The release of the May 2020 LSAT-Flex means there are now 96 official LSAT PrepTests. That’s over 9,000 official LSAT Prep Test questions for you to use in your LSAT prep journey. Does it sound daunting? That’s because it is. Yet, some students are still complaining that it’s not enough.
To put this in perspective, hundreds of test-takers have managed to get a top-1% score without doing anything near that many questions. Despite minor variations in question composition or type of reasoning on the LSAT, the test doesn’t change much year after year. The key is to study efficiently, not crank out as many practice tests as possible.
This abundance of choice is both fortunate and overwhelming, especially for students who enroll in our LSAT courses. Suddenly, you have almost every licenses test question in existence at your disposal. You also have access to hundreds of drills, virtual modules, test explanations, score reports, and more. Making sense of it all can be stressful, so here’s a quick guide on how to use these resources in terms of our course as efficiently as possible.
Practice Tests and Analytics
We expect you to take at minimum 6 tests throughout the course. You should take one test prior to the course to get a baseline. Then, there are 4 tests we recommend you take variously throughout the course. Finally, we expect you to take a post-course test. While you don’t need to take advantage of every single full practice test available to you in your Online Student Center, aim to complete at least 15 of them.
You should check out our 10 Steps to Taking LSAT Practice Tests post to better understand the best practices for PTs. As a note, all of our exams self-proctor and almost perfectly mimic what you’ll see on test day. So, you don’t have to stress about the virtual testing environment being that much different.
Lesson Recaps and Explanations
These are primarily meant for students who miss a lesson, but can be extremely helpful to anyone struggling with the concept the lesson covers. You won’t have to watch every Lesson Recap or read every single question explanation. Focus on the areas you found most difficult to comprehend.
You must complete the homework for each lesson, beginning with the conceptual overview, homework drills, and practice sections. No, the lesson homework is not “graded,” but you’re only hurting yourself if you don’t complete it. If you have a hard time finishing all of your homework in time, check out the Critical Homework List provided online under Lesson and Homework Supplements.
As you do your homework, you will occasionally stumble on a question or a game. The games are all set up at the end of each homework section. The Logical Reasoning questions are all explained online: use those explanations to determine the most efficient method of approach, and figure out why the answer you chose is incorrect.
Some lessons are supplemented with concept-specific modules and other analysis, available online under Lesson and Homework Supplements. Those are great to watch if you struggle with a particular concept, or are curious to find out more about how to approach certain questions of medium-to-high difficulty.
Supplemental Test Sections
Leave those for the second half of your course, or after the course is over if you have a few weeks left before test day. There are hundreds of additional questions in these sections, and it is probably wise to focus on those sections with which you tend to struggle the most.
If you stumble on a question from your homework or take-home practice test, and aren’t convinced by our online explanations, ask about it on our Discussion Forum! We try to answer all questions within 24 hours.
There are a total of 10 meetings in the PowerScore LSAT Courses. Our full-length course students also have access to weekly LSAT Clinics that discuss various topics relating to the test. That adds up to a total of 70+ hours of time going over the LSAT with experts. There’s also over 100 hours of supplemental on demand video lessons and question explanations.
All of our instructors have scored at least a 170 on an actual LSAC-administered LSAT and are able to clearly explain the underlying principles of the LSAT. Use them to your advantage! Pay attention in class, and don’t hesitate to ask them any question you have.