Leading up to the LSAT, many students ask me what they should be thinking about when they walk into the test center. I always tell them to focus on the following things:
- Relax. Stress is your enemy. Stop thinking about specific LSAT concepts—you've prepared enough at this point. Think instead about overall success, and visualize scoring well.
- Be confident. Scoring well is all about believing that you CAN score well.
- Expect to be nervous, but use that nervous energy to your advantage. Redirect those butterflies into focus and intensity. Almost every test taker gets nervous, so keep in mind that what you are experiencing isn't unique, and nothing you should worry about.
- If you hit a rough section, ignore it because it might be the experimental section. Worry about the aftermath later. During the test, forget any bad questions or sections and move on confidently.
If you are in one of our courses, also see our tips on test mentality and the day and night before the LSAT (in your Online Student Center). And if you are wondering what to eat the night before the test, check out this post on our LSAT Free Help Area.