Category Archive: General LSAT Advice

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The most important word in “practice exam” is “practice.”

Getting LSAT questions right feels good. Getting them wrong feels bad. Getting a whole bunch right on a practice exam and seeing your score skyrocket feels amazing. Seeing your score stagnate — or worse — feels really crummy.

For many Blueprint students, here comes Practice Exam 2.

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Slow down there, LSAT student!

At the beginning of Blueprint LSAT Prep’s courses, many students are understandably more than a little anxious about timing. There are a whole lot of questions on that sucker; how will they ever be able to get through them all?! And, to be honest, that anxiety will likely continue for a large portion of the course. That said, it’s a bad idea to stress about how quickly you’re getting through questions during the first half (or so) of your course, and here’s why.

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So, the magical LSAT journey begins.

Studying for the LSAT is an overwhelming amount of hard work. Any LSAT prep company out there that sells it as anything LSAT — one crazy hack that lets you ace the LSAT! — is not worth its salt. Unfortunately, after teaching the Blueprint course exactly four-zillion-and-two times, I’ve found that many of my students don’t come to grips with this fact until the course is already well underway.

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It’s summertime, and the studying is heating up.

It’s a wonderful time of year. The days are long. The weather is warm. Lots of Blueprint classes for the September LSAT are starting up. If you’re starting class this week, here’s what to expect.

It’s going to be challenging. You’ll be learning new concepts and techniques in class. The instructor is going to call on you. Don’t worry — we don’t bite.

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Using Tech to Study Smarter

The Obama campaign revolutionized political fundraising by making a simple switch: allowing the data to decide instead of the people. They ran hundreds of experiments on different minute variations in how they presented their fundraising asks until they came up with the best formula.

You can do the same thing for yourself by using online study tools like the ones Blueprint has developed. While we naturally think our tools are the best, these tips apply to any system of tools you might find or be using.

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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.