Preparing for the LSAT Exam
Steven Stein, J.D.
Preparation for important tests is often worthwhile!
I began teaching LSAT preparation while earning my JD at the University of Virginia (UVA) Law School, and I found one misconception to be a curious and recurring theme: many students believe (and some are told) that preparation for such tests is not likely to have much effect on the outcome. While this is a convenient belief to adopt for those who might not be interested in the prospect of preparing — and from my experience, taking and teaching such tests — performance can improve (in some cases dramatically) with the right kind of study and preparation.
With some perspective, preparation can be productive (and even enjoyable!).
I have certainly found this to be true from my own perspective; I very much enjoy teaching, from when I was casually tutoring friends early on, to when my teaching took on a much more structured approach under the tutelage of a great teacher and friend back in 2004. I have found that a good perspective and approach can reduce the stress that is often considered an inherent part of such efforts — and, importantly, help to ensure that such preparation can indeed be worthwhile. #
Steven Stein began preparing students for graduate level admissions tests over two decades ago. A graduate of UVA, The Law School at UVA, and the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University, Steven scored in the 99th percentile on the LSAT, the GMAT, and the GRE.