First, keep in mind that the Law School Admission Test is not a “one size fits all” type of exam. Each law school is different, so make sure you fully understand what is required of you by each school, and what you are allowed to do if you do not meet the requirements. For example, some schools may require that you have passed at least one of the following: English Composition, American History, Calculus, Genetics, Physics, chemistry, and three other approved courses. Other schools may not require these prerequisite courses. It is best to thoroughly research the prerequisites of the law school exam that you are applying to before you submit your application.
Second, when preparing for the law school exam, you need to become as familiar as you can with the types of questions that will be asked. Some types of questions will ask you to write simple legal documents, others will require you to write complex legal briefs, and others yet will have you analyze existing cases and decide what legal position the court should take. Spend some time familiarizing yourself with the typical types of questions that will be asked.
Third, you need to familiarize yourself with the type of format used by the law school in which you are applying. Most law schools use either the AP or the LSAT. The AP contains multiple choice questions that must be answered within a very short period of time. The main LSAT test is longer, but it also has multiple choice questions that must be answered within a very short period of time. In order to make sure that you are preparing for the type of exam you are actually taking, you should attend a class that is the same as the type of exam you will take. This will help ensure that you understand the material and are familiar with the types of questions that will be asked.
Fourth, keep track of your scores from past law school exams. You should keep a file of all of the scores that you have attained throughout your undergraduate career. These scores can be very helpful in helping you when you sit for the law school exam.
Fifth, take some time to consider the many different programs offered by the law schools that you are interested in. Each school may have slightly different requirements before they will accept an applicant into their program. For example, some schools require that you have taken at least three years at a university before you even apply. Other schools have very different requirements. It is important to examine each school’s application requirements before you apply to ensure that you have met all of the prerequisites prior to registering for classes.
Sixth, you should examine the types of question that you will likely be asked on the exam. Most law school exams will include multiple choice questions that you must answer using clear concise language. Some of the questions will require you to analyze the information provided, state your opinion, and then express your opinion in relation to the facts and data provided. Others will require you to perform a practical demonstration. Understanding how these types of questions are asked, will allow you to prepare for the exam taking process much more effectively.
Seventh, review the scoring formula for the law school that you are considering. There are two types of scoring methods used to determine a law school’s final grade. The first type of method is a mathematical formula that gives the law school points for a certain number of required inputs. The other method is to simply look at the percentage of marks earned by the law school’s graduating class in relation to the scores of the students who went ahead and enrolled in that particular law school.