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Here, you can walk through step by step each detail about the LSAT.

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Step 1: Take an LSAT class

You should prepare for the LSAT during your Junior year. If possible, you should take a paid LSAT course for the additional resources they offer.

Here, are some of the best paid for and free LSAT prep options:

Top Rated Paid Courses
  • Princeton Review LSAT Prep
  • Blueprint LSAT Prep
  • Kaplan LSAT Prep
  • LSATMax
  • Ace LSAT Prep

Top Free Courses
  • Khan Academy LSAT Prep
  • LSAC LawHub

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Step 2: Register for the LSAT

You should plan on taking the LSAT twice, once at the beginning of the summer after your Junior year and once at the end of the summer.

Here’s a simplified version of how to register:

  • Navigate to

  • Login or Create an LSAC account

  • Navigate to LSAT and select “register”
  • Agree to the Candidate Agreement, select your test date, and upload your test photo

  • Go to your cart and pay the registration fee

Step 3: Take the LSAT Writing Sample

Your writing sample needs to be completed before you receive your LSAT score. So, it’s best to take the writing sample before you take the full LSAT. Here’s how to do it:

Read the Prompt

Make sure you throughly understand what the prompt is encouraging you to argue.

Read the article below for a prompt example.

Gather your Thoughts
  • List the options

  • List the rules

  • List 2-3 pros and cons for each choice

  • Make a decision (and stick with it)

Organize your Sample

Paragraph 1:
Share 2-3 strengths about your position.

Paragraph 2:
Expound on the weaknesses of the rejected position.

Step 4: Take the LSAT

Here are the final steps that need to be taken before beginning law school. Good luck!

The 5 LSAT Sections

  • Writing Sample

  • Logical Reasoning

  • Analytical Reasoning

  • Reading Comprehension

  • An Unscored Section

Leading up to Test Day

  • Choose test date and time

  • Take the writing sample early

  • Review the LSAT rules and policies

  • Test your system using LawHub

Test Day

  • Be healthy (wake up, exercise, eat breakfast)

  • Clean and prepare your test area

  • Login early to perform all test checks

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Step 5: View your LSAT Score

After taking the test, you can view your LSAT score. Good luck with admissions!

Score Previewing

Finding your Score

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