Laura Santoski

Laura is a former Blueprint LSAT Prep student who we could never quite get rid of. After scoring a 178 on the October 2011 LSAT, she taught and tutored Blueprint's students in Boston for three years (while developing a healthy appreciation for Dunks and lobster rolls). She now writes financial reports by day and LSAT blog posts by night.

Laura's favorite section of the LSAT is Logical Reasoning because each question is like a mini-puzzle (if you're taking a very charitable view). When writing for the blog, though, she particularly enjoys demystifying the Reading Comprehension section -- contrary to popular belief, it is learnable and there is a strategic way to approach it! Laura's favorite part of teaching and tutoring has been meeting a broad range of really cool people. (Plus she got some funny-embarrassing stories out of teaching all those classes, so that's a perk too.)

When she's not reading MSS, Laura browses a strange assortment of blogs, including Ask a Manager and Captain Awkward (whose matter-of-fact and direct style she hopes to attain). She also has the New York Times as her browser's homepage, and sometimes even reads the articles she sees on it.

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Avoid These LSAT Faux Pas

Some bad habits, like cracking your knuckles or picking your nails, are socially acceptable. But some bad habits are such faux pas that they can never be forgiven among polite company.

We hope that your parents have it covered when it comes to teaching you about social habits to avoid. But when it comes to LSAT faux pas, we’re your guys (and gals). Here are some things to avoid when you begin studying for the LSAT:

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Group Study! Group Study?

The LSAT is, by its nature, a solitary pursuit: just you and your trusty #2 pencil against the world, identifying errors in logic and determining which of the following could be true. But sometimes, LSAT-takers prefer to make their one-man (or -woman) wolf packs a little bigger by studying as part of a group. If you’ve been considering recruiting some fellow studiers for a thrilling night of LSAT prep, here are some pros and cons to consider.

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Making The Last Weeks Before the July LSAT Count

For many, the Fourth of July offered a welcome reprieve from work, diets, and thinking about the LSAT (though not from the heat, in many parts of the country). Now, with the Fourth of July out of the way, it’s a straight shot ’til the July LSAT with nothing to distract you — for better or for worse! Here are some things to keep in mind during the two and a half weeks ’til the July LSAT:

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Catch that Summer Feeling with the Last of Our Summer LSAT Classes

Summertime, and the livin’ is easy… or maybe not so easy, if the LSAT is looming in your near future. While summer is always time to sit back and unwind, it’s also time to get your ducks in a row so that you’re prepared after the boys of summer are gone. After all, school’s out for summer, but fall – and its attendant LSAT dates – will be here before you know it.

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Today is the Deadline to Register for the July LSAT … And You Probably Should

Today is the last day to sign up for the July 2018 LSAT, and procrastinators everywhere are panicking as they make their final decisions about whether to register. If you fall into the group of people making a last-minute judgement call on whether to register, here are some things to keep in mind:

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Last-Minute Tips for the June LSAT

With the June LSAT on Monday, June test-takers are in the final stretch. That means that if you’re taking the June exam, you should be honing your skills and putting the finishing touches on your approach. With that in mind, here are some quick reminders for how to approach each section:

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The DOs and DON’Ts of Taking a Practice Exam

As the June LSAT approaches, you should be shifting gears toward taking more frequent practice tests. However, just taking practice tests is not sufficient for improving your LSAT score (see what we did there??). Here are some quick tips to make sure you’re making the most of your practice tests.

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Retaking the July LSAT After the June LSAT?

As we’ve mentioned a time or two on this blog, LSAC has added a July LSAT administration this year. This is great news for people who want a little more flexibility if, for instance, they don’t think they’ll be quite ready by June but they also want to get the test out of the way before September.

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Your Official One Month LSAT Study Plan

The countdown begins – as of today, the June LSAT is exactly one month away. Now, one month is still plenty of time to see significant improvement, but you’ll want to make sure you’re using your remaining time as effectively as possible.