Should You Take the June 2014 LSAT?

LSAT-AnxietyShould you take the June 2014 LSAT?

You’ve been studying for months but you’re still not sure.

No worries.

I have a simple answer for this.

Ready?

You know you’re ready to take the LSAT when you are hitting above the score you want by 2–3 points, four or more consecutive times leading up to test day.

Why? Because invariably your score will go down a few points due to nerves and other issues on test day.

For example, let’s say you want to score a 165 on the LSAT. That means your last four or more timed practice tests should be scoring in the 167-168 range. If you are consistently scoring at 167-168 prior to test day, you will very likely hit a 165 on your actual test day.

In my 10+ years of advising law school applicants, I know of only a few people who scored better on test day than on their practice tests.

Again, if you are not hitting above the score you want on your last few practice tests, you are not ready to take the LSAT.

If you are not hitting your preferred range, it is best to postpone the test. Visit LSAC.org to learn how to change your test date or withdraw your test registration.

Are you ready to take the LSAT? Or is a harsh reality hitting you right now? I’d love to hear from you! I’m here to help. Post your questions below and I’ll respond.

Photo of student by Lourdes Nightingale.