What Is LSAT Practice Testing?
LSAT practice testing is very important. I would define LSAT practice testing as the repeated process of taking a complete LSAT under the time constraints from beginning to end. The complete LSAT experience is six thirty-five minute sections. Four of the six sections contribute to your LSAT score which is reported on a scale of 120 – 180. One of the four sections is the LSAT experimental section. The experimental section will be a repeat of one of the four sections that count. In other words, you will get another LSAT logic games, logical reasoning or reading comprehension section. The experimental section will not be identified as being experimental. The final thirty five section will be the LSAT writing sample. Although the writing sample does NOT contribute to your LSAT score, a number of law schools have confirmed that it is used as part of the admissions process.
How Many LSAT Practice Tests Should You Take?
When it comes to LSAT preparation you should both:
“Be Prepared” (whether you are a Boy Scout or Not); and
“Feel Prepared” (peak LSAT performance depends largely on your outlook)
Therefore, you should take as many as need until you are both prepared and feel prepared. At a minimum, I would suggest that during the month leading up to the LSAT, you should take an LSAT practice at least once a week – and preferable on the weekend starting the same time as your real test.
Why Must Actual LSAT tests Be Used For The LSAT Practice Tests?
It’s simple. The LSAT is the product of years of LSAT technology. It is the job of LSAT to ensure that every LSAT is the same and that every LSAT uses different questions. At the present time there are more than 60 released actual LSAT tests. You should restrict your LSAT practice testing to those tests. In general, as you get closer to the actual LSAT test date, you should focus on the “more recent” LSAT tests. I would define “more recent” as meaning during the preceding three years.