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What to Do During October LSAT Crunch Time


You have about three and a half weeks before the October LSAT. It’s crunch time. But you’re probably busy with school, work, or both. What to do, what to do? Well, here are some tips.

Focus On Logic Games

Note: As of August 2024, the LSAT will no longer have a Logic Games Section. The June 2024 exam will be the final LSAT with Logic Games. Learn more about the change here.

The Logic Games section is the most learnable part of the LSAT. There’s nothing optional about the games strategies you’ve learned. You have to know and master all of them. You don’t have the time to freestyle it. Don’t know the difference between an overbooked and an underbooked game, and why it matters? Go back and review. Don’t know how to play the numbers? Go back and review. Tons of practice will do you no good if you don’t practice correctly. The beautiful thing about Logic Games is that you only need 15 minutes at most to do a game (really you should try to keep it under 10). So get a game in whenever you get 15 minutes to yourself at work or at school. By the way, one of the best ways to get better at Logic Games is to redo games you’ve had a hard time with in the past. But, redo them using the perfect method for each question.

Focus On Your Weakest Section

You need to focus on your weakest section. This seems obvious. But so many people don’t. “Oh Reading Comp is what it is at this point. I’m just gonna do some LR.” This is a very common attitude. Don’t fall for it. It sucks repeatedly doing something you’re not very good at, but you just have to tough it out. If you’re really sick of doing Reading Comp sections, switch it up. Watch a bunch of the videos on Reading Comp. Then when you feel a bit better about life, the LSAT, and reading about drilling muds, do a couple of timed sections.

Plan to Take a Break

If you’re doing an LSAT section and you burst into tears, well, you might just need to take a break. Don’t worry. A lot of people are crying. I don’t have to tell you why. So, plan to take a day off. If you plan to take a day completely off, you’ll be more likely to enjoy it than if you just happen to not do anything on a day you expected to do a lot of LSAT prep.

Take Practice Tests At 9:30AM

It’s important for you to get used to functioning early in the morning. You have report to your LSAT test centers by 8:30AM, but it take the proctors about an hour to get started. So, you should try to take a bunch of practice tests at 9:30AM. If you’re not a morning person, you might need to get a very early start to your day (say, 6AM) to make sure you can get in a nice breakfast, a workout, and give the coffee some time to work its magic. It’s important that you experiment with your morning routine now, and to not freestyle it on test day.

Good luck!