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3 Important LSAT Preparation Tips

A lot rides on the LSAT.

The five-section aptitude and writing test can be the difference between top 25 and tier four. It can be the difference between a scholarship and a lot of debt. That’s why it’s important to prepare.

Here are three law tutor approved LSAT preparation tips that go beyond simply taking a practice test.

Study Hard for the LSAT

Watch the clock.

The LSAT is a timed test. Very few people actually have enough time to finish every question, so they guess (which isn’t a bad thing on the LSAT).

Knowing this can help you maximize your preparation efforts. You’ll get 35 minutes to complete the five multiple-choice sections. So make sure to time yourself when you’re taking practice tests.

Go into the LSAT with a feel for how much time you’ll have to devote to each question. Doing so can increase your score because you’ll feel more comfortable skipping difficult questions and moving on to others, which you may actually know the answer to.

Remember: the more questions you can find that you absolutely know the answer to (even if they come at the end of the test), the better your score will be.


Focus on the answers you got wrong.

After you take the practice test, don’t spend too much time celebrating your correct answers. Instead, look closely at the answers you got wrong.

Try to figure out what the question is really trying to measure. Once you know that, you can find skill-building exercises (or ask your law tutor) to help you build proficiency in that area.

Often, it’s the wrong answers that can lead you down the right path.


Get out of your comfort zone.

This is difficult to do, but you know those creature comforts you have by your side while you’re practicing? Get rid of them.

That means the beverage, your hoodie and definitely your ear buds. Ditch them all.

Testing centers have different rules, and you don’t want to get there and find out that the crutches you’ve been leaning on while studying are not allowed. You’ll be better off if you spend your time practicing in some comfortable clothes with nothing by your side.

Oh, and get out of the family room. Go to the mall food court. Sit on a bench by a busy street. There are no guarantees the testing center will be quiet. So learn to take the test in a loud area. (And make sure you research your testing center before registering there, because if there is loud construction work going on next door, your entire LSAT experience will be affected.)


About the Author
Sumita Dalal is the Founder and CEO of FindMyLawTutor, the largest and most trusted website and online portal that connects law students with law tutors for success in law school. Whether preparing for the LSAT, are currently a law student or are studying for the bar exam, FindMyLawTutor makes finding a law tutor fast and easy.

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