Secrets of Time Management on the LSAT

Secrets of Time Management on the LSAT

Show notes

Most LSAT students struggle with time management. Whether you’re running out of time and failing to answer some of the questions, or rushing to finish the section and choosing too many incorrect answers, you’re probably not approaching section timing correctly. That’s okay, ‘cause it’s totally learnable! In this episode, Branden (175) & Jelena (178) share the LSAT speed and timing strategies that they used to master the LSAT’s brutal time limits.

Listen to learn:

  1. When to do Reading Comprehension passages out of order (and why)
  2. Why Jelena spends 5-6 minutes diagramming each Logic Game—and how to get through all the questions in the time remaining
  3. When it makes sense to plan NOT to do all the passages or games
  4. Why you should never hurry on the LSAT
  5. Where the LSAT hides its hardest LR questions
  6. What to do with your extra time if you finish early (HINT: don’t review all your answers)

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Jelena Woehr

Jelena Woehr

Jelena was born & raised in Golden, CO. There she cut her teeth on logic by getting into, then out of, an impressive amount of trouble. When not organizing student protests or lobbying the school board, Jelena competed in equestrian sports & constitutional debate. Jelena took the June 2017 LSAT, partly out of curiosity and partly because she developed a serious Logic Games addiction. After three months of study, Jelena achieved a score of 178. While she didn't end up falling in love with law school, she did find herself really enjoying the LSAT—so much that she left her previous career in tech startups behind and began teaching. Jelena prides herself on helping her students understand not just the systems and methods they can apply to get a good score, but the underlying logic & its applicability to the challenge of learning to think like a law student. Outside of her work with the LSAT, Jelena is a writer, creative content producer, & a competitive equestrian endurance rider.

Branden Frankel

Branden Frankel

In 2000, Branden graduated with a BA in Philosophy from UC Santa Barbara. For a few years after, he cast about in vain for entry-level philosopher positions, but, when he was visited by the Ghost of Student Loans Past, he knew it was time to make a change. In June 2006, Branden took the LSAT, scoring a 175. Thereafter, he attended UCLA School of Law, graduating in 2010 and practicing patent law for several years. Since 2013, he has taught dozens of live LSAT classes and tutored scores of successful test takers. When he's not considering the finer points of a particularly tricky Logical Reasoning question or kicking it with his daughter, Branden writes Science Fiction. You can find him after work at the local Starbucks, typing furiously, then deleting what he typed, then typing more, and so on for hours.


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