How it Works
Daily- You are expected to study every day because we believe you can fit in at least 2 hours on even your busiest days and hope we can bring you up to 15 on your most well-rested days. We want to make sure you do your absolute best on test day. Because of this, we don't recommend "weekly rest days." Instead, we update your plan to prevent burnout and will update your plan so you can finish the assignment later. Daily, you will log your math and reading scores in an online program in your site. You will also journal "generalized" tips on mistakes you may have made and ways you answered questions correctly every day. This document will be used throughout your prep for reference.
PRN- Your coach may notice your scores lowering or your mood changing or a special event. Your coach will also notice if you are having trouble focusing and suggest new study techniques. In these cases, they consult with you to determine a new strategy. Your schedule can change or shift almost daily if needed.
Weekly - You will have a phone call with your coach every week (usually Sunday nights) to assess the week, create a new hourly plan, and then to receive coaching as needed. You coach will be available during the week if you have urgent questions. Weekly strategies may change depending on your progress. As you get closer to your test date, your coach will begin to push you to your max every day through strategies we have developed to increase workload. This will be difficult but will make the real exam that much easier.
The Week Before- If they haven't already, your nerves start kicking in! Our coaches will help turn them down a notch! One way we do this is by meeting with you EVERYDAY before your prep. This is planned in advance by each coach after they assess your entire prep's progress to hit subjects and offer tips which increase confidence, boost endurance, and cover high-yield topics. We want to make sure you enter the test room with a low stress attitude, yet still take the test with all of its importance.
The Day Before- By now, your sleep will have been tailored as well as your memory & mental sharpness due to nutrition/exercise training. Our company has essential day-before steps which form a perfect balance between relaxation and mental agility.
The Day Of- Good morning! Your coach will be sure to wish you goodluck (along with all of your friends & families). The adrenaline will keep you from feeling tired and we will be ready to speak with you right after! When you are ready that day, we will hold a post-LSAT consultation so you are reintroduced to your activities and also able to understand how to feel more patient during the waiting period.
The Months After- Because we specialize on the LSAT, we also specialize on Law School Admissions. We will help you prepare for applications with everything from LOR advice to overlooking your AMCAS before submission.
After The LSAT- Here we begin to develop the snow ball effect; where we take activities you long and make them suitable for applying to Law school (and getting that scholarship you deserve).
Cost of LSAT Prep - The LSAT should already be part of your budget. It can weigh as much as your GPA (which accumulated cost through extra classes, programs, coaches, books, etc). You are always in better hands being guided by an LSAT coach, someone who can guide you and prevent you from making big mistakes on test day.
Phone Call As Soon As Possible- We will call you after you fill out your application to begin developing the best "first approach" and week 1 plan. This plan will be tailored almost daily to adjust to your needs and your coach will continue to update as needed.
Academic History Assessment- Our students come from various backgrounds and we want to know every detail. During your initial consultation, your coach will have reviewed your academic record and calculated what subjects will require more focus in order to make your consultation as efficient as possible using your specified time constraints, grades, and colleges.
General Goals- Your coach will begin by assessing your numerical goals. This includes your score, test date, start-of-prep date, weeks needed, desired score, and lots of other information.
Study Skills Assessment- We will use several questions to determine the study strategies that will work most effectively for you. This is the best time to develop lifelong strategies to make classes & Law school much easier. We will also provide a pre-prep study time assessment every few weeks to determine how many questions or chapters of each subject you can complete in a given time. We will provide a unique solution that may alleviate any underlying issues.
Student-Based Study Assessment- Even with your academic history, we do not know what specific information you have retained. to determine what you still remember. We use this knowledge to determine what you should study first, middle, and at the end of your prep, as well as what subjects should be studied more frequently. This is similar to taking a diagnostic exam, except we go over all of the material rather than just a very small portion of it.
Materials Used- We select the best materials and subjects to focus on in order to efficiently prepare you. We add in materials that are also OUTSIDE of the typical test prep books. Test prep books are sometimes too concise or were released before the writers knew enough about the exam. Because of this, we have our own compilation of materials resourced from hundreds of places. Depending on your readiness, your coach decides on what materials to study at specific times in order to keep you motivated and improving up until the day of your exam.
Time Assessment - Students have their own unique tricks to saving time. Our students also have busy schedules that may not coincide with their LSAT prep. We want to make sure you still get the same amount of hours in regardless of these activities. We begin by assessing your day-to-day routine on a typical LSAT study-day, and then determine solutions to each time-consuming activity. In our books, we consider all non-LSAT activities to be less important unless they will significantly affect your emotional, physical, or academic (GPA) lives, or Law school entrance abilities. We will then plan your next-weeks schedule on an hourly basis.
Nutrition Program-We will analyze your typical diet and, if desired, create a meal plan that is easily consumable and prep-able for your LSAT prep.
Exercise Program- In this new day and age, most students perform some type of daily exercise. Our exercise programs are designed for you by a certified personal trainer who can help you with all goals from weight loss to muscle gain. We integrate weight training and cardiovascular activities free of charge in ways that can save you time but produce great effects.
Sleep Program- You must be wondering how we can even manage to train you for sleep! This is crucial for your prep. We check in on your sleeping schedule and make sure that, regardless of how motivated you may be, you are resting enough to store those last few chapters in your long-term memory. It is typically obvious when you are not sleeping enough but essential still.
Specific Focus- Axilogy focuses specifically on the LSAT because we understand that each test caters to a different group of students. As a small company, we are able to make our coaches & program exclusively focused on preparing students for the LSAT.
Mastery- Our company and our coaches are masters at this craft. Regardless of how high your coach may have scored, this knowledge can only be transferred to you if they know how to teach. A good teacher knows not only the tricks to success, but the small details that may lead to failure. You are taught on how to keep a list of both successes and failures in order to improve your test results.
Efficiency- As a student, you have already learned a lot of time management skills. We are here to make them even better! Our coaches assess your day-to-day life and find ways to increase your study time. This is also why we provide hourly plans in addition to a daily plan.
Support- How can you increase your score without even opening up a book? Support! Our company was developed to remove the competitiveness from this competitive exam. We understand that our students are at different parts of their lives, so our coaches to know how to motivationally and emotionally support you. Whether you are a mother, father, or traditional student, we will develop strategies to keep you focused on the LSAT and make the "other stuff" much easier.
Selection- We support all of our students! In order to do so, we will make sure you are aware of suggestions for test dates and we will review your academic history in order to see how much and how well we can prep in the specified amount of time.
Signing Up- Before you sign up, you are welcome to call or email us in order to find the best test date and prep time for you. We will not push you to sign up until you think you are ready.
Confidence- We will not send our students to their testing room without instilling as much confidence in them as we possibly can. Many students are taught to believe the LSAT is a "monster" that is very difficult. This lowers students' confidence which later makes an impact on their score through nervousness, overthinking, and re-guessing themselves. Unlike other aspects, it is very difficult to restore confidence in the LSAT as many strangers do not understand the exam. Confidence (not arrogance) is created in order to see that extra boost in your score.
Happiness- You may be thinking: "Why does a company care about our happiness?" Well, the truth is... because it affects your score! Studying for several hours a day for subjects you may struggle with is morally defeating. More so, leaving your hobbies, free time, friends, and loved ones behind may push you towards being unhappy. Our coaches have been there and can make sure you get out of that mindset before it leads to burnout. While we will make sure you work hard, we will not allow you to feel defeated.
Endurance- The main reason we only hire coaches who have taken the new exam is due to endurance. A long requires much more than extra material. The mental endurance for this exam is gained through practice, sleep, diet, and exercise. No matter how much time you may have, all of these factors play a major role in what your score will be on test day.
Time- Students are always on their feet. We do not want to change that. While we may recommend shortcuts and activities that can be cut out of your schedule, we will make sure that you find a way to fit in any and all study time. Whether it be doing review at the bench in your lab or reading notes while walking to class, our compilation of time-saving techniques will get you there. If time is still short, we will create a plan that allows you to learn the same material in a more condensed and faster pace.
Plateau- Students who prepare for the LSAT will end up plateauing once they run out of tricks. Are strategies are loaded with new ways to learn and more material than you can think of! Several of our students may sign up just because of a plateau and we support that! A plateau signifies the need for a change of pace and we are ready to provide the strategies which will get your score up!