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One Month LSAT Study Plan

We certainly don’t advise our students to take the LSAT after prepping for only one month. But we understand that life happens, and many students find themselves a month away from the test without an effective study plan. Magoosh has your back! Our One-Month Study Plan tells you exactly what you’ll need, including official LSAT PrepTests and Magoosh’s online video lessons. With the right plan and a lot of hard work, you can substantially improve your LSAT score in one month.

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Note: We recently made some cosmetic updates to the study schedule and updated links to outside materials to the most current resources. If you’re in the middle of this one month plan, rest assured, all the content is the same!

The LSAT is a very difficult exam. To perform well, most students need at least 3 to 6 months of prep, and some students need even more time than that. But if you’re registered to take the LSAT in one month and you’re not prepared, it’s better to work hard for a month than waste the opportunity. But let’s be clear: One month is enough time to improve your LSAT score, but not enough time to maximize your score. To show any improvement in a month, you’ll need to be disciplined and dedicate 4–5 hours a day, 5–6 days a week. Use this two-month LSAT study schedule to get up to speed quickly and build confidence for test day.

Quick note: Your LSAT score is one of the top deciding factors in law school admissions, so be sure you give yourself sufficient time to study. If you don’t have enough time to dedicate to studying over the next month, you may want to consider signing up for a later administration of the LSAT to allow yourself adequate time to prepare.

If you have the time to prepare over the next four weeks, here’s a plan that will help you get the most out of your study time. The schedule is laid out for you week by week and includes primary goals and a game plan for each week. The game plan sets out which Magoosh lessons to watch, the estimated time for each lesson, and when to take practice exams and do practice problems.

And if you’re a Magoosh premium student, remember you can contact our tutors with questions at anytime. They’re always ready to help, so don’t hesitate to reach out.

This is the study plan to get your best LSAT score—the first step in getting into your dream school!

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Week 1

This week is all about learning the basic LSAT strategies and kicking off your studying effectively and efficiently.

Primary Goals

  • Take a diagnostic exam to determine your starting point.
  • Set out your study schedule.
  • Begin learning Magoosh-recommended approaches.


  • Take a diagnostic LSAT under test-like conditions, ideally in a quiet space where you’ll have at least three hours of uninterrupted time. You can select any of the tests in your official LSAC book to use as your diagnostic exam.
  • Watch the Scoring and Goal Setting Lesson after your diagnostic exam to get a better understanding of your score, and if you haven’t already, to set a goal score. Then, score your exam to determine your strongest and weakest areas.
  • Whatever you do, don’t worry about your score at this point. This step will simply help you identify your weaker areas, which you can label your “areas for improvement.” These sections are where you’ll focus your efforts and see your greatest point gains.
  • Determine your study schedule. With only four weeks to go, you should study for at least 4-5 hours, 5-6 days a week. Schedule your study time on your calendar now and put your goal score and dream school at the top. Keep that motivation front and center.
  • View the following Magoosh lessons to understand the basic structure and approach to each of the three sections of the LSAT:
  • Aim for 1-2 hours of practice problems daily and at least an hour of reviewing the answers each day. Be sure to practice questions from each section, but don’t worry about timing yet. 
  • Start reviewing your Magoosh flashcards. In particular, review the LSAT Basics and If-Then Statements cards. These will help set the foundation for your studying.

Week 2

This week you’ll focus on better understanding the Magoosh strategies to improve your accuracy on every section of the LSAT.

Primary Goals

  • Master the Magoosh strategies.
  • Complete 2-3 hours of practice problems a day.
  • Review Magoosh flashcards for 30 minutes a day.

Game Plan

  • Watch Magoosh lessons to set up your foundation for each of the LSAT sections. This week you’ll want to watch:
  • Complete practice problems for every section, placing special emphasis on your weaker area(s). Every day, complete at least two timed sections from the Magoosh practice problems, and always include one from your weakest area.
  • Score your results and take the time to review all of your answers. Remember, only by reviewing the answer choices can you understand why you got an answer right or wrong. That information is crucial to improving your score. You’ve got to know how you got to the right answer so you can repeat that approach on the real LSAT!
  • Study your Magoosh flashcards at least 30 minutes a day! Keep reviewing the If-Then statement cards. If-then reasoning is key to Logical Reasoning and to Logic Games, which means it’s essential to improving your LSAT score. Also, add in the Transitional Language cards as well this week. These cards will help you on both Reading Comprehension and Logical Reasoning.

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Week 3

You’re two weeks into studying. By now you should have a handle on the Magoosh strategies for each section, so this week your focus will be on pacing.

Primary Goals

  • Increase speed, accuracy, and stamina.
  • Learn Magoosh pacing strategies.
  • Assess progress with second practice LSAT from the 10 Actual, Official LSAT Preptests.

Game Plan

  • Schedule a long block of time and take another practice test. Score your test and review all the answers, even the ones you got right. Don’t be discouraged if your score isn’t what you were hoping for; there’s still more studying ahead!
  • Learn Magoosh pacing strategies by reading Intro to LSAT Pacing and watching the Pacing Strategy lessons for Logic Games and Logical Reasoning.  You’ve got the essential approaches down for each section, so now you need to work on speed to earn more points on each section. The Magoosh pacing strategies will help you feel confident moving at a faster speed through problem sets.
  • Watch Magoosh lessons on each of the sections. This week make sure to view:
  • Aim to complete two timed sections of practice problems every day this week, focusing on using the pacing strategies you learned. And as you’ve done the last two weeks, review your answers thoroughly.
  • Study Magoosh flashcards on Logical Opposites and Mini Logic Games. These are your last two categories of flashcards!

Week 4

The final week of study is here!

Primary Goals

  • Increase testing stamina through longer practice sessions.
  • Watch final Magoosh lessons.
  • Relax and get ready for test day.

Game Plan

  • Three, timed practice sections in a row each day—you can either do one of each section of the LSAT or pick two sections of a particular type you want to focus on your last week. Taking three sections in a row will help you increase your stamina for test day. When everyone else is fading, you’ll still be going strong!
  • Final Day of Study: First, GREAT JOB! You’ve put in a lot of hard work. Your last task is to read through One Day Till the LSAT and check off everything on the list to prepare for tomorrow. Then, relax. Get outside. Watch a movie. The most important thing you can do now is let your brain relax. Get some good sleep so you can do your best tomorrow!   


With the right materials, the Magoosh lessons and strategies, dedicated study time, and hard work, you can study successfully for the LSAT in one month. Follow this plan as outlined, and by test day, you’ll be ready to rock the LSAT.

And remember, if you’re a Magoosh premium student, you can contact our tutors with questions anytime. They’re always ready to help, so don’t hesitate to reach out.

From all of us here at Magoosh, good luck!

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