The Importance of Consistent Study

Listener Addy shares a great analogy between studying for the LSAT and running track. Ben and Nathan discuss the importance of consistency and how it can affect both your test scores and your overall motivation.…

Do I Really Have to Take Practice Tests?

Demon student Steph wants to know how important it is to do full-length practice tests. She finds that drilling and doing timed sections allows her to get more out of her review. Nathan and Ben say that doing a full practice every week or every other week is sufficient—just…

Don’t Overthink Your Study “Strategy”

An anonymous Demon student has some questions about how to review after taking practice tests and how to get faster. Ben and Nathan encourage this student to take their time, focus on understanding, and read the full explanations for any questions they miss. Don’t overthink how to study—and…

Restarting LSAT Study After a Break

Demon student Sia took Nathan and Ben’s advice to wait until next September to apply. Now she’s wondering whether it’s worth her time to start studying for the LSAT again even though she already has a great GPA and a decent LSAT score on record. The guys…

Don’t Worry About “Consistency” on Your PT Scores

Nathan and Kevin discuss an email from Demon student Spencer, who wants to be more consistent on his practice tests. Nathan explains why Spencer doesn’t actually have a problem with consistency—his PT range is perfectly normal. If you want to master the LSAT, stop focusing on test scores,…

Applying with a Redacted GPA or LSAT Score

Listener Joshua writes in to ask Nathan’s opinion on WashU offering applicants the option to redact their GPA or LSAT score. A quick look at WashU’s ABA 509 report (available at lsatdemon.com/scholarships) reveals that this school does report GPAs and LSAT scores for the vast majority…

Interpreting Your Diagnostic Test

Congratulations, you’ve completed your first practice LSAT. There are 90-something more of them available. Most students will do at least 10 tests before they’re ready for their first crack at the real thing. (Many students will do 20 tests, or 40 tests, or more.) You’ve dipped your…