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The LSAT is Coming…dun dun dun

We’re just a few months away from the October LSAT, which means that our courses are ABOUT TO GO DOWN. If you’ve made the (right) decision to sign up with us, we’ve listed some tips to help you get the most out of your course and also some vital life-saving tips that’ll prevent you from totally sh*tting on yourself on that first day. We get it. It happens.

First, a bit about myself. Two years ago, I was gearing up to take an LSAT prep class with Blueprint. I was lucky enough to have Matt Riley as my instructor (he’s one of the founders of Blueprint—he is a fantastic teacher and a great guy). After completing the class and taking the LSAT, I landed a job as an instructor for Blueprint. I taught for a little while before accepting an offer of admission from Columbia. I am now gearing up to begin my second year there! All of that to say, I know the Blueprint course method from both the perspective of a student and the perspective of an instructor. Consider yourself a lucky reader.

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My First Starbucks Date with the LSAT

Well, there I was at Starbucks. Kids running around, people ordering their drinks in Starbucks-ese, and me, taking my first practice LSAT. I decided to take my first practice test cold. I didn’t know anything about the test. Nada. As luck would have it, Logic Games was my first section.

I better do well. This is like…an IQ test. You can’t study for those things. I think I heard that somewhere. Oprah, or was it Maury? Wait. Of course it isn’t Maury. It’s Oprah, duh. Anyway, focus! There’s only 35 minutes left.

Back when I took the test, logic games were perfectly fitted on a single page. There was no white space whispering, “Hey, write on me, please. It might help you. I like notes.”

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Logical Reasonings / 7.16.15

A) We want to give YOU a copy of The Blueprint for LSAT Logic Games for free ninety-nine. That’s right, zero dollars. Read all about the details. Blueprint LSAT Prep

B) Which grad students rack up the most student debt? Spoiler alert: it doesn’t look great for law students. NPR

C) Aside from their obvious applications with regard to law school admissions, most of the time we find that our transcripts aren’t all that useful. Some schools are trying to change that. Chronicle

D) The next time you hear someone complaining about NASA’s trip to Pluto, you can point out that it still cost less than the new Minnesota Vikings stadium. CBS Local

E) Instagram was down for a bit today. As you’d expect, everyone freaked out. Buzzfeed

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A Guide to Blueprint Area LSAT Testing Centers

As you know, the LSAT is a huge deal. It consists of nothing more than pencil and paper, but your performance on LSAT test day could very well determine your entire legal career. Therefore, there’s a lot of tension on these days. The last thing you need is some sort of distraction with the LSAT testing center room.

Scroll through the comments any of our LSAT blog’s past LSAT test day instant recaps, and you’ll find, unfortunately, that distractions are rampant in LSAT testing centers. Oftentimes it’s an annoying or inexperienced proctor. Sometimes it’s the chairs they put you in. Either way, it’s not uncommon for months of intense LSAT prep to go to waste because LSAC can’t consistently maintain their LSAT testing centers. And there are a lot of LSAT testing centers.

Allow us to help.

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Price Reduced for Blueprint’s September LSAT Online Course

If you’re still thinking about taking the September LSAT but haven’t started studying, it’s time to buckle down and make a decision.

Allow us to make it a little easier for you.

Blueprint LSAT Prep’s online course for the September LSAT is now available for a reduced price of $650. That’s a savings of $200 off the original price. However, it’s only for a limited time (and you’ve got less than two months to prepare for the exam, anyway), so act fast. You can enroll here.

BLUEPRINT LSAT PREP’S UPCOMING LAW SCHOOL APPLICATION WORKSHOPS

If you’re looking for something to spend that extra $200 on, why not sign up for one of our upcoming law school application workshops?

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Blueprint LSAT Prep Instructor: How I Chose Columbia Law

Yuko Sin is an instructor and blogger for Blueprint LSAT Prep. He is starting at Columbia Law School this fall, and will be writing a series of law school-related posts about his experiences. Here’s part one.

Believe it or not, some people will choose a law school based purely on the school’s place in the US News Rankings. Some think they’re being more clever by using the “Specialty Rankings.” Still others are attracted to such fringe benefits as having to swear off sex and booze – I’m looking at you BYU applicants.

For me, choosing a law school was all about cost of attendance versus job placement. I found that indeed, Puffy Daddy was right, it is all about the Benjamins.

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Coming in August: Law School Application Workshops

Summer is in full swing — which means the law school application season will soon be heating up, too.

You can start applying as early as September, so we’re teaming up with Ivey Consulting to host a handful of law school application workshops on each coast a month ahead of time.

Led by Ivey Consulting founder and former dean of admission at the University of Chicago Law School Anna Ivey, these workshops will cover everything you need to know in order to submit your best application to law school — from the best time to apply, how to target law schools for applications, how to formulate the best personal statement, how to address any weaknesses you may have, how to procure your best letters of recommendation, and any other questions that may arise during the law school application workshop.

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Last Chance: Sign Up for a Summer Blueprint LSAT Course

The majority of Blueprint LSAT Prep’s summer classes for the September LSAT kicked off this weekend, but that doesn’t mean it’s too late to sign up.

And don’t forget about Blueprint’s online LSAT prep course, which will be open for enrollment for a few more weeks.

If you prefer our classroom course, here’s a rundown of the most recent Blueprint LSAT Prep classes that have started. The final seats will fill up fast, so hurry and sign up for (instructor in parenthesis):

Washington DC LSAT Prep 2 (Mithun Selvaratnam)

Davis LSAT Prep (Daniel Austin)

Phoenix LSAT Prep (Dylan Gadek)

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Your First Practice LSAT: Take It, Grade It, Embrace It

The September LSAT is approximately two and a half months away. Whether you’re enrolled in an LSAT prep course or studying on your own, it’s time to get down to business. First up? Taking your first practice exam.

If you’ve never studied for the LSAT before, your first practice exam will be what we call a “cold” exam. You’ll have no idea what to expect, you may have never seen a logic game before, and no matter how smart you are, you’re probably not going to do very well. Why? Unlike the SAT, you’re not going to roll out of your bed and ace the LSAT on your first try. The SAT is more of a general aptitude test, whereas the LSAT requires you to possess a very particular set of skills (just like Liam Neeson).

So why go through this torture?

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Blueprint LSAT Prep Instructor: Why I’m Going to Law School

Yuko Sin is an instructor and blogger for Blueprint LSAT Prep. He is starting at Columbia Law School this fall, and will be writing a series of law school-related posts about his experiences. Stay tuned!

There are about 300 law schools in the United States, and getting into at least one of them is pretty easy. But, for many, going to law school is a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad idea.

Still, going to law school can also be a good idea. I’ll tell you how I made my choice to go, and I’ll share some links to help you decide whether law school is right for you.

The Personal Reasons: Why Law?

In 2006, near the height of the law school boom, I went into my undergrad thinking I’d continue on to law school out of some vague ideas about a proclivity for writing and debate in high school.