Category Archive: LSAT

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Nailing the Author’s Attitude on RC

When we talk about Reading Comprehension passages on the LSAT, we talk a lot about the author — is the author present or absent? And if present, what is the author’s attitude?

Of course, that can seem like an odd question — doesn’t every passage have an author, since someone had to actually write the darn thing? But of course, as with many other things on the LSAT, the definition we’re using is ever-so-slightly different from the definition you might be used to seeing.

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Identifying Flaws in Your Twitter Feed: A New Frontier in LSAT Preparation

Like your average Millennial, it’s hard for me to imagine a world without the entertainment and distraction of Twitter. After all, Twitter is a virtual library of prime LSAT-worthy argumentation just waiting to be deconstructed. Sure, there are the few absolutely faultless demi-gods of Twitter (I’m looking at you Ryan Reynolds), but there is also a noticeable amount of argumentation on Twitter that is rife with fallacious reasoning indistinguishable from the stimulus of your standard Flaw question.

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Learn About Prescriptive Statements, That’s Doctor’s Orders

If you want to succeed at the LSAT, you really should get to know prescriptive statements. That’s a prescriptive statement — a claim about what “should” or “ought to” be done. These kinds of claims come up a lot on the LSAT and it’s helpful to know what they mean. They also give you hints that certain other things might be going on. Let’s talk a bit about prescriptive statements.

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Why Did LSAC Get Rid of the Late Registration Period?

Last week, the unpredictable folks at the Law School Admission Council announced that, starting with the upcoming February 2018 LSAT, there would no longer be a late registration period.

What is the late registration period, you ask? Well, before this positively seismic change from LSAC, there used to be two deadlines to sign up for the LSAT. First

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December 2017 Post-LSAT Carnival

For those who have not yet experienced the full LSAT journey from diagnostic to Test Day, the days immediately following your official LSAT administration may sound like a long-awaited relief from constant studying. A time when you can finally pull your life back together and reconnect with the long lost friends from those good old days. before your test prep began.

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Tricky Ordering Rules

One of the keys to unlocking the LSAT Logic Games section is to represent the rules as visually and completely as possible. Most of the time, doing so is relatively straightforward, but there are some rules that are trickier to understand and visualize. Today, we’ll talk about some tricky rules you might see in Ordering logic games and how to approach them to squeeze every last bit of information out of them.

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Mastering the First Stage of Your LSAT Studies

Now that Blueprint classes for the February LSAT are underway, you’re going to be learning a lot and it’s going to come at you quickly. So this is a good time to go over what’s most important from the first few lessons. What should you really make sure you get down, and what don’t you need to worry about too much.

Here are the things that are really important right now: