Succesful LSAT Prep

The Dos & Donts Of Successful LSAT Prep

Are you preparing to take the LSAT? If so, you’re likely looking for advice on how to best prepare for the test. While there is no one-size-fits-all approach to a successful LSAT prep, there are a few tips that can help you maximize your score.

1. DO take practice LSAT tests

LSAC provides LSAT practice tests for free on their website. First, start by familiarizing yourself with the exam. Take the practice test without time. Once you get a grip on the exam, start to take practice tests under timed conditions. It is crucial to always review your mistakes to identify your weaknesses. Remember, there’s no need to panic if you don’t do well on a practice test – use it as motivation to work harder and improve your score. Use practice tests as opportunities to learn more about the LSAT and how to improve your score.

2. DON’T focus on the target score

When you are preparing for the LSAT, it’s important to remember that this is a process. You will make mistakes and you will see improvement over time. Don’t focus solely or even primarily on the LSAT score. Instead, keep your head set on gaining knowledge that adds up each day of preparation. Once you finally sit for the exam, you will know exactly what is needed beforehand!

3. DO make a study schedule and stick to it

The LSAT is a difficult test, so LSAT prep is bound to be hard work. However, it doesn’t have to feel overwhelming. The time needed to prepare for the LSAT can be an unnecessary source of stress and anxiety. Creating an LSAT study schedule will allow you to see how you are going to spend your time for the next few months and help you avoid procrastination. This way you can ensure that you can have all the materials covered on time. It’s a good idea to create a schedule that has room for flexibility, as you will most likely run into questions that you didn’t expect or need more practice than others. 

4. DON’T try to do everything on your own if you can’t

Don’t be afraid to ask for help when you need it. Private LSAT tutoring can help you find out where your strengths and weaknesses are, then concentrate on the topics that require more attention. A private tutor could be a great source to improve your LSAT reading comprehension skills and enhance your LSAT problem-solving abilities. At Apex, we offer LSAT prep classes that are designed based on your personal needs. Also, find study partners who are also preparing for the LSAT to discuss the process of preparation and the exam details. Getting different perspectives is always helpful.

5. DO make sure you understand the concepts before moving on

A successful LSAT prep is a marathon, not a sprint. It is very easy to get overwhelmed with LSAT study materials if you try to cover them all at once. The LSAT demands more than just memorizing rules and tricks. You need to make sure that you understand the material at its core. Before moving on to something new, make sure you fully understand the concepts you covered and only then move on.

6. Most importantly – Don’t stress out

LSAT prep can be exhausting and overwhelming, but don’t fall into the trap of not taking a break when you need it. If you prepare well and feel like you deserve a break, then reward yourself! Treat yourself with something that will help you relax and recharge your batteries in order to keep up the good LSAT prep work. Remember, LSAT is just a test, and you are prepared to do your best. LSAT prep is a process, so take everything one step at a time and stay calm, and do the work to get one step closer to your goals.


Final Thoughts

The LSAT is a challenging test, but with the right preparation and attitude, you can maximize your score. If you’re looking for more personalized advice or want to find a tutor to help you prepare, sign up for our free 30-minute LSAT consultation. We hope these tips have been helpful and we wish you the best of luck on test day!

Cynthia Addoumieh

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