People who wonder how to get a good score on the LSAT often search for and obtain every bit of information they can get to help them do well on the exam. Although they find helpful information, what they ultimately obtain on how to get a good score on the LSAT is often incomplete. The reality is, if you want to get a good score on the LSAT, you have to prepare for the exam thoroughly and understand many different aspects and features about it, including things you should think of BEFORE you even begin studying. On this LSAT blog, we have covered a wide array of topics over the years related to the LSAT. In this post, we consolidate the most important blog posts, tips, and other information we have published over time. Our view is that, if you work through this list, take an effective LSAT prep course that helps you learn the logical principles that underlie the exam, and take as many practice exams as you can with real LSAT questions, you will get a good score on the LSAT.
Now, without further delay . . . .
101 Ways to Get a Good Score on the LSAT
1) First and foremost, decide if law school is right for you.
2) If you’re a “non-traditional” student, the calculus of the decision might be different, but it’s just as important.
3) You should determine why you should go to law school.
4) And when you shouldn’t.
5) Also, try to figure out what kind and caliber of law school you want to go to.
6) Then learn what the LSAT is.
7) Learn what you don’t know about it.
8) Find out what the LSAT covers.
9) Understand the importance of the LSAT.
12) Including these comments by an admissions official about the LSAT and how it fits into the admissions analysis.
14) As well as a job in a stagnant economy.
15) But remember that LSAT statistics tend to be over-emphasized a bit.
16) It’s not the most pivotal factor.
17) However, do not believe you can explain away a bad LSAT score.
18) Also, stop hoping that the LSAT won’t be required for admission to law school.
19) Understand that there are certain ethical guidelines associated with the LSAT.
20) Decide whether you should defer law school for a year so you can prepare for the LSAT.
21) Disabuse yourself of any notion that there are any LSAT secrets. (There are none.)
23) Choose the right LSAT test location.
25) Get an LSAT fee waiver if you need one.
26) Realize that you can actually study for the LSAT.
27) Understand why studying for the LSAT is so important.
29) Learn and understand what constitutes a good LSAT score.
30) Learn whether you can “pass” the LSAT.
31) Take a practice LSAT and know where you stand.
32) Learn how the LSAT is scored. (Hint: It’s not scored on a curve.)
33) Identify the LSAT score you want to achieve.
34) Read about how you can improve your LSAT score.
35) Determine when you should start studying for the LSAT.
36) Nevertheless, in general, prepare for the LSAT early.
37) And if you don’t believe us, take this advice from this law school admissions official.
39) Learn about the benefits of preparing for the LSAT online.
40) Including how it can improve your LSAT score.
41) And why it’s so affordable.
43) Then look at these four specific reasons for taking your LSAT course online.
44) Either way, sign up for an LSAT prep course.
45) LSAT apps are also a possibility.
47) Before you begin studying, undertand the most important thing about the LSAT.
48) Finding the right major for law school may also help you in your LSAT preparation.
49) Learn how to think about the LSAT in everyday life.
50) Then actually study (especially if you want to get anywhere near a good score on the LSAT).
52) Limit the number of study aids you use.
53) Avoid group study.
54) But don’t over-study.
55) In your preparation, use actual LSAT tests. (Anything else, and you likely will not sniff a good score on the LSAT.)
56) Pace yourself.
57) Humor yourself and learn how you can score a 180 on the LSAT.
58) Follow these steps to decrease your LSAT anxiety.
59) And this one.
60) Take a break from studying and read these 3 books (just to make sure you still want to go to law school).
61) Then watch these law school movies.
62) Review detailed explanations of questions on the actual LSAT tests you obtain.
63) Focus on studying and on your prep materials. Don’t lose yourself looking for tricks and gimmicks.
64) Learn the logic on the exam, including the different types of logical fallacies the exam tests.
65) Examples of areas of logic you need to know are conditional reasoning, flawed reasoning, and structuring reasoning.
66) Understand that the LSAT Logic Games are getting harder.
67) And harder.
68) So, follow these LSAT Logic Games tips.
69) And these as well.
70) Check out this sample from one of our Logic Games lessons.
72) Then refine your approach.
73) Then check out these LSAT Reading Comprehension tips.
74) Learn the difference between everday reasoning and LSAT logic.
75) Learn about the types of bad arguments that appear on the LSAT. (Identifying bad arguments is critical to getting a good score on the LSAT.)
76) More on bad LSAT arguments.
77) And then more.
78) Follow these steps to improve your time on the LSAT.
79) Don’t neglect the writing sample.
80) Learn about each administered exam.
81) Such as the December LSAT.
82) In addition, the February LSAT is usually not released.
83) It also has the fewest number of registrants.
84) The February LSAT is not the easiest, nor does it have the “easiest curve.”
85) If you’re studying for the LSAT abroad, follow these guidelines.
86) Some help for those studying for the LSAT in Australia.
87) For those of you studying for the LSAT in China.
88) The LSAT in India.
89) The LSAT in Korea.
90) The LSAT in the Philippines.
91) Again, don’t go nuts studying for the LSAT. Take a break. Enjoy life.
92) Know what you should do the week before the LSAT.
93) Know what you need to bring to the LSAT.
95) Learn some LSAT test taking tips and LSAT strategies.
96) Figure out what to do when you’re stuck between two answers on the LSAT.
97) Learn what your LSAT score means.
98) And how to evaluate it.
99) Understand the do’s and don’ts of canceling your LSAT score.
100) Decide if you should retake the LSAT.
101) Or if you should NOT retake it.
Getting a good score on the LSAT requires a lot of work . . . .
The list above is fairly exhaustive of the various things you need to do to get a good score on the LSAT. The bottom line is, if you follow this list and put the required amount of work in, you WILL get a good score on the LSAT. There is no magic trick, secret formula, or secret sauce. In life, if you want something, more often than not, a fair and diligent amount of hard work will get you there. Getting a good score on the LSAT is no different.