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LSAT Writing Tips

Avoid these pitfalls to receive your score more quickly

LSAT Writing Tips

Here are the most important things you need to remember to avoid having your LSAT Writing session flagged for further review:

  • Scratch paper is not permitted during your LSAT Writing session.
  • Ensure your webcam opens in new window and microphone opens in new window capabilities are properly enabled.
  • Make sure you have a strong and reliable internet connection. If possible, use an ethernet cable to maximize your connection’s strength and reliability.
  • Shut down all non-essential applications. This includes disabling any grammar-checking extensions (e.g., Grammarly, Microsoft Editor, etc.).
  • Make sure you show (to the camera) an acceptable photo ID and capture a clear and readable image of your ID when prompted by the system (directly after you take a user photo). It is not necessary to hold your ID next to your face — you should capture a clear image of the ID itself.
  • Watches of any kind (including fitness-tracking devices) are not permitted. Be sure to remove any watch or fitness-tracking device from your person and your immediate work area prior to taking LSAT Writing (unless you have an LSAC-approved accommodation).
  • Make sure to remove any mobile phones, headsets, earphones (except for soft, non-electronic, non-corded/banded, generic foam earplugs, which are allowed), backpacks, or other prohibited items from your testing area.
  • When prompted, perform a slow and steady 360-degree scan of your testing environment with your webcam. Be sure to include your worksurface in the scan.
  • Make sure you’re using the latest version of your operating system and browser on your computer.