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What it’s really like studying for the LSAT with TIPS!

NO, unfortunately we can't all be Elle Woods and just decide to take the LSAT and end up with a 179.


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If I followed Elle Woods’ journey in her LSAT studies, I probably would’ve gotten a score so low I wouldn’t have gotten in ANYWHERE. Shorty neglected taking a class with a tutor, started studying mad late, and somehow ended up with a top score.


But let me tell you what you should do instead:


Give yourself time


When it comes to the LSAT, it’s a pretty important test. It’s not like the SAT where you can just get up one day and simply take it. It’s usually suggested to take about 3-6 months to study. From my own personal experience I tried to do it in 2 months, but I would recommend doing it in 3. You have to feel comfortable. If you’re not ready to take it yet, it’s okay. Wait a little longer and get that studying in! I started studying in May and kept with it throughout the summer.


Yes, I’m sorry to tell you but it’s true what they say. Studying for the LSAT is hard and time consuming. Don’t get me wrong, I did have a summer still but it revolved around my 4 hours of studying for the majority of the week along with class.


Take a class or get a tutor


Don’t have your sorority sisters aiding you like Elle Woods. Taking a LSAT course is extremely helpful. I can’t stress that enough. A class can teach you strategies that are crucial for getting through the exam for the three sections: Logical Reasoning, Reading Comprehension and Logic Games (Analytical Reasoning). These three sections appear only once for the flex test, which is the new LSAT due to COVID. Not sure if they’ll ever get back to the original structure with 2 sections of LR, 1 LG, 1 RC, and then an experimental section which could be either one of the three. 5 sections total, a longer test.


The class I took was from Kaplan and I honestly don’t think I would’ve gotten my score without their assistance. They helped me with time management, question types and strategies for both the test and the accompanying LSAT Writing. I learned a lot that I wouldn’t have known with just a LSAT book.


Focus


When it comes to focusing, it is imperative that you do study consistently. As much as I would’ve wanted to mess around and enjoy my whole summer, studying had to come first. I couldn’t go on all the trips I wanted, which is okay because it paid off in the end! For me, I ended up studying in the summer. It’s recommended because I didn’t have school work on top of my studying. I did however study after I took the LSAT when I realized I had to retake it for the score I wanted. And let me tell you, it was ROUGH. My semester coursework AND my LSAT studies together, I wanted to put my head in the gutter. It can be done though, I just wouldn’t suggest it.