June 2009 LSAT | Study Schedule | Questions and Answers

LSAT Blog Questions AnswersUpdate: Since the June 2009 LSAT is no longer something people are preparing for (I hope), it now makes the most sense to include a bunch of relevant links for those of you who are coming across this now.

Sample LSAT Study Schedules / Plans

Best LSAT Prep Books

You can see some questions and answers below in the comments.

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37 comments:

  1. Steve,

    You've done a lot of work here. It is much appreciated. I am following your study recommendations (PreTests, Books, and chronology) to the Tee for the June 2009 LSAT.

    Rocky

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  2. I think this is the most comprehensive plan I've seen so far.

    Thanks!!!

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  3. Hi Steve,

    Thanks so much for this! you are the best!! I was wondering whether you could explain prep test #24, section 4, Game #3. It seems so difficult to me! Thanks!

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  4. Hi Anonymous,

    I'm sorry, but I can't answer specific LSAT questions in the comments.

    Writing an explanation of the game would take a great deal of time, and the comments section isn't the best place for this.

    I offer LSAT tutoring for a living, so my students' needs and questions must take precedence.

    I'm also busy working on this Friday's blog posts, which will help everyone who reads and subscribes to the blog.

    Anonymous, thank you for your comments, and thank you for understanding.

    Thank you to everyone who leaves comments and replies. I really appreciate it - this is why I take the time to blog each week.

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  5. Wow, what a great resource especially for poor kids like me. Thanks I really appreciate it.

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  6. This seems like a great game plan for those taking June LSAT. I'm planning on taking LSAT in 2010 (not sure when during year) and will begin studying this year. I'm aiming for law school entry in fall, 2011.

    Would this game plan work for me? Any suggestions. Many thanks for your blog.

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  7. Yes, this game plan would work for you. You can take the prep at a slower pace. Also check out the September schedule and book recommendations.

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  8. Steve, you are super amazing. If I were in New York, I'd give you a hug in person. :) And take your classes, of course!

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  9. I'm flattered, Maha. You can't see it right now, but I'm blushing. Glad you're enjoying the blog!

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  10. Hi Steve,

    How would you condense the schedule above for two months of prep?

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  11. Hi Steve,

    Your blog is extremely helpful! I wrote the Feb 2009 LSAT but decided to retake it in June 2009, I haven't done any studying since February and was wondering if I should follow your condensed study schedule that you posted for the Feb 09 exam. I plan on starting to study next week as my exams will be over by then. Do you have any other recommendations for a full-time exam schedule?

    Thank you! :)

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  12. Hi Steve,

    I was wondering, would we be able to do tests 43-56 timed in place doing tests 19-28. I would think that the newer tests would be more relevant? What is the reason that you want us to do 19-28 instead of the newer tests?

    Thanks so much.

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  13. @ 4/15 2:20PM Anonymous:
    Create a mix of the 1-month Feb schedule and 5 1/2 month schedule that suits your study and scheduling needs, taking into account all work/school/life obligations. Perhaps I'll post an idealized 2-month schedule at a future date.


    @Julia:
    Glad you're enjoying the blog!

    Yes - I would recommend modifying the dates of the condensed Feb schedule. I'll be sure to post any additional tips on the blog.


    @ 4/21 11:27PM Anonymous:
    I want you to do both the older tests AND the newer ones. See the last two weeks of the June schedule for details :)

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  14. Steve,

    You provide an immense benefit to the community of prospective law students that are preparing for the LSAT. I will recommend your services to any colleague that plans on taking the LSAT and that needs some additional help with it.

    Regards,

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  15. I'm currently one week behind on the schedule should I double up on the timed preptests 19-28. For example, on monday next week I was thinking of doing pretest 19 and 20.

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  16. I noticed that while you have 3 months in which we do logic games and logical reasoning almost every week, you only have one week specifically for reading comprehension. Is this enough for this section? Also, English is my second language and reading comprehension is the most difficult section for me, do you have any suggestions? Thanks

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  17. I only devoted one week to Reading Comp because it's the least-complicated section.

    Of course, the sample schedule is only a general guideline. Since English is your second language, you'll probably need to devote more time to LSAT prep in general. You should certainly devote more time to Reading Comp.

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  18. Hi Steve:

    First, thank you so much for posting all of this information! I am serving in the Peace Corps until November 2010 and don't have access to the traditional prep classes. I just signed up for the December 2009 LSAT and took the June 2007 prep test before I found your blog (~156).

    I ordered the Logic Games and Logic Reasoning Bibles, the Super Prep, 10 More Actual, and the Next 10 Actual. Due to shipping to my country, I probably won't get the books until late July/early August. I'm modifying the above schedule to fit a 4-month time frame.

    Since I only get a living allowance and not an actual salary in Peace Corps, I'm definitely working within a budget. I can't find prep tests 39-42 can I just cut them from the study schedule? Also, can recommend the best 3-4 prep tests from 43-56? Finally, have any ideas about what I can do until I get my books?

    Thanks again and hope to hear from you soon!

    -Jerami

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  19. Hi Jerami,

    Glad you're enjoying the blog!

    You can still get PrepTests 40-42 on Amazon (they're only out of 39 so far).


    The best 3-4 PrepTests to get are the most recent ones. However it's very important to do as many recent exams as possible, so it really is worth the investment. If you write in them in pencil, you'll be able to resell them after the LSAT.

    Until you get your books, keep reading the blog! You can also do PrepTest 20, which is another free PDF on LSAC's website. (I linked to it in the book recommendations post.)

    Take care!
    Steve

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  20. Thanks Steve! I'll work on trying to buy more exams, but for now it's the most recent 3 or 4.

    Keep up the great work!
    Jerami

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  21. Hi Steve,

    I was wondering whether you had any recommendations as to what Reading Comprehension sections to do in Week 9 for the 10-14 RC sections? I've read your post about the 5 Hardest Reading Comprehension Passages, but I was wondering if you had any recommendations in order to get the most out of the 10-14 sections we pick from PTs 29-42?

    Thanks and keep up the great work!
    Emil

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  22. Hi Steve,

    One of your book recommendations is: Lsat Logical Reasoning Bible: a Comprehensive System for Attacking the Logical Reasoning Section of the Lsat. I noticed they have come out with a 2009 version. What are your thoughts on the newer version? Thanks!

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  23. Hey Steve,

    I am planning to take the lsat in December. That leaves me about 3.5 months to prepare diligently. I was wondering if you could recommend a study schedule for that length of time, or even a 4 month that I could adjust to.

    By the way, thank you for your recommendations thus far on your blog. They're informative as well as motivating. I've been taking Kaplan and studying according to their recommendations, but I don't see myself progressing as much as I would like for the amount of time I've been investing in the course(I have a Love - Hate relationship with Logical Reasoning. I will NOT give up until I conquer them! lol).

    ~Maria

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  24. I'm taking the Feb 2010 LSAT...I have 4 months to prepare...hope its enough time!

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  25. Steve:

    I think I am going to go with your schedule rather than the $1300 one the Kaplan offers. Is there any way you can post a shopping list of everything I need to purchase, print, etc.? (I want to do the 5 month prep for the June 2010 test, and am trying to get everything ready so I can dial in after Christmas.) THANKS!

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  26. Hello,

    I noticed that the 5-month LSAT scheduled is organized by topic (i.e. reading comprehension, games, logic). Is this just to make sure you covery all types of questions?

    I have 3 books with 10 actual LSATs each and am basically doing one section a day and a full test every other weekend. Would you advise against this approach?

    I plan to do the test in June 2010 but am working full-time at a fairly demanding job.

    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! Many thanks.

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  27. Thanks for the information. This is really great stuff.

    I'm thinking of taking the LSAT in October 2010. How would you suggest I alter your 5 month schedule to fit the longer time line? Is that too much time to prepare? I can't study all day due to my job and family responsibilities. Thanks.

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  28. @Anonymous 1/22 - My suggestions would be to do the schedule I've laid out in the order in which I've laid it out. Focusing on one topic at a time allows you to solidify and perfect your technique. I would advise against the approach you've described because it doesn't allow you to focus on particular areas within sections, and it wastes tests - you're doing them before you've learned all the relevant concepts.


    @Anonymous 1/27 - Glad you're enjoying the blog!

    Starting now for October does not give you "too much time." The amount of time you spend depends on the kind of score you want to achieve and how quickly you learn. Everyone is different.

    For more than 5 months, just do the 5-month schedule, but at a slower pace, and include more of the older PrepTests - follow the same format, though.

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  29. This 5 month schedule will be enormously helpful to me as I have just about that much time to prepare. Thank you for making and sharing it.

    I have a question about the books 10 Actual Official LSAT PrepTests and 10 More Actual Official LSAT PrepTests. Concerning the last book in the series, your guide answers my question.
    For the books containing the LSAT tests from 7 to 28, notwithstanding the directions you gave pertaining to tests 25-28, do you think it would be a good idea to do all the tests from 7-25.

    Even though I work, I have a lot of time on my hands.

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  30. Hey Steve,

    Thanks for the great tips. Do you know when the Sept 09 test be available? How long does it usually before the test is accessible to the public? I want to take a test with questions I have not seen.

    Best-

    Joseph

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  31. Hi Joseph,

    Glad you're enjoying the blog. The Sept 09 test is already available as PrepTest 58.

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  32. Hi Steve,

    I am starting to prepare now for the Oct 2010 test so I will be using the 5 month study schedule but at a slower pace. Any suggestions on how to incorporate more logic games into a longer study period and possibly the logical reasoning section also? Do you suggest maybe doing more of the older tests?

    Logic games are a weakness for me. Logical reasoning is also not up to par but I read that it is half of the test, so with the extra study time I have shouldn't I focus more on logical reasoning?

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  33. I also plan on taking the Oct 2010 test and will be starting the 5 month plan in the next few weeks. Following your plan (with some extra study weeks for games/catch up) will have me finish a week before the exam. What are your thoughts on taking an LSAT-free week off before the exam? I feel like at that point the extra tests won't make that much of a difference and it might calm nerves. Thanks!

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  34. Hi Steve,

    If you've been following this schedule but with 6 or 7 months, is it important to leave a lot of preptests for the last month or can they be spread out over the last 2 months?

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  35. @Anonymous 3/5 - This schedule is just a sample. Modify as necessary.

    @Anonymous 4/9 - An LSAT-free week might be a bit much, but use your own judgment.

    @curious - You can spread out the PrepTests over the last two months. Also see my 6 month schedule linked at the end of the blog post.

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  36. Is it really necessary for a 3.8 GPA and 150 IQ to prepare for the LSAT - even if you plan on a mediocre law school?

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