LSAT proctors on test day are strict. They make you stop at 35 minutes, period. You get very little time between sections. You only get one break, after the third section.
Yet a lot of students practice with breaks between every section. They fill in answers past time. They give themselves liberties they won't get on test day.
When they write the actual LSAT, they're in for a shock. It's harder than the way they've been practicing.
Do yourself a favor, and take timed tests the right way, using official time. We've already made a virtual LSAT proctor which you can use for timed practice LSATs.
Now we've brought together a few more tools to help you practice accurately.
LSAT Proctor Instructions Video
Below you will hear us reading to you the official instructions given to LSAT proctors by the LSAC. This is what proctors use to run things on test day. Listen to these instructions being read aloud and you'll know exactly what is allowed and not allowed on test day. You might find it helpful to play them before taking a practice LSAT, and practice filling in the information on the scoresheet.
You don't need to do this every time, but doing it once will help give you a better idea what test day feels like.
For more useful tools, check out our free LSAT prep tools page.
Do you find it difficult to do LSATs under timed conditions on your own? Did you learn anything new in these LSAT proctor instructions? Let us know in the comments!