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Old 10-28-2016, 09:37 AM   #1
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Default 3 Things to Do When Your LSAT Score is Stuck

Prospective law students who have hit an LSAT score plateau should take a break to refresh before resuming preparation.

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Old 10-28-2016, 11:33 AM   #2
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1. Take a break: This advice may seem counterintuitive based on our emphasis on steady, consistent preparation over several months, but preparing for the LSAT is often a grind and can take its toll both on your mental ability to learn and on your stamina and resolve. Taking a break is often the best course of action and more than makes up for any lost preparation time.

Even three days off from studying can help you refresh and clear your head by forgetting about the LSAT for a bit. This kind of break not only promotes mental recovery, but it also combats feelings of discouragement that often accompany a stagnant score.



2. Focus on untimed work: Another major contributor to a stagnant score is burnout. Grinding through three to four full, timed practice tests per week, especially for those who are in school or working a full-time job while preparing for the LSAT, can take its toll over time.

Much of the mental strain associated with taking timed tests is the timing aspect: The pressure to work quickly can often lead to mental fatigue.

If your score has stagnated, set aside several days to a week where you don't tak a full, timed practice test. Instead, during this time, focus on untimed work, such as problem sets and individual sections of tests.

Untimed work is much less stressful than timed tests and can often lead to insights about how to more effectively approach questions rather than just spinning your wheels doing the same thing over and over in a timed environment.



3. Experiment with different time management strategies: We have discussed time management strategies in previous posts, so we won’t go into specifics on different strategies here. But it is important to keep in mind the role that time management can play in your score improvement.
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Old 11-18-2016, 03:26 AM   #3
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All of these ideas are great, but the truth is you can only move the LSAT score so much.
At some point the student has to accept that that's the range they are in.
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Old 11-16-2018, 07:45 AM   #4
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All of these ideas are great, but the truth is you can only move the LSAT score so much.
At some point the student has to accept that that's the range they are in.
True but the test preparation services do make a diference in my opinion.
If nothing else they calm you down and you are not left wondering what is coming--you know the type of exam it will be and the type of questions.
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Old 11-16-2018, 04:00 PM   #5
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Wow - a response two YEARS after the last post.

Too little too late.
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