Our classroom courses are designed to take you from knowing nothing about the LSAT to knowing everything, so you don't actually need to do any studying before your first practice exam. If you're reading this, though, it's probably because you're desperate for something to do, and we're nothing if not obliging, so here's some advice.
Prepare your brain:
- Start reading long, dense articles – the kind of stuff you'd find in The New Yorker or The Economist. That'll help you get used to the language you'll be seeing in Reading Comprehension.
- Read up on “Symbolic Logic.” It's a method for representing arguments in a simplified form, and knowing the basics will give you a leg up in Logical Reasoning.
- Limber up your brain with puzzles like Sudoku, Ken-Ken, and ciphers, to get ready for the kind of thinking you'll be doing in Logic Games.
- Preview the first few lesson videos in your account from our Online Anytime course! Please note they cover the same content as you do in class, so we don't recommend running through the entire curriculum.
- Head over to the Practice page and test out making a set or two! We recommend making a 3-5 question set of easy to mild implication questions or main point questions. We do not recommend going overboard with this feature, though, as you'll want to maximize the number of questions to engage with during the course and minimize developing bad habits.
- The LSAT is digital! Head to the LSAC website, and test out the interface with Prep Tests 71, 73, and 74: https://familiar.lsac.org/
What not to do:
- Don't take a ton of practice LSATs or do a lot of studying on your own. Doing too much self-studying can cause you to develop bad habits that you'll need to break once you start the course, and it's also a great way to stress yourself out.
- If you are a first time student trying to stay eligible for the Score Increase Guarantee, do not take any of the core four practice exams in your scheduled course.
There will be plenty of time to obsess about the LSAT once you start the course. Other than that, just do what you normally do. We'll take care of the rest once the class starts.