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How do you study for the LSAT?

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Paul V.’s Answer

Read as much as you can. Check the library for study materials


I bought some books with sample test and took them at home while timing myself with as much time as I would have on the exam. Then, I reviewed the answers that I got wrong to understand what I did wrong. Then I did more sample tests. Alexandra Grashkina-Hristov

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Desiree’s Answer

There are lots of ways to study. The LSAT - unlike, say, the SAT - doesn't test your math skills or substantive knowledge but rather the way you think. It has three types of multiple choice questions testing (a) reading comprehension, (b) analytical reasoning, and (c) logical reasoning, along with a writing sample. If you like puzzles and logic games, you might actually enjoy the LSAT questions (but the time pressure is intense).

Many companies offer tutoring for the LSAT exam (some have scholarships which you can research on-line).

You can also studying up on it on your own (that's what I did). I purchased a book (this was a long time ago! I presume they have on-line versions now!) for less $20 and read it. It gave test-taking advice (whether to guess or not guess, or guess only where you could eliminate 2 options - that sort of thing), and it gave practice exam questions to you could use to try the test yourself. I found that useful to understand what the test would be like, and how to allocate my time.

Whether through a tutor or self-study, I strongly encourage you to run thru a practice exam, with a timer, so you can understand not just the types of questions, but also how you have to work through them with time pressure.

Good luck!!

Desiree recommends the following next steps:

Research whether a tutor company or self-study is best for you (consider your self-descipline, costs, etc.)
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Take practice exams with a timer to understand what you will experience in the test environment.
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Get a good night sleep and eat healthy while you are studying and before the exam so you can be as comfortable as possible during the exam.
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Dress in comforable clothes that won't distract you during the exam
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Study under the same conditions you will take the exam under - for instance, if you cannot use headphones in the exam, do not study with headphones playing music. Your study conditions should mimic the test conditions as closely as possible.
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