Don't let the LSAT stress you out. Be a good prospective law student by going in to the test prepared.
Step 1: Know the test Get to know and understand the test format. Know that it takes a half-day to complete the test and that there are five multiple choice sections, and you are given 35 minutes to complete each one. There is also a 35-minute writing section at the end of the test.
Step 2: Understand the questions Familiarize yourself with the types of multiple choice questions on the test. The three categories they will fall into are reading comprehension, analytical reasoning, and logical reasoning.
Step 3: Study Allow 3 to 6 months preparation and study time prior to the test. There are many ways to study, but self-study using practice exams and LSAT books has proven very effective. This method does not employ the help of a professional, but depends on your own self-discipline.
TIP: Obtain practice exam books that cover the sections and test strategies through the Law School Admission council. There are other sites online that also provide self-study materials.
Step 4: Take in-person classes Take prep classes. Be sure to research the teacher and the class provider to ensure credibility before you sign up.
Step 5: Study online Enroll in online classes. These are less expensive than in-person classes. If you enroll in a live online class, you can participate over the internet using headphones and a microphone or a chat function.
FACT: On average, people who take the LSAT a second time earn scores 2.7 points higher than their first scores.