Do you feel like the clock is working against you on the LSAT? You’re not alone. One of the most challenging parts of the test is working through all the questions – and doing so thoroughly — within the time allotted. The key is to get your pacing down. In our latest podcast, Beat the LSAT Clock: Time Management Techniques to Put You On Pace for a Higher Score, you will learn that there are proven strategies for maximizing the number of points you can earn within the time constraints of the test.
Executive Director of Academics for Manhattan Prep, Noah Teitelbaum sums it up as follows: “there are the easy, the tough, and the impossible questions. It’s on the easy questions and the impossible questions that you can save time. The easy questions should be the things that are in your wheelhouse, the things you’re really good at and you know how to do it; you know what’s coming; you can move fast. And so you burn time. And what you don’t want to do is enjoy these easy questions. And that can be something people do – they luxuriate, Oh, I love this question, it’s so easy. Let me really, you know, let me get my full point, really. No, instead, move faster on those. On the impossible questions, I hate to break it to you, but if they’re impossible, they’re impossible. So, just move on. You know, the faster you can get that wrong, the better, because you want to save time from both the easy and the impossible questions, for the tough questions. These are the questions where you need a little bit more than the average amount of time. Now in terms of average amount of time, it depends on the section and whatnot, but that… let’s say for logical reasoning, on average, you’re spending a minute and 20 per question. If you save some time for some tough question you could afford to spend a minute and 50. And then that’s what you need for that tough question, perhaps, to get it right.”
In this segment, we get you some great tips to help you with your pacing — you’ll know when to skip questions and you’ll learn how to tell which questions to tackle first, or just leave on the table.
Our guests also include:
- Glen Stohr, Kaplan Test Prep, Senior Manager for Content Development
- Steve Schwartz, LSAT Tutor, Editor LSAT Blog
- John Fowler, LSAT test-taker and Columbia Law School student
Put time on your side during your LSAT.