Aaron Cohn

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What to Do with Practice Exam Number 2

When you’re taking an LSAT class, the second practice test you take can be a bit scary. You’ve been learning new things and practicing applying them to LSAT questions, but now all of a sudden there’s a test. With a time limit. You get a score. It’s a bit intimidating, and since many Blueprint LSAT classes are having their second practice exam this weekend it’s a good time to discuss what to expect. How should you interpret this test?

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Will the LSAT switch to an adaptive model like the GMAT or GRE?

Earlier this week, we covered the news that LSAC is testing out the administration of a digital LSAT. Today, let’s wildly speculate about what this means for the future of the LSAT. Specifically, could the LSAT of the future be a computer-adaptive test like the GMAT and GRE? LSAC has definitely studied the possibility.

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Some Real Talk on Student Loans

Student loans are in the news again. This time, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has announced that her department is rescinding some policies issued by the Obama administration. It’s all a bit complicated, but the rescinded policies were aimed at changing how student loans are serviced, with some emphasis on protecting borrowers by ensuring adequate customer service.

It’s hard to tell exactly how the new approach will shake out. But let this be a reminder: student loans are something to approach very carefully. Lenders aren’t on your side. In today’s environment, only you can protect yourself.

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Early LSAT Check-In: What Is and Isn’t Important after the First Few Lessons

Blueprint classes for the June LSAT are underway—most students are a few lessons in at this point. If you’re studying for the June LSAT, let’s talk about what should and shouldn’t be important at this point.

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The Stress Test: Managing Your LSAT-Induced Anxiety

Law school can be stressful. That’s not a surprise. The LSAT is a high-stakes test you need to take to get into law school, so it shouldn’t be a surprise that LSAT prep can be stressful, too. A little bit of stress is normal. But too much stress is really bad, dangerous even. Let’s talk about keeping perspective as you study for the LSAT.


The LSAT and the GRE, from a Jedi Master who’s taught both.

Starting next cycle, Harvard Law School will accept the GRE. If you want to apply, you’ll be able to choose between the GRE and the LSAT. It just so happens that once upon a time I used to teach the GRE. So let’s run through the differences between the GRE and the LSAT.

The GRE has math.

Math! It’s high-school level math. No calculus or anything. But it’s still math.

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Read this to avoid June LSAT gloom.

Blueprint classes for the June LSAT are getting started soon (a few are already underway). It’s a good time to talk about where the June LSAT puts you in terms of the law school application cycle.

If you’re taking the June LSAT, you’re looking at applying to law school this fall to start in fall 2018. Application deadlines for fall 2017 have come and gone. Law schools made some exceptions to their deadlines when applications were falling and they were desperate for students, but it looks like applications are on the way up right now.

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What’s the matter with Cal?

Remember the name Milo Yiannopoulos? Before some comments about pederasty caused him to fade from public view, there was a big kerfuffle on an evening when he was supposed to speak at UC Berkeley. Protestors and so-called black block anarchists took to the streets. There was chaos. Windows were smashed.

The campus called off the event for public safety reasons. Instead of speaking to a roomful of college kids, Yiannopoulos got to cry to Fox News about how so-called liberals were interfering with his right to free speech. I’m sure he was soooo disappointed.

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A month ’til spring classes? But I wanna study now!

If you’re taking a Blueprint LSAT class, you may be wondering what you should be doing before class starts. You don’t need to do anything to prepare — the class is designed to take you from LSAT nobody to LSAT expert. So if you’d like to just pretend the LSAT isn’t coming up until your class starts, that’s fine. But if you’d like to get a head start, that’s fine, too. It certainly can’t hurt. Here are some ideas.

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How law school got its groove back. Or didn’t.

Did you hear that applications to Hofstra University’s law school have nearly doubled in a year? No? Well, it’s true. Of course, it’s fallacious to assume that one law school on Long Island is representative of what’s happening in general — I’d argue it’s generally a bad idea to extrapolate from Long Island to the