The key to getting into law school is doing whatever you can do to stand out. Competition can be fierce. You need to be able to demonstrate, in as many ways possible, that you are the right fit for their program. For you, this means that you leave nothing to chance. You must prepare all aspects of your application with care, from your personal statement, to your letters of recommendation.
One of the most important areas of your application will be your LSAT score. If you are three to six months away from your undergrad degree, it means that you need to start preparing for the LSAT now. Most test prep resources that two to three months of test prep is the absolute minimum time you should spend getting ready to take the test. Here are some thoughts.
Self-guided test prep:
Check out Peterson's practice tests for the LSAT. These materials will help you understand the basic question types that will be used on the LSAT. In addition, there are several test prep books available online or at your local bookstore. Just make certain that you are using the most recent and up-to-date materials to study for the test.
Test prep classes:
There are many resources for those who feel they would like some more guided help with preparing for the LSAT. There are local classes offered by colleges and community organizations, and there are online prep classes available. We recommend that you start your preparation with online resources and test prep books. If you still feel like you need more preparation, then look into test prep classes.
Peterson's practice tests
Taking a practice test is probably the most valuable type of test prep. It gives you a way to truly measure your performance on the test so you know where you stand. Here are some reasons to use Peterson's LSAT practice tests:
- You will receive 2 timed, full length LSAT Practice tests. Taking these practice tests are an invaluable part of your test prep. The tests are designed to mimic the actual LSAT, so you will become familiar with the format of the test and the types of questions asked. Not only does this allow you to be more prepared in general, it also gives you more confidence when you are actually taking your LSAT, because you know what to expect from the test
- Not only does Peterson's practice test get graded, but it provides you with detailed explanation of every question and answer along with your score. It helps you better understand the questions you got wrong and how to answer them better in the future.
- Taking a practice test can help direct your study. You might as well spend your study time working on areas of the test where you may have a deficit. When you take a practice test, you'll be able to target your efforts, be more efficient and get a better score. We recommend taking one test, doing targeted study, then taking the second test to measure your improvement.
- You'll have 90 days of access to the practice tests, which gives you time to continue your test prep between practice tests.