We have all heard about brave students who take the LSAT “cold,” which means they go without studying for it. There are always some students to believe they don’t need to study, as they can score well. Another reason is to take a “real” LSAT without preparing for it and in both these cases; the LSAT delivered a harsh blow. You must study for this exam to do well, barring some exceptions. If you have taken a LSAT course, there are options for self-study, private tutoring, and free help. Every effort to better scores helps.
If you’re not convinced about the need to study, do consider the following: First is Look no further! Taking it cold is like taking the finals of your French class without opening a book, attending classes, or conjuring any French verb. If you’re an undiscovered verbal phenomenon, you will bomb badly. Some common reasons why students take the LSAT cold, as also our rebuttals, are set out below:
How hard is it beyond reading carefully and knowing how to diagram?
Underestimate the LSAT at your own peril. Just reading carefully and drawing lines and arrows, cannot guarantee an elusive LSAT score above 170. The LSAT is not the toughest test you’ll ever take. Many law students confirm law school tests, or Bar Exams, are more difficult. But, can you wing it and come out unscathed? The LSAT is beastly tough and will hunt you down if you are unprepared. Come well-prepared and you won’t have any problem. Show up under-prepared and you may end up running helter-skelter!
With straight A’s in college, no prep is needed
Your academic performance in college doesn’t positively correlate to your LSAT performance. Many receive sub-par LSAT scores without adequate preparation. The LSAT is not designed to test legal subjects, academic subjects, or even law. Questions on these topics are in the LSAT, but these references are just vehicles for the questions. LSAT is not taught in school, so college classes competency cannot help you ace LSAT. The LSAT measures LSAT competencies and you must study for it.
No time to prepare
A silly excuse! With no time for LSAT prep, even filling law school applications will be problematic? The admissions process is gruelling and needs effort for excellent self-representations! How will you find time for law school? If law school is your goal, then make time for the LSAT. Classes aren’t the only preparation available. There are practice tests, study groups, books, study plans to help you! LSAT performance is directly correlated to future earnings potential. Don’t mess up due to scheduling conflicts.
People have taken the LSAT cold, securing a good score
This urban legend pops up around every test date. There are possibly geniuses to pull this off but the odds are pretty infinitesimal. If rocking the LSAT was easy, getting a 99th percentile rank would not be difficult to attain. It is comforting to be among the chosen few to ace the LSAT without any preparation but why take a chance, if history shows otherwise?
I need the real testing experience
Why shell out $200 to utilise your 7-time LSATs or risk adding a low ranking score on to your Score Report? You can undergo the free digital practicing test on the LSAC’s free-of-charge “Official LSAT Prep” website. There’s much at stake than just winging it for an experience.