Disclaimer: I studied for the LSAT about 7 years ago, so things have probably changed drastically since then. But, when I studied, I just bought a cheap LSAT book off of amazon, and studied that. I read the book front to back, made flash cards, took notes, and did practice questions. Looking back, I wish I would have done more practice questions, though. If there is one thing I learned from taking the bar exam, and tutoring for Barbri, it’s that the more practice questions you do the better. When I was studying for the bar, I made a point to do at least 2,000 practice questions. I would suggest doing the same for the LSAT.
Also, I would recommend taking an LSAT class if you can afford one. I didn’t take one and regret it. If you are unsure about taking a class, I would research it, and then ask your law school advisor, or other friends who are in law school what they did.
Finally, I would try to do as many practice exams as possible. It’s best to do a practice exam under exam like conditions! The more comfortable you feel with the timing of the exam, the better off you’ll be. As far as studying time goes, I remember taking the LSAT in the summer. I started studying (like seriously studying) about two months before the exam. I do remember having an Elle Woods moment and being sad that my friends were doing summer activities while I was studying, but I don’t regret it. I ended up scoring well enough to get a scholarship to law school, and you can, too! I didn’t score high enough to get into Harvard, but I think that if you put in the time and effort, you can score high enough to get into your target schools.
Overall, there is no perfect or best way to study for the LSAT, it’s all about what works for you. Good luck, and thanks for reading!!