Being the poor, yet innovative college students we are, we try our best to make life as cheap as possible. This was true for me while I was prepping for the LSAT so I will share with you the online resources I used in the hopes that I can help make your life as cheap as possible as well.
I was lucky enough to enroll in an LSAT prep course with Blueprint, but what I quickly learned was that the class itself was not going to be enough. This means that these resources I’m showing you aren’t a complete guide to independent studying, and you should not depend on these resources alone. They are more like supplements and tips for the LSAT.
What I found very helpful with my searches on the internet were various study methods. I tried many different ways of studying until I was comfortable and I advise everyone to do the same. If you are discouraged about the process or any type of self-study, look at it this way. Preparing for the LSAT isn’t like school, which is great because you can tailor your learning and studying to the way you learn best. If you plan enough ahead of time, you can really give yourself the time, the right schedule and try different methods.
The following are a few of the many articles I found very helpful:
- How I Scored a 180 on the LSAT Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 – I really liked the author’s method of studying because it helped take a look at my progress and what I needed to work on. There are three parts to his method.
- Logical Reasoning Question Types – A helpful cheat sheet of the different types and categories of LR questions. Use one guide and stick to it so that you can always label/categorize your questions the same. Every company or LSAT resource categorizes questions a little bit differently from the other. I used this a lot when correcting my practice tests because you can identify which specific type of questions you keep stumbling on.
- How I got a 177 on the LSAT – a great overview of how this guy prepared for the LSAT with a lot of helpful links.
- LSAT Study Schedule: 3 Months of Intense LSAT Prep – I liked this three month overview because when I started studying on my own I didn’t even know where to start.
- Top Law School’s LSAT Preparation Section – I visited this entire list of links pretty often.
- I don’t have a link for this one, but you can find a lot of free tests online or through friends. I received a lot of practice tests from friends, but make sure they aren’t too old.
- Lastly, (I don’t have a link for this either) are the countless articles from various LSAT prep companies. Many test prep companies have articles that answer many of the questions we ask and they are very helpful. I would say that almost 90% of the articles are written by someone who has taken the test.
I will probably make a part 2 to this post around February when I take my LSAT again because I know I will run into a few more helpful articles. Let me know which one of these articles worked best for you guys!