Write an essay where you tell us what test preparation practices work best for you and why.
This strategy is simultaneously beneficial in that it allows the test-taker to recognize the types of questions being asked. Although test formats change each year, by taking real tests and practicing them, you already have an idea of what to expect content-wise going into the exam, which can reduce a significant amount of test anxiety. This format, if provided with the correct answers, allows you to score yourself in order to judge where your strengths are on the exam and, more importantly, where you need improvement. While preparing for the LSAT, I have been taking one practice test per week, which will advance to three per week as the test approaches. Once I finish the duration of a simulated test, I score myself and pay close attention to the types of questions I have mastered, and the ones I repeatedly struggle with. These are the questions that I research and study between each practice test. By being aware of what you understand and what you need to study, you will avoid wasting time reviewing concepts you have mastered, and can more efficiently work on improving skills you have not yet perfected.
Kasey from Arizona
University of Arizona