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The LSAT is an aptitude test, not a knowledge test, so it is impossible to memorize
the information needed to pass the exam.  Practice is essential to success.

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The LSAT is a remarkably challenging test, in large part because it measures both intricate conceptual understanding, as well as application of that understanding under rigorous time pressure. Put another way: The LSAT is an exam which tests a particular skill set. But it is also a test of efficiency.

Start With the Fundamentals

When most people begin preparing for the LSAT, the focus is on establishing that fundamental grasp of concepts. There is much less concern given to speed. You have to understand what is being tested, how to recognize the consistent elements, and the proper method of response before you can begin to work through sections at the optimal rate. After some time with the basics, students reach a point where the focus begins to shift. They move from establishing a conceptual grasp of the test to establishing an ideal test-day speed to maximize score. And one of the most important tools in making that transition–understanding to application–is a timer.

Monitor Your Speed

Your timer should be a constant companion in your preparation over the next few weeks. Practicing with it will allow you to continually monitor your speed.  Strive to find the pace at which you move most comfortably and confidently through each section of the test. Work to push yourself to move faster while still maintaining that level of accuracy. And this applies to anything from a few questions, to a whole section, to an entire practice test.

The test has a total time limit of 175 minutes – 35 minutes x 5 sections

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Section by Section Pacing

Let’s look a little more specifically at section-by-section pacing. As you are probably aware, the LSAT contains four scored sections, each of which is 35 minutes in length. For the Logical Reasoning sections, which contain approximately 24-26 questions, you will have about 1 minute and 25 seconds for each question. The Logic Games and Reading Comprehension sections are divided into four parts (either by game or passage set, respectively), allowing 8 minutes and 45 seconds to complete each of the four elements. Granted, those are averages that will vary somewhat on a complete test. And they’re guidelines for people intending to finish all questions/games/passages in the allotted time. But they also provide a great benchmark to shoot for as you work to achieve the highest score possible.

Although LSAC regulations prohibit the use of digital timers during the actual LSAT administration (analog watches are now the only acceptable form of time-keeping on test day), constantly using a timer as your prepare is still the best (arguably the only) way to ensure you develop the proper pace prior to the exam. So whether taking a timed practice test or simply working through a handful of questions, keep an eye on the clock so that you build not only familiarity with the test, but also the speed required to reach your full potential.


I would be great if there was an option for both, but understanding that may be getting somewhat too complex, I have the timers set up to work simultaneously. I use this as I am studying for the LSAT, and really wish I had found this app sooner, so I also recommend adding “great for timing questions on the LSAT” or something into the descriptions as it may likely garner some more attention.

Below I have provided some more information and a more detailed description of my use. Additionally, I have written some numbers above the watches in the attached picture to coincide with the explanation. Sorry if it’s overkill! 

Background: I have 70 min total for the whole section (which consists of four “games”) shown in watch #1. I have 17 min total per each game of the section, watch #2. Watch 3, 5, 7, 9, are each “goal times” for each of the “games”. Watches 4, 6, 8, and 10, are the watches I have to assess how far over my goal time I am taking to complete the game. (I don’t just use the “run overtime” setting because I like to refer back to the time and as soon as I press stop on the watch with “run overtime” it resets.)

Setup: I set a command to start 1, 2, 3,4 simultaneously. I will stop 2, 3, and 4 once I am finished with that game and then reset 2. I then have the command set up to start 2, 5, and 6, (and I manually start 1 back up if I have paused it). I repeat the stop and reset #2 process and then start up the next command with 2, 7, and 8, so on and so forth.

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