What the Affirmative Action Ban Means for Law Schools

Improve Your LSAT Score with these Strategies

The LSAT is one of the most important factors in law school admissions.

Often, however, most applicants will need to take the exam more than once to secure the score they want. Gabriel Kuris, founder of Top Law Coach and contributor at US News, recently offered a few tips on what applicants should do when they get LSAT practice questions wrong and what types of strategies can help them land a high score.


In addition to keeping records of your practice test scores, Kuris also recommends that applicants track their actual performance during practice.

“Like an elite athlete, take notes after each day’s practice,” Kuris says. “How were you feeling? What did you notice? What questions threw you off track and which ones did you handle in a way that built your confidence?”


Too often, test-takers react to a poor score by jumping into an entire new practice test. Rather, Kuris says, applicants should take the time to focus on areas they’re getting wrong and learn how to improve their weak spots.

“Everyone has certain sections that are harder for them, or types of analytical reasoning questions that throw them off balance,” Kuris says. “If you spend a whole week relentlessly focused on whatever bedevils you, you may turn that weakness into a strength.”


Some test-takers might find themselves running out of time. When this happens, Kuris says it’s time to explore new approaches.

“Review what you know about the question type and seek out new sources for alternate approaches,” Kuris says. “Consider using untimed practice to increase accuracy before trying to speed up.”

Sources: US News, Lawschooli

Next Page: New law school dean at Brigham Young University

Questions about this article? Email us or leave a comment below.