LNAT: how much time did you spend preparing for it?

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how much time did you spend preparing for LNAT? Also, when did you start your LNAT preparation (e.g. how many days/weeks/months before the test itself)?
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I, and a lot of other people, didn't really do any preparation other than have a go at the practice LNAT test. Don't get yourself bogged down reading through all sorts of books which purport to specifically help on the LNAT. If you really want to prepare, try getting a book on critical thinking out of a library and give that a bit of peruse.
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None to be honest. I didn't know any one else who did it. None of my teachers heard of it. So yeah don't follow my example :p:
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I just did the LSAT paper on the net and the practice LNAT paper like a couple of days before the test
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I didn't really 'prepare' for it. All I did was complete the practice paper on the website and check my answers...
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umm 2 days-it was half term
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I'm going to book this during the week, it's not too late is it.
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hey- i did the practice test once beforehand-concentrating on the glare of a computer screen just gives me a headache lol. Not much you can do to prepare for the multiple choice questions imo.

Try practising a timed critical/comparison essay where you only have the same allocated time (40 mins if i rember correctly). Don't look at the questions until you satrt your time limit. Type your essay on the computer (in ms wordpad - without spell-checker!) then when you have finished -copy and past in word to see if you have made any grammatical/spelling mistakes. Keep doing it to you nail it

(p.s. i didn't do this and did quite well in the exam- however if i was to do it again i definately would prepare- no point in leaving it to chance- i've relied on my instincts and ability to improvise for most of my academic career ['career' haha- ooh, get me!] mostly to success but doesn't count for much in a2 exams and exams therefter imo- it's a hard habit to break- don't get caught by it!)
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(Original post by LawYah)
I'm going to book this during the week, it's not too late is it.
No. See here: http://www.lnat.ac.uk/2007/registration/deadlines.html.
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Lovely JUBBLY
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You have ages left to register but I think the sooner the better . Get it over and done with!
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Yeah definitely I'm just waiting for the registration confirmation in the email then I'll book it.
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I spent a little bit of time reading 'Mastering the National Admissions Test for Law' by Shepherd - which incidentally my Law teacher 'found' lying around at school (you can tell it was a good college).
That helped get my head around the style of questions and how to answer them, and good advice on the essay section. But I didn't give it a lot of attention.
TBH I felt I still had good english skills from my GCSEs which I think helped.
And considering my rubbish AS grades I had to apply to uni with, I got above average on the question section and some decent offers. So don't give it too much worry, just keep a clear head and read the questions carefully like you should in an exam and it's fine.
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not enough...
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i didnt spend much time preparing for it at all. Its a general test so not much you can do study wise. I went throughthe practise questions on the LNAT website the weekend before i sat the test just to make sure i was ok with the length and time restrictions of it. Thats all i did.
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Lots of practice. Contrary to peoples thinking that you cannot prepare for this exam, you most definitely can, provided you have an excellent strategy in place. Initially, I did the 2 mocks and learnt from those mistakes. My essay writing skills were very poor in the sense that I could not structure it well, over time it significantly improved through repeated practice ( 15 essays). I did more mocks and MCQ practice in the last 2 weeks ( best time ) and learnt ALOT of tips. Also did some newspaper reading, but not as much as I wanted to. LNAT is hard need practice. Do the LNAT MOCK in the last week. Goodluck.
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