Write an essay where you tell us what test preparation practices work best for you and why.

Being in college, and now preparing for the LSAT, I have had a lot of time to figure out how to prepare for tests. The most helpful first step I have found is to make a timeline for your studying, setting goals for what you want to get done each day leading up to the exam, and mapping out when you want to start studying, sometimes even blocking out dedicated time to study for that exam on my calendar. During these dedicated study times, I find making a study guide to be helpful. I do this by combing through and rewriting the notes that I have taken, doing any assigned readings, talking with friends in the class to see what they think will be important, and referencing any online sources or textbooks. This allows me to type up one organized document, that is laid out in a way that makes sense to me. I then print out that study guide and read over it, annotating it as much as I can to break down the concepts and connect them on one another. This the stage I also try to find real-world examples to connect the information to. I find that all of these things keep me accountable and allow me to do the best I can on exams, while truly learning the concepts.

Katelin from Pennsylvania
College Junior
University of Pittsburgh