LSAT Engine Strategy Blog

You’ve done it – you’ve gotten through this year and are ready to enter the warm summer months. Whether you are working at an internship, full-time job, or just plan on relaxing at the beach or by the pool, everyone can use the free time they might have during the summer to prepare for the LSAT and ensure they DOMINATE it to get the score they need for law school!

So – what are some of the best steps you should take to ensure you maximize your summertime to prepare for the upcoming LSAT exams? We provide some of the best steps you can take to organize your time and achieve your LSAT goals:

1. First and foremost, we always recommend taking a practice test COLD so that you can receive a true baseline score.

This is the best way to determine how much time you will need to study to achieve the score you hope to receive. You can take a full-time practice test (ideally, under similar test-day conditions) by signing up for our FREE intro course here!

2. DO NOT get discouraged from your baseline score!

Your baseline score is exactly that – a starting point. We have witnessed AMAZING improvements, ranging from 10-25+ point increases. You are not expected to receive the score you hope to get on test day on your first try. The LSAT is a strategic test that can and will be learned. We provide our students with a full breakdown of each question type you can expect to see on the exam and exactly how you can approach each of those question types.

With diligent studying and consistent review, you can see the amazing score increase that we have seen many times before!

3. Determine How Many Hours You Should Study For Each Week.

We recently wrote about this in our “When To Start Studying for the LSAT” blog post:

  • If you would like to increase your LSAT score by 10-11 points, then you should study for about 8 hours per week (over 3 months). This is a total of 100-150 hours.

  • If you would like to increase your LSAT score by 12-20 points, you should study for 10-15 hours per week (over 3 months). This works out to 120-200 hours.

  • If you are trying to increase your score by 20+ points, we recommend you study for 15-20 hours per week. An improvement like this typically takes 200-250 total hours. We’ve had many students crush their goals, get scholarships, and completely change their range of schools. But there's no takes dedication and consistent practice. 25 hours a week is the maximum we would recommend for efficient and effective studying. Studying when you are tired is less effective, and it's possible to run out of material.

4. Plan Out Your Summer Schedule.

Summer is meant to be a time for students to relax, gain experience in the real-world and to recharge their batteries as they prepare for the next school year. Sit down and plan out how many hours each day you plan to study for. Break it down:

Monday – X hours

Tuesday – X hours

Wednesday – X hours

Thursday – X hours

Friday – X hours

Saturday – X hours

Sunday – X hours

Don’t forget to include days that you plan to take a break. This will also allow you to determine how many hours you actually have available to study for the exam.

Our course provides you with a PERSONALIZED study schedule that maps out how many days you have until your exam, how many hours you should be studying each week, and how many hours you are either ahead or behind your study schedule.

5. FOLLOW Your Study Schedule.

We understand that sometimes it may be difficult to stay on track. For this reason, we want to watch out for students in our course. By combining our scheduling algorithm and your unique situation, your performance counselor will check in to make sure you are maximizing the time you have until your official test date.

Get started today with our FREE intro course here!!

Posted: 5-14-2021