Many LSAT courses claim that students can expect a ten-point gain if they attend the classes, read the book, and do the homework. That’s great for students who (only) want a ten-point gain, and who do well in classroom settings. I get the ones who want more than ten points, or need more than a lecture format. I get the gifted students and the ones with special needs.
Gaining ten points on the LSAT is good hard work, but it’s not that hard. It’s like running a five kilometer race (3.1 miles). Gaining twenty points on the LSAT is more like running a marathon.
Here’s what you need to go from couch potato to finishing a 5K race:
- Commitment to the goal
- A good pair of shoes and a water bottle
- A realistic start–walk before you run!
- Real rest between workouts
- Feeling good about the progress you make each time you train
Here’s what you need to go from your first 5k to a marathon
- 12-20 more weeks of training
- Three to five solid workouts per week
- One long run every week
- Work up to running 50 miles each week
- Hydration and nutrition
- Intervals and speed training
I don’t promise that you can improve 20 points if you spend 20 weeks preparing for the LSAT, but I firmly believe that the average young healthy human can finish a marathon if they really want to, and the average intelligent college graduate can score above average on the LSAT if they work at it the way marathon runners do.
I can’t raise your LSAT score. Only you can do that; you do it by working and thinking. I can tell you how to work and how to think to raise you score more effectively.