The LSAT exam itself has very little relation to what types of questions you will see on law school exams. It is administered to get a grasp on your ability to handle logic questions and whether you can think analytically. You’re probably wondering whether you should take a prep course or study by yourself. I studied for the exam by myself so I can only speak to that experience. The actual LSAT test has 5 35 minute sections and a writing portion for 30 minutes that goes ungraded. What you may not know is one section of the 5 will not be graded. The way the sections are divided out, there is a logic, reading comprehension, and a couple of analytic reasoning sections Security+ exam. There may be one more out of each to provide the experimental part which will be thrown out but because you have no idea which one this will be, you have to act as if each part is graded.
To prepare for the test, I highly recommend you get some older test booklets and practice each as if you were going through an actual timed test. To keep things interesting and judge my progression I would grade my answers after each round. I knew this was a deviation from the actual proceedings, but I wanted to keep things on a competitive level so I would be determined to beat my previous scores.
This method is akin to throwing yourself in the fire. Let me clarify this. In a prep exam, they’re going to explain and provide an overview for the test and types of questions as a preface for the test. If you go right at the test, then you will not know what is coming, but after you run the exam multiple times and read why the correct answer was what it was, you will begin understanding the questions and the proper way to dissect and answer them.
Keep taking the exam over and over and if you can, take an official practice exam administered by a school. This gives you a feel of the actual test surroundings. You will want to practice heavy several months prior to the actual exam – somewhere in the four or five month range. This way you will not feel panicked but at the same time know that you cannot delay your studies.You should also be calculating what your rough score would be on the practice exams so you can see how much you need to improve. If you’re not cracking the 150 barrier, you should consult outside sources to help improve your score.