Many of our Blueprint LSAT classes just started, or will be starting very soon. Taking an LSAT course is an important event in every growing pre-law student’s life, and people often don’t know what to expect. Will it be hard? Is there homework? Will there be snacks? Well, let me tell you.
Your LSAT class will start with an LSAT practice test, which you’ve probably already taken. It’s very important that you start your studies with an actual LSAT in this way. Doing this is a good way to acquaint yourself with the beast before you learn how to conquer it. And it’ll be fun!
April Fool’s. It’s actually going to be sort of horrible. The LSAT’s a hard test, and diving in not knowing what you’re doing will be memorable, to say the least. But that’s OK — you’re not taking the real LSAT now, and it’s natural to totally bomb it.
You’ll log-on to your personalized MyBlueprint page to grade the test after you take it. Don’t be afraid of this part. No, you’re not going to do incredibly well. But that’s why you’re taking an LSAT prep course. Grading it will allow you to track your progress, so don’t fear those three little numbers that make up your inaugural score.
After this first LSAT prep test (probably a couple days), you’ll have Lesson 1. You don’t have to do anything before this first lesson, so go out and party; it’ll be your last chance before June. The LSAT is going to be completely taking over your life for the next couple months, so savor your last remaining hours of freedom.
In Lesson 1, your magical journey begins. You’ll learn all about the LSAT, one section at a time. As the lessons progress, you’ll learn how to do every single type of question on the test. There’ll be laughter, there’ll be crying, there’ll be sleep deprivation. Your LSAT instructor will tell you exactly how the course structure works, but the big thing to remember is that it’s a ton of work. Each lesson takes four hours, and then you’re looking at approximately 4-8 hours of homework after each lesson. You have to get that homework done before the following lesson, since the concepts build off of each other. Don’t let yourself fall behind – students who don’t stay caught up on their work for a few lessons in a row often find it incredibly difficult to catch up.
Also, you have all the material you need in the Blueprint curriculum. It contains every released LSAT question, so you don’t need to buy any extra materials at all. Believe us, you’ll have enough.
If this all sounds a bit daunting, don’t worry. If you budget out enough time, you’ll be improving by leaps and bounds in no time. You’re competing against everyone in America who wants to go to law school, so it’s not going to be easy, but if you keep your eyes on the large pot of money at the end of the rainbow, then the LSAT and your Blueprint class will be fond memories before you know it.