Preparing For The LSAT

Preparing For The LSAT

As graduation quickly approaches, I find myself and my fellow upper-classmen in the process of making plans for the future.  Typically, education majors apply to graduate school in their specific areas of study.  While the plans for my education career still seem in the fairly distant future, one of my roommates has already begun to prepare for law school.

The Law School Admission Test (LSAT) is the standardized test that is required of all perspective law students.  The score a person receives on the LSAT is a good indicator of how successful they might be in law school and in their future legal career. Every law school in the country looks to this score when considering their applicants.  With such immense pressure on each student to score well, the LSAT is often a major cause of stress.

One way to alleviate this stress is thorough preparation.  There are countless ways to prepare for the LSAT, including books, courses, and tutors.  My roommate is currently enrolled in a course sponsored by Kaplan Test Prep.  Kaplan is considered one of the top test preparation programs for graduate admissions tests, licensing exams, and much more.  It offers a variety of courses to choose from, allowing each student to cater their experience to their own specific needs.

My roommate is enrolled in a program called LSAT Extreme, which is one of Kaplan’s more intensive courses.  She attends 3-hour classes twice a week, and spends 6-8 additional hours a week on individual study and homework.  Four times between March and June, she will take a practice LSAT to track her progress.  While taking one of these courses is a huge time commitment, Kaplan’s methods are guaranteed to raise the oh-so-important LSAT score.

While many students choose to take a prep course for the LSAT, there are also many who choose to study independently.  There are countless resources available through programs such as Kaplan, as well as the Princeton Review, PowerScore, and Test Masters.  This is also a valuable option for test preparation, and has been proven to raise test scores.

And these resources are not limited to preparation for the LSAT.  These programs also focus in preparing students for the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT), the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT), the Dental Admission Test (DAT), and countless others.  There is an option for every student considering graduate school.

So even though graduate school may seem to be fast approaching, and standardized tests looming just around the corner, students can rest easy knowing there are options available to ensure success for their future.

Kaplan’s LSAT Extreme provides students with plenty of study materials.


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