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The Way Forward

The December LSAT was this past Saturday, which, huzzah, you’re done with studying for the dang thing. But what if you feel like you didn’t do as well as you wanted?

First of all, did you really do as poorly as you thought you did? Or are you someone who is always convinced that you did terribly after every exam (“I swear, I failed that test!”), but it always turns out that you did fine (“Never mind, I got an A.”)? In other words, are you a Chicken Little, convinced the world is going to end because you might’ve gotten a few problems wrong (which is perfectly normal, by the way)?

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Logical Reasonings / 11.24.15

A. Now you can play all the video games at once. Thank you science guys. IFL Science
B. A hearing tomorrow could decide whether your fantasy football league goes to jail. Forbes
C. A case of vandalism at Harvard Law School is being investigated as a hate crime. The Harvard Crimson
D. Do you trust US News & World Report to give you LSAT advice? We’ll let you decide. USNRW
E. The ACLU is suing Indiana Gov. Mike Pence for refusing state benefits to Syrian refugees. Talking Points Memo

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Logical Reasonings / 10.23.15

A. Blueprint’s Marketing Director discusses, ‘Why the LSAT’? The National Jurist Magazine

B. A second look at the Princeton Review’s ‘Law Schools with the Best Career Prospects’. Above the Law

C. Necessary reading for those who purchased a Subway six-inch or footlong sandwich between Jan. 1, 2003 and Oct. 2, 2015. Wall Street Journal Blog

D. Struggling with law school? This podcast may be your solution. Law School Toolbox

E. comprehensive guide to every single new emoji. Mashable

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Why Taking the LSAT a Second Time Can Be a Good Thing

Taking the LSAT twice is not always the original game plan. But it’s not a bad thing, necessarily. It’s all about how you look at it (that’s the secret). In fact, there are some advantages to taking the test twice.

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Pre LSAT Zen Tips

The LSAT is tomorrow. Less than 24 hours separate you from the test center. That’s scary. You may have heard that you shouldn’t study today. That’s true; you really shouldn’t. But it’s not much better to spend today stressing about the LSAT, staring at your books and fighting off the urge to open them up. The goal today is to get in as good a state of mind as possible for the LSAT.

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What to Do During October LSAT Crunch Time

You have about three and a half weeks before the October LSAT. It’s crunch time. But you’re probably busy with school, work, or both. What to do, what to do? Well, here are some tips.

Focus On Logic Games

The Logic Games section is the most learnable part of the LSAT. There’s nothing optional about the games strategies you’ve learned. You have to know and master all of them. You don’t have the time to freestyle it. Don’t know the difference between an overbooked and an underbooked game, and why it matters? Go back and review. Don’t know how to play the numbers? Go back and review.

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The LSAT Preseason Is Over

The NFL regular season begins tonight. The preseason, an annual four-game exercise devoted to figuring out roster spots and fleecing season ticket holders, is over. Starting tonight, there will be much less talk of deflated balls and the extent to which said balls merit punishment for the alleged deflators, and much more talk of who’s winning and losing.

It just so happens that the shift from the preseason to the regular season coincides with a shift in how those studying for the October LSAT should view their practice tests. Of course, on the LSAT, nothing counts until the real thing, but there are parallels nonetheless.

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October LSAT Check-In

To Register Or Not to Register

Wanna take the October LSAT? Then you need to register before the September 9 “late registration” deadline. If you’ve spent the last two months, or more, studying for the LSAT, go ahead and register. You’ll have until the night before the LSAT to back out without any black mark on your record.

If you’re planning on cramming for the LSAT, as in, you haven’t started your prep yet, forget about the October LSAT. You’ll be better off taking the December LSAT.

Significant score improvements often don’t show up until the last few weeks leading up to the LSAT, so don’t put too much stock into your current practice test scores. If you’ve given LSAT prep your best shot, register.

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What to Expect on Your Second Practice LSAT

With preparations for the October LSAT in full swing, many students are preparing for their second practice test right around now. The second practice test is a lot like a second date: you know what a little more about what to expect, you’re a little more comfortable with the process, but you’re still trying to figure a lot of things out. The good news is that you’re guaranteed a third, fourth, and even fifth date with the test. The bad news is that you might not want to see your date ever again after practice test number two is finished.

The reason for the bad news is that a lot of people struggle mightily on their second go around. I, for one, scored lower than my diagnostic on my second practice test. I was demoralized, mortified, humiliated, etc. etc. I didn’t really believe my instructor when he told me that I should expect to struggle. I thought that meticulously completing every practice problem and reviewing the answers would lead to instant improvements. It did not.