What The LSAT Should Really Teach You
By Ms. JD Editor • August 25, 2021•Ms. JD, Writers in Residence, Law School, Pre-Law
BE KIND TO YOURSELF
The LSAT isn’t an easy test by any means. As you go through the gruesome practice tests and study hours only to receive a non-favorable score, it is crucial that you be kind to yourself and allow space for improvement. Improving your score on the LSAT will take some time.
YOU HAVE A SPECIFIC LEARNING STYLE
There is no “one way” to study for the LSAT. Everyone has their own learning style and figuring out how you learn best could help tremendously with improving your study habits that are transferred to you improving your test score. Are you a visual learner? Are you an auditory learner? Practice all types of learning styles to see which one works best for you.
STICKING TO A SCHEDULE IS KEY
Setting aside specific times to study during the week is imperative. You will need to develop this study habit and stick to it. Being faithful with your study schedule will make studying less strenuous if you have the time already included into your day.
AN ACCOUNTABILITY PARTNER IS IMPORTANT
Having an accountability partner is major! Whether your accountability partner is an LSAT prep course, your other pre-law counterparts or your best friend, having someone to hold you accountable for your studying will increase the commitment and effort that you put into studying.
THE LSAT DOES NOT DEFINE YOUR SUCCESS IN LAW SCHOOL
If you don’t receive the test score that you were hoping for, know that the LSAT does not define your law school success! If you have done the best you could, held yourself accountable, been kind to yourself, stuck to your study schedule and developed a support system, you have already proven to be tenacious and capable of tackling and overcoming the first step to law school. Remember, all you need is just “one yes” and you’re on your way to becoming a future attorney.
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