Tag Archive: december

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Save Santa in This Very Merry LSAT Logic Game

At the risk of sounding like the terrible e-card I just got from Time Warner, happy holidays from all of us here at Blueprint!

I have no idea whether you’ve been naughty or nice, but as you’ll soon learn in law school, those kind of subjective judgments are all in the eye of the beholder. So here’s a very Christmas-y LSAT Logic game either way.

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This Christmas, due to the lingering effects of the recession, along with increased competition from online retailers and digital downloads, Santa Claus has been forced to cut costs to remain competitive. He has outsourced gift production to India (largely due to the high demands of the Elves Union), and has downsized his reindeer squad to 7: Blitzen, Cupid, Dasher, Komet, Prancer, Vixen, and, of course, Rudolph.

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December LSAT: Final Summary

The deadline to cancel your December LSAT scores has passed, so if you took the test and haven’t canceled, you’re in for the long haul until scores are released. Much of the discussion in the week after the test centered on questions about canceling scores, so now that those discussions are out of the way, let’s take a more in-depth look at the test.

Often after an administration of the LSAT, there will be a lot of chatter focusing around one particularly difficult Logic Game or Reading Comprehension passage. That wasn’t quite the case for this particular test. This doesn’t mean that the test was easy, but it does generally indicate that there was nothing terribly unusual on any of the sections.

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My LSAT Experience: Random Thoughts

I took the December LSAT last week. As someone whose job requires them to think about (and write about) the LSAT every single day, but who had never taken the exam, it was a rather surreal experience to actually step into the testing room; I kind of felt like Alice falling through the looking glass. I definitely have a new level of empathy for any students gearing up for the test. While it wasn’t an altogether horrible experience, it’s not one I’d like to repeat on the regular.

Here are some other thoughts from test day:

Testing Center
I initially signed up for a testing location about 10 minutes from my house, and was extremely annoyed with LSAC when they switched me to one 45 minutes away because my chosen location was overbooked. (Protip: if you haven’t dealt with LSAC before, prepare to be consistently irritated with them.)

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December LSAT: The Morning Cometh

It’s the morning after the LSAT. As the hangover (whether from the LSAT or whatever you did after the LSAT) wears off, it’s time to reflect and look back on yesterday’s test.

By the reports I’m hearing, yesterday’s LSAT sounds pretty standard. There was some hard stuff, but nothing that made everyone scream in unison. And some LSATs have things that make everyone scream in unison. See this past June, for example.

It’s natural to wonder whether you should cancel your score. It’s normal to walk out of the LSAT test center feeling not so great. That’s because it’s a hard test, and it’s natural to remember the stuff that made you (figuratively) soil your pants.

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How to Spend Your LSAT Eve

It’s that time folks: LSAT Eve.

In celebration, you should be doing exactly the opposite of what you’d be doing if this was a Biology exam: NOTHING. There’s no cramming allowed because you know the concepts, the logic, and the method, so today is a time to unwind a bit. You’ve earned it.

For many of you, that may involve heading to the mall for some early Christmas shopping.

For others, that may involve heading to the mall to make fun of some early Christmas shoppers. Look at ‘em. It’s simply too early to be wearing reindeer antlers.

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4 Things NOT to Do Before the December LSAT

Yesterday, we covered the things you should be doing during your final week of LSAT prep. Today, we’re taking a look at the things you should be avoiding at all costs.

Don’t take practice tests every day
As the number of days before the LSAT dwindles, it can be tempting to take as many practice tests as possible. However, that can mentally exhaust you just when you need to be on top of your game. You should take a practice test or two this week, but spend the rest of your time reviewing the tests and drilling, rather than cramming in as many tests as possible.

Don’t Study on Friday
There’s often a glimmer of panic in my students’ eyes when I tell them not to study at all the day before the LSAT. It’s true, though!

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5 Things to Do Before the December LSAT

It’s almost show time. You’re in the December LSAT’s green room. It may be a less exciting place than a real green room, but regardless, you’ve got to be ready to perform. Here’s what you should do this week. (Stay tuned to the blog tomorrow for a post about what you shouldn’t do this week. We got you covered.)

Do a targeted review of the areas you still have trouble with.
The LSAT is a test of skills. You can’t cram for it. But you can and should brush up on your weaker areas a little, and do some targeted practice. This is especially true if you find that your accuracy has slipped in a particular area. Try to get it back. Review with an eye towards refining your approach to the questions, and try to solidify your understanding of exactly why the answers are right or wrong.

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December LSAT Tips: Don’t Be a Turkey

If, like former Blueprint instructor Matt Shinners, your Thanksgiving tradition includes a movie marathon, you may have to skip out that family ritual to study for the LSAT. Never fear. In its place, here are Matt’s five movie-themed tips to avoid being a turkey on LSAT day.

1. Anger, fear, aggression. The LSAT are they.
You’ll be going through a range of emotions over the next week and a half. In fact, you’ll probably go through the entire range of emotions over the next week and a half.

This is normal.

Accept that you’ll be scared, angry, lethargic, gassy, etc… and it will be a lot easier to cope with.

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How to Study for the LSAT on Thanksgiving Weekend

A prospective law student will perform the following six activities—turkey eating, discount shopping, meeting up with friends, visiting relatives, final paper writing and LSAT studying—on Thursday through Sunday of this week. Each activity will be performed on at least one day. The following conditions apply:

The student must perform turkey eating on Thursday.
LSAT studying must be performed on more days than discount shopping and visiting relatives.
The student’s grades depend on paper writing, and the student’s LSAT score depends on LSAT studying.
The student’s admission to law school depends on the student’s grades and LSAT score.
The December LSAT is a week away.

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TODAY is the Last Day to Register for the December LSAT

Hear ye, hear ye! Ye olde town crier proclaimed crappy by all!

Oh wait. I mean…

Hear ye, hear ye! Today is the last day to register for the December LSAT!

That’s right, the inexorable march of time has led us to another LSAT registration deadline. Today is not only the final day test-takers are able to register for the December administration, but it’s also the final day that anyone already registered can receive a partial refund.

We’ve already talked about what these deadlines might mean to you, but now that we’ve reached the point of no return it behooves you to really examine where you’re at in your LSAT prep.