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October 22, 2010

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I've already written a variety of LSAT study schedules that lay things out on a week-by-week basis.

However, they only tell you what to do each week, not what to do each day.

I often get questions regarding what exactly to do at a particular point in time.

Many of you just want things spelled out in more detail.

For this reason, I've created several premium LSAT study schedules that lay out specifically what to do on a day-by-day basis.

As you can see from all these testimonials, other LSAT Blog readers have been using them since the fall of 2010. However, I keep them all up-to-date, so they're still relevant for those of you studying in 2014.

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The 1-month, 2-month, 3-month, 4-month, and retake schedules are each $19.97. The 5-month, 6-month, and 7-month schedules are each $24.97. It's a small price to pay for a whole lot of guidance.

1-Month (4-Week) LSAT Study Schedule: Premium Day-By-Day Version

2-Month (8-Week) LSAT Study Schedule: Premium Day-By-Day Version

3-Month (12-Week) LSAT Study Schedule: Premium Day-By-Day Version

4-Month (16-Week) LSAT Study Schedule: Premium Day-By-Day Version

5-Month (20-Week) LSAT Study Schedule: Premium Day-By-Day Version

6-Month (24-Week) LSAT Study Schedule: Premium Day-By-Day Version

7-Month (28-Week) LSAT Study Schedule: Premium Day-By-Day Version

Retake LSAT Study Schedule: Premium Day-By-Day Version


Want to know exactly which:

- PrepTest sections to complete under timed conditions toward the middle and end of your prep?

- LSAT Blog posts to read before completing particular LSAT questions?

- LSAT questions you should complete at a particular point in time?


Do you:

- want everything you need to do compiled into one big list?

- want to make sure you're not missing out on some valuable blog post I've already written that could hold the key to the score you need?

- want to know exactly what to do each day, and in what order?


Well, I've heard your cries of distress. My premium LSAT study schedules will give you all of that valuable information.

Let me save you the trouble of figuring out exactly what to do, so you can just get down to business right away.


Use these schedules to spend less time worrying about whether you're on track, and spend more time studying, sleeping, and maybe even watching some Jersey Shore.



They're all PDFs available for instant download after submitting payment via PayPal.

If you're already registered with PayPal, the download link will be sent to your PayPal email address. Otherwise, it'll be sent to whichever email address you submit.

Check out some other LSAT prep books available through LSAT Blog for instant download.

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Please note:

-The 1-month schedule assumes you're able to intensively study for the LSAT full-time.

-The other schedules all assume you're studying at least 10-15 hours per week.

-There are significant differences between the day-by-day schedules and the week-by-week schedules. The day-by-day schedules aren't merely the week-by-week schedules divided by 7.

-In particular, the longer-term day-by-day schedules include exclusive recommendations not found in the free week-by-week versions, especially when it comes to using the older PrepTests effectively. "Catch-up and review weeks" in the free week-by-week versions of the 5-month, 6-month, and 7-month schedules have been replaced in the premium day-by-day versions with recommendations regarding the effective use of older exams.

-I’ve created the retake schedule on a 3-month (12-week) timeline, but you can easily modify it for any time period depending on your specific needs. I include tips on how to do so on the first page of the schedule.

-Only use the retake schedule if you've already worked through one of the day-by-day plans. If you've prepped for the LSAT in the past by taking a prep course but have not used one of the regular day-by-day plans, use the regular day-by-day plan, not the retake day-by-day plan.

- The study schedules include tips regarding the use of a variety of LSAT-related materials because there will likely be variation in the materials that each of you already have and/or are willing to get. The only materials that are truly necessary are actual LSAT PrepTests, but I recommend that you consider at least some of the others, depending upon your particular needs. Also, while you can certainly substitute other LSAT PrepTests for the ones listed in the schedules, it would be to your advantage to complete the newest exams before taking the LSAT itself.

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-Due to the nature of digital downloads, LSAT Blog cannot offer any refunds. All sales are final.



286 comments:

  1. Thank you. I have been putting in the hours but I am still a tiny bit behind on the 3-month schedule. December is right around the corner so this will be very helpful to keep me on track.

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  2. I just downloaded your 2-month schedule. Its great!!!!!

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  3. Hi Steve,

    I registered for the December LSAT about a week ago...I planned to take the LSAT in October 2011 and apply for the Fall 2012 year, but I decided recently I don't want to take a year off and would rather take the December test and apply for Fall 2011. I'd like to purchase your One Month day-by-day test schedule, but wanted to know how many points do you think I can raise my score (I scored a 165 on my first full length practice exam) if I studied my a** off for the next month?

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  4. Hey there,

    I can't make predictions about how much you can raise your score.

    All I can say is that you're more likely to raise it significantly by studying a lot than by not studying a lot.

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  5. will you be making daily schedules for long-term prep? I'm planning on taking the LSAT in june 2011, and will begin with your seven-month schedule in early December, but daily would definitely help keep me on track because i work full time. please consider it! thank you very much!!

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  6. Hey Michaela!

    Yes, I will be making daily schedules for long-term prep - they'll be coming out soon :)

    -Steve

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  7. Concurred with Michaela. Steve, should I wait for your long-term prep releases for those that have 6 months to study or should I go with your 4 month schedule? I actually wish to begin preparation this month for the June 2011 exam. I'm strong considering ordering your 4 month daily study schedule though. Oh, and like Michaela I also work full time. Please let us know when your long term schedules would be available. Thanks!

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  8. Longer-term schedules are coming very soon - probably this week!

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  9. Should I get the 1 month study guide? I just took OCT and plan to retake in Dec. I did study, but apparently not enough. I got a 163, hoping for a 170+.

    I missed some LR.

    I did 100% on the first RC, missed 3 on the animals talking part, and missed a few on the black history one.

    Missed 1 question on most the the LG, missed 2 on 1.

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  10. Sorry to hear October didn't go well.

    I would definitely recommend getting the day-by-day schedule.

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  11. Hey Steve I got your 1 month day-by-day schedule and it's great-thank you for making it. I'm doing the assigned problems and I wanted to know, what is the best way of reviewing the problems? Should I be concentrating on figuring out why I got something right or can I just spend my time figuring out what I did wrong and how I should have approached the problem?

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  12. Glad you're enjoying it!

    Focus on the ones you got wrong and/or had difficulty with. Most people won't have the time to review every single question.

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  13. Hi Steve,

    How many hours per day would I need to devote to LSAT for the one-month day to day schedule? Also, will this work for people who are re-taking the LSAT?

    Thanks,
    D

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  14. Hey D,

    The 1-month schedule requires something along the lines of 4-5 hours/day, although not all days have exactly the same amount of work.

    These schedules are also useful for retakers. However, you may want to make some modifications to allow more focus on your particular areas of weakness.

    -Steve

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  15. I just wanted to say thank you for creating the day-by-day schedule. I have been studying for the LSAT for the last month steadily, but found it difficult to structure my days as specifically as I would like. Now I can use this schedule in the final weeks leading up the Dec 11th LSAT to review and practice all concepts. The links to the blog through the schedule are helpful supplements.

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  16. Hi Steve, I started studying in February for the June 2010 test and while I was motivated at first, I got really busy at work and lost motivation toward the end of my studying. I didn't study much in May. I still ended up getting a 166 but am really trying to aim for 170+. At this point, I am considering studying again for the June or October test next year. Which do you recommend? Should I get the 6 or 7 month plan? I work full time. Thanks.

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  17. @Anon 11/16 3:40PM - Glad you're enjoying it!

    @Anon above me:

    If shooting for June, 6-month plan makes more sense since there are currently about 25 weeks remaining.

    If shooting for October, 7-month plan makes more sense. See June vs. October LSAT to decide.

    Best of luck as you prep!

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  18. Hi Steve,

    Great site, it has been of much help!
    I signed up for the Feb'11 LSAT and was thinking about getting the 1 month guide. I work full-time [50-60 hrs a week]. I want to be able to maximize my time to target my weak spots (LGs and parallel reasoning q's) Oh, I took the Dec.'10 LSAT but canceled my score. PT'ing 165 +/- 4. I know it's odd for me to be asking you to tell me whether or not to buy your product but from a professional LSAT Tutor to a student what do you suggest?

    Thanks

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  19. Glad you're enjoying the blog!

    Sounds like you're better off getting the 2-month schedule (since there are about 2 months remaining and it's better for those working full-time).

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  20. Hi Steve, I took the December LSAT and did well below my Ptests (got a 155, and was regularly scoring in the low 160's.) I just registered for the Feb lsat, and have about 5 weeks to study. I was also planning on taking the June test as well (I'm not going to let this thing beat me) and maybe a class leading up to that. Any suggestions? Really appreciate what you do and your blog.

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  21. Hey Steve, using the 2 month day-by-day and killing it. Words can't describe my thanks to you for setting up these guides, SO HELPFUL! It will be my second attempt at the LSAT this February and having the study plan has been such a de-stresserizor. I can actually watch myself improve on the various question types, such a revolutionary idea...

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  22. Hey Steve,

    I was just about to start studying for the LSAT in June 2011 and your blog is awesome! In terms of studying for either the 3 or 4 month schedules, how many hours/wk am I looking at? 10? 15? 20?

    Also, I would guess you recommend a light schedule (I'm a senior) while studying? I only need 10 to grad (but have to take 13 to maintain full time status), but am taking 16 just to 'learn.' I guess you suggest lighter is better (to study?? Thanks again!

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  23. Hey Asim,

    Glad you're enjoying the blog! Those schedules require something along the lines of 10-15 hours/week, although it'll vary from person to person.

    Yes, less time in class means more time for LSAT prep. Some thoughts on LSAT prep while in college.

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  24. Hi Steve!

    I took the December LSAT and I totally bombed it. Since then, I've been discouraged and have neglected studying...but I am trying to get myself together and retake the exam either in June or October. I work full time and am involved in some organizations. Having said, do you recommend that I retake the exam in June or in October? Depending on your answer, I would like to buy your study schedule...Thanks in advance!

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  25. Hi there!

    Sorry to hear about the December LSAT.

    Here are some tips on deciding between the June and October LSAT.

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  26. Hey Steve,

    I bought the 4-month day-to-day schedule and will start working through it for the June exam. (The plan looks great! Thank you.)

    Couple questions:
    1) Is there a reason for not using the prep tests #39-42 in the schedule ?
    2) I actually have written through the June 2007 (the unnumbered one) before. Should I just pick any other prep test in its place? (or, is there one you'd suggest?)

    Thanks!

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  27. Glad you're enjoying it!

    1. Yes - there's a limit to how many individual PrepTests people are willing to buy (due to individual PTs' higher price).

    Additionally, those particular ones are difficult to find in print form, but plenty of PrepTests are available without those. If you like, you can certainly complete them in addition to or instead of others.

    2. If it was a long time ago and you don't really remember it, you can do it again anyway. Otherwise, you can shift things around a bit to use another recent one, or you can simply do one fewer full-length PT.

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  28. Hi Steve,

    I am trying to purchase your 5-month day-by-day version, and it is not letting me do so, without any apparent reason. Is this available to Canadian test takes as well?

    Thanks

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  29. I'm sorry it's not going through. I'd suggest having a friend make the purchase for you - it may have to do with your credit card.

    This is available to all test-takers in countries where PayPal operates. Canada IS among these countries.

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  30. Hi Steve,

    I just purchased the 5 month day-to-day study schedule and will be taking the test in October. I was going to start studying on May 1, but realized if I start then I will finish the study schedule 2 weeks before the test date. I was thinking that maybe I should just start it on the 1st anyway and give myself a bit of leeway during the summer months just in case I decide to take off a week for vacation, or I get sick, etc. So I have a few questions… Do you think it’s okay to take a break from the study schedule at all, such as a week like I mentioned, or should I just go straight through? If I don’t take any breaks and still start on the 1st, what do you recommend I do in those last two weeks without a schedule? Should I just keep taking more practice tests? Orrrrrrrrrr would it be best if I just forget about all of this and begin the schedule on the 15th so that I lead right up to the test?

    Thank you in advance, Steve. You’re the BEST!!!

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  31. Glad you're enjoying the blog!

    Start now so that you have a cushion if you want to take a break or in case anything comes up that keeps you too busy to study for a while.

    If you end up with extra time, take more practice tests/sections and/or review weak areas.

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  32. Hi Steve,

    I'm planning to take the Dec 2011 LSAT. Just wondering if you were planning to update the 7 month daily schedule in any way. If not I will go a head with the purchase. Thank you in advance!

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  33. I will update it by adding PrepTest 64 (the October 2011 LSAT) to the study regimen, but there will not be any other significant change. I'd recommend buying the schedule now if you like.

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  34. Steve,

    Thank you so much for the study schedule. I just have one question about the 3 month study plan. In week 3, day 5 & 7 of the logic games, you ask us to go complete PT32, PT33, PT34, PT35, and PT36. We did all these problems already throughout the first couple weeks. Do you want us to do these sections games all over again, but timed? I am hoping this is not a dumb question. Thanks again.

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  35. Yes, I want you to redo them, timed.

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  36. Eugene

    Hi Steve just wanted to know I am taking the LSAT in October and is planning to purchase the 4 months study plan on Thursday of this week (should I purchase the 4 or 5 months self study plan ?) thanks again.

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  37. Dear Steve,

    I am entering my senior year this fall. I have been studying for the June LSAT for the past three months semi intensively and although I have achieved scores in the range I hope for (169-176) these are still infrequent on timed tests. In fact, my recent scores have ranged from 160- 167… much lower than my best, and alarmingly all over the place. I am, I think wisely so, postponing until October, because I am confident that I am capable of scoring in the 170s with the right kind of practice. I am extremely self motivated and do not need to take a course/ etc. to keep me on track, I think what I need is (other than to better my timing, which remains iffy) to understand the test more by question type and be able to identify commonalities in each category. I have looked at the descriptions of your day by day schedules and week schedules. I think that something of this nature would really help benefit me (i.e. tell me what to do when, so that I can just do it) but am not sure whether this is ideal for me, or if there is another way that you would recommend. One of the things I plan on doing is going over questions I got right AND wrong to determine why I got them right and wrong, and why each choice is right or wrong. Do you think there is value in this as well? I’m not a complete idiot—I have a 3.93 GPA, am an Honors student, and don’t settle for less than I know that I am capable of (hence postponing!) but am concerned that my timing especially is something that just cannot be improved, and is a “personal thing…” I’ve taken 17 practice tests, and only 6 of these timed, but don’t know HOW I should be interpreting such erratic timed scores (160=176 is a crazy range!!)

    Sorry to pick your brain like this!
    Looking forward to hearing from you soon.

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  38. @Eugene

    Just pick the schedule best for you based upon the number of weeks remaining until Test Day and your personal schedule / obligations / vacations between now and then.


    @Anonymous

    Detailed review of every question is helpful, but time-consuming. You may want to focus more on questions you get wrong or have difficulty with - or have specific reason to believe you'd benefit from reviewing.

    Timing can definitely be improved!

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  39. Hello Steve,

    I am upcoming junior interested in applying for my JD/MBA. Because I am taking both the LSAT & GMAT, I will be taking the JUNE 2012 LSAT. Will you be updating your study plans anytime soon for this test?

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  40. Hi Steve,

    I do not have a credit card. Is it possible to e-mail you the cost for the 4 month schedule? I'm in Canada, not sure if I can do that. After the funds clear then I can get the schedule?

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  41. Can anyone help with this? I took the June test, royally screwed up the RC, then decided to cancel. I'm planning to retake in October and wanted to purchase a day-to-day plan, but I'm not sure which, if any, would apply to my situation. I've already worked through the LG and LR Bibles, along with most of the older books of ten PT's. Any recommendations?

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  42. @Anonymous 6/10 - I won't be updating the plans for June 2012 yet since it's still a year away! I recommend you can get the 7-month plan and complete it at a slower pace.

    @CherM - You can still use PayPal - it's possible to link PayPal with your bank account and pay by eCheck. PayPal is the only payment system I use. Alternatively, you can have a friend with a credit card make the purchase for you.

    @Ty - Sorry to hear of the RC screw-up. I'd recommend the 4-month day-by-day plan for you - it'll give you plenty of guidance on using the newer exams and a variety of books.

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  43. Hello Steve,

    Two questions for you :
    1. I'm planning to take the December 2011 LSAT as a junior in college. Do you think that's too late (should I take it in October instead?)?
    2. Without any knowledge of games, tricks, rules of the LSAT, I scored around 157 on my first LSAT... :( Is a 170+ or even a 180 goal too unrealistic at this point?

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  44. Hi Steve,

    I bought your 4-month study plan back on May 1st to begin working through it (somewhat slower due to a heavy work schedule) for the October test - are there any big changes since to the 4-month study plan since May? I saw that you stated that you updated them, but I'm not sure if I purchased it before or after the updates!

    Thank you!

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  45. @Anonymous 6/20
    1. Too many factors are at play to say what's better.
    2. More time is better for significant score increases, but don't take a cold diagnostic as being indicative of your potential.

    @Shaina
    The 4-month schedule currently available is now oriented for December test-takers, but there have not been other major changes, except including links to recent substantive blog posts within the schedule.

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  46. Steve, can you compose a 3 month intensive retake day-by-day plan for the re-triers? I will be happy to purchase it. Unavailable though.,

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  47. Steve: Purchased 3-month day-by-day. Week 1 Day 4 (yes I'm behind...) says to do "PrepTest 34, Game 2 - p.211". Is this correct? It seems harder than appropriate at this stage (multiple variable sets) or am I missing something?

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  48. Just posted...Same thing with the next one. I'm totally missing the connection between these ones and the prep to this point.

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  49. Okay - Looked at them again today and figured it out. The wording of these things kills me...

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  50. Hello Steve,
    When will the day-to-day schedule be available for the Feb 2012 LSAT?

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  51. @Anonymous 7/6 - I haven't made a day-by-day schedule for retakers because most retakers haven't completed one of my original day-by-day plans. Those who have should focus on their weak areas, and different test-takers have different weak areas.

    @Anonymous 7/27 - Probably within the next week or so.

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  52. Thanks again. Sorry about the post, I was work. I'll be printing it out and doing a full read through tonight. Thanks again for the guide. Best $20 bucks I've spent in a while!

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  53. I posted earlier to ask a question - so thank you for getting back to me!

    I also just wanted to say that I am a little more than halfway through the 4-month study schedule, and it has really saved my LSAT Prep. I intended to take the October LSAT last year, but with a busy work schedule, I just couldn't figure out where to start. Then I though I would take the Decemeber...and then the June...I can't even imagine where I would be right now without the LSAT schedule (probably not prepping for the LSAT!).

    Even though I do not have specific results yet, the study schedule was the smartest $20 investment and truly gets you on track while still leaving the flexibility to add in areas that you need extra practice.

    So thank you again Steve! I don't know where I would be without you and your student schedule!

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  54. I've noticed that most people (posters on this blog as well as elsewhere) seem to be able to score between 165-170+ after some studying - whether it is from your guides or from other sources. I've found that I've only been able to improve my score from a 149 to about 156-160 on practice exams. And I know that there's no way the majority of people taking this test can score in the 165-170 range so easily, otherwise getting a perfect 180 would be an absolute requirement when it comes to getting into ANY decent school.

    What am I missing here? Am I just not smart enough to score higher than 160 despite improvement a bit on practice exams?

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  55. By definition, most people score towards the middle, so I wouldn't agree that most people, even most people who post, score 165+.

    Perhaps those who post are an unrepresentative sample - those who score highly are more likely to mention their scores.

    However, this is not reason to work as hard as possible to become one of those scoring 165+. You have plenty of time to improve through hard work and reach your goals!

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  56. Are the study guides self-contained, or require a number of preptests to be purchased as well?

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  57. Unfortunately, it's not possible to include PrepTests and prep books within a schedule that costs less than the cost of the PrepTests / prep books themselves!

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  58. Hello -
    When the study guides download, are you able to open and use them on multiple computers (personal laptop, school computer, etc)?
    Let me know when you get the chance!
    Hannah

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  59. Hi Hannah,

    Yes - all downloads available through LSAT Blog are PDFs that you can open and use on any computer you like!

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  60. Wonderful!

    I'm going to buy the one month and finish up my prep for Dec 3.

    Love your blog - its just reaching that point where I need some extra motivation and the articles and study helps have gotten me pumped up and excited about finishing strong.

    Thanks! Hannah

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  61. Hi Steve,

    I would like to purchase the Day-by-Day study guide soon in order to start preparing for the June 2012 LSAT. Should I go ahead and order, or do you anticipate making changes to the study guide in the near future? Thank you.

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  62. I forgot to mention that it is for the 6-month timetable. Thank you.

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  63. Hi there,

    You should go ahead and order it now - no changes planned.

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  64. Can you tell me which study guide I should buy? I plan to take the test in Feb 2012. I took the oct. 2011 and did not do well. I really just need to start doing Preptest. What's the major difference between one month vs. two month schedules. What do you recommend I do? thanks

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  65. Sorry to hear the October test didn't go well. The 1-month schedule is for those studying full-time over that period of time, and the 2-month schedule is for those studying at least 10-15 hours per week over that period of time. I'd recommend the 2-month schedule since we're about 2 months from the February test date. You can always complete extra practice problems if you end up with extra time.

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  66. Hi Steve,

    I just found your site today and I am planning to take the Dec 2011 LSAT exam, but I feel extremely under prepared despite of studying and practicing past LSAT exam.

    This will be my first time taking the LSAt exam and I am thinking to maybe just skip out getting scored, but go to get a feel for what the actual exam day is like.

    Every time I take old LSAT exams all ranging from the 2000s, I've been scoring around the mid 130s to low 140s. I don't feel that is a drastic difference and I don't want my first score to reflect it either. Please help me by recommending useful tips or materials to better prepare me. I am thinking to maybe wait till the Feb 2012 or June exam.

    Thanks for all your useful information and advice!

    - K

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  67. Hi K,

    Sorry to hear of the trouble. If you're not ready, I'd suggest withdrawing your LSAT registration. The blog is full of tips and materials - poke around and you'll find tons of advice.

    Wish you all the best with your prep!

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  68. Hi Steve, I was debating between 4-month and 5-month plans .... and came to notice that they differ in prices. why is one more expensive than the other? Is there a difference in quality? I mean, if five-month plan is more detailed and more helpful, I'd get it, but four-month seems more compact and suitable, since I want to leave my last month (for June test) solely for real-setting preptests. I understand it's a tricky question, but I really don't care about the price, I'd rather get something that's better, and that's why I'm asking.. thank you! (And sorry if this question is a bit hard to answer.....) And I'd appreciate if you can answer me soon for I can't wait to jump start right on with your schedule! :)

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  69. @Susan - The 5, 6, and 7-month plans are all slightly more expensive because they give recommendations regarding the use of significantly more material (PrepTests). These schedules also give recommendations regarding the use of full-length PrepTests (about a month), so you don't need to account for that material separately. If you're shooting for June, go with the 5-month plan.

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  70. Sounds great, thank you Steve for answering my question! I'm going to go ahead and get the 5-month plan! :)

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  71. steve,

    I took the JUNE 2011 LSAT, didn't score very well (150s), retook OCT 2011 but cancelled. I was workign a professional full time job and barely studied (5 hours max a week). I am going to be studying full time starting Feb in preparation for the JUNE 2012 exam. Which plan should I use?

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  72. I'd go for the 5-month (20-week) plan.

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  73. Hi Steve!
    I'm planning on taking the Jun. 6, 2012 test, so I have 18-19 weeks to study if I start soon. Do you think a 4 or 5 month schedule would be more useful? What are the main differences between a 4 and 5 month schedule (seeing as how that's the cutoff for short/longterm study plans)? Thanks a bunch!

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  74. @Jennifer - The 5-month plan gives tips regarding a greater number of LSAT PrepTests. If you have a good amount of time on a daily/weekly basis to study, go for the 5-month. If you have many other obligations, the 4-month plan might suit you better.

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  75. Hello Steve,

    I am planning on re-taking the June 2012 exam. I am not sure what is going because I can not seem to reach anything above a 158 even though I have been taking practice exams for the past 2 months. I realized that taking 3 exams a week is burning me out. I know that my weakness are the logical reasoning and reading comp. I had already purchased a 3 months daily plan a while back. Do you suggest that I purchase the 4 months daily plan as well or just focus on logical reasoning and reading comp since I already know what my weakness are? Do you also suggest that I only take 2 full exams a week since taking 3 exams a week is burning me out? Looking forward to hearing from you.

    Thanks,

    Lynn

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  76. Steve, I am registered for the June 2012 LSAT and have a solid 4 months to prepare from this point. I am also registered for the full-length powerscore prep course that begins in mid April. Would you still recommend purchasing your 4 month plan to get a head start on my studying? I am making studying my full time job so I have no other priorities until the test. Should I maybe order the 2 month study schedule and then jump into the full-length prep course? What are your thoughts on the two study schedules overlapping for the last two and a half months? I am at the point where I'm ready to stop researching and start studying. But don't want to wait until April to do so. What do you suggest I do to begin the process of studying while I wait for the prep course to come around?

    Eagerly awaiting your reply,
    Claire

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  77. @Lynn - You can use the 3-month plan and focus more on the LR and RC portions of it. And, yes, I'd certainly recommend doing only 2 exams a week if 3 is too much.

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  78. @Claire - Yes, I'd recommend starting with the 4-month plan and doing the first 2 months of it before you start your course. Once the course starts, you can continue with the schedule or do the work assigned in the course (at that point - you'll have a better sense of the areas that you need to focus on).

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  79. I plan on buying your four month plan. Can you tell me which materials I need to purchase in order to use your study plan? Do I need to purchase preptests 1-60?

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    1. Hi yrgreer, You won't need every single PrepTest. The 4-month plan recommends the use of most exams from 29-present. Other than that, it gives recommendations regarding the use of a wide variety of materials, but the only materials that are truly necessary are the PrepTests.

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  80. Steve, I had a question about your 7-month day by day study schedule. I am retaking the LSAT (planning for October or December) after taking it the first time Oct '11. I do work full-time though, about 40-50 hrs per week, so I'm wondering how much of a commitment per day/week the 7-month plan is. Any help would be great. Thanks so much.

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    1. Hi Jess, It's meant to be about 10-15 hours/week, but you can feel free to adjust accordingly.

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  81. Steve:

    I am taking the October, 2012 LSAT and have 29-30 weeks available to study. I work full-time, between 40-45 hours a week. Would you suggest I take the 6 or 7 month day-to-day plan? How do they differ?

    Also, I have found several lists of suggested materials to purchase on your blog and am unsure as to what specific materials I will need. Could you possible provide me with a more specific list (Preptest Numbers, Logic Games, Suggested Supplements, etc.)?

    Thank you so much for your help.

    Natalie

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    1. Hi Natalie,

      The 7-month plan includes suggestions regarding a greater amount of material to complete than does the 6-month plan. I'd suggest the 7-month plan for you.

      Each day-by-day plan includes a specific list of recommended materials along the lines of what you asked about. Wish you all the best with your prep!

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  82. Hi Steve,
    I purchased your 6-month Lsat study plan. I'm planning on taking the test my senior fall (october). I am trying to save as many real tests as possible for the last 2-3 months before the exam (I'm planning on taking 3 tests a week minimum over the summer). Will your plan be as effective if I replace the problems with real questions used in tests 1 through #20?
    Thanks

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    1. Hi there,

      Yes, you can replace the questions in the beginning of the schedule with questions in PTs 1-20.

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  83. Hi Steve,

    I purchased your 2-month study plan for the June 2012 LSAT. Do you have any recommendations on when to start timing? I'm about to start day 4 but am wondering when I should start timing myself on the logic games?

    Thanks

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    1. Hi Fatmata,

      Glad to help! The recommendations regarding when to begin timed work are all contained within the schedule. You can look at the first page of the schedule for an overview, or you can read ahead to future weeks to see when to begin timed work on the various sections.

      -Steve

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  84. Hi Steve,
    I'm planning on taking the October 2012 LSAT and purchased your 7 month study schedule. I work full time and have to do a lot of travel; if I have to take the exam in December will the LSAT scores be out in time for a Fall 2013 application?
    Thanks!
    Erika

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    1. Hi Erika,

      Yes, they will. December scores typically come out at the end of December or beginning of January.

      -Steve

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  85. Hi Steve,
    I'm taking the LSAT in October but I purchased your 3 month study schedule because I have the summer off from school and so I have 3 months to dedicate myself fully to the test. After I start school in August do you have any tips on what I should do till October?

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    1. Hi Priyanka,

      That's great! Continue timed exams (about 2 per week) and review each in detail.

      -Steve

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  86. Hi Steve,
    I purchased your four months day by day study plan and ordered my books. My question for you now is do I wait until I have exactly 16 weeks to October 11 to start studying or do I start as soon as I get all of my required study material?

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    1. Hi Tina, I'd recommend starting the study plan now. This way you'll have a time cushion.

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  87. Hi Steve. I'll be re-taking LSAT in October. However, it's been 5 years since I last took it. I'm guessing it would be better to get your regular plan as opposed to a re-take plan since it's been so long? Also, is the day-by-day schedule adaptable to a busy full-time work/family schedule? I really like the idea of they day-by-day schedule as opposed to the weekly one. Thanks!

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    1. HI MDW,

      Yes, use one of the regular day-by-day plans - yes, they're easily adaptable to busy schedules such as those you've described. Enjoy!

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  88. Hi Steve.

    Is there a study plan for those of us who want to retake the test?

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    1. Hi Joanna,

      Yes - right here (there's no day-by-day retake version).

      http://lsatblog.blogspot.com/p/month-lsat-study-schedules-plans.html

      However, if you didn't follow one of the day-by-day plans initially, it'd be good to use a day-by-day plan.

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  89. Steve,

    I plan on purchasing the 7-month day by day study guide. With this purchase, must I also purchase all of the prep tests that are listed on this site?

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    1. Hi Courtney,

      Not all of them - for that plan, I recommend using most of 19-present, but you can feel free to use fewer PTs and spread the work out over the 7-month period. What's more important than the plan's day-by-day breakdown is the level of specificity it provides.

      Hope this helps!

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  90. Hello I plan to purchase either the 3 or 5 month plan. If I am taking the LSAT for the second time ( first time taken Feb 2011) do you think it's better to test in Oct, 3 months away or dec which is 5 months away. Thank you.

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    1. Hi Retesha,

      It depends upon how much time you have to study between now and October. If you feel you'll have adequate time and not too many other major obligations (work, school, etc.), go for October. Otherwise, December!

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  91. Hi Steve,
    I'm planning on buying one of your day-by-day schedules for the October LSAT. Do you recommend I by the 3 or 4 month one? I know I'd be about a week behind, but would the extra few weeks of instruction help a lot? Or should I just do the 3 month and for the few weeks before the exam do extra practice exams? Thanks!

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    1. Hi Natalie,

      I'd probably go with the 4-month plan - you can always complete the work at a slightly faster pace.

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  92. Hi Steve,

    I'll be rewriting the LSAT in December. Which book do you think I need (5-month vs. 6-month)? How do I know if I should get the day-by-day or week-by-week?

    Thank you!

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    1. Hi Sherry,

      I recommend the 6-month plan.

      The day-by-day plan has many advantages, chief among them being specificity regarding what to. I'd recommend checking out these testimonials to get more of a sense of what's involved, in addition to the information I provided in this very blog post.

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    2. Thank you, Steve!

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  93. Hey Steve, loving the blog so far!
    Just took June and think I'll end up around 160. But I want a 170+ ,and will be taking the October test. I have taken a course but the Logic Games are still my main problem.
    I've started the Logic Games Bible and am wondering how to factor this in with the 3 month plan.Should I complete it and then start the plan or do them simultaneously? Also, I have seen your weekly "retaking schedule," should I be doing some sort of combination of the two?
    Appreciate any help, you're the man.

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    1. Glad you're enjoying the blog! Do them simultaneously.

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  94. Hey Steve,

    I just took the june lsat and want to retake in october. I'm currently in Spain and only have access to all of the prep tests but not any specific books. Would it still benefit me to start the 3 month schedule now, with only access to the PTs themselves, or should I wait until I get back to the states July 20 and cram with the 2 month schedule. Also, will the schedule explain to me how to modify it for a retake?

    Thanks!!

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    1. Start now with just the PrepTests (and enjoy Spain!)

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  95. Just bought the 6 months schedule which I intend to finish in 5 and sit the test this December.
    The schedule looks incredibly promising.
    Thank you Steve.

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  96. Aloha Steve,

    I am planning to retake the test in October (first retake). I want to use your intensive retake, but I never got to study as vigorously as hoped on my first time studying. Should I follow your day by day format or would I benefit more from just trying to follow your intensive schedule? (I have 3 months to study). Also, should I bother purchasing those books if I have some from a past Kaplan course (endurance, pacing, mastery books) and a couple PT tests or would it benefit me to still purchase the list of books on the 3 month intensive plan?

    Thank you for your help! :)
    -Hawaii Girl

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    1. Aloha Hawaii Girl!

      The intensive schedule is meant for retakers with tons of time to study. If you didn't study that much the first time around, I'd recommend the regular day-by-day schedule. You can use the books you got from the course instead of the books of LSAT PrepTests - the course books will just be organized differently, so you might have to hunt around a bit to find the relevant LSAT questions.

      Hope this helps!

      Steve

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    2. Thanks for the advice! I think I will go with your 3 month day-by-day and add on any extra materials as I go. I am aiming for a 170+. If you have any other recommendations, I'd love to hear. I may also be interested in a couple tutoring sessions from you. I will be in touch again! Thank you.

      -Hawaii Girl

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  97. Hello Steve!
    So I am planning on taking the October 12' LSAT and I took the test masters class but a lot was going on so I just didn't study like I should've. Which day by day schedule do u recommend? I scored a 146 on my first diagnostic and that was before I even knew what to expect but I want at least a 165. What do you recommend?

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    1. Or would you recommend taking the test in December and purchasing the longer schedule?

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    2. If you have a decent amount of time to study right now, I'd recommend the 3-month day-by-day plan. If you have many other obligations that won't allow you sufficient time, I recommend going for December with a longer schedule. Hope this helps!

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    3. I work 2 jobs so I would have about 3-4 days a week where I can study for a whole after 6 pm.. Is that sufficient

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    4. Sounds tough. Depending on how late you stay up, maybe! Do what you can.

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  98. Hey Steve. I'm curious what additional materials I'll need to purchase in order to complete one of your long term plans? It seems like everything is available right here, but how much can I expect the added cost to be?

    thanks so much.

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    1. Hi Perry,

      The study schedules include tips regarding the use of a variety of LSAT-related materials because there will likely be variation in the materials that each of you already have and/or are willing to get.

      The only materials that are truly necessary are actual LSAT PrepTests. If you buy the books of 10 exams (about $20 each), as well as a few individual exams, you can get several dozen exams for under $100. You don't have to get every single PrepTest.

      Hope this helps!
      Steve

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  99. Hello Steve,

    I took the December 2011 LSAT scoring a 147, but my goal is at least a 167 to get into my dream school. I started my first practice LSAT at 139 so I improved my score 8 points with the help of the Powerscore course the first time around. I've taken the PowerScore full length course twice now (Oct-Dec 2011 and April-June 2012), but both times I got swamped at work leaving almost no study time. I'm now testing at right about 151-153 on my practice tests. I've got about 10 full weeks of study time left before the October test. What would you recommend? Should I try the 2 month plan or shoot for the December test with a 4 month study plan? I would really like to apply ED to UT if at all possible. Of course I have to reach my goal LSAT score to have a good shot at getting in!

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    1. Hi there,

      My answer would completely depend on how much time you have to study - and you're the best judge of that!

      Steve

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    2. I work anywhere between 40-60 hours a week. At most I could study from about 5 pm each day to around 9pm or 10pm. Study time would be about 4-5 hours a night during the week and I'm off on the weekends. So I have a full time job and a husband to focus on while preparing for the LSAT.

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    3. That's a decent amount of time. You have a shot at reaching your goal by October. My advice would be to shoot for October, but if your practice test scores aren't where you want to be in the week or two before Test Day, withdraw your registration and go for December instead.

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  100. Hey,

    I am considering purchasing the day-by-day 1 month schedule to prep for the test in october. I have goal of scoring in the 172-175 range but I am currently only scoring in the 153-157 range. is the 1 month schedule enough time to score in that range or should i postpone the test

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    1. Hi Joe,

      I would use the 2-month or 3-month schedule and start studying now. If you only have a month to study, I'd definitely recommend postponing the test.

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    2. thank you for the feedback. is there a significant difference between using the 3 month re-take schedule or the 3 month study schedule

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    3. Yes, there is. You can get a sense of it by looking at each of the schedules and contrasting.

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  101. Hello,

    I was wondering if I should take the LSAT on October or December. I am planning to apply for the Fall 2013 semester. I am currently in school finishing up my BA degree(I graduate May 2013). I want to try your product and prepare for the LSAT as much as I can, should I purchase the 2-month or 3-month day-to-day package. Would you also know if taking the LSAT on December would "lower" my chances of getting in with schools that use rolling admissions.

    -Aristotle P

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    1. Hi Aristotle,

      I've written about this here.

      http://lsatblog.blogspot.com/2010/09/october-vs-december-lsat-pros-cons.html

      I'd recommend the 3-month schedule.

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  102. Hey Steve,

    I am currently planning to take the October test. I have not taken any formal courses; however, I've been doing some studying on my own (taking practice test, reading the PowerScore books, etc.) and fortunately stumbled across your blog today. I am interested in buying one of your day-by-day breakdowns, as I am desperately seeking some structure for my preparation. I was hoping you could give me your opinion on whether I should buy the one or two-month day-by-day breakdown. Because the test is 8 weeks away from this past Saturday, I was thinking that the two-month guide may be better; however, I will be away during the 3rd and 4th week (August 25-September 6) and won't likely have much time to study during that time. Aside from these two weeks, I have no other obligations, so I will be able to put in as much time as is needed to prepare.

    Which do you think is the right day-by-day breakdown for me?

    Thanks for your help!

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    1. Hi there,

      I'd go for the 1-month plan at a slower pace.

      Take care,
      Steve

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  103. Hey Steve,

    Although I'm a sophomore in college, I plan to attend law school. I already did some exercises (prep test 29) and read through the Powerscores, but I'm really unsure how to study, since I still have so much time left.
    I just want to do my best and therefore want to begin studying very early. Would you recommend me to buy the 7-Month study plan,or is it too early for that? What would you recommend me to do?
    Thanks in advance

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    1. I'd recommend focusing on college for now, and then when you're ready for LSAT studying, completing the 7-month LSAT study plan, perhaps at a slower pace.

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  104. Hey Steve,

    I have been reading your reviews and testimonials and they all sound so great. I have been studying for the lsat for the past few months and my score seems stuck on the 155-158 range. My target is atleast a 170. I am registered for the October 2012 LSAT because I would like to have my app in for Early Decision. However, I am feeling a little discouraged. I am hoping by purchasing your 1 month study plan, I will be able to break a 170 by October.

    However, if I do not do well on the October LSAT, I will retake it in December (which I most likely will - 95% chance), so how should I structure my studying for taking it in October and then in December also? Would I purchase the 1-month study plan now and the 2-month study plan after? Or a 3 month study plan now, take it in October and then again in December?

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    1. Get the 1-month plan now and go for October. If you end up retaking in December (or postponing to December), email me, and I'll give you the 3-month plan as a free one-time "exchange." Take care!

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  105. Thanks! How would the 3 month plan work for me after October? I would be condensing the 3 months down to 2 months or starting at the 2 month mark of the schedule? Not exactly sure how that would work.

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    1. The schedules are more important for the level of specificity than for the particular day-by-day breakdown. You would just jump in wherever you considered appropriate, given your previous studying to that point.

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    2. Thanks so much. Last question: I just read the blog you wrote on declining number of applicants, so far. Do you think this trend will remain the same for the December LSAT test takers? It almost feels as if the recent trend downwards in LSAT takers may lead to an increased number of test takers again, if they feel they have a better chance due to low numbers. What do you think?

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    3. Possibly, but there's really no way to predict.

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  106. Hi Steve I am currently scoring in the low 150s and have a goal score in the 173-177 range. I plan on taking the test in December but worry that taking the test that late will strongly lower my chances of being accepted into schools such as Columbia, Harvard, Yale, NYU, and Stanford. I also want to know if the 3 month guide is enough to raise my score that high by December or should I get one of the longer study guides and prep for feb. or june to apply next cycle instead

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    1. I don't believe that taking in December and applying this cycle will be too late for these schools. I'd recommend going for December with the 3-month schedule and postponing to a later date or withdrawing if your score's not where you want it to be by that test date.

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  107. Hi Steve,

    Do you recommend doing the writing section when taking the practice tests?

    Thanks!

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  108. Hey Steve, do you provide any recommendations for someone who is taking the LSAT for a third time? I received a 163 my first try, and then 165 on my second try. I would like to break into the 170s. I had applied this cycle, and I didn't get into the schools that I had really wanted to go to. The limiting factor in my application is the LSAT, and I believe that it would be best to try again, for the last time. Any advice/comments of guidance would be greatly appreciated. I am planning to take the test in December and apply for this coming cycle.

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    1. There are some schedules here for retakers (there's no day-by-day retake version).

      http://lsatblog.blogspot.com/p/month-lsat-study-schedules-plans.html

      However, if you didn't follow one of the day-by-day plans initially, it'd be good to use a day-by-day plan.

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    2. Thanks Steve!

      Have there been people who took the LSAT three times? Seems as if I'm the only person doing so...

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    3. Many do, but some prefer not to admit it, perhaps out of embarrassment (although it's not something to be embarrassed about) - retaking is very common!

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  109. Do your schedules use the Grouped by Game Type and Grouped by Question Type books? Is it necessary to buy them if we follow your schedule??

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    1. It's not necessary to buy them, but it's easy to use them along with the schedules if you want to integrate them.

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  110. What is the best way to improve on logical reasoning? I'm ok with logic games (get usually 0 wrong) and RC, but I get anywhere from 4 to 8 wrong on logical reasoning.

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    1. See all my tips here:

      http://lsatblog.blogspot.com/p/lsat-logical-reasoning-tips.html

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  111. Is there a reason why, in your day-by-day schedule, you use PT 29-38 for Logic Games and not for logical reasoning/reading comp?

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    1. There are enough LR/RC questions in later exams that I didn't need to make use of 29-38. However, if you want extra practice, feel free to use 29-38 for LR/RC as well.

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  112. If I currently have 10 weeks until the December exam, would the 2 month or 3 month day-to-day guidance offer the best study opportunity?

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    1. "Best" is open to interpretation - if you want to do more work and work at a faster pace, do the 3-month. Otherwise, the 2-month.

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  113. Hey Steve,

    I just found your blog. I scored mid 140s the first time and mid 150s the second time. I was scoring 160-161 on PTs before my second attempt. Would you recommend your four or five month day by day schedule for me? I want to aim for Feb 2013 but wouldn't mind June 2013 considering its an afternoon exam. At this point, I want to focus on getting my score up to my highest potential. Please advise. Thanks.

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  114. Thanks so much for the quick reply! I will purchase the 5 month today. Do you think a 6 month one will be better than 5 month? And from reading some q&a here, I understand that if I want to complete the 5mall month one in 4 months, I could just go faster on it?

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    1. I think 5 month is sufficient for you - and, yes, you can go faster.

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  115. 5 month (not 5 mall month... phone issues)

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  116. Hey Steve,

    I bought your 1-month guide in late September because I was planning on taking the October test. I've since decided to push the test back to December; would you recommend buying the 2-month plan as well or can I just go about the 1-month plan at a slower place?

    Thanks so much for all of your help!

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    1. You can do the 1-month at a slower pace.

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  117. So if someone is planning on taking the June 2013 Lsat do you recommend the 7 month plan?

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  118. Just saw the blog for the first time. About 7 weeks before the December exam, would I be able to catch up for the 2 month package or is it just better to get the 1-month? I work full-time but am willing to dedicate 4 hours during the week and whatever time is needed on the weekend.

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  119. Hi Steve, I have a question. Before the october lsat i was hitting the high 150s and finally it 160s in the last week. However I was low from this byt at east 10 points. I studied consistently for about 2.5 months. I'm about to begin studying again and I am planning of using your one month day-by-day study plan and the LR weeks in the 3 month schedule. Will I be able to hit a 165 by december?

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    1. Impossible for me to say - if you work very hard between now and then, it's possible.

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  120. Steve,

    I was wondering if you would recommend your study plans as well as taking a tutoring course. Would doing both simultaneously be overkill?

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    1. Hi Elijah,

      It would make sense to use them in conjunction with private tutoring, but following them closely in conjunction with a classroom-style prep course would be too much work.

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  121. Hi Steve,

    After a lot of great reviews shown on Lawstudents.ca I have chosen to go with your plan. However before purchase I would like to know if by purchasing any of your plans, are the material included or will I be required to get it on my own?

    I apologize in advance if this question was stated earlier, but it seems you have a lot of satisfied customers and did not want to look through for my specific question.

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    1. Hi there,

      Unfortunately, it's not possible to include PrepTests and prep books within a schedule that costs less than the cost of the PrepTests / prep books themselves!

      (The only materials that are truly necessary are actual LSAT PrepTests, but I recommend that you consider at least some of the others, depending upon your particular needs.)

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  122. Hello,

    After doing some research I think I am ready to purchase your 5 month day-by-day study plan. I intend on taking the LSAT in June 2013. However, I need some things clarified before making the purchase.

    First, I understand that the five month plan uses prep tests 19-28 and 29-38 for drilling, and then makes use of the LSAT Superprep series along with more recent PT's (of the users choice) for full, timed, prep test taking. Including the Superprep series, I have counted that the schedule leaves open 20 spots for full prep test taking. Which, if using the most recent tests, would mean that I would be taking tests 50-67 along with the Superprep.

    I understand that taking full preptests is the most important aspect of preparing for the test. Will the fact that I will only fully complete 50-67 hinder me? Or will that be more than enough to get me to my goal (165+)?

    Also, is the price difference between buying the LSAC 10 preptests series, which retails for around $25, and buying your PDF's which are 7.99 ea, soley reliant on the fact that your PDF's are more convenient for making copies, etc.? This is all I can think of since you provide free video explanations on your site without having to purchase the tests. In other words, the explanations do not account for the difference in price.

    Put shortly,
    [Why is 19-28 (for example) on LSAC/AMAZON/etc $25 ,while 19-28 on your site is over $70]


    Lastly, I understand you have previously stated in response's to others that all the material which is REALLY necessary are the preptests, along with your blog posts. However, I was planning on buying the POWERSCORE Bibles (seeing as they have a solid reputation), would these be compatible with your study plan? (I'm sure you go into detail on supplemental material in the actual day by day schedule itself, but since I have not purchased it yet, I would not know).

    Sorry for making such a long post, and thank you for reading through it.

    All the best,
    Stewart.

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    1. Hi Stewart,

      50-67 may be enough practice for some. Everyone's different, though. If you need to do more, do more.

      The price difference is due, in part, to high LSAC licensing fees and credit card processing fees. And some like the convenience of PDFs.

      The Bibles are compatible with the schedule.

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    2. Thank you. I will be getting your study plan soon.

      Stewart.

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  123. Hello. I am a junior in undergrad and I am planning on taking the LSAT on either June 2013 or October 2013 (probably the latter). If I take it in June, I will have all of January to study, but I will have to balance LSAT studying and my college classes from February to May. However, if I take the October test, I will study in January and a bit during my school semester, but I will really buckle down from June to August and as much as I can in September. So my question is, which study plan should I get? The 3 month one or the 4 month one?

    Also, I have almost all of the Preptests and both the Manhattan and Powerscore guides, so would they work fine with the study plans or does the study plan suggest other books?

    Thanks a lot, I truly appreciate it!

    -Rahul

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    1. Hi Rahul,

      It sounds like the 4-month plan would be better for you. Both types of guides would be compatible with the study plans.

      -Steve

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  124. How long is your retake plan set to take? I just received my December scores, and am planning to retake in February.

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    1. I’ve created the retake schedule on a 3-month (12-week) timeline, but you can easily modify it for any time period depending on your specific needs. I include tips on how to do so on the first page of the schedule.

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  125. Hi Steve,


    Thanks so much for your blog. It’s really informative and really gives hope to people like me out there. I have takes the LSAT twice already. First time I hit at low 140s and second time at low 150s even though I was hitting low 160s on the practice tests two weeks prior to the June 2012 exam.


    I am planning to retake the LSAT in June 2013. I have bought the 4 month package few months ago but have not looked at it. Considering that I have 5 months from now until June do you recommend sticking to the 4 month study plan or should I purchase the 5 month study plan?

    Also, my greatest fear (which I think many people reading this blog can also relate) is being BURNT OUT by June considering that I am starting in January. Do you have any thoughts or recommendation to avoid that kind of a situation?

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    1. Glad you enjoy the blog! I would recommend getting the 5-month plan, or if you think you'll be really busy, just do the 4-month plan at a slower pace. Scroll down on this page for tips on burnout:

      http://lsatblog.blogspot.com/p/month-lsat-study-schedules-plans.html

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    2. How may times a week and how many hours a day is required for the 5 month study plan? is the same hours for the 4 month study plan?

      i apologize if someone has already asked this question

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    3. -The 1-month schedule assumes you're able to intensively study for the LSAT full-time.

      -The other schedules all assume you're studying at least 10-15 hours per week.

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  126. So I took the December lsat and received a 139. This was after taking the blueprint course. About two weeks before the exam I realized that flashcards were more effective for me as well as writing things out (why answers were correct and incorrect). By that time I was unable to improve. I would like to retake the exam in June and just wanted to know if you'd think I'd be to accomplish a score in the high 150's or low 160's? Also,I'm looking for something different than the blueprint course so would this be a good option and if so which plan would you advise taking? Thank you!!

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    1. Hi Ashley,

      Sorry to hear about the 139. A significant score increase like that is certainly possible, given how much time remains before June. I'd recommend getting my 5-month schedule.

      Take care!
      Steve

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  127. Hi Steve,

    I took the October 2012 LSATs after taking the Kaplan Course. I scored a 156, which was a lot lower than my Preptests(they were in the mid-160s). I am planning on retaking the exam in June 2013. A study schedule would really help because I'm not really sure how much I should study each day til then. There are about 20 weeks left, so do you think I should purchase the 5-month schedule? I am scoring in the high 160s now. My goal is to score in the mid-170s.

    Do you think it's better to just use Preptests to study? I have books that split the sections up by question type. Do you suggest I use both ways to study?

    I don't want to burn-out again. But I do want to be able to practice to the point where there is no doubt that I would score over a 170 on the actual exam. My nerves really caught up with me during the October exam.

    Thank you,

    Kay

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    1. Hi Kay,

      Sorry to hear about the 156. Yes, I recommend that you get the 5-month schedule. It'll give you guidance on when to complete full-length tests and when to complete questions by type.

      Steve

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  128. Hi Steve,

    I'm actually a 1L in law school, but I am really considering transferring to other schools, but the issue I have is my LSAT score wasn't great to begin with (140s), which I really regret because I should have studied more, but I felt so overwhelmed as an undergrad and I was already studying and working. With that being said, how important is LSAT scores over first year law school grades? Am I allowed to take the LSATs again even though I'm already in law school?

    Thank you!

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    1. Hi there,

      Sorry to hear about your situation. You're best off asking these questions to law schools and LSAC.

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  129. I want to take the June 2013 administration. Should I get the 4 month (since I'm one week behind) or 3 month day-by-day study plan?

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  130. I'm a little confused. My cousin scored a 156 and got into Georgia State School of law. Can't you get in an average law school with your scores in the 150's?

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  131. Steve! You are freaking awesome. After all the hours I've spent surifing the net I finally found something that sounds beneficial for me. I've decided that I wont any of those popular prep courses. They're just too expensive for me and the reviews seems to be 50/50. I'm planning to take the test in Oct. and I was wondering should I do the 6mo or 7mo daily plan, or does it really matter? Also, does the study guide focus on a certain part of the test for a specific time and move on to the next or does it mix everything all together for the duration of the guide? Oh, on last thing, will you also have online courses for the other segments of the test?

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    1. I'm so glad to hear that you enjoy the blog!

      Given the time remaining, the 7-month plan would be a better fit.

      At the very beginning, the study guide focuses on a particular part, but then, little by little, it mixes the different parts together.

      I've been working on an online Logical Reasoning course for a while and hope to complete it in the near future!

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