Tag Archive: february

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Before you cancel that February LSAT score…

Over the course of my first three semesters of law school, I have never walked out of an exam feeling like I performed well. Usually, I go home after a test, wallow in despair and self-pity, go out and get a drink (okay, fine, drinks), come back and wallow in despair and self-pity, and then wait for the sweet solace of sleep so that I can resume studying in the morning. Rinse and repeat. My experience with the LSAT was largely the same.

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Your February 2016 LSAT Recap

The February LSAT is in the books. Compared to the other LSATs in the year, the February LSAT has an aura of mystery about it. Since the test is undisclosed, no one outside LSAC ever gets to see it, except on test day. This leads to the rumor that the February LSAT is weird or different.

It isn’t.

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Five Stress-Reduction Tips for the February LSAT

There’s just a little more than two weeks to go before the February LSAT. The pressure is on, the clock is ticking, etc., etc. Most students in our classroom courses have completed Lesson 13 by now – the last lesson with new subject matter – and so it’s time to review and practice under time pressure. Everyone knows this, but not everyone knows that preparing psychologically for the exam is just as important.

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LSAC Newsletter: Super Prep II and a February Increase

LSAC recently released its biannual newsletter, and the big news is the planned release of Super Prep II, a new prep book that will include three previously undisclosed LSATs along with explanations for every question. For those of you who weren’t frantically refreshing your browser waiting for LSAC’s thrilling newsletter release, this post is aimed to bringing out the key points for potential LSAT test-takers.

Super Prep II might be useful to prep students for several reasons. First, taking real tests is one of the best ways to test your comprehension of the methods, and some students plow through so much material that the additional exams will feel like manna from heaven to them.

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Is the LSAT Bouncing Back?

LSAC recently released data about the February LSAT, and the number of people who took the February exam increased by 4.4% (as compared to the number of test-takers in February 2014) — one of the biggest percentage increases in years.

This isn’t the only increase we’ve seen recently – in February 2014, the percentage of test-takers increased by 1.1% over the previous February test, and the percentage of people who took the December 2014 LSAT increased by 0.8% relative to December 2013. The jump in February test-takers is significant mainly because it’s so much larger than those other increases. It’s also worth noting that this is the first time in over five years that the number of test-takers has increased in two consecutive test administrations.

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From the Archives: What the Increase in LSAT Takers Means

With the release of February LSAT scores came news that the number of test-takers increased by 4.4%. That may not seem like much, but it’s only the third time in the last nineteen LSAT administrations that we’ve seen an upward tick in registrations — and all three came within the last five tests. To give us an idea of what this means for the next round of law school applicants, let’s dig into the archives for our thoughts on the first increase from one year ago.

About 200 more people sat for the February LSAT in 2014 than for the February 2013 LSAT. What does this mean? Are law school application numbers on their way to recovery? Probably. Will law school admissions become more competitive? Yup.

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Retaking After The February LSAT

After a looong wait, February LSAT scores have finally been released. Although we hope you were thrilled and delighted by your score, odds are that at least some readers are pondering whether to retake the LSAT and, if so, when to do it. We’ve written extensively about how to figure out whether a retake is worthwhile and how to prepare for a second (or third!) round – for instance, this article discusses questions you should ask yourself before committing to a retake, and this article provides a general outline of a study plan for a June retake. Both articles are well worth your time if you think you might want to take the LSAT again.

That said, the February LSAT is rather an unusual beast, so there are a few additional items to consider.

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February LSAT Scores Are Out!

If you took the February LSAT, you probably already know that scores were released surprisingly late last night. While it’s not unprecendented for LSAC to start sending out e-mails late in the evening, that’s probably not much solace to the thousands of LSAT sitters who were literally waiting by the figurative phone.

That said, if you were one of the the folks waiting on LSAC’s bureaucratic machinery, we hope you at least got the score you were shooting for. if you did, congratulations are in order.

If you fell short, of course, the frustrating part about the February LSAT is that you’ll never know what you got wrong. Questions, answers, and even the curve will all remain undisclosed — lost to history like the secrets of the Egyptian pyramids or who shot Mr. Burns.

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Why the LSAT is a Terrible Valentine

It’s brainy, articulate, and financially successful, but don’t be fooled — the LSAT is a crappy valentine. So, though Valentine’s Day be a product of the Hallmark corporation that no one really enjoys, it’s still probably better to spend it with an actual human being than your LSAT studies.

Don’t believe us? Here are a few reasons why the LSAT will make a subpar date on February 14th.

1. The LSAT won’t make you feel pretty
At the start of your date, the LSAT will ask to see your photo ID and a horribly bland recent passport photo of you.