The LSAT exam is a very challenging stepping stone in law school admissions, and most of the time, students get stressed out during the process of LSAT test prep. Law schools regard LSAT test scores as a crucial factor in determining admission decisions. If your student is preparing for the test, you can help him/her reduce the stress and study smart by being supportive. Your support is very important to at least reduce pressure when possible, and enable your student to obtain a higher score. Here is how you should support your child with his/her LSAT preparation.
Help your student find ample time to study
LSAT preparation requires thorough study time. Your student’s high performance on test day will depend on how well he or she studied in advance. Encourage him or her to concentrate on their studies and remind them to wake up early. You should, however, not be too pushy, as that could be a deterrent.
Offer financial and emotional support
Your student will need all the support you can offer– both financially and emotionally. You may need to help them pay for the LSAT test registration fees and buy study material or tutoring for LSAT test prep. Even if you’re not footing the bills, the student will still need your emotional support. Encourage them and let them know that you’re also interested in their future, and their success is yours too.
Learn about the LSAT
Another good way to let your student know that you’re with them in this is to understand what is tested on the LSAT. Not many people know what this exam entails unless they have studied for it before, or if they are an attorney. Having some information about what is covered on the exam will help you offer your support wherever possible and sympathize.
Help them find expert help
Expert help when taking LSAT exams is a very important source of motivation. Your student may not have the time to seek a professional resource, such as a tutor or lawyer in the field, but you probably do. You can connect them with lawyers or attorneys to offer them some important tips. Also, help them get tips from a previous LSAT tutor who scored higher to help motivate them.
Don’t be so obsessed with their practice test scores
As much as you want your student to score higher results, you should not be anxious about the results they get in the practice tests. It is not bad to show some interest in the progress, but you should take this opportunity to encourage them even if the score lower. Don’t be anxious about it as you’ll only make them more anxious.
Encourage them to rest
As the parent, you monitor your child’s study habits and encourage them to take rest. They need a clear brain to master what they’re studying. Also, tell them not to overdo it as quality is better than quantity. Rest is a crucial part of retaining information and thinking critically. Encourage your child to take a nap.
Don’t plan for them
An LSAT student is grown enough to know how to commit their time and how much study time they need. So, even if you’re the one footing the bills, you should not question their commitment. Allow them to do other things to take their brain off the stress. Even if you’re an attorney and you took the LSAT in the past, don’t dictate what they read and how they study because your learning preferences are obviously different from theirs, and additionally, the exam was probably different when you took it.