One path to preparing for the LSAT is self-study. This is a way to save money for a very well disciplined student. You must be able to pace yourself, and keep track of the hours you have studied and practiced.
To prepare for the LSAT you should have at least 50 hours of self-study, using a variety of preparation materials related to the LSAT. Visit Amazon.com for information on some of the most popular LSAT preparation books and materials.
Take multiple practice LSAT tests to get a feel for the real test. Timing is very important while studying and working on practice tests. Preparation is most effective when it is done under timed circumstances.
LSAT Blog can be a great starting point for organizing a self-study schedule.
LSAT preparation courses are one of the best ways to prepare for the LSAT. Instructors will teach you helpful tips to study more efficiently and score higher on the LSAT. The instruction is very useful, but also very expensive. Some courses can cost up to $1,300. Note that Career Development does not endorse or recommend any particular preparation company, however the three below have been the most popular with previous students:
The best type of LSAT preparation is actually taking a previously released LSAT exam. Each semester Career Development organizes a free on-campus practice LSAT exam through a partnership with Kaplan. If this on-campus event does not fit your schedule consider signing up for one of Kaplan's free LSAT exams offered at a location convenient to you.
Many practice tests can also be found in LSAT preparation textbooks, and in LSAT courses. Practice tests will help assimilate your mind to the long sections and critical thinking needed. Visit Amazon.com for information on some of the most popular LSAT preparation books and materials.