Tag Archive: how to study for the LSAT

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October LSAT Check-In

To Register Or Not to Register

Wanna take the October LSAT? Then you need to register before the September 9 “late registration” deadline. If you’ve spent the last two months, or more, studying for the LSAT, go ahead and register. You’ll have until the night before the LSAT to back out without any black mark on your record.

If you’re planning on cramming for the LSAT, as in, you haven’t started your prep yet, forget about the October LSAT. You’ll be better off taking the December LSAT.

Significant score improvements often don’t show up until the last few weeks leading up to the LSAT, so don’t put too much stock into your current practice test scores. If you’ve given LSAT prep your best shot, register.

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Avoid These Bad Habits When Studying for the LSAT

You’ve gotten a handle on the strategies for the LSAT. Now all that’s left for you to do is practice them. What habits should you avoid getting into so you can be at peak preparedness come test day?

Unrealistic test conditions
Taking the actual test is a high-pressure event, so you want to replicate those conditions as closely as possible.

Studying in Complete Silence or in Noisy Conditions
While it may make things easier for you to study in complete silence, this is not what’s going to happen on test day. Your neighbor will be tapping her pencil, fiddling with her collar, and playing with her hair (how does she have so many hands?!). You will be distracted—if you let yourself. That’s why you need to practice at not being distracted when there are distractions.

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Have you been LSAT Naughty or LSAT Nice?

You better watch out, because LSAT Santa is coming to town. Have you been naughty or nice? If you’ve been nice, you’ll get a great LSAT score in your stocking. If you’ve been naughty, you’ll go to business school.

Doing Your Homework Quickly – NAUGHTY – Rushing your homework without understanding why you missed the questions you did means that you won’t be learning from your mistakes. This will make LSAT Santa angry and he’ll fill your stocking with coal.

Doing Your Homework Thoroughly – NICE – Taking your time to fully understand every question, and then taking the time to review your misses means you’ll be less likely to miss similar questions in the future. LSAT Santa will be happy and he’ll fill your stocking with scholarship money.

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How to Study for the LSAT

We’re a little less than three months from the June LSAT, which means it’s about time for the studying to begin.  It’s going to be a long and arduous process, but you’ll come out with an awesome score when all’s said and done.  That is, if you study, study hard, study a lot, and study well.

But how does one go about studying? Well, you have to have a plan.  You can’t just start taking practice LSATs over and over.  If you’re taking a prep class, you’ll have a plan laid out for you, so you won’t have to worry about coming up with one of your own.  But no matter what you do, the progression of your study should look something like the following.