While there aren't any magic tricks to getting faster on the LSAT, you can use your Practice section to help increase the speed at which you answer the questions

But first, make sure you get lots of untimed practice

Ultimately, you get faster on the LSAT by developing a deeper understanding of the underlying logic, by getting more experienced utilizing the strategies you learn in the lessons, and, of course, by practicing a ton. Once you develop a strong understanding, good methods, and a lot of experience, you’ll make helpful anticipations faster. The difference between right and wrong answers will seem more clear, and you’ll spend far less time debating answer choices and second-guessing yourself. You’ll feel more comfortable moving through the Reading Comp questions quickly, and without checking the passage as often. You’ll be more decisive in games — making the deductions and scenarios more rapidly, and picking answer choices more confidently.

If you’ve been attending the lessons, doing the drills and homework problems, and working towards the 2,500 question goal, you’re already in the process of becoming faster, even if it doesn’t feel that way yet.

Once you're understanding is where it needs to be, you can use the Practice section to incorporate timed practice into your study routine

Try doing small, timed practice sets of Logical Reasoning questions, games, or passages in your Practice section. Start with the time you need to finish the set and maintain your accuracy in answering the questions correctly. Many students start with sets of 10 Logical Reasoning questions, and give themselves 20 minutes to complete the 10 questions. Many students also start with sets of 2 Logic Games or Reading Comp passages, and give themselves 24 minutes to complete those sets. Attempt these sets in Sprint mode. It's also a good idea to adjust the difficulty to Easy, Mild, and Medium, since these are the questions you should be attempting to speed up on.

If you can complete these sets in the time you allotted, and you can maintain your hard-won accuracy in answering these questions, then reduce the time you give yourself to complete another set of LR questions, games, or passages. Maybe try the next set of 10 Logical Reasoning questions in 18 minutes, or the next set of 2 passages or 2 games in 22 minutes.

Eventually, you want to work your way down, slowly and incrementally, to "test speed." That means finishing the Logical Reasoning practice sets with an average of 1 minute and 30 seconds per question, and the Logic Games and Reading Comp practice sets with an average of 8 minutes and 30 seconds per passage or game. In this process, if your accuracy ever dips below the threshold needed for your target score, you’re going too fast. Try to get more practice with slightly more time allotted. Additionally, make sure to mix in untimed practice in between timed practice, to reinforce good habits (which also help with speed!).

Once you’ve reached “test speed” and can maintain your accuracy, then start incorporating full practice exams into your study plan.

Once you work your way up to taking full practice exams, you can start incorporating timing strategies into your approach

Once you start taking practice exams, there are small things you can do to help you answer a few more questions and earn a few more points. These are things like developing a solid timing strategy for the entire section, skipping certain questions, and prioritizing certain details in Reading Comp and certain questions in Logic Games that can help you out.

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