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LSAT Prep Instructor Abroad I: China and LSAT Logic Games

As my students, friends, and dedicated stalkers know, I recently returned from a solo trip to China. While there, I was reminded of the similarities between the LSAT and life – the laughter, struggles, blood, sweat, and tears. (Okay, hopefully your LSAT studies haven’t involved any of those things.)

If you’re finding yourself surprised that the LSAT applies in any way to real life (besides in matters of determining whether Uma or Thomas plays baseball third), read on:

Celebrating the small victories

Although I took a few semesters learning the language back in college, Chinese falls squarely into the category of things you must use or lose.

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Why LSAT Test-Takers Should Be Inspired By the 9-0 Chiefs

At 9-0, my Kansas City Chiefs are the only team in the NFL this season that is still undefeated. And I fully expect them to escape this weekend without another loss (it is their bye week, after all).

As a Chiefs fan, I can assure you that nobody in the world predicted this team would go 9-0 and get off to their best start in 10 years. Despite fielding more Pro Bowlers than any other team in the league last season, Kansas City won two games and ended up with the first pick in the NFL Draft — which they spent on an offensive lineman. Then, owner Clark Hunt cleaned house and hired a new coaching staff and general manager, not to mention signed former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith. The changes were immediate, but everyone figured the Chiefs would need a few seasons to get on the same page.

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Looking Back at the Government Shutdown’s LSAT Flaws

Last week, the United States House and Senate finally managed to get past their differences and reopen the federal government just before things would have become a bit hairy with the debt limit. All told, the shutdown went on for 17 days, and involved lots of frustration, brinksmanship, and flawed logic. Since this is an LSAT blog, the last part is what we’ll focus on here.

Government Shutdown Flaw I:

“Since the government was shut down, and running the government costs money, we must have at least saved money in this whole affair.”

This is what I think calling the shutdown a “slimdown” is intended to imply.

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Which NFL Players Would You Pick in an LSAT Fantasy Draft?

Today marks the last week of preseason games in the National Football League. This means National Football League season ticket holders are going through the annual ritual of trying to get rid of the National Football League preseason tickets they’re obligated to buy.

It also means that many National Football League fans are preparing to draft players for their National Football League fantasy teams. The question is, what if you were to draft some of these muscle-heads for an LSAT fantasy team? Let’s explore that idea.

(Since I don’t actually work for the sports media, I’m exempt from the requirement to say the full words “National Football League” as much as possible. I’ll stop now.)

Maybe my hometown bias is showing through, but I’ll start with San Francisco’s Colin Kaepernick, one of the most promising young quarterbacks in the league. Why? For his versatility.

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How Getting Engaged is Like Taking the LSAT

As some of you may have heard, I recently got engaged to an amazing woman. As many of my friends told me, it’s about damn time.

Having met at law school, my relationship with Kristin is shorter than my relationship with the LSAT. However, the relationship with the LSAT has always been love-hate; with Kristin, it has always just been love. I’ll give everyone a minute to say, “Aww!’ Or to wretch.

So now that I’m engaged, what similarities does it have with the LSAT? You better believe they’ve asked me to write an LSAT blog article listing them.

How Getting Engaged is Like Taking the LSAT I: Sometimes it’s better to just get it over with

Romantic, I know.

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What LSAT Prep Students Can Learn from Steve Jobs

Today marks the nationwide release of the Steve Jobs biopic, jOBS, starring Kelso, I mean, Ashton Kutcher. So far, critics don’t think much of the movie, some of the scenes are downright cringeworthy, and the portrayal of Steve Wozniak is just awful. But, we can draw a very important lesson about LSAT prep from Jobs’s life.

I think Jobs would not have done very well on his first practice LSAT. After all, when he was diagnosed with cancer he consulted a psychic instead of getting the surgery his doctor recommended. So, I would put Jobs’s first practice LSAT score at around a 140.

However, I do think Jobs’s final LSAT score, after considerable practice (and maybe a few psychic séances), would be much higher. He’d probably end up with an LSAT score somewhere in the 160s. This is because your final LSAT score is largely determined by how well you deal with adversity, and Jobs did this very well.

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What Would They Score on the LSAT: Breaking Bad Edition

In a scant two days, the long slog towards the beginning of the conclusion of Breaking Bad will finally be over. We will, at long last, find out what Hank decides to do when he finds Gale’s book in Walter’s bathroom. We will see what Walter decides to do with the immense pile of cash Skyler has stashed away in a storage locker. And now, with a little imagination, we’ll find out how Breaking Bad’s biggest characters would deal with the little ol’ LSAT and the preparation therefor:

Walter White: The (in)famous Heisenberg is nothing if not cold, calculating and meticulous. While his carefully laid plans generally encounter a hiccup or two (see the magnets and evidence room escapade), he either plans for or works his way out of every eventuality he faces.

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How LSAT Prep is Like an NFL Training Camp

It’s almost August, which means two things: NFL teams have reported to training camp, and Blueprint’s LSAT prep classes for the October LSAT are underway. Even though you don’t need to show up to your first LSAT class in game shape, and you won’t ever be penalized $2 million for failing to show up to “optional” LSAT team workouts, there are some parallels between the two.

How LSAT Prep is Like an NFL Training Camp I: You have to learn the playbook

NFL offenses have notoriously large playbooks. Memorizing their contents is no easy task for the players. But it’s an important one: if you don’t know the plays, you’ll have trouble staying on the field. Studying for the LSAT doesn’t involve nearly as much memorization, fortunately for you. But think of it as building a playbook.

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These Tour de France Part to Whole LSAT Flaws are Dope

If you have the will — and the stamina — to spend about four hours a day watching men exercise in tight-fitting clothes, then you probably already know that Chris Froome has won the Tour de France. The Tour is a showcase for mental toughness, advanced materials, aerodynamic research, and, unfortunately, pharmaceutical science. Blood doping and EPOs probably won’t help you do better on the LSAT, but using cycling to understanding the tricky Part to Whole flaw will.

Tour de France Part to Whole LSAT Flaw #1: The Fastest Riders Make The Fastest Team

Let’s say that Team Merck has the best coach, the fastest climber, the fastest time trialist, the fastest sprinter, and the fastest domestique (the guy who brings everyone their water bottles and snacks).

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These LSAT Flaws Might Be Aaron Hernandez’s Best Defense

In case you haven’t heard about the investigation surrounding New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, here’s a quick recap.

Aaron Hernandez and Odin Lloyd, a semipro football player who was dating Hernandez’s girlfriend’s sister, were out drinking one night last week. The two of them, along with two other men, left in Hernandez’s SUV. Later, there were only 3. Lloyd’s body was found a mile from Hernandez’s home the next day. He had been shot, execution style.

Then the investigation began. Police discovered that Hernandez had destroyed his house’s security system, which could have recorded video. Asked to hand over his cell phone, Hernandez complied. But the phone was in pieces.