JD Advising & Michigan State Law Mock LSAT: 2/8/20
Michigan State University College of Law and JD Advising are teaming up to host a mock LSAT on Saturday, February 8, 2020! This free event is a perfect test run for those taking the February 22 or March 30 exams. Read further to see the details of this Michigan State Law mock LSAT event.
JD Advising & Michigan State Law Mock LSAT: 2/8/20
Taking a mock LSAT is one of the best ways to prepare for the actual exam. Though you may have access to past exams in your studying toolkit, taking the test under proctored conditions alongside other students is invaluable preparation to ensure you are ready for the real thing!
When: Saturday, February 8, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. (please arrive a few minutes early). The day is expected to conclude around 3 p.m.
Where: Michigan State University College of Law in East Lansing, MI. (Room and parking details will be included in a confirmation email following registration.)
Structure of the exam
The mock exam will test an actual past exam. (For those interested, it will be the Sept 2017 exam. Be sure to avoid taking that exam before this date so you can simulate the real thing!) J.D. Advising will provide you with a web address where you can find the exam online.
Just as on test day, you will take five parts of the exam, not including the writing section. There will be analytical reasoning, reading comprehension, logical reasoning (two sections), and one experimental section. Students will take the first three sections then take a 15-minute break before coming back to take the final two sections.
Finally, a representative from J.D. Advising and Michigan State Law will answer questions about the LSAT and law school applications.
When the exam concludes, your answers will be scored automatically and available online for you to review. You will receive a copy of all of your correct and incorrect answers via email about 15 minutes after you submit your exam. You will also receive an LSAT score conversion chart.
Please note that this is a simulated mock exam but it is not the same exact platform that LSAC administers the test on. This exam is administered on FlexiQuiz, a platform that JD Advising licenses for this purpose.
What to bring
Attendees must bring their own computers to the exam. We will have paper exams on hand for anyone unable to do so.
The mock LSAT is free! J.D. Advising and Michigan State Law have partnered to provide this valuable experience for anyone taking the LSAT in the winter or spring of 2020. However, only students who pre-register with Michigan State prior to the mock LSAT can attend.
How do I sign up?
Register for the event directly through Michigan State Law. They have a convenient online registration form here. Once again, please make sure to sign up before showing up for the session.
Unsure about taking a mock exam? Consider these 4 benefits:
1. Discount distractions.
On the actual test day, you’ll be surrounded by many other students. Some might be sick (who will inevitably be coughing/sneezing the whole time). Others might be noisy (groaning or sighing with each new question). Some might feel the need to stretch their arms just a few inches away from you (since testing can be in tight quarters).
The best way to prepare for all of these variables is by taking a mock LSAT alongside other test-takers in a simulated testing environment. Nothing will compare to a quiet room in the library where you may study for the exam on your own. But you must learn to not succumb to these inevitable distractions and focus all of your attention on your test.
2. Testing under proctored conditions.
Taking a mock LSAT in a simulated testing environment will also help you work on your timing. When the proctor says time is up, there are absolutely no exceptions to allow you to continue answering the question you were working on. Having a proctor cut off your time will make you hyperaware of your speed, which is a necessity to get as many questions answered as you can.
Proctors also circulate the room throughout the exam. It can be unnerving to feel as if you’re being watched, but again, a mock exam will help you acclimate to their presence and discount their distraction.
3. LSAT is an endurance test too.
The LSAT is over three hours long and requires your utmost focus and attention the entire time. While studying on your, you may focus on learning each section of the exam individually. It is incredibly important that you also sit down and take an exam (or 10) from start to finish without any breaks other than what would be permitted on test day. (You are allowed a 15-minute break between section 3 and 4).
It’s difficult to maintain your focus for a long period of time, but can be equally distracting staving off nerves, hunger, thirst, and drowsiness the entire time. With a little practice and preparation, you can work around all of these things!
4. Mock LSATs are free!
Lastly, preparing for the LSAT can be an expensive endeavor. For our mock exams, JD Advising purchases the right to use real past LSAT exams from LSAC so you don’t have to. Each exam that we administer is completely free to students and an actual exam from the last few years.