terms of quality. The LSAT, like any test, gradually changes over time. While the Logical Reasoning section hasn’t changed much over the years, Logic Games and Reading Comprehension have. So, if you are only going to pick up a few of these, we’d suggest Volumes IV, V, and VI, as they cover all the LSATs administered since September 2007. This is ten years of LSATs, all for under $75!
2. Individual LSAT PrepTests
The next of our best LSAT gift ideas is individual LSAT PrepTests. If you are unfamiliar with the LSAT, you might be wondering why you would buy individual tests, as opposed to bigger volumes. In theory, you are correct. Individual PrepTests run between $8-10, while the bound volumes of 10 PrepTests are around $25 (all numbers Amazon). Why spend more money if you do not have to?
Well, LSAC only binds the tests after they have 10 new, released tests, So, they need 10 new tests, not including the February LSAT, which is undisclosed. At the current testing rate, it takes about 3-4 years for a new volume to come out. (As the LSAT testing frequency changes in the future, LSAC may publish bound PrepTest volumes more frequently.) So, if you only buy the bound volumes, you will miss out on PrepTests published since the last one. So, if you are giving a gift to an LSAT taker, they may very well appreciate receiving these PrepTests! To make sure the tests you purchase are not in a bound volume, just check the number. LSAC gives every new PrepTest a number. So, PrepTest 82 is not in the last volume released, which encompasses PrepTests 72 through 81.
3. LSAT Tutoring
The third of our LSAT gift ideas is LSAT tutoring. If you know someone frustrated by the LSAT, that may need some outside help or a new perspective, this can be a great gift. We offer a full range of LSAT tutoring options, from single sessions to weekly appointments. See what we have to offer here, and let us know if we can help!
4. Test taking supplies
Yes, it may not seem that fun to buy what amounts to school supplies for a college student or adult, but these make perfect stocking stuffers! Check out LSAC’s list of permitted items to make sure that what you purchase is allowed in! Pencils, highlighters, erasers, and also a non-digital watch are all things that a taker may not have on hand, and would appreciate not buying his or herself!
5. A fun post-LSAT event
Finally, the last of our LSAT gift ideas is a little outside of the box. Studying for the LSAT is stressful, and waiting for results afterward is too! Why not help a taker take his or her mind off of the test by planning a fun post-LSAT event? This can be something as small as a dinner and movie date, or as big as a vacation! Whatever route you choose to go, give your LSAT taker something to look forward to after the long grind of studying for the exam!
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