Two Months Until the October LSAT: Where Should You Be?
- Aug 07, 2012
- General LSAT Advice, LSAT
The October LSAT is exactly two months from today. You have eight weeks and five days to take your brain from its current state, whatever that may be, to full LSAT preparedness.
As of now, all Blueprint LSAT courses have started, so you should have gotten the ball rolling on your LSAT prep. If you haven’t started yet, consider how much time you can spend on the LSAT between now and October 6: if you have a lot going on that’ll keep you from putting in max effort, consider taking a later LSAT. If you decide to go for the October LSAT, get on it.
On the other hand, if you don’t feel like you’re anywhere near ready to take the LSAT yet, at this point that’s fine and perfectly normal. You should be in the process of covering all the basics of the LSAT, learning how to handle all of the variations of logical reasoning, logic games, and reading comp that might show up on LSAT test day.
As you learn the strategies for each kind of LSAT question, it’s imperative that you not worry about time. There’s time to get faster later. For now, focus on mastering each technique and on getting the questions right. You’ll have time to speed everything up later. If you go for speed now, you’re going to learn how to be faster at getting things wrong; this strategy decidedly does not lead to your best LSAT score.
If you’re in school, you’ll likely start classes soon. Whether you’re in school or working you’ll have to balance LSAT prep with your other obligations. Figure out a plan: Set a schedule and stick to it. Your schedule should allow you some time to do the things you enjoy, provided that those things won’t impede your ability to meet character and fitness requirements for the bar. As much as you may want to devote every waking moment to the LSAT, you’ll burn out if you try to.
Roughly halfway between now and the LSAT, Labor Day will roll around. You’ll be feeling the pressure by then. Make some plans in advance to do something fun. On one day, take your mind as far from the LSAT as you can.
But remember: Don’t wear white shoes after Labor Day.
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