Picture this. A college student, lets name her Amy, dreams of becoming an attorney. She did her research about admission to law school and bought a pile of books to prepare for the LSAT. She took practice tests in her spare time at a secluded corner in the library to minimize distractions. She read through each question carefully and took her time to consider each response. After a few weeks of studying, she felt comfortable with the techniques and confident in her practice scores.
The day of the test, Amy can’t focus. The student next to her is tapping his foot. The proctor doesn’t notice the construction going on outside. Time flies by as Amy tries to read through each questions and consider each option. By the end of the test, Amy is exhausted and defeated. She bombed.
What went wrong? Here’s some tips:
- Time yourself when you practice for the LSAT. Get used to reading quickly and efficiently. Take tests over and over again in the time allotted for the actual test. Don’t slack on this!
- Take the test in a simulated testing environment before the actual administration. Testing rooms, especially for the LSAT, can vary. Although all environments are carefully monitored, things happen beyond our control. There are many prep courses that offer practice tests. Widener Law offers two Mock LSAT experiences in the Fall (Sept. 22 and Nov. 17). They are offered at no cost and follow LSAC guidelines for administration (including the check in process!). It’s better to be over prepared than not so take advantage of these opportunities!
- If there is a disturbance during the test (such as construction outside), bring it up to your proctor! Follow up with LSAC to make sure they are also aware. You always have the option to cancel your score if things go awry.
What other tips do you have?
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