Category Archive: LSAT

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You Got This

We spend so much time at this blog talking to you — keeping you abreast of the latest law school admissions news, giving you LSAT advice, providing you some tips about law school applications. We never really ask you how you’re feeling. So … [slides up chair to you, turns it around so the backrest is nearest to you, and sits in chair backwards, leaning forward, arms draped over the top rail of the chair’s backrest, striking the archetypal “cool 90s teacher” pose] … how are you feeling?

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Should You Reschedule Your March LSAT?

Students signed up for the March 2019 LSAT have about 10 days left before the exam. I know this was the time before my own exam when the significance of the test really started to hit me, and by hit me, I mean I was panicking and thinking about rescheduling the exam for a later date. If you’re a March test taker tempted to push back your own exam, hold your horses and see if your situation fits one of the (relatively few) cases where rescheduling your exam actually makes sense.

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Speeding Up with Conditional Statements

Figuring out timing on the LSAT can feel impossible — you might wonder how you’ll ever be able to get through a whole section, let alone devote time to those “extra” steps like anticipating the right answer or diagramming. The catch-22, of course, is that taking the time for those extra steps is necessary (see what we did there?) for getting through a section with adequate time — if you skip them, you’re more likely to waste time and be tempted by wrong answers.

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Battle LSAT Anxiety with Your Brain (and Butt)

Test anxiety is real, and the LSAT brings about an entire cornucopia of emotions. It’s understandable; you’ve spent months preparing for this test that will determine where you spend the next few years of year life and possibly even who will hire you after graduation. Plus, you really don’t want to retake the LSAT and go through that endeavor all over again (but you might have to).  Walking into your test room as prepared as possible is one way to deal with LSAT test anxiety, but there are other techniques to keep you cool, calm, and collected before, during, and after the LSAT.

For today’s post we brought in recently licensed marriage and family therapist Megan Riley to share her thoughts on controlling test day anxiety.

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Getting Prepared for the Digital LSAT

Let’s say you have some plans to take the LSAT this year. Perhaps they’re not, technically speaking, plans, more a nebulous and ill-defined notion that you should take the LSAT this year. You missed the January exam already, and the March exam is, frankly, coming way too fast to get adequately prepared. You’re considering taking the June 3rd exam, but that’s close to finals and a million other obligations, so you’re not sure that’s the best time to take the test.

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Retaking the LSAT: Do Schools Average Your Scores? Would It Look Bad Taking the More than Once? Can You Take the Test “Too Many” Times?

If you have multiple LSAT scores, will law school admissions officers hold that against you? Will they average multiple scores? Will they view you having to take the LSAT multiple times as a sign that you lack the intellect, the preparation, the acumen to be a law student? Is taking the LSAT more than once a moral failure?

These are questions that anyone who is even adjacent to the law school admissions process gets constantly (well, maybe not the last one).

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Should I Take the GRE, GMAT, or LSAT?

Remember when you were in high school and told repeatedly that the ACT or SAT was “the big one” that determined your future? That was a lie. To get into law school the single number that will most impact your future is your LSAT score. But there are two other big graduate school standardized tests: the GRE and the GMAT. Should you worry about taking these?

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One Month to Go Before the March LSAT

There’s just about a month to go until the March LSAT, and although that might sound like a terrifying proposition, a month is actually an eternity in LSAT time. No, not because time seems to stand still when you’re doing LSAT questions (or at least, not only for that reason) — but because a month allows you plenty of time to make significant improvements in your LSAT score, as long as you’re using your time wisely. Here’s how to use that final month to ace your LSAT.

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What Does This Answer Choice Even Mean?

Oscars last night I was struck how Academy voters selecting a Best Picture winner from a list of nominees isn’t all that different from an LSAT taker selecting a winner from a set of answer choices. In both cases, there are only a few choices to pick from. In both cases, it’s a hard choice. And in both cases, it’s pretty clear that a large percentage of people don’t quite understand every choice available to them.

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Today’s Your Last Chance to Sign Up for the March LSAT

February is one of my least favorite months of the year. The weather is dreary, the holiday hangover is still in effect, and no good movies are coming out (not to mention the commercialized bastardization of love that is Valentines day, but I digress). Some of you may find February distasteful for another reason — the looming specter of the March 2019 LSAT exam.