The Three Critical Phases Of LSAT Prep

The LSAT is a challenging and important test. We all know that, and it’s likely the reason you are reading this. You can’t help the fact that the exam is challenging and important – that is simply reality. However, what you can do is make your preparation for the exam effective and efficient –  that definitely is within your control.

Unfortunately, I would estimate 90% or more of prelaw students fail to prepare for the LSAT effectively, and it is why I emphasize teaching you how to study efficiently in my LSAT Prep courses. The idea that you have to decide between taking a course and “self-study” is misleading. You will engage in “self-study” whether you take a course or not. But an effective LSAT Prep course, among other things, can help you maximize the benefit of your “self-study.”

As a basic first step, it is important to realize that there are three critical phases to studying for the LSAT:

  1. Learning the key logic and legal reasoning fundamentals underlying the LSAT,
  2. Working through lots of real LSAT questions so that you can see exactly how those fundamentals play out in myriad ways on a wide variety of LSAT questions (in other words, learning how to apply what you have been taught), and
  3. Developing the skill to recognize correct answers, and identify and reject incorrect answers, accurately and efficiently so that you can finish the LSAT within the strict time limits imposed.

The three phases of LSAT Prep are easier to describe than to accomplish, but you definitely can dramatically improve your score on this exam…and understanding how to do each of the three phases of LSAT Prep is an absolutely critical first step. If you have questions or would like more details, please contact me at Thanks!