Hang in There: Only Two Weeks ‘Til the February LSAT
- Jan 26, 2013
- General LSAT Advice, LSAT
The February LSAT is 15 days away. Does that make you freak out? In two weeks and a day, you’ll be sitting in an LSAT test center tackling a fresh slate of logic games, reading comp, and logical reasoning. And even though it’s perfectly normal to freak out, going crazy doesn’t help you prepare. Channel that energy into your studies so that you’re confident you’ll be as ready as you can be on LSAT test day.
If there are any changes to your technique you think you need to make, those should be your first priority. Likewise, any bits or pieces of the LSAT you haven’t covered yet in your studies or aren’t sure how to deal with, you should get to as soon as possible. It’s important that you be consistent in the way you practice over these next two weeks. You’ll be refining your approach as you go, of course, but it isn’t generally advisable to make significant changes to your technique in the week before the LSAT.
Timed LSAT practice is the name of the game from here on out. Timed LSAT sections and LSAT practice tests should be what you do time after time. Don’t neglect to review, not only for accuracy but also for how you use your time. When you get something wrong, don’t beat yourself up. Try to understand the question well enough that you could explain it to someone else. Take some pointers from it into the next LSAT practice test.
As you work on your timing, keep in mind that it’s more about efficiency than about speed. If you try to hurry through the LSAT, forcing yourself to read faster than you’ve ever read before, your accuracy will probably suffer. Instead, work on cutting out wasted time from your approach. When you find yourself spinning your wheels, try to figure out how to avoid that next time. You can also help your LSAT pacing by making the easy questions as easy as they can be. If you’re working through the easy stuff step by step, without pausing to doubt yourself or wonder how you’re supposed to be doing it, you can free up a lot of time for the harder stuff.
Two weeks isn’t a lot of time. If you haven’t even started to study, you need to reconsider the February LSAT. But if you’ve covered the material, there’s time yet to make considerable gains to your LSAT score through the right kind of practice. So get on it, and reap the rewards.
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