Freshman LSAT prep?

<p>Hi,</p>

<p>I just finished my freshman year and I'm wondering what's the best way to prep for the LSATs as a post-freshman. I know it might be crazy to study hardcore for the LSATs so early so I'm mainly just looking to grasp a feel of the LSATs and familiarize myself with it. What books or tools should I be looking at for this? Also, I'm curious as to how hard it is to score above 170 on the LSATs?</p>

<p>There's really no reason for you to bother looking at LSATs at this point. You can study for a couple months two years from now and do fine.</p>

<p>When I talked to one of the Deans about law school prep, he recommended becoming a better reader (and writer) for the time being. Lately, I've been reading random literature about various literary criticism, political rhetoric (is it a shame I knew little about Guantanamo?), Shakespeare, and biographies. They're all stuff I've been curious about, so it's not a chore to actually sit down and read. But I think his point was that at this moment (end of freshman year), the best LSAT prep is to strengthen one's reading comprehension abilities. Best of luck to you!</p>

<p>There's nothing wrong with familiarizing yourself with the LSAT as a freshman. In fact -- despite what others may say -- you'll probably have an advantage if you do so.</p>

<p>The first thing you should do is acquire a bunch of practice test. The LSAC has two free ones on its website, and you can also acquire the other ones for free on the internet. You should probably start with several untimed tests and move on timed tests if you're up for it. (You'll probably end up retaking these tests in a year or two, but you will have forgotten the answers by then.)</p>

<p>You should also read as much as possible because reading is the most effective preparation for the reading comprehension section. Make sure to read challenging books, not Harry Potter or Twilight. Lastly, make sure to get the highest GPA possible during your undergraduate years.</p>

<p>It's very hard to score above 170 on the LSAT -- only about 2% of a group of relatively smart people can do so. Unless you're a natural genius, you'll need every advantage if you are to score above 170, and starting your LSAT preparation before everyone else does is one of the best things to do.</p>