Getting Started with Khan Academy Official LSAT Prep
Khan Academy has teamed up with LSAC to provide a free and official prep for the Law School Admission Test - the LSAT. This guide will help you make the most of the platform and get an understanding of all of its features.
Starting with Khan Academy Official LSAT Prep is easy! The first thing you want to do is select the LSAT course from your Courses menu. You will find it under the Test Prep subsection, together with the SAT and Praxis Core platforms.
Once you arrive there, you will see the prompt to Get Started the first time you access the platform. Welcome!
The next step is setting up your practice plan. Your Settings allow you to choose your Official test date, how many Practice Tests you want to complete, set up your Practice Schedule and Goals, choose if and where you will get your Practice reminders, and adjust your Accommodations.
You can choose your official LSAT date from the calendar or check the "Don't know yet" box. This will help you set your Practice Schedule.
Next, schedule when you want to take your Practice Tests. Note that Khan Academy currently offers 12 Practice Tests, so you can't schedule more than that at the moment. Also, the dates are only suggestions to help you organize yourself. You can reschedule the tests and start them whenever is convenient for you.
Now, go ahead and create your Practice Schedule by choosing which days of the week you would like to practice. You can later trigger email reminders for these days to help you keep your practice up to date.
Time to set a goal score! Note that you cannot skip this step. You can choose a score range from 120 to 180. Your choice here will adjust your practice levels once you get started.
The email reminders can help you stick to your study routine. They are not mandatory, and you can always disable the reminders if you don't want to get them anymore.
Finally, if you need special accommodation during your test, you can simulate these circumstances in your practice test. If you are not sure if you are eligible for the accommodations, you can check the LSAC official website about the requirements and how to request them.
NOTE: you can always return to this section by clicking on the Settings tab of your dashboard.
Great! You are now ready to start practicing for the LSAT. Here are some more details on the features you can access from your LSAT dashboard.
When you begin your practice in the LSAT test prep, you can choose to take a diagnostic test to gauge your current level. The platform will set your future practice sets according to your results. Note that, as you continue to make progress, the exercises will keep on adjusting according to your performance.
The only way to take the diagnostic test is by clicking on the Start diagnostic button in the test banner, as you see above. However, if you accidently closed the banner, you don't need to worry! A practice test will always have the same effect as a diagnostic test. So, to gauge your level and adjust your practice sets accordingly, you can go ahead and take a practice test at any time you want.
When going for the actual diagnostic test, you can choose any of the two diagnostic options - the full and the express diagnostics - according to what is more convenient for you.
You can choose to take an LSAT Practice Test at any moment by simply clicking the Take practice test button in the left column of your dashboard. Practice tests do not let you go over time, though you can pause them and come back to them later.
You will see the list of the 12 Practice Tests with their corresponding LSAT exams. Khan Academy practice tests are adapted versions of actual LSAT tests: Practice Test #1 is PrepTest 66, Practice Test #2 is PrepTest 68, etc. You can read more about this mapping here.
NOTE: Because Khan Academy Practice Tests are adaptations of previous LSAT tests, they still have four scored sections, including two Logical Reasoning sections. For more insight about the new LSAT section structure, click here.
Practice sets are short tasks based on a specific topic you might see within the LSAT. If you’re ever stuck or need additional guidance in how to approach these questions, you can access help material relevant to that question directly below the question. You will also see whether you got the answer correct or incorrect after each question, so you can take the time to review the materials and learn that concept.
TIP: Note that, when choosing a task, you can always set the Difficulty Level by clicking on the drop-down menu next to the Start Task button. Set your level of challenge as needed to keep engaged in your studies and improve your overall performance.
Besides the practice environment, you can always click on the Lessons tab to access a content section created specifically for the LSAT test prep. This section is similar to other content pages in Khan Academy so, if you are a teacher, you can assign the videos and articles in this section to your class.
Reviewing your practice
All past work is reviewable at any time! Scroll up on the left side menu in the Practice tab to locate past tasks and tests. When you find the relevant practice to review, click on it, and then select the "review" button as shown in the images below to dive into it!
Practice task review tab:
Practice tests review button: