Why the LSAT is Like Monopoly

Think board games and Logic Games have nothing in common? At first glance, sure. However, some of the strategies that can help you win in Monopoly can also help you beat the LSAT.

1. Mediterranean and Baltic almost aren't even worth buying.

It takes money to make money. It's great to study for the LSAT, but only studying a few minutes each day is barely even worth your time. The LSAT's an all-or-nothing deal. Go for the most expensive properties possible (spend as much time studying as possible) in order to reap the biggest reward (a high LSAT score).

Similarly, it's great to buy LSAT materials (properties), but if you don't study intensively (build houses or hotels on your properties), their value will always be limited. The best LSAT prep books increase in value to you when you "upgrade" them by learning what they contain.

2. The more railroads you buy, the better a return you collect from each one.

Studying for Reading Comp will help you with Logical Reasoning, and vice-versa. The more studying you do, the more it increases the benefit of your previous studying. Things start to click.

3. Everyone begins Monopoly with the same $1500. It's how you use that money that makes all the difference.

Sure, there are a few rolls of the dice on the LSAT too - you might get sick or have a noisy test center. However, everyone has 35 minutes per section on the LSAT. It's how you use your time that makes all the difference, and you need a refined strategy in order to succeed. The time you devote to studying, the strategies you use, and your familiarity with the LSAT determine how you'll do on test day.