- 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.
You Will Need
- 3-6 months preparation time
- In-person classes
- Online classes
- Internet access
- Practice exams and books (optional)