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5 Things Every Newcomer Should Know About the LSAT

It’s time to start prepping for the June LSAT. Some of you will be taking the LSAT for the second or third time. Others have no idea what they’re in for. If this is your first encounter with the LSAT, then this post should help.

Here are 5 things every newcomer should know about the LSAT:

1) Studying For The LSAT Will Make You Smarter

The LSAT is nothing like your traditional college exam. There will be no info-dumping frenzy. There will be no long list of facts, or vocabulary to memorize. Specialized knowledge of bee behavior or electoral systems won’t help – and might actually hurt. Instead, the LSAT will test your ability to – well, frankly – spot B.S.

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Sweet 16: LSAT Inspiration from the Best of March Madness

March Madness is upon us and for you that probably means the start of June LSAT prep. For many, March Madness means the NCAA basketball tournament . The Big Dance. It began with 68 schools competing to become national champion, but after a thrilling first few rounds, that number is now down to the Sweet 16.

We here at Blueprint LSAT Prep believe there are lessons to be learned from the Sweet 16, especially from the successes of some schools, the “Cinderella” stories. Drawing inspiration from these overachievers could be just what you need to succeed on LSAT test day!

If you’re not familiar with how the tournament field is structured, each school is assigned a seed between (1) and (16) in one of four brackets: South, West, East and Midwest.

Here are the remaining competitors:

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Spring 2014 Blueprint LSAT Prep Courses Set to Tip Off

So your bracket’s busted. You’re not going to win Warren Buffet’s billion dollars. It’s OK. There are plenty of other ways to earn that much dough.

Some are even legal.

For example, as an attorney you could work 100,000 court cases in one year at $10,000 a pop. You might have to pull in some long hours, but think of all the yachts you’ll buy but never have time to use!

Alas, before you become a lawyer, you’ll need to go to law school, and before you go to law school, you gotsta take the LSAT. That’s where we come in.

Blueprint LSAT Prep’s spring classroom courses to prepare for the June LSAT are about to tip off. In fact, one of our Berkeley LSAT prep courses and one of our UCLA LSAT prep courses have already tipped. But no worries. You can still sign up for one of these other upcoming spring LSAT prep courses, listed here with the instructor and start date:

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A Look Back at a Weird Week in Court Cases

We here at Blueprint LSAT Prep like to keep you informed. And not just about law school admissions and LSAT stuff, but also the goings on in the world of law.

Legal cases sometimes make their way into the news, usually because a famous person is involved, but sometimes, and this is pretty rare, no celebrities are involved and the case is just so weird and crazy-sounding readers will click on the headline anyway. This past week there were three such stories: suing your parents for tuition, upskirting and blackout gambling. Let’s do a recap!

Attention: Eighteen-year-old private school rebels! Rachel Canning of New Jersey tried suing her parents for the cost of her tuition and her future college education. How does that happen? Well, her parents cut her off financially. She said she was kicked out of the house, but her dad argues she voluntarily moved out, “because she didn’t want to follow their house rules concerning curfew and chores.”

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Logical Reasonings / 3.13.14

A) Just another friendly reminder that Blueprint LSAT Prep launched a brand new website with one-of-a-kind free resources. Blueprint LSAT Prep.

B) Folks are still talking about this week’s new US News and World Report law school rankings. Wall Street Journal.

C) The 1.1% increase in February LSAT test-takers is also making headlines. Above the Law.

D) Authorities have identified the drunk driver who killed two people at SXSW. CNN.

E) If your mom is on Facebook, you’ll definitely get these GIFs. Huffington Post.

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LSAT Test-Taker Numbers Up For First Time Since 2010

Blueprint LSAT Prep’s new website wasn’t the only big news of the day.

Today LSAC updated its LSAT test-taker data, and the number of February LSAT test-takers was 19,499 — up 1.1% from last year. LSAT administrations for the year were down 6.2%, but the rise in February LSAT test-takers was the first increase since the June 2010 LSAT. For those counting at home, that breaks a streak of 14 straight LSAT administrations in decline.

Here’s the complete LSAC chart:

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Logical Reasonings / 3.12.14

A) Blueprint LSAT Prep has a brand new website. You gotta check it out! Blueprint LSAT Prep.

B) For the first time since June 2010, the LSAT had an increase in test-takers. LSAC.

C) As always, not every dean was happy with the latest US News and World Report law school rankings. Above the Law.

D) Look out, world. Judge Judy is suing somebody. ABA Journal.

E) The “best of 2013” lists aren’t done yet. Here are last year’s best new fonts. Typographica.

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Blueprint LSAT Prep’s New Website is Live!

As long as you’re not Facebook, Twitter or the Affordable Care Act, a redesigned website will never make national news.

Today, that changes.

Alert the presses, folks: Blueprint LSAT Prep has a brand new website — one that is somehow cooler-looking than our last one and loaded with a slew of new features. After a little maintenance, we went live this morning, so feel free to take the new site for a test spin. (Apologies ahead of time for any temporary bugs.)

Here’s an overview of all the changes:

It’s starts with the URL. Instead of www.blueprintprep.com, we can now be found at www.blueprintlsat.com.

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And the LSAT Scores of This Year’s Oscar Nominees Are…

The Oscars are this weekend, and we here at Blueprint LSAT Prep know you’re probably obsessing about your February LSAT score. Maybe it’s time you take a break, check out some of this year’s nominated films, then obsesses over how well these actors would do if they sat for the exam as the characters they portrayed in their Academy Award-nominated roles.

Wait, what? That last sentence was really long and that’s super random and you don’t have time for that? Well, that’s okay, we got super random and did the work for you!

In no particular order, here are this year’s Oscar nominees and our LSAT score predictions:

Actor: Matthew McConaughey as Ron Woodroof in Dallas Buyers Club

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4 Things You Should Do the Day Before the February LSAT

Here at Blueprint LSAT Prep, we like to help you succeed in all areas of your life, so here’s a useful reminder: Valentine’s Day is one week from today. Now you have no excuse to forget about V-Day until you’re on your way home from work and stop at CVS to get some random crap.

But even more importantly, today is the day before the February LSAT. So for those of you who are facing the Big Day on Saturday, today is also “Me Day.” Here’s the run-down on how your day before the February LSAT should look:

What to Do the Day Before the February LSAT I: No studying. Seriously.

I bet you never thought an LSAT instructor would be telling you not to study, and yet here we are. Nothing good can come of studying today.