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Making the Most of Your LSAT Practice Tests

As we come down to the wire here, practice tests are increasingly important as an LSAT practice tool. They’re hugely useful for replicating the experience of a real test, and for exposing you to more and more questions.

But a practice test is perhaps most useful for helping you identify what you don’t know – and if you aren’t testing with that in mind, then you’re far from optimizing those PTs. How can you make sure you’re getting the most out of those grueling hours? By focusing on your errors.

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Diving Back Into June LSAT Prep After Memorial Day Weekend

How was that long weekend? Relaxing? Did you fire up a grill? How does it feel if I tell you that Memorial Day also marked two weeks to go before the June LSAT?

Not so great, you say?

It’s time to get back to studying. If you took some time off over the weekend, that isn’t necessarily fatal. It can even be good to get your mind off the LSAT for a little bit. Now your task is to make the most of these next two weeks.

If you didn’t take one over the weekend, start with a full LSAT practice test. Then, review it. When you’re done with that, review some more. It’s easy to succumb to the temptation to take LSAT practice test after LSAT practice test in hopes that your score will climb.

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Omaha! Omaha! How to LSAT Prep on Super Bowl Sunday

As usual, the February LSAT is coming a week after the Super Bowl. That’s a problem if you’re in the midst of LSAT prep and you had any designs on watching the big game. It’s hard to justify taking a day entirely off of studying this close to the LSAT, but then again, it’s the Super Bowl.

The answer is to compromise. Luckily for you, even if you’re on the west coast, kickoff isn’t until 3:30. You know you’re not going to actually get any studying done after the game, so get your full day of studying in beforehand. Wake up at a reasonable hour, even though it’s Sunday, and get to work. Take an LSAT practice test. Review it. Drill some of your weak areas.

Once you get that done, you can devote the rest of the day to enjoying the Super Bowl however you like to enjoy it. Eat some junk food. If you want to drink some beer, drink a little beer. Forget about the LSAT.

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Make the Most of Your Final Days Before the December LSAT

It’s December 3, your Thanksgiving food coma has barely worn off, and you’re staring at the December LSAT coming up this Saturday. It’s your last week of LSAT prep before the December LSAT, so it’s important that you make the most of it.

By now, you should have finished covering all the kinds of questions you’ll see on the LSAT. Whether it’s your first time taking the real thing, or you’re an LSAT veteran, you should devote this week to timed practice: full LSAT practice tests and full timed sections. Of course, review them carefully. And if anything comes up that you need to review, do a little extra practice.

But don’t overdo it. If you’re a sleep-deprived wreck on December LSAT test day, you’ll erase any benefit you might have gained from studying like crazy this week.

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Danger: Too Many LSAT Practice Exams Can Bog You Down

Because the LSAT is a timed, 4-hour test, it’s widely believed that the best way to study for the LSAT must be to take as many full, timed LSAT practice exams as possible. However, that’s like saying the best way to train for a marathon is to run a bunch of marathons.

LSAT practice tests are important, but you can overdo it. Taking LSAT practice test after LSAT practice test in the hopes that your LSAT score will go up through brute force is a futile endeavor. Here’s how to escape the futility:

First of all, save timed LSAT practice exams until later in the process. They’re much more useful and informative once you’ve studied everything that’s going to be on them.

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Daylight Savings: An Extra Hour For December LSAT Prep

Early in the morning this upcoming Sunday, daylight savings time will end (unless you live in Arizona, of course). Right at the instant that clocks would have switched over from 1:59:59 a.m. to 2:00 a.m., they’ll click right back to 1:00 a.m. This has the strange effect that there will be two times an hour apart that are both called 1:30 AM.

If you’re preparing for the December LSAT, this means you have one more hour than you thought before LSAT test day. It’s time to think about how you’ll use it.

In California at least, you definitely don’t get an extra hour to drink. Even though closing time is 2 a.m., and 1 a.m. is generally considered to be before 2 a.m., state law is explicit on the subject: on daylight savings night, sale of alcoholic beverages must cease two hours after midnight, regardless of what the clock may say.

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Tales From the LSAT Crypt II: Dreaded Experimental Sections

Halloween is finally here, which means you can enliven your LSAT studies by wearing your costume to the library while you’re studying tonight. Since you’ve got the LSAT on the brain, perhaps you’ll dress as a mauve dinosaur or Thurgood Marshall (although, in light of recent news regarding celebrities’ ill-advised Halloween costumes, this might be a good moment for a little reminder).

However, if you want to dress up as something that will really strike fear into the heart of anyone else studying for the LSAT, allow me to suggest dressing as another common LSAT bogeyman (other than LSAT Logic Games): the dreaded experimental section (dun dun dun!).*

Tales from the LSAT Crypt II: The order and type of the experimental section

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Friday the 13th: Putting the ‘Dead’ in LSAT Deadline Weekend

As if Friday the 13th weren’t frightening enough, today is also the final deadline to register for the October LSAT. If you’re planning to take the October LSAT and for some reason you haven’t registered yet, now is the time. Seriously, right now. You’ll have to pay the LSAC an extra $70 for registering late, but after today there’s no way to get signed up.

Today is also the last day to change your LSAT testing center or date for a fee of $83 by mail, phone or fax. If you’re doing so online, you have until Sunday, Sept. 15. Check out yesterday’s LSAT blog post for some advice on whether to take advantage of this opportunity.

If you’re still on board for the October LSAT, it’s getting real.

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3 Tips to Stay Sane as We Close In On the October LSAT

The October LSAT is in 30 days. Four weeks plus two days. However you look at it, the October LSAT is sneaking up fast.

If you’re studying for the LSAT, that thought probably doesn’t comfort you right now. You might feel like you have to spend every waking hour between now and the fifth of October thinking about the LSAT.

You might even feel like the LSAT is starting to make you go a little crazy. Don’t let it. Even though you have a lot of work to do in the next four weeks, it’s important that you figure out how to stay sane and avoid burning out. Here are some suggestions:

How to Stay Sane Before the October LSAT I: Take a day away from LSAT prep

You may feel like you can’t afford to take a day off, but the gains to your mental health will more than make up for any time lost.

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Make Sure You’re Taking Advantage of All LSAC Has to Offer

If you ask my students (and I often do), the LSAC is an evil organization meant to keep you from going to the law school of your choice, take your money, and probably kick you in the groin a few times. The more melodramatic ones suggest that they barter in stolen souls.

Nothing could be further from the truth. Well, I guess the soul thing could be true; I don’t know what currency they accept at the company store.

In reality, the LSAC is a business with two sets of clients. The first set is you, the pre-law student. They’re trying to sell you products to help you in the law school application process. The second set is the law schools, which use the LSAC to screen candidates.