Category Archive: General LSAT Advice

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So How Much Should I Really Be Studying for the LSAT?

Summertime and the prepppin’ is easy. Well, sort of. On the one hand you have tons of time now that you’re not in school (unless you’re a working man or woman), but on the other hand it’s very easy to overdo it. Here are my tips for getting the most out of your LSAT prep this summer.

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Thinking about postponing the June LSAT? Think again (…in a couple weeks)

The June LSAT is coming up in 17 days. You may well be freaking out right now about whether you’ll be ready by then. That’s normal. It also does you no good.

The official deadline to change your test date has come and gone. You still have a chance to get out if you need to, though. You can withdraw your LSAT registration up until the night before the test, if you’re compelled to. If you do, law schools won’t even know you were registered for the test.

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The Importance of Pre-Op Steps in the Operation Family

Many Blueprint students are starting on the Operation family of the Logical Reasoning section of the LSAT around this time. The Operation family is made up of Strengthen, Weaken, Sufficient, and Necessary questions, as well as a few others. What unites these questions is that you have change the argument in some way. This post is going to cover the strategy you should employ to succeed on this family of question.

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What to Look for When Reviewing Reading Comp Passages

In my experience, LSAT students often neglect the Reading Comp section of the LSAT. I can’t fathom why—the passages are fascinating. Enthralling. You’ll get chills. But joking aside, the Reading Comp section has the most questions of any section on the LSAT, and therefore the biggest impact on your score. You can improve your Reading Comp score. It just takes practice. Since you probably took a practice test this past weekend, let’s talk about how to review and learn from a Reading Comp passage you’ve done.

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How to Pick Yourself Up from a Practice Exam

Most students in the Blueprint course have just taken Practice Exam 2. I’ve also seen a noticeable uptick in the number of emails from students panicked over the results of their practice exam results. I’m tempted to say that there’s a cause and effect relationship going on here, but as we continue to study to common fallacies on the LSAT, we need to be vigilant in recognizing when we improperly infer causation from mere correlation.

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Your Instincts Can Betray You on the LSAT

Gather ‘round, children, and let me tell you a parable:

Once upon a time, there was a very smart LSAT student. This student took her diagnostic test, got a solid score, and dutifully began to work through the lessons of her Blueprint LSAT course.

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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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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.