Given the importance of the LSAT in the law
school admission process, it is very important that you take time to prepare.
This is a very different exam from any you have previously taken. The optimum
amount of time to prepare for the exam is six to nine months. It is not
recommended taking any less than three months. While there are some effective
strategies to learn that will assist you in taking the exam, the best
preparation for the LSAT is taking timed practice tests up until the day of
There are several effective self-study guides
available, including those prepared by LSAC, the organization that gives the
LSAT. Many people successfully prepare for the LSAT using these guides.
For students who wish to take a more structured approach
involving instructors, there are a number of preparation companies to choose
from. These companies take a variety of approaches, some involve in-class
instruction, some on-line and some a combination of the two.
If you wish to take a preparation class at Dickinson, Kaplan offers
LSAT Prep Courses each semester. Dickinson students receive a $150 discount off
the published price of the course. The classes focus on test-taking
strategies, question analysis, and logic reviews. More information and
registration can be found at www.kaplan.com.
There are many other options for test prep, following is a list of
some of the additional companies that offer LSAT test prep courses:
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