Tag Archive: june

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Should I Cancel My LSAT Score?

Congratulations on surviving Test Day! If you’re like most other test takers, you probably left the testing site feeling some mixture of relief and dread. The part of you that’s feeling relief is just glad that’s finally over with and is telling you to go get some ice cream, or watch GOT, or whatever it is that tickles your fancy. But the part of you that’s feeling dread is probably screaming at you to cancel your score.

Let’s be clear: most of you should not cancel your scores.

First of all, everyone experiences some level of self-doubt after walking out of the test. That’s totally normal. But nobody knows for sure how they did until scores are released. It’s very possible you did better than you think, but if you cancel your score you’ll never know.

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June LSAT: The Morning Cometh

The dust is settling on the June 2015 LSAT, and overall, it sounds like there were some surprises on the test, with a lot of test-takers hoping for a generous curve.

Much like last year, the section that generated the most discussion was Logic Games, where test-takers were faced with an unusual and difficult final game about magazine features. We can’t discuss too many of the particulars, but it sounds like the game gave very few rules, and I’ve heard a few people say that they found at least one of the rules to be confusing. LSAC has been throwing more unusual games at test-takers recently, and it looks like that trend is here to stay.

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How to Use the Weekend before the June LSAT

It’s the weekend before the June LSAT. What to do? What to do? Pretty much nothing. You should definitely take Sunday off, but I think it’s probably a good idea to take most or all of Saturday off too.

You cannot cram for the LSAT. There are precious few things to memorize for the LSAT (exceptions: game types, flaws, and formal logic indicators) and if you didn’t memorized them at least a month ago, trying to do so now won’t help much. Over the past several months you’ve trained yourself to think like a logician. You need to take a break. Try to relax by doing whatever it is that you normally do to relax. At the very least, get plenty of sleep.

Once you’ve put some distance between yourself and the LSAT you’ll be in better shape to think about whether you should actually go through with taking the thing.

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Withdrawing from the LSAT: Nerves or Warning Signs?

Two days before I took the LSAT, I scored lower on a practice exam than I had in months. I was so mortified, I started thinking about postponing until the next test. I imagine that some of you may be facing a similar dilemma.

There’s a clear difference between common nerves and legitimate reasons to withdraw from this Monday’s exam. This post is meant to help you figure out if it is in your best interest to go forward with the June LSAT, or whether you would be better served by postponing. I am going to lay out a few clear warning signs that would warrant taking the test at a later date.

Warning Sign #1: Consistently Scoring Below Your Target

At this point, you probably have a pretty clear idea of the LSAT score you hope to achieve.

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Blueprint’s June LSAT Predicitions

Finally, after years of learning at the Birkenstocked feet of the Blueprint LSAT gurus, my time has come to take the heavy mantle of making predictions for the upcoming LSAT. I have consulted my crystal ball (also known as a wine bottle) veeeery closely and I am finally ready to issue the following predictions:

Logic Games
The June 2014 LSAT was infamous for having a circular game that threw students for a loop (see what I did there?), and the February 2014 LSAT was rumored to have a pretty tough circular game as well. The tests since June 2014 have had Logic Games sections of pretty standard difficulty, so we’re about due for another killer game. So, friends, I’m calling it here — expect a game that falls outside the normal ordering/grouping operations.

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Your June LSAT Packing List

The big day is almost here. In less than a week, you’ll be taking the LSAT.


Hopefully you’re feeling pretty confident, even if you’re nerves are tingling. At this point, you should be wrapping up your prep with some review and a few practice tests but there aren’t a whole lot more ways to boost your score — except for going in with a positive attitude and a fresh mind. So try to minimize the stress, and maximize the motivational mirror speeches.

If you’re really hankering for a way to feel accomplished and ensure you’re at your best on LSAT day, get your packing out of the way early.

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Logical Reasonings / 5.27.15

A) Don’t go to Charleston School of Law. Seriously. Just don’t. I’m like an old man at a gas station warning you teenagers not to go up to that haunted cabin. Above the Law

B) 3 final prep tips for the June LSAT. US News and World Report

C) More diverse law school classes means more diversity in the legal profession, and that’s a good thing. Huffington Post

D) The Onion thinks that standardized tests discriminate against kids who don’t give a shit.

E) The “Single Ladies” dance synced up with the Ducktales theme song is the best thing I’ve seen this week. Maybe month. Possibly year. Slight chance lifetime. Good Friends

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How the LSAT is Like Grilling

It wouldn’t be a proper Memorial Day if you weren’t standing near an open flame, sweating your butt off and thanking the good Flying Spaghetti Monster that summer is finally here. It also wouldn’t be a proper Memorial Day if you didn’t spend at least a little while studying for the June LSAT, and praying

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LSAT Deadlines Abound

LSAT-related withdrawals are never fun. Be they alcohol withdrawals, from your most recent stress-induced bender, or Adderall withdrawals, from that extra boost you insist you need, or a test registration withdrawal itself, it’s important to recognize you’re not in for a walk in the park. Today we’ll be covering the last of these three, in line with our expertise and with the fact that no one here at Blueprint is in a position to throw shade at you for an enthusiastic expression of tequila appreciation.

As many of you know, today is the last day to withdraw your registration with a (partial) refund. Unfortunately, some of your fee has already been absorbed by the LSAC bureaucracy, but it’s still good to get a chunk back if you bail on the test. Note that if you decide to withdraw today you’ll need to fax this form to the LSAC, rather than mail it so that they receive it in time.

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Looming LSAT Deadlines Mean Decisions

If you plan on taking the June LSAT, you should know that some important deadlines are coming up:

Registration Deadline: May 1st (that’s today!)
Late Registration Deadline: May 13th
Test Center Change by Mail, Phone, or Fax: May 13th
Test Center Change Online: May 15th
Test Date Change by Mail, Phone, or Fax: May 22nd
Test Date Change Online: May 24th
LSAT Registration Refunds (partial only): May 13th
Withdraw LSAT Registration – No Refund: June 7th

If you decide to withdraw or reschedule, your next chance to take an LSAT is October – still plenty of time to get applications in for the 2015-2016 cycle, but certainly later in the rolling admissions process.