LSAT Study Schedule

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For law school candidates, the LSAT is a demanding exam that will be looked at by any school to which you are applying. Studying for the test is important, and this article will tell you how to plan your studies accordingly.

Scheduling Your LSAT Preparation

After you figure out when you're taking the LSAT, you can start planning your preparation for the exam. The LSAT is offered each year in June, either September or October, December and June. For many law schools, applicants need to complete the test no later than December in order to start classes in the next fall semester.

How Much Time Will I Need?

You should not wait too long to start studying for the LSAT. Some recommendations call for at least a couple of months of prep time, and that's if you can spend 10 to 20 hours each week preparing. If you do not have that much time available, then you may need to begin your LSAT prep five or more months before your test.

How Should I Spend That Time?

Since the LSAT measures different skills as opposed to subject matter knowledge, the exam requires a different approach to preparation than some other tests. The Law School Admission Council (LSAC) stresses the importance of taking practice tests so that you know which question types require the most attention during your preparation, and for getting used to the time limits you'll have on the real test. In addition to taking practice tests, you can also spend time examining LSAT test-taking strategies and tips and improving your logical reasoning, analytical reasoning and reading comprehension skills.

LSAT Prep Resources offers a self-paced LSAT Online Prep and Review course to help you sharpen some skills that'll be tested on the exam. In the course you'll find short, engaging video lessons, practice quizzes, chapter exams and a final course test.

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