You don’t prepare to take the LSAT from a vacuum. You have a particular biography, methods of thought, ways of learning, strengths and weaknesses. The ideal LSAT program will account for those and, based on knowing who you are, will help take you from where you are to where you need to be in a focused way that builds on (and gently reconstructs some of) your foundations.
Before actually taking the LSAT, some prospective takers do a little strutting about how well they’ve done on their practice tests—many fewer can do so after getting their scores back. Most takers don’t match the range they thought they could achieve; many fall off precipitously. A few people, however, meet or exceed their best practice score. There are many reasons why a distinct minority of people match or top their best practice score. One is that those people have built their endurance for a very long, intense exam day, while the larger “falloff” group generally hasn’t. (For a few others, download our free white paper.)
If you’ve started thinking about preparing for the LSAT, you’ve probably gone to your local bookstore or online and come home with an armload of LSAT study guides (or their online equivalent). Or maybe you signed up for an LSAT prep class, an LSAT review course or for private LSAT tutoring and received in return for your not insubstantial investment a hefty volume of LSAT study techniques. Before you opened them, you thought, “Wow, this is great, with all this insight, I’ll be ready!”
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