Now that February LSAT scores are out, the June LSAT looms ahead. If you’re planning on taking the June LSAT, it’s okay if you haven’t done much of anything yet. As time goes by, your inaction will become less and less OK. Kind of like a 40-year-old showing up to work in a high schooler’s wardrobe: what once looked perfectly normal starts to work against you.
First of all: go to LSAC’s website and register for the June LSAT. Do it as soon as you can. The earlier you register, the better the choice of June LSAT testing centers you’ll have. Getting your pick of June LSAT test centers now will keep you from having to spend the night before the June LSAT in some godforsaken motel by the freeway somewhere, listening to the regular clientele entertain their clientele. More importantly, once you’re registered for the June LSAT you can circle June 10 on your calendar as the day you’ll take the June LSAT.
As soon as you can, start to practice reading dense material. You’ll have to get through LSAT Reading Comp, and I can guarantee you’ll encounter some short, dense articles. The more practice you have, the better. Check out this series of LSAT blog posts for some suggested reading material.
Next, plan out how you’ll study. Blueprint LSAT Prep’s spring classes are starting soon. Also, check out our new LSAT book, The Blueprint for LSAT Logic Games. Whatever you decide to use for LSAT prep, it’s time to get your materials together and plan out how you’ll use them. Above all, it’s important that you use real questions from past LSATs as you practice.
Get moving in the next few weeks. Your first agenda is to learn all of the skills you’ll need to succeed on the June LSAT. You’ll need some conditional logic. Finding the fallacies in arguments will have to become second nature to you if you’ll succeed. How you’ll symbolize all the various rules that can come up in LSAT Logic Games is something you’ll figure out. In the end you should know exactly what you’ll do for everything that might come up on the LSAT.
Once you get all that down, devote at least the last few weeks before the June LSAT to timed practice. You’ll know how to do everything by then, so the goal will be to do it faster. Do lots of timed sections and timed practice LSAT tests. Each time, review carefully. For everything that didn’t go right, your goal should be to make it go right the next time.
Finally, take the June LSAT. The great thing about the June LSAT is that it’s so early in the law school application cycle that you don’t have to worry about your law school applications as you study for the LSAT. Celebrate being done with the LSAT, then get to work on those law school applications so that you can be the first to submit them in the fall.
And good luck!