LSAT Prep Planning: Only Four Days Left!

We officially have four days until the September 2014 LSAT Test! Let’s go over our plan of attack for the next few days. At this point, I know you are used to taking tons of practice LSATs and timed sections. But, you need to slow down by the end of the week.

The very last full-length practice exam you should take is three days before the exam. That means that Wednesday should be the last day you take a full-length practice LSAT. As you know, once in a while, you’ll get a fluke exam that will inaccurately reflect your score. The bad score could be due to an off-day or some unconscious distraction. You don’t want to accidentally take that “off-exam” on the day before your LSAT right? Of course not! You’ll freak yourself out! Take your last practice LSAT on Wednesday. Score and review it. Then just do individual sections under time-pressure on Thursday.

Now, we come to my next point. In the beginning of your studying you want to try and focus heavily on your weakest sections. But, as the test date approaches you want to focus on your strengths. It takes longer to hone your weaknesses than to hone your strengths. But, at some point, you will gain more from focusing on your best section than focusing on your worst section. So, on these last few days, you really want to be spending a large amount of your time tweaking the details of your best section.

Further, you need to be eating immaculately these last few days, since a small glitch one day can catch up with you a few days later (we’ve discussed how important getting enough sleep is, as well). So avoid restaurants that might get you sick!

If there is anyone around you who so much as sneezes, it’s not the time to be polite, either leave or ask them to. You’ve worked too hard to get sick over these last few days and compromise points for something you could have avoided.

Lastly, and this might be the most important and the hardest for you to actually do, on the last day before the exam, DO NOT STUDY! Yes, you read that correctly.  Do NOT study. You know, as well as I do, that one extra day of studying will not change anything. But, one extra day of relaxation the day before the exam can help you clear your mind and nerves.

Remember how hard you’ve been working these last few months. Your LSAT prep will pay off come Saturday! Best of luck!

Happy Studying!