How To Improve Your LSAT Score
Let’s say you’ve already taken the LSAT once. You aren’t happy with the score, so you spend the next few months studying endlessly to take it again. Except this time, you score even lower.
Experts call this the “LSAT score Plateau.”
Daniel Waldman, a contributor at U.S. News & World Report, recently discussed the LSAT score plateau and three potential solutions test takers can employ to boost their score.
Analyze Past Exams
Studying your past exams is one strategy Waldman suggests to test takers.
“In doing so, make sure you accurately identify not only which section you’re struggling with, but also which question subtypes, and most importantly, why you’re getting them wrong,” he writes. “You can then dedicate more study time to that specific weakness area.”
Robert Fojo, Co-founder and CEO of LSAT Freedom — an online preparation course for the LSAT — suggests applicants practice test taking by preparing with past LSAT exams.
“Preparing with past exams helps you understand how the test writers prepare these questions, how they might continue to do so in the future, and anticipate what you will see on the next exam,” Fojo writes in a LinkedIn post.
By practicing with past administered LSAT exams, Fojo says, test takers can familiarize themselves with the logical principles tested on the LSAT and the types of questions that test writers often employ within the exam.
Get Professional Help
Waldman’s second suggestion for test-takers looking to improve their score is to hire a tutor.
“Tutors have the experience and know-how to give you the rundown of any question type and will provide you with a few hours of personalized attention that you will not get otherwise,” Waldman writes.
Additionally, professional LSAT test prep services often have access to a variety of resources such as past exams, prep books, and additional consulting.
Study With Your Phone
If hiring a tutor is out of reach, there are now a number of test-prep apps that cost little to no money.
“Most apps cost less than $10, and in addition to providing you the convenience of only drilling a specific topic, many of them will offer useful statistics about your timing and accuracy rates,” Waldman writes.
Here are a few LSAT apps that were rated highly by The Huffington Post:
- LSATMax“Through the app’s message board community, the instructors can answer all of your questions, and you can practice with every LSAT question ever released with the app’s technology.”
- LSAT Connect“This free app offers 600+ fully explained questions, five diagnostic tests with detailed statistics, performance analysis, and covers inductive reasoning, arguments, reading comprehension, linear thinking and more.”