Free LSAT Help — Online

The Internet is revolutionizing LSAT preparation and making free LSAT preparation easier to obtain, said Steve Schwartz, who writes the LSAT blog (lsatblog.blogspot.com). Websites, blogs, discussion forums and other forms of online media offer students some valuable information and resources.

Test-prep companies also have a wealth of free information and resources on their websites.

For example:

1. Kaplan offers information about choosing a law school, surviving a law school interview and deciphering how your LSAT score is used

2. The Princeton Review offers advice on application strategy, positioning yourself for admission to law school and advice on LSAT myths

3. PowerScore offers an LSAT Free Help Area with help and sample questions on all three sections of the test, plus valuable time management and guessing strategy advice

MyTestAnswers.com is a brand new company offering something completely different from other services, said Matt Sidhom, the company’s CEO.

“Our goal is to become the iTunes of test preparation,” he said. “We offer users the opportunity to purchase video solutions to real LSAT questions on a per question basis.” Each costs $1.99, and there are also options to purchase solutions by the section.

Sidhom said there service is a new wave in test preparation in that it is completely customizable and it eliminates the barriers of cost and location.

Some companies and bloggers, including Schwartz, also offer daily updated test prep tips over Twitter. Kaplan, for its part, has established an LSAT question bank on Facebook, Thomas said.

Another idea? Use the Internet to find study partners or form a “virtual study group” on social networking sites such as Facebook, recommends Schwartz.

While saving money is important in light of the economy, experts also caution students to weigh carefully their LSAT prep options.

“The LSAT is truly the first step in a student’s legal education,” Thomas said, adding that the majority of law school admissions administrators say LSAT scores are the most important admission factor.

Wise recommends knowing what schools you’d like to apply to, what score you need to apply and what you need to do to get that score — and choose your test preparation options accordingly.

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