We’re about 2 weeks away from the June 8, 2009 LSAT. You should be scoring pretty consistently on practice tests, and you may be wondering whether to go ahead and take the LSAT or wait until September 2009. The following is a brief excerpt from my book, “The Law School Admission Game: Play Like an Expert“ addressing this issue:
How do you know if you’re really ready for the LSAT? If you don’t feel ready to take the LSAT, your instinct is probably right. You have a few options. You could take the test and if your score is halfway decent, you can apply. This is a poor strategy that usually goes worse than you expected and becomes something you have to later explain on your applications. Plus, it’s a huge ego-deflater to see a low score. Make sure to take many timed practice tests with five sections. It’s an endurance test and a speed test, so you must practice under these conditions. Practice in distracting conditions, not in ideal ones. It is better to take a test in a noisy coffee shop than in the silence and ideal environment of a library carrel of the 7th floor of your campus library.
For concrete tips and strategies for the week before the LSAT, listen in to my 45-minute BlogTalkRadio show on Monday, June 1st at 1 p.m. EST (10 a.m. PST) called “Last Minute Tips for LSAT Takers.” It will feature three LSAT tutors: Donald Viscardi, Master Tutor at Inspirica, Josh Morrison, owner of LogicPro LSAT Tutoring, and Bara Sapir, director of Test Prep NY. We’ll be talking about tips for the week before the test and deciding whether you’re really ready to take the exam. There will be time for questions from callers. If you can’t listen in at that time, you’ll be able to listen to the program anytime after by visiting this blog or by going to my page on BlogTalkRadio. I’m really excited about this show – we’re pulling together 3 of the premier LSAT strategists from outside the “big” prep companies and giving readers of the Law School Expert blog a unique opportunity to hear insights from real LSAT experts.
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Happy Memorial Day weekend, everyone!