Category Archive: General LSAT Advice

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Get a Game-Time Ritual for the LSAT

Pro basketball players all have little routines that they do before taking their free throw shots. Dribble front, dribble side, spin the ball, kiss the ball, shoot, swish.

Rituals like this have many justifications: it helps you feel in-control, it takes your mind off the stressful situation you’re in, it keeps you from doing anything distracting or destructive during the time when you’re doing your ritual. There’s even some science saying that these rituals work to improve athlete’s self-confidence.

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Cancel my LSAT score? Don’t? Help!

Congratulations on finishing the June LSAT! For some, completion of the test is a cathartic and happy experience. For others, it is accompanied by dread and anxiety. If you’re in the latter camp, you might be thinking about cancelling your score. This post is dedicated to helping you understand how to go about making that decision and, if necessary, how to cancel your score.

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Is withdrawal right for you?

As you get into your last week of studying before the June LSAT, you may be wondering whether you’re ready to take the test. If you decide that you’re not ready, you’re not locked in — you still have the option to withdraw your LSAT registration. Let’s talk about what that means and whether it’s right for you.

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Practice Exam #2: The Takeaways

It’s finally here, the moment students in our spring course have been awaiting for weeks – Practice Exam Two. You’ve been studying like crazy, so you’re probably going to see crazy increases in your practice test score, right?

Well, maybe not.

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The Guide for Studying for the LSAT a Second Time

This is the guide for LSAT retakes. If you’re still wondering if you should retake, have a look at this post and this post from an actual retaker. I’ll assume you’ve got your mind made up to retake the LSAT.

0. Brush up on fundamentals

Before you do anything else, you have to brush up on your fundamental skills. You need to know how to diagram everything under the sun.

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How is an LSAT score calculated?

On the LSAT, your score isn’t given simply as a percentage of the number of questions you got right. Instead, the number of questions you get right determines your “scaled score.” This is like converting a number grade into a letter grade, except in the case of the LSAT it’s translating from one number into a more meaningful number.

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The LSAT 5-Month Study Plan

A few weeks ago, we started a series of posts providing LSAT study plans of varying lengths, using the September 2016 exam as a target. Continuing that series, this post is going to outline a five-month study plan to help you maximize your preparation for the test. As an aside, if you’re not ready to start prepping yet, you don’t need to panic yet. As long as you give yourself at least three months, you should be in an optimal position to succeed.

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You need to make flashcards for the LSAT, but not many.

The LSAT is a test of reasoning, not memorization. That said, there are some things that you must memorize for the LSAT, and there’s nothing better for memorization than that bit of 1st century BC technology, the flashcard. Here’s a list of things that should make it onto flashcards and into your grey matter:

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The LSAT 6-Month Study Plan

Now that it’s April, the June LSAT is fast approaching. The next test after that in September seems pretty far off. Some students may want to start preparing early, though. Trying to cram all of the material on the LSAT into a few weeks of studying can be very overwhelming. Some prefer to space the process out. For those folks, here is a template to help guide your studying over a six month period.

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5 Ways to Consolidate Your LSAT Progress

By this point, most of the students in our live classes have gotten through Lesson 2. If you’re one of those fortunate souls, congratulations on making it this far! There’s a lot left to cover, but you may be feeling overwhelmed from all the meaty goodness in those first two lessons. (Are we not doing ‘phrasing’ any more?) If you’re feeling a little overwhelmed and would like to regroup, here’s what to do.