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Anyone who is really good at something can do the basic skills without thinking. It's just pure instinct. That is what you want to happen with the LSAT. You want to read the question and then just KNOW.
To get there, you need to internalize the logic of the LSAT. Use the flashcards in the 7Sage course to drill the fundamental concepts into your head.
I know, I hate memorizing too. That's why these flashcards have been carefully selected to only cover only the most important areas that need to be memorized.
They're really easy to use. Work through them from top to bottom. Put your cursor over a card to see the answer. If you make a mistake, drag that card to the bottom. That way you'll see it again and reinforce that concept.
For example, here are the vocabulary flash cards that are used in the full course:[ss_flashcards source="http://7sage.s3.amazonaws.com/lsat/lessons/lsat-vocabulary-flashcards.txt"/]
What should you do today to study for the LSAT? How long do I need to study to get ready for my test date? When do I start taking timed Prep Tests? How do I plan out my days?
To answer all these questions for you, we’ve created a highly detailed and personalized LSAT study schedule that will answer these and more questions about how to plan out your LSAT studies. Our week by week study schedule gives you just enough information that lays out the goals you should accomplish for this week.
Having small discrete goals is incredibly important for staying on track and accountable.
Have you taken Prep Tests yet? You need to if you want to do well on the LSAT.
Now, if you've taken Prep Tests, have you properly reviewed them? To properly review your LSAT Prep Tests, you need to understand the reasoning behind each question and each answer choice.
We have short, to the point, bite sized video explanations for how to approach every LSAT question in the June 2007 LSAT. If you have a free account, you can see all the explanations to June 2007 here.
We also have the same explanations for every single LSAT question from Prep Tests 46 - 69 and many of the questions from Prep Tests 36 - 45. If you have a full course, you can access those from your progress page. You can also purchase explanations for individual LSATs here.
Studying for the LSAT can be demoralizing at times. I’ve been there myself and I know how much that sucks.
I also know that when it gets you down. The most important thing you need is a supportive community who also understands what you’re going through.
Over 1,000 students and teachers gather in the 7Sage LSAT Forums to discuss everything related to the LSAT and law school. From explanations to specific questions that you don’t understand, to finding an LSAT study buddy, you can find all the help and support you need.
If you’re doing well on the test, the forum is a great place for you to be a teacher and a leader. Help out others who don’t understand the LSAT as well as you do and improve your own understanding at the same time. After all, as Aristotle said, teaching is the highest form of understanding.
Let’s beat the LSAT together!
Practice LSATs can be a gold mine of valuable data on *exactly* what you need to work on to improve. Unfortunately, most students don't know how to take advantage of this.
That's why we made the most powerful LSAT grader available anywhere. It will let you drill into your answers to figure out exactly what you did wrong, and what you need to work on. You can analyze your performance with pretty charts, question and section difficulty ratings, and question type analysis.
Took a prep test recently? Enter your answers into our free grader. Try keyboard entry, it's a really fast way to enter your scores. Just use the 1-5 keys to enter your answers, and ~ to input blind review.
Most people take practice LSATs wrong. I see it all the time, and it sucks because it comes back to bite them in the ass on test day. I don't want that to happen to you!
The key to practicing LSATs is to simulate the real testing environment as closely as possible. That way, test day is just like another practice test. How do you do this?
First, gear up with exactly what you are allowed to use on test date:
LSAT printed on paper. Never take an LSAT displayed from a screen of any kind.
No. 2 pencil, eraser and sharpener. Never use a mechanical pencil, pen, marker etc.
Analog wristwatch. Never use a digital timer - you need to get used to your watch. If you don't have one yet, use the one in our LSAT Proctor App until you get one.
Secondly, set the mood with the right test environment
Find your test location and practice in a similar place. If you can, practice in the actual test location.
You will test in the early morning (unless you are taking the June LSAT, when it is in the early afternoon). Take your tests at that time.
Lastly, listen to the real test instructions with appropriate background noises.
This is easy - just download the free LSAT Proctor App in less than 30 seconds (Android app is coming soon)
Use the app when you practice. The app includes real proctoring instructions, realistic background sounds and a virtual analog watch.
That's it! Now that you know how to take LSATs the *right* way, get the app and take an LSAT Prep Test right now.
You already know that taking real LSATs is vital to improving your score. But properly reviewing the tests you take will really take your score to the next level.
First, let's look at how most people review. They take a timed test or section. When they finish, they flip to the answer key and rush to correct their work. "Yes, I'm right - I'm awesome!", or "Argh, I'm wrong - I suck!".
You probably review this way - I did when I started out. Heck, there were times when I flipped to the answers mid test. I just couldn't wait to check.
Unfortunately, this is an AWFUL way to review. Think about it - you don't really care if you were right. This isn't test day, so your points don't count. Some answers might just have been lucky guesses.
You really care whether your reasoning was right. And it's hard to check your reasoning if you check the answers first. Once you see that the answer is D, you'll invent reasons why D is obviously correct. I see students make up wrong reasons for right answers all the time.
The trick is to review questions before you check your answers. We call this Blind Review, and it's the best way to study. For details on how to do it, check out this video we made explaining how do Blind Review.
Underestimating your enemy is the biggest mistake you can make in a fight and nearly everyone underestimates how difficult the LSAT is.
Let’s avoid that blunder right now. The LSAT is hard. Really f*ng hard. Law school is even harder. If you already knew this, then you’re in better shape than the vast majority of prospective law students. High five! If you didn’t get a high five but want a high five, just reread this paragraph until you get one.
I will often remind you that this test is hard. This is simply to remind you that you need to study to do well. If the idea of taking a hard test that you need study for is very scary for you, you may want to rethink going to law school.
One last time: The LSAT is hard. Understood? Good, you just avoided the biggest mistake that LSAT newbies make.
And, you also happen to be half way done with your first LSAT lesson! Get a Free Account and finish the rest of it in less than one minute and be on your way to defeating the LSAT.
Are you wondering about how our course compares against the competition’s?
You already know that we’re way more affordable than the other courses that cost thousands of dollars but let’s be honest: you care more about how effective our course is.
Don’t just wonder about it. Read what our students have said. Check out our course reviews.
We have over 50 unfiltered and unbiased reviews of the course by current and past students, many of whom have used other LSAT prep courses. They leave insightful detailed reviews of exactly how they think we compare to other LSAT courses.
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Did you know that 7Sage is a balls to the wall online LSAT prep system that is more exciting than watching a bear fight a robot shark?
Well, maybe not.
But it will help you get the highest LSAT score possible. And a high LSAT score is the single most important factor to getting into a great law school and raking in scholarships. By signing up for a 7Sage account, you’re making a smart investment in your future.
Here are just five of the great LSAT tools that you'll get with a free 7Sage account:
Logic game explanations in HD video for every single LSAT logic game. Ever.
Discussion forum where you can connect with over 1,000 other LSAT students. Share, learn, laugh, cry, and celebrate with our wonderful community of students and teachers.
A preview of the best LSAT courses in all the universes, obviously
iPhone app to perfectly proctor your LSAT Prep Tests. Android app is coming soon too.
LSAT Grader to track every LSAT you take. Analyze your performance, learn your strengths and weaknesses, and target your focus for maximal efficiency.
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