This week’s podcast will tackle the tricky field of last-minute LSAT prep. With less than a week until the June LSAT administration, our experts provide valuable insights for students to consider as they make their final preparations for this exam, as well as other upcoming LSAT test dates.
A common thread running through our conversations with all of our experts is the need for thorough preparation. Although the time this can take varies from student to student-some can complete their studies in two months, while others may take six-it is your level of dedication to your preparation that will determine your success on the test.
Andrew Brody, National Content Director for LSAT Programs for The Princeton Review, talks about how Princeton Review classes offer not just LSAT problem solutions, but also strategies on how to control your emotions for the stress of the test and its possible outcomes. He also explores score cancellations, and discusses how they can be a viable solution for students who feel they didn’t do as well as they could have-but only if they act within the short time frame after the test when LSAT scores can still be cancelled.
Eva Lana, President of Binary Solutions (a test prep company in New York City), also stresses that thoroughly preparing for the LSAT is crucial, and has some words of hope for June LSAT test takers: If you take the June test and don’t do as well as you had hoped, you still have plenty of time before the October administration, and plenty of time to prepare and study for it.
Finally, Dr. Joseph Casbarro, author of Test Anxiety and What You Can Do About It, explains that test anxiety can come in many forms but knows there are steps you can take to ensure you are able to handle your emotions both before and during the LSAT. He also offers guidance on some breathing techniques that can help you to control your anxiety while taking the test, and explains the importance of exerting control over your emotions to successfully tackle the examination.