Last-Minute LSAT Advice

The final weeks before test day require a different strategy.
We’ve put together our best tips to help you succeed.

The key to effective practice, particularly with time constraints, is to recognize that the volume of work you attempt is far less important than the insights even a small amount of work can give you! At the core of effective studying is the process of comprehensive performance review and self-analysis. Whenever you find yourself struggling, stop and take a detailed look at what’s going wrong. Aim for quality, not quantity. Read our advice for how to make that happen. 

Now, assuming you’ve been preparing diligently, whether with a tutor or with one of courses or self-study plans, there is still a lot you can do in the last week before the test. Last-ditch efforts do work, if you know exactly what to do (and what not to). This article has some very specific tips regarding how many practice tests to take, which topics to focus on, and what to avoid.

With the LSAT just around the corner, you may be taking a look at how your prep is going and thinking that you are simply not ready for the test. There’s no shame in this; in fact, knowing when you are or are not ready for the LSAT shows a great deal of self-awareness and respect for your law school application.

If you know you’re not ready for the test, then there are a number of options available to you. We’ll discuss each of them in detail so that you have all the information necessary to make the best decision on or before test day.

These days nearly everyone recognizes that the foods they eat affect the appearance of their bodies. However, most people fail to realize that what they consume also has a considerable impact on how their brain function. Your diet can affect your brain’s energy level, memory, and the efficiency with which it handles its tasks. So, what should you eat on the days leading up to the LSAT to make sure your brain is operating at peak levels?

The resources in this article will help ensure that you are as mentally prepared as possible for the pressures of test day. To help you reach a state of pure mental power and balance, make sure to set aside some time before the test to think about how you will approach the LSAT when it begins, and especially how you will react if you encounter any difficulties. It’s an essential step, and one that can dramatically impact your score. Here’s the list.

In this article, we dissect LSAT Writing piece by piece, from the General Directions to the specific essay Directions to the details of an actual Sample, and give you the tools to craft an essay that any admissions board would be pleased to receive. Whether your writing sample is administered immediately after the test, or at home a few days later, you’ll want to read this resource.

As you finalize your last-minute preparation for the test, remember that there are things you can do outside of LSAT prep to help ensure your best performance on test day. Do you know what you need to bring to the test? When and where to arrive? How much last-minute studying to do? Whether to do “warm up” questions before the exam?