Welcome to LSAT Hacks. I’m Graeme, the creator of this site. I scored a 177 on the LSAT. This page is about how to study for the LSAT.
Below you’ll find a checklist for LSAT prep; it lists the best resources on my site. Bookmark this page; there’s a lot of stuff in the links below. Good luck!
Note that, if you use one thing from this site, the Free LSAT explanations are the most important.
The free email course is a close second.
Update: I’ve just released a new subscription, LSATHacks Pro. It has all the courses on my site + 6300 LSAT explanations. You can find it here: LSATHacks Pro
Advanced Student?: LSATHacks Pro has my most advanced courses, the LSAT Mastery Seminars
Podcast Listener?: Check out LSAT Pros, a podcast I do with Steve Schwartz of LSAT Blog. Subscribe here!
Step 1: Get Preptests and a Guide or a Course
Get LSAT Prep Plus, which has 74 preptests from LSAC.
Step 2: LSAT Study Tools
I’ve made a lot of study tools for LSAT Hacks. You should definitely sign up for the email LSAT Course; in it I go into detail about how to study for each section. Use the free explanations when you’re reviewing LSAT preptsets.
Once you start studying, the LSAT logical reasoning question types page has lists of thousands of LSAT questions arranged by type. You can use these to drill LSAT question types to mastery.
Step 3: Learn how to do each section
I wrote a major series of articles on every section of the LSAT. They’re titled “how to go faster”, because that’s what everyone asked me about, but really they’re about how to do better on those sections.
- How to go faster at the LSAT
- How to go faster at reading comprehension
- How to go faster at logic games
- How to go faster at logical reasoning
Bonus: How to potentially increase your reading speed for the LSAT
If you’re having trouble with logic games, there are two more things you can use:
You can also get free webinars for RC and LR below, as well as an overview of how to study for the LSAT if you have a few months until test day. Find all the LSAT Webinars here: https://lsathacks.com/webinars/
Step 4: Get Updates
I added links to social media below. But my email list (second link) is the best way to keep in touch
- LSAT Hacks on social media
- LSAT Hacks email updates (LSATHacks email updates + a free email course)
p.s. If you want to send a message the easiest place to do that is on the LSATHacks Instagram. Follow LSATHacks there, and feel free to say hi!
Hello Graeme I love your site as it has so many tid-bits I can apply. Thank you. However, I do have a question that’s causing a bit of anxiety (and maybe because I don’t see the answer anywhere -not even on LSAC). Anyway, now that the LSAT has gone fully digital, I’m really nervous about the functions of the stylus. I’m imagining I couldn’t possibly use the stylus to freely mark, diagram, notate, encircle text, like I can using an ordinary no. 2 pencil on a traditional paper test, correct? I’m really worried about the transition, especially since time is of the essence and I notoriously slow in solving questions. Am I completely wrong in my thoughts? Should I purchase a stylus to practice performing under the same conditions? If so, any suggestions on the brand I should purchase? I was really disheartened when I heard the test was going digital. Anyway, can you help? Any insight? Thank you!
FounderGraeme Blake says
Sorry for the delay! So, it is what it is with the LSAT. I don’t think you need a stylus though. Most people are probably doing the LSAT with a mouse. Most of your diagramming now happens on scrap paper.
You can highlight text, and if this is crucial to your process you can consider a stylus. But I’ve never emphasized highlighting in what I teach as I don’t consider it that useful for most people and don’t use it myself.
My suggestion is to try the new format, practicing on LSAC Lawhub, and see how it goes without a stylus and scrap paper. If you feel a stylus would help, then use that. But whatever you do, practice within the interface that’s allowed. Hope that helps!
Peter Horton says
The LSAT explanations were incredibly helpful. I learned new ways of diagramming, of quickly eliminating unlikely answers, and of making deductions. By supplementing the Preptest books with this website, I could always figure out why I had gotten a question wrong and how to do better the next time.
Member[email protected] says
I love LSAT Hacks. I was already scoring about 170 but knew that I had hit a limit. LSAT Hacks helped me rethink my fundamental approach to the test and I consistently started scoring 178’s on PTs.
Rav Nagra says
So glad I found your guides!!!! Essential for any LSAT taker! Thank you
Hey Graeme, I hope you are well! Thanks for all of the LSAT resources. I remember I came across an overview of your LSAT PT review method on the LSAT Reddit thread (I believe you wrote it??). If you wrote it, can you point me in the right direction of it? I’ve been searching for it for almost a hour now but can’t seem to find it. I came across the LSAT Trainer’s review method, but I know this is not the one I’m thinking of.
Thanks in advance.
TutorLucas (LSAT Hacks) says
I actually can’t find exactly the post you’re referring to. Were you able to find it after all?
If you’d like a more in-depth look at how Graeme approaches LSAT questions and PT review, you should check out this page, which has more information about the LSAT Hacks course (as well as course previews): https://lsathacks.com/course
Thank you soooooo much for these amazing notes and providing these resources for so many people!
I was wondering if you would still be able to offer tutoring in Montreal over the next few weeks leading up to the September Exam. Please let me know if this is possible.
TutorLucas (LSAT Hacks) says
You can find more information about Graeme’s tutoring schedule and policies on this page: https://lsathacks.com/tutoring/, and you can contact him at this email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you so much Graeme, these are such awesome resources! I’m looking forward to beginning my LSAT prep journey and utilizing your resources !!