Beginning your LSAT studies and law school applications can be stressful. We're trying to remove that stress. Here's how to start:
- Take our guided self inventory to understand your strengths and weaknesses and where to begin your prep journey.
- Check out our review of LSAT-specific materials and holistic learning resources on the Resources page, and see what might work for you.
- Sign up for a test date at www.lsac.org
- If you want personalized prep, sign up for tutoring with David. If not, build or adapt a study plan.
- Sign up for Keep Calm, our weekly newsletter on the LSAT and other law school application musings, and check out our blog.
- Crush the test.
While a lot of our approach to taking the LSAT is framed using terminology from Zen Buddhism, you don't need special terminology to understand our basic principles:
- Simple and intuitive approaches can be just as powerful as approaches based on memorization and formulae - if not more so.
- Understanding the connections between test questions and the real-world skills of the law provides valuable clarity on both how to take the test and whether to pursue a life in the law.
- There are ways to prepare for the test beyond drilling and taking PrepTests; you have been doing many of them your whole life (and it's not too late to start doing more).
To use a word that will become all too familiar during the actual application phase of entering law school, our approach encourages "holistic" test prep. We think that an LSAT prep process that encourages genuine learning, provokes self-discovery, and inspires confidence has been missing from the market, and we aim to help students achieve on the test in a way that fits them.
Students are invited to begin by taking the guided self inventory on the Resources page. By honestly assessing which areas of knowledge that matter on the LSAT they already have and which areas they lack, students gain valuable insight into how to efficiently prepare for the exam.
Students can then construct a study plan using the external resources we recommend, check out our blog, or sign up for our weekly LSAT newsletter "Keep Calm". We're also building out our own study plan, so keep posted!
For students who want a more involved approach, David offers tutoring in NYC and online.