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Thinking About Retaking the LSAT?

September LSAT scores are due back at the end of the end of the month, and if you were among the many who capped off your summer by taking that test], you may now be facing the quintessential existential conundrum of whether to retake the test in November. If so, here are some things to ponder while you twiddle your thumbs awaiting your score:

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Making The Last Weeks Before the July LSAT Count

For many, the Fourth of July offered a welcome reprieve from work, diets, and thinking about the LSAT (though not from the heat, in many parts of the country). Now, with the Fourth of July out of the way, it’s a straight shot ’til the July LSAT with nothing to distract you — for better or for worse! Here are some things to keep in mind during the two and a half weeks ’til the July LSAT:

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Your Official One Month LSAT Study Plan

The countdown begins – as of today, the June LSAT is exactly one month away. Now, one month is still plenty of time to see significant improvement, but you’ll want to make sure you’re using your remaining time as effectively as possible.

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Retaking the LSAT? Here are your next steps

Imagine yourself a month after your LSAT — you’re refreshing your email for the 50th time that day, anxiously awaiting your score, and when you finally get it, those three digits don’t add up to the LSAT score you hoped for.

For some of you who recently took the February LSAT, you don’t have to imagine. Maybe you recognized going into the exam that you were underprepared. Maybe you were shocked that the score wasn’t nearly as high as your practice scores. Either way, what are you going to do about it?

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You need to make flashcards for the LSAT, but not many.

The LSAT is a test of reasoning, not memorization. That said, there are some things that you must memorize for the LSAT, and there’s nothing better for memorization than that bit of 1st century BC technology, the flashcard. Here’s a list of things that should make it onto flashcards and into your grey matter:

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Balancing Studying for the LSAT with School

The October LSAT about six weeks away. You’ve mastered ordering games and are a pro at linking conditionals. But you’re still trying to get your head around all of the flaw categories and your timing is way off. You’re thinking it’s time to ramp up your study schedule. But there’s also this other item looming on your calendar: school.

Your senior year of college is about to start, and you have a lot of to-dos. You have to get the mini-fridge out of storage, which is a total hassle because Gary will say you can borrow his car but then he’ll totally flake on you all Sunday, and you’ll be like, “What the heck, Gary, my brews are only getting warmer over here.” Then you’ll have to decide whether you’re going to stick with the top-bun you’ve been rocking over the summer. Sure, Gary will give you flak about it, but what does Gary know about style? The guy wears Gap jeans.

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How to Maximize Your Time Before the June LSAT

The December LSAT comes right on the heels of the October exam, and the February exam comes right on the heels of the December exam. However, oddly enough, there’s four months on either side of the June exam. It’s also the only exam that’s on a Monday afternoon rather than a Saturday morning. It also happens to be the next exam on the calendar.

Why is this exam different than all other exams?

Who knows? Maybe spring is in the air in Newton, PA, and whatever passes for love at LSAC is along for the ride. Maybe the makers of the LSAT figure you need a few months to recover from Mardi Gras. Maybe they’re burned out themselves and just want to kick it for a while.

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The June LSAT Retake Study Plan

The February LSAT just happened, and you’re already thinking of June. Maybe you took the LSAT and you just know it didn’t go well. Or maybe you decided you weren’t ready to have an LSAT score, so you pulled out at the last minute. Either way, you want to make sure things go better in June. There’s plenty of time between now and then; in fact it’s a dangerous amount of time. If you put off thinking about the June LSAT, it’ll sneak up on you.

It’s therefore important that you plan out how you’ll study for your retake. Plan out a rough schedule; you can always adjust it later.

Start with a break. Get the LSAT off your mind. You’ve been studying hard, and now you need to just back off and let what you’ve done sink in.