How to Score High on the LSAT:
The LSAT is an extremely important test. Most law schools primarily look at your LSAT score and GPA when deciding whether to admit you to their law school. Think about what that means: That means that a four-hour test is worth the same amount as four years’ worth of undergraduate work. Thus, it is essential that you adequately prepare for the LSAT.
Not only can a high LSAT score help you maximize the chances of you getting into the law school of your choice; it may even also help you obtain a scholarship! The time, energy, and money you put into solid LSAT preparation now can truly save you time, energy, and money in the future.
With that said, we believe it is better to over-prepare for the LSAT rather than under-prepare. Keep this in mind as you begin your LSAT preparation. Below we will give you an overview of some of the most commonly-asked questions about how to score high on the LSAT.
When Should I Start Studying for the LSAT?
We recommend that you start studying at least two months before you take the LSAT – but three or four months early would be ideal. You should be putting in a couple of hours each day and making it a priority. If you want to score high on the LSAT, practicing consistently for a long period of time before the exam will help you to increase your LSAT score. It is simply too important of an exam to try to “wing it”.
How should I study for the LSAT?
The best way to study for the LSAT is to develop effective exam-taking strategies so that you can approach the LSAT in an intelligent and methodical way. A great way to do this is to complete actual released LSAT questions. Do not complete “made up” questions offered by any course. Rather, answer real questions and answer them consistently. The more actual LSAT test questions you answer, the better prepared you will be.
When you complete an LSAT test, do not simply complete it, look at your score, then move on to the next test. Instead, study the questions and study the answers. Read through every single answer and make sure that you understand why you answered it correctly or incorrectly. Take notes. Really try to learn from the experience of going through your exam answers. This is how you get the most out of an LSAT test.
How should I physically prepare for the LSAT?
If you want to score high on the LSAT, it is essential that you build up your stamina before the LSAT test day. It will take about four hours to complete the LSAT. You want to make sure you are awake and energized during the entire four-hour test. The best way to do this is to build your way up to taking four-hour tests prior to taking the LSAT. Make sure you do at least a few full exams before you take the actual LSAT. The more you do, the better. You will have an advantage over those who suffer from fatigue after a few hours of test-taking.
Also, make sure you have all of the materials you need (the required forms of identification, pencils, etc.) well ahead of the exam. Get sufficient sleep the night before you take the test and eat a healthy breakfast before the test.
Do I need to take a Course or Hire a Private LSAT tutor to Score High on the LSAT?
You don’t need to take a course or hire a private LSAT tutor to score high on the LSAT. However, it may be well worth it to consider signing up for an LSAT course or utilizing the services of a private LSAT tutor.
An LSAT course or private LSAT tutor can help teach you strategies and tactics to score high on the LSAT. Further, it can keep you on track and disciplined, and it can provide structure. (For those interested, we offer private tutoring for the LSAT both online and in person. Simply click here to learn more about our private tutoring program.).
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