LSAT long term study plan

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LSAT long term study plan

Postby summit1218 » Fri May 14, 2010 3:20 pm


I've currently just finished my sophomore year in college. My GPA is good to go (3.86 and I I can get it higher, a mediocre first semester is the only reason it isn't better), so I'm ready to take on the other statistical deterent. I am really not planning on taking the LSAT until probably spring 2011 at the earliest, but I'm willing to study as long and as hard as I need to to get a 170 (I took a PT and got a 154).

Any advice as to how to tackle this is greatly appreciated.

Thanks everyone.
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Re: LSAT 2011 preparation?

Postby Atlas LSAT Teacher » Fri May 14, 2010 4:01 pm

I would focus on taking some courses with tough, dense reading. Logic classes are not as effective for the LSAT as one would think, but it can help you improve the clarity of your thought. Don't take a bunch of preptests until you earnestly start studying strategies for the test -- there's no point in practicing bad habits. You might also want to start doing some logic puzzles -- sudoku, etc. Start looking at the LSAT and deciding on how to prep about 5-6 months before the test you want to take.

And have a fun summer.

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Re: LSAT 2011 preparation?

Postby sumus romani » Fri May 14, 2010 4:14 pm

Don't be intimidated by the 154 starting point. Lots of people who get in the 170's start in that range. There are very helpful study guides available on this site. Pithypike has a helpful guide (just search the forums under that name). With a 154, a course would help you get up to the 160's, then your own prep gets you into the 170's.

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Re: LSAT long term study plan

Postby hopingforaJD » Sat May 15, 2010 1:52 am

Try to do 5-10 hours a week while your in school. Over the summer make it 20-40. By the time you take the test you would probably have a perfect score lol. I wish I had started studying my soph year.

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Re: LSAT long term study plan

Postby Zebulon » Sat May 15, 2010 2:58 am

Take some classes in logic, preferably Symbolic Logic. Also, read Douglas Walton's "Informal Logic."

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