LSAT Tutor Tips: Home Stretch for the February LSAT Test

Posted by Law School on 1/24/13 8:54 AM

With just over two weeks left before the February LSAT test date, how can you make the most of the time you have left?

As an LSAT tutor, I like to tell my students to approach these last few weeks the way they would approach the home stretch of training for a race.

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1) Build your stamina: take full timed practice LSAT tests.

It’s amazing how many students go into the LSAT test without having actually practiced a full length test under test day conditions. At least once, but ideally more than once, you should practice running through an entire LSAT test with only one ten minute break in the middle. Don’t forget to add an extra section to simulate the experimental section. Stamina is key. If you were an athlete training to run five races back to back, would you think you were prepared by just having practiced them one at a time? Just like muscles, your brain gets tired. You need to train it. You want to sit down on LSAT test day and say to yourself, this is nothing – I’ve done this a ton of times already.

2) Prevent unwanted surprises: plan ahead for LSAT test day.

Make sure there are no surprises on LSAT test day. Makes sure you know where your test center is and how you are going to get there. Particularly if you live in an area that has winter weather, make sure you leave plenty of time to get there. The last thing you want is to arrive feeling flustered and rushed. Along those same lines, get everything ready the night before and make sure to get a good night’s sleep before LSAT test day.

3) Protect your mental health: Make time to relax before LSAT test day.

One of the biggest LSAT test preparation mistakes students make is to forget to relax. You need to get the LSAT test practice in, but you also need to make sure you have time to relax and give you brain a break. Make time for whatever makes you relax – whether it be yoga, meditation, or reality TV.

Good luck!

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