Tag Archive: advice

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Getting Personal On The Personal Statement

I have a confession to make: My personal statement was awful. Just ridiculous and awful. I got into the school I wanted to nonetheless because of my LSAT score, and really only because of my LSAT score. With three years of law school since and many years after guiding students in the admissions process, I’ve learned a lot about what a winning personal statement looks like and what doesn’t.


Do I have to study for the February LSAT over Christmas break?

Yes. Glad we got that out of the way. Now we can talk about how to do that without ruining the season. Here’s one quick and easy idea.

Make flashcards.

Yes, there is no technology whatsoever involved here, but it’s convenient and amazingly portable. Wanna study for thirty minutes while your SO shops it out? Then you can chill when you get home rather than worry.

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LSAT Reading Comprehension: It Ain’t What You Think

It’s just words, right? WRONG. If you’re planning to take the LSAT, there’s a pretty good chance you’ve taken other standardized tests before — the SAT or ACT, perhaps even the GRE or GMAT. These tests all have one thing in common: reading comprehension. On the surface, all reading comp looks pretty similar. There’s a

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The LSAT Writing Sample: What and Why

When I took the LSAT back in 10,000 BC, there was no writing sample. Just five sections of multiple choice fun, and then it was off to drink whiskey until my results came three weeks later. (Okay, I did things besides drink whiskey, but the evening after the LSAT was all whiskey.) Now, and since 2007, there is a sixth, written section to the LSAT.

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You Got This!

Well, this is it. After months of preparation, the day of reckoning – the December LSAT test day – is here.

Do you feel ready? No? That’s fine – in fact, that’s normal. No matter how long you’ve been studying, there will always be something else that you could’ve studied if you had just a little more time. But even if you don’t feel ready, you are.


The Perfect Snack for The December 2016 LSAT

We all know the most important part of the LSAT is your test day snack. It almost goes without saying. This post is going to cover the best, and worst, snack day options. Believe me, not all snacks are created equal — this is serious business.

First, let’s talk about some snacks that you should definitely not bring to the LSAT. I would recommend against bringing Red Bull, Five Hour Energy, or any other energy drink unless you are very used to taking practice tests with the jolt of liquid courage such beverages provide.

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Personal Statement Myths, Debunked

There are some prevalent myths about what a winning personal statement must look like. Aspiring law school students often do themselves a disservice by adhering to these myths. It’s not just that buying into them is not helpful; buying into them may turn an otherwise solid effort into something that makes admissions committee members groan and roll their eyes. That’s not a recipe for success. So, let’s take a look at just two of these myths and see how you can avoid them.