Getting ready for LSAT Test Day (how to study)

Lemme start by giving you some advice from Caroline (aka “The Perfect LG Scorer”):

If you are anything like me and are easily frazzled, take your PrepTests in somewhat distracting conditions (i.e. a library, coffee shop, etc.) with other people around. You may be unpleasantly surprised by a random distraction on test day and you want to be prepared so that you don’t need to retake like I did.
That’s great advice!

Here are some more tips on how to study:
* Set aside specific times of day to study.

* Do your studying out of the house (more on that later)

* Don't bring a laptop.

* Turn your phone off or put it on airplane mode.

* Eat before you leave, so that you'll be able to spend as much time there as possible.

* Bring earplugs, or get an mp3 of white noise and loop it.

Starbucks is a typical go-to location, but it can get crowded.

Someone recently suggested Dunkin Donuts and Burger King because they have lots of space.

True, they might be pretty empty, but they often also smell like the food they sell. You don't want to be hungered/disgusted by the food (depending upon your preferences), while you're studying.

Places that cater to office-worker lunch crowds are often quiet in the evening and the smell of their food may be less likely to overtake the entire restaurant. (I'm talking about places like Panera Bread, Cosi, etc.) Since they're chains, they probably won't care if you sit there for hours and hours. Also, their food is decent, so you can eat without leaving if you get hungry.

In general, if you live in a decent-sized city, look into indoor public spaces - they're usually busy during weekday lunchtime but very quiet in the evening.

If you want some tips on how to fit studying into your day, you're in luck. I've put together some tips on.....

How to fit 2-3 hours of studying into your day ---->

Reach out and let me know if you have any tips on good study locations, or if you have any other questions about anything at all. I read every message myself.


P.S. Next time, I’ll share some tips on clearing up major LSAT misconceptions and finding a more efficient approach.

Recommended Resources:

1. LSAT Explanations
The explanations that should have come with the LSAT. These don't just fall back on "out of scope," but actually tell you why the wrong answers are wrong, why the right answers are right, and the easiest way to get the correct answer.

2. Mastering LSAT Logic Games
This guide to Logic Games is by a former writer of actual LSAT questions! Enough said.

3. Law School Personal Statement Guide
Personal statements can be hard because you have so much freedom. You can basically say anything you want, and that lack of guidance can cause a serious case of writer’s block. In situations like this, a little bit of direction can go a long way. This guide provides tips on conceptualizing, planning, writing, and editing the law school personal statement.

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