The Ultimate LSAT Tips Guide

In this post we will discuss some LSAT tips to help you get to a great score.

Let us cut to the chase and get started with tip one.

Tip 1: Plan Ahead With Your LSAT Prep

The LSAT is a hard test. It is frequently stated as such, yet many students brush the test aside and do not take it seriously. It is an important part of your applications and the hard work necessary for a high score can pay off tremendously.

Think about this way. You spend your entire undergraduate career working on your GPA. This entails countless hours, going to classes, staying up late at night, writing papers, being stressed out, maybe pulling a few all-nighters, and finally you had to do all of this for about four years of your life. That is a lot of commitment.

And, ultimately, the LSAT is just as or perhaps even more so, depending on the situation, than your GPA. It is an injustice not to give yourself adequate time for the LSAT. You do not want to throw those undergraduate years down the drain due to a low LSAT score. Be smart and start early. If you are reading this and realized you waited a bit too long to begin, then don’t worry too much. It is best to start early, but you can still get there. We got some other great advice down below.

Tip 2: Reviewing the LSAT Properly

It is the utmost importance to review properly. With that said the word review is broad and has many different meanings for different people. No two people will review exactly the same and that is fine. Yet, there are still fundamental principles you should follow when going over your work.

Advice: Deep Review

First, you need to review at a deep level. The number one way to improve on the LSAT is to take official prep tests and properly analyze your answers, which you can buy or find on LawHub.

Let us say that you are ready to get started. You purchase some tests. You then take one and you begin to analyze your answers. You look over one of the problems that was giving you trouble and what do you do along with most students? You look over it quickly, maybe for a few minutes and say well that was obvious. I understand now. Yet, when you see a similar problem in the future you make the exact same mistake.

Do you see why?

They did not review properly. You need to dive in deep in these questions. Spend 30 minutes or even an hour on one question. That might sound like a lot, but trust me it will help. And if you can’t understand it, then wait a couple days and go back over it. A few days away from the problem will give you fresh perspective and hopefully make sense of it.

The LSAT is a test a precision. Every little word counts. A wrong answer can be the result of forgetting a single word. Therefore, go over every word methodically and think about it deeply. You can’t gloss over the question, the stimulus, or the answers. With review you will hopefully see all these nuances, which in turn will lead to higher scores.

Advice: Introspective review

So, what do we mean by introspective review. Introspective review is not only understanding the questions at hand, but also how you are processing and the reasoning you using to get to the right answer.

To clarify, we need to do two steps to review properly.

1. Basic Review - Understanding the Questions and Answers

This entails understand what they are asking and why the correct answer is right and why the incorrect answers are wrong.

2. Introspective Review - Understanding your Thought Process

Why did you pick the answer that you choose? If you picked the wrong one, then what lead you down that path, and, more importantly, how can you correct that behavior. Perhaps you read too quickly or forgot a conditional.

The specific question is not too important, since you will never see that one again on your actual LSAT, but the process that leads you to the correct answer is. The LSAT is a test of patterns. If you understand the question from a conceptual level, then you will be able to get similar problems correct that have same core concepts.

This article is a work in progress and will add more to it soon. If you have any further questions or in need of a New York private LSAT tutor, then email us at info@lsattutor.nyc

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