Your Schedule for the Last Week before the February LSAT
- Feb 06, 2018
- General LSAT Advice, LSAT
Updated February 16, 2021
It’s the week of the February LSAT, and if you’re taking the test this week, you might be wondering about how best to spend your final few days. Luckily, we’ve got your back. Here’s the rundown on what the rest of your week should look like in order to ensure maximum preparedness this weekend.
As a small aside, this schedule is written for someone taking the Saturday test administration. We trust that anyone taking the test the following days can use those ace deductive reasoning skills to adjust the timeline accordingly.
Many of you will need to wake up bright and early on Saturday morning, and unless you’re some kind of sleep prodigy, it’s likely that you’ll get less-than-perfect sleep on Friday night. Fortunately, one night of mediocre sleep won’t hurt you as long as you’ve been getting plenty of sleep in the preceding days. Similarly, that early alarm won’t be a problem as long as your body is accustomed to it. That means that it’s time to start setting your sleep schedule now. Try to go to bed on the early side tonight, and — and this is the crucial part — set your alarm tomorrow for whatever time you’ll need to wake up on Saturday. Sure, tomorrow morning might be a little rough, but that’s worlds better than feeling the same amount of suck on Saturday. Tomorrow night, you’ll feel tired a little earlier than usual, and then you’ll keep waking up at the same time and going to bed earlier for the rest of the week, and you’ll be right as rain by the time the rooster crows on Saturday morning.
If you’re one of the lucky test takers scheduled to take the LSAT in the afternoon hours, you may not need to adjust your sleep schedule, but by now you should know your circadian rhythm well enough to know when to expect a dip in energy levels. Make sure you plan out an energizing meal or a sweat sesh before to keep you focused during the LSAT.
Wednesday or Thursday
It’s time to take your final timed practice test. Ideally, you’ll take a recent test, but it’s not a huge deal if you have to take an older test instead. Review the test thoroughly and brush up on any skills that need particular attention. Use our LSAT-flex score calculator if you need to convert your LSAT score into a Flex score.
Somewhat counterintuitively, we strongly recommend that you not study the day before the LSAT — you’re not going to learn anything you haven’t already picked up in your months of diligent practice, and you’re more likely to freak yourself out or exhaust your brain.
Instead, Friday should be a pretty relaxing day for you — take this as an opportunity to spend some time doing whatever you haven’t been able to do while the LSAT consumed your life. (Unless that thing is getting — we definitely don’t recommend that you do that.) It’s not a bad idea to get some exercise, but don’t do anything crazy. Basically, try to stick to your normal routine as much as possible.
Though you won’t need to review this list of what to bring and what not to bring to the LSAT if you’re taking the LSAT-Flex, you should definitely review this list of LSAT-Flex requirements to make sure your equipment is compatible with the ProctorU software.
And of course, make sure that you get to bed early tonight — as previously discussed, you’re probably not going to be able to sleep like a log, but you’ll still want as much sleep as you can get.
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