Sunday, September 04, 2016

LSAT Prep: Studying


LSAT time is finally here and I am extremely nervous. This one test could make or break all of my future endeavors. It could get me into law school, it could not get me into law school, it could offer scholarships and financial aid and then again it can't. All that riding on the results of one test. Nervewracking right? 

To ensure your success on this test, you have to do some studying and I'm here to talk about the different kinds of studying you can do to prepare for the test. 


Self-Paced Study

Self-paced study is studying at your own pace whether it be buying a book and studying out of the book or buying an online program and just going through the program buy yourself. You setting aside time to study on your own is essential and having the disicpline to study on your own is important here too. This is the cheapest option of the four. 


Live Online

Live online is getting the convience of a classroom setting at home. You still get to be in the comfort of your own home but get the benefits of the classroom like having an instructor and getting to ask them questions.



In Person

In person studying is learning in a classroom setting that is near you with an instructor at a certain time a few days a week. This is the route that I chose becuase I admit that I have no discipline to study on my own. I will get distracted and it wont be effective but with in person I get to sit in a classroom with other students (the class size is not that big) and talk to a teacher, ask questions, and see what other students are thinking. 


Private Tutoring

Private tutoring is probably the most expensive out of the four because the tutor travels to you (most of the time) and it is more individualized studying. This would be the most helpful but the price usually scares people off from it. I would have chose this option if I had the money but it would have been very beneficial since its personalized to your needs.



Tips for Picking a Study Method

Chances are that if your taking the LSAT, you've been through school; more specifically undergrad. When trying to pick a study method for the LSAT, think back to your schooling years and remember how you liked to study, what helped you learn the material the best. Whether it was studying by yourself, group study, or getting a tutor. What helped you study and learn the material then, is what you should use to learn the material now. 

I am a group studier or a classroom person. Although I can study by myself, I prefer to study in a group or a classroom setting because it forces me to get things done. Me sitting in my room or in the library by myself doesn't work for me because I get distracted easily. In a classroom setting with a teacher, it forces me not to use my phone and it also gets me to engage in what is going on. That is why I chose to do in person lsat class sessions. It will force me to study effectively.

I still have a few classes left before I take my LSAT at the end of Septemeber! So, wish me luck!

Are you taking the LSAT? What are you doing to prepare?

7 comments :

  1. So helpful, thank you for sharing! I am so happy I stumbled across your blog, you seem like such a lovely person and I hope you never stop doing what you do! x

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    2. Thanks Adele! You are so sweet! I follow your blog too actually!

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  2. One needs a complete set of information to do self study or even at private coaching also. Bought LSAT exam books and notes online. Studied them thoroughly with my friend. Gave the exam too and got a good number of questions from the questions paper I prepared. Thanks for their great help.

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    1. No problem! Self- studying can be difficult but if you stick to a regular set schedule then it would work out!! Thanks for reading!

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