One way to top up your scores for your Lsat exams is by building mental stamina for it! But… it becomes hard for you to do when you have no idea about going about it.
The thought of whether the Lsat exam will be difficult or not is enough to weigh you down— so much so you’re not able to think straight, not to even sit down to study.
That’s why I’ve put together 3 ways for you to build mental stamina for your Lsat exam in this article.
The 3 Ways to Build Mental Stamina For Lsat:
- Improve your Lsat timing.
- Strengthen your logical reasoning.
- Familiarize yourself with the Reading Comprehension section.
The above ways would be fully explained in this article. Do you want to learn how? Then, keep reading!
What Are The Three(3) Ways To Build Mental Stamina For Lsat?
The three(3) ways to build mental stamina for Lsat are:
1. Improve Your Lsat Timing.
This can be achieved in 4 ways:
Avoid working on timed practice sessions from the beginning of your preparation. Why not figure out how the test works unless you want to get nervous— end up looking at the time every second, worried about falling behind, or not finishing in so little time.
Start with untimed work and stick with it for at least half your preparation time. I recommend Two(2) months for you as your total preparation time. Learn the basics, practice it and the speed would come naturally.
● Keep Track Of It When Practicing.
You can record in your note how much time you’ve used by the time you attain certain determined milestones.
You inform and prepare yourself to create techniques for improvement when you realize how much time you’re using.
Make plans from the information above. Give yourself around one-quarter(1/4) of your total session time for each passage/game because there are four(4) passages in each section.
And since some take more time than the others, find the easier passage/game and do them first for around 6-7 minutes. Make timing-related plans after gathering timing-related information.
● Push Yourself.
Warning: This late-stage preparation technique doesn’t work for everyone— you might end up suffering unacceptable accuracy and decreases.
Only use this technique if you’re struggling with timing and getting the same results over and over again.
Perform some practice questions for 30-32 minutes. If you maintain accuracy, you’ll receive a cool gift. So, when you go back to giving yourself the standard amount of time— 35minutes per session, it’s going to be downright comfortable.
2. Strengthen Your Logical Reasoning.
Strengthen questions are fairly common question types. About 7% of all logical reasoning questions are strengthened questions. The kind of thinking that pays off on strengthened questions also pays off on weaken and paradox questions. It would be worth your while if you got better at strengthening questions since it would ultimately pay off on weaken and paradox questions as well.
When it comes to identifying a strengthened question, language in the question stem would help spot what kind of question it is— strengthen or other types.
Identify the question in the question stem, and look for a language suggesting you want to make the argument better than it was before.
Identify the conclusion, support the evidence used for that conclusion, and the proven conclusion is proven not to be true so you can figure out— figuring out what the gap between the evidence established and what the conclusions are asserting makes the argument better; assisting you when your intuition fails you.
The following parts would be considered:
● How To Spot A Strengthened Question.
A strengthened question is spotted with language in the question stem looking for words like:
- Most strengthens.
- Most supports.
- Most justifies.
And be on the lookout for more questions than normal when working strengthens except on strengthening questions.
● The Process.
The process you want to take when you approach a strengthened question is the same as every other type in the assumption family.
● Reasoning Structure.
The reasoning structures you want to be on the lookout for are:
- Comparison(72%) of argument.
- Conditional logic is present but is less dominant in this particular question type.
● Trap Answer Patterns.
The trap answers patterns you need to know are those answer choices that are:
- Out of scope. (30%)
- Those that weaken the argument instead of strengthening it. (28%)
- Too weak to have an impact on the argument. (26%)
- Build an irrelevant relationship between terms of relationship not having any impact on the argument. (9%)
- Supporting the evidence as opposed to supporting the argument. (7%)
3. Familiarize Yourself With The Reading Comprehension section.
One part of the Lsat that’s considered stressful or boring— call it any name you want, is the Reading Comprehension Section.
And yet, you might be surprised at how much time you’ll spend in this section, given its technicality. But you can tackle this session easier and better if you will familiarize yourself with it during your preparation.
It’s not enough to just read through the aforementioned ways of building stamina for Lsat, the result you desire lies in your decision and devotion to practice and practice until it becomes a norm for you.
Just like the phrase, practice makes perfect!
Wish you the best!
Why Is The Lsat So Hard?
It’s hard mainly because:
- You have only 35 minutes for each section plus you have to answer the complex question within that duration— also need adequate time to develop these aptitude skills.
How Do I Overcome The Lsat Burnout?
By sleeping at the right time! Never sacrifice the time for sleep for any other thing.
Can I Take The Lsat Without Studying?
Yes, you can. Your score would be in the range of 145 to 153 but won’t be enough to get you into a prestigious law school.
Is 164 A Good Lsat Score?
Yes! 164 is a good Lsat score. This score can get you into some of the top-rated schools in the world.
What’s The Average GPA For Law School?
The average GPA for law school is 3.5 above.