My 3 biggest LSAT strategies for retakers

If you’re studying for an LSAT retake, you might run into a problem. If you’ve used a lot of your initial prep material, what do you use when trying to improve your score?

You’re certainly not the first person to encounter this problem, so here are a few tips:
1. Redo practice tests.

Even if you've done every LSAT PrepTest (you probably haven't), you won't remember every question. The purpose of doing practice tests is to analyze the logic of each argument or game, so make sure you actually think through each question, even if you know you've done it before. Soon enough, the right answers to each question will seem obvious even if you've never seen the question before.

2. Avoid fake practice tests like the plague.

They're full of errors and not similar enough to real PrepTests. You're better off redoing old PrepTests than spending time with bad materials. (Check out my LSAT study schedules for guidance on how to structure your time as you prepare for your retake.)

3. Analyze your current performance on practice tests.

Save every PrepTest answer sheet from the first time. After a few months, retake these PrepTests and compare your performance between the 1st and 2nd times. If you answered the same question incorrectly both times, spend several minutes figuring out the reason.

Keep track of all your mistakes by making a big list with the PrepTest #, Section #, and Question #. Make two columns: one for every serious mistake and one for every stupid mistake. Don't ignore stupid mistakes - they cost as many points as serious ones, and you can decrease the number of stupid mistakes you make.

Want more tips? I’ve got a bunch here -~~~~~~----->

Retaking the LSAT can be even more stressful than taking it the first time, but I’m here with you every step of the way!


LSAT Steve

P.S. If you have any questions, I’ve covered just about every LSAT-related subject under the sun on my website. However, if you’ve got any specific questions, I'd love to hear from you! Just reach out.

Recommended Resources:

1. LSAT Courses
The best of my LSAT material with exclusive access to attend my Live Online LSAT Master Classes + Q&As, and on-demand video lessons you can watch anytime. Plus, LSAT study plans to keep you on track. Save hundreds of dollars with an LSAT course package.

2. 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.

3. LSAT Cheat Sheets
Based on what I'd typically do in college: read what the professor emphasized and condense it all onto a single piece of paper. It gave me a quick reference, making things a lot less threatening and a lot more manageable.

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