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Friday the 13th: Putting the ‘Dead’ in LSAT Deadline Weekend

As if Friday the 13th weren’t frightening enough, today is also the final deadline to register for the October LSAT. If you’re planning to take the October LSAT and for some reason you haven’t registered yet, now is the time. Seriously, right now. You’ll have to pay the LSAC an extra $70 for registering late, but after today there’s no way to get signed up.

Today is also the last day to change your LSAT testing center or date for a fee of $83 by mail, phone or fax. If you’re doing so online, you have until Sunday, Sept. 15. Check out yesterday’s LSAT blog post for some advice on whether to take advantage of this opportunity.

If you’re still on board for the October LSAT, it’s getting real. In barely more than three weeks, it’ll be time to sharpen some number two pencils, abandon your phone, step into the LSAT test center, and fill in some bubbles. Which means that the next three weeks are important. That’s an understatement.

At this point, you should be close to finished with covering all the material on the LSAT. As you wrap that up, it’ll be time to really get to work on bringing up the pace and refining your accuracy. It’s also a good time to review anything you covered a while back but still don’t feel all that good about.

It’s worth it to plan out your LSAT study time over the next three weeks. You’ll need to spend lots of time hitting the books, but you should also give yourself a little time off so your brain can recover; don’t go into the October LSAT totally burnt out.

As you work on answering those LSAT questions faster, keep in mind that it’s a gradual process. You won’t go from learning speed to LSAT test day speed all at once. Work on getting faster bit by bit, and if you ever see the accuracy take a big hit, back off and slow down for a little bit.

You should plan out the time to take a number of full LSAT practice tests in the next few weeks. Remember that it’s just as important to review those tests thoroughly as it is to do them the first time; don’t just take LSAT practice test after LSAT practice test after LSAT practice test in the hopes that it’ll magically make your LSAT score go up.

And if you ever feel like you just can’t take it anymore, just remember: it’ll all be over in three weeks. They may not be the most fun three weeks of your life, but the work you put in will be worth it.