The night before: get good rest, to the extent possible.
The day of: when you arrive, be prepared to fill out paperwork,
present two forms of photo id, and get fingerprinted before
you begin the examination. This process can take awhile, depending
on how many students are taking the test at your test center.
For the test itself:
Bring a reliable watch. Turn off its sound.
in layers. Testing centers can be warm or chilly at any
time of the year.
Try to relax. If you start to panic,
take very deep breaths and exhale slowly.
Remember, you can
skip questions that appear too difficult. If you skip a
question, be sure to darken
the proper numbered
oval as you continue the test.
is about to expire, fill in all the remaining ovals,
as there is no penalty for guessing.
prefer to fill in all of the same ovals (all "Bs" or all "Cs")
on the theory that they are likely to pick up at
least some points. When time is called, stop. Obey
from the exam proctors.
If you need special accommodations,
request them. Most accommodations are based on religion
the LSAC is required by law to make reasonable accommodations
for these reasons.
Don't cancel your score at the end
of the test. Almost everyone feels lousy after leaving
Sleep on it
and then decide. Feel free to call me to talk about
Bring a candy bar or something energizing
to eat or drink for a power boost during the break.
writing sample seriously. Write legibly. Don't be overly
creative or try to impress with fancy
arguments. Be straightforward in your writing and argumentation.
Pick one position and defend it. Make sure your essay
has a brief introduction and conclusion.
After the test is
over, relax. IT'S OVER. RELAX. Forget about it. The test
is important, but it is only
of your application. You have many other areas to prove
your worth to law schools. Remember, the LSAT does not predict
whether you will get into law school, or whether you
become a successful lawyer. Keep it in perspective.