When you decide to apply to law school your first thought is the LSAT hard or not? The short answer is yes. But you can prepare yourself.
Here are some practical tips to help you prepare for the LSAT and pass the test successfully.
Be careful with alcohol.
One or two glasses of beer will not hurt anyone, but getting drunk on the day of the test is not worth it, even for “courage” 🙂 The results of many studies confirm that alcohol does not work well for a short time. In addition, it disrupts sleep patterns. For example, one of the students who consistently received 99% for problems suddenly stopped sleeping properly due to family problems. His result was bad by almost 11 points!
Try to reproduce the actual conditions of the test as accurately as possible.
For example, on LSAT it is allowed to use only pencils # 2 (according to the American hardness scale). Accordingly, you need to train with just such a pencil. We also advise you to use the answer forms when preparing the answer, in which the correct answer must be circled. If, for example, you skip a question and then circle the wrong option by mistake, the whole sequence of your answers will be disrupted. Nightmare!!! We recommend that you first write a few answers (say six) in your booklet and then transfer them onto the form.
Take full prep tests by timing.
It’s not clear why anyone is training without time limits? LSAT offers no breaks between sections, so you can practice without distraction. Also be warned that many LSAT preparatory courses use informal aids as well, as they do not want to pay to use LSAT materials. Students suffer from this. Before signing up for a course, ask what materials are being used.
After completing the preparatory test, do not rush to check your answers right away.
What is usually done after the test? They check the answers and mentally praise themselves for each “hit”. This is the wrong approach because you are not taking the real test. It doesn’t matter how many correct answers you have. You must check your train of thought. Once the time is up, don’t jump straight to the answers. Now that you can take your time, analyze how you completed each task and why you chose this or that option. This method is called blind testing.
It is also recommended that you contact the LSAT preparation centers.
The courses provided by these centers use official textbooks, practice tests, and support materials based on previous test experiences. To get high scores, self-preparation for the test will not be enough. Be sure to study with a teacher. Ultimately, it all depends on the abilities of the individual student. Before paying for courses, take a trial lesson to assess your chances.