Hello, I am new to this website and forum. My question is, I graduated from undergrad this past August with a 2.75 GPA. I am certainly not proud of it, however there is nothing I can do at this point. My first two years were horrible in undergrad, specifically my general education courses. I had a hard time with the math and science courses.
However, my last 2 1/2 years I did pretty ok. I was able to maintain at least a 2.8-3.5 GPA, within those last years. However, it was not enough to pull my overall GPA up.
Having said all of that. I recently took a practice LSAT exam with Blackstone and scored a 141 on it. I made educated guesses on some of the questions and gave my best on the others. Remarkably, I did pretty ok on the games section, seeing as it had to do with numbers and all (and numbers were my problem area in undergrad).
I am planning to take the December 6th LSAT examination, however I am not able to afford to take the Blackstone course due to other bills and payback of loans beginning. How else can I study and prepare for this test, seeing as I only have about a month and a couple of weeks to prepare. Is it feasible?
Thank you for your question. You don’t necessarily need to take a course to prepare for the LSAT. There are a ton of LSAT test prep books on the market. Once you have the materials, sit down and become familiar with the types of questions asked and more importantly the time constraints of the test. You are right that you don’t have much time to prepare but with a lot of diligence you can be ready by December 6th. Check out the LSAT thread on this site for some recommended prep materials.
In terms of your undergraduate performance, it is not uncommon for applicants to have a slower start academically with grades improving as general education courses are completed. When submitting an application, there are ways to address grade trends as part of your application package.