Tag Archive: LSAT logic games

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12 Tasks That Will Turn You Into an LSAT Hercules

The Legend of Hercules opens in theaters today. In honor of this latest rehashed plot, here are the 12 Herculean LSAT Tasks that will forgive you for the sins you’ve committed against your LSAT score — like taking practice tests in the afternoon, or doing them in pen.

Herculean LSAT Task I: Memorize the Common LSAT Logical Reasoning Flaws

For your first Herculean LSAT task, I want you to memorize all of the common LSAT Logical Reasoning Flaws. On any given LSAT, knowing these flaws will be the key to getting the right answer for at least 40 questions. Let that sink in.

Blueprint LSAT Prep students, you know where to find these in your books.

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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford’s LSAT Flaws Will Crack You Up

In case you haven’t heard, Toronto mayor Rob Ford recently admitted to smoking crack. His staffers have gone to the police with concerns about his alcohol abuse, which includes drinking and driving and swilling vodka bottle after vodka bottle in high school parking lots. His driver has been arrested on drug dealing charges. Is Ford going to resign? His answer is an emphatic no. And unless he’s convicted of a crime, there’s nothing anyone can do to remove him from office.

Toronto holds a special place on the LSAT. LSAC is often keen on reminding LSAT test takers that the LSAT is used for Canadian law schools, too. As a result, I’d wager that Toronto is one of the most used names for a variable in the LSAT Logic Games section. We’ll take a look here at some of the flawed logic surrounding Mayor Ford’s situation:

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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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Daylight Savings: An Extra Hour For December LSAT Prep

Early in the morning this upcoming Sunday, daylight savings time will end (unless you live in Arizona, of course). Right at the instant that clocks would have switched over from 1:59:59 a.m. to 2:00 a.m., they’ll click right back to 1:00 a.m. This has the strange effect that there will be two times an hour apart that are both called 1:30 AM.

If you’re preparing for the December LSAT, this means you have one more hour than you thought before LSAT test day. It’s time to think about how you’ll use it.

In California at least, you definitely don’t get an extra hour to drink. Even though closing time is 2 a.m., and 1 a.m. is generally considered to be before 2 a.m., state law is explicit on the subject: on daylight savings night, sale of alcoholic beverages must cease two hours after midnight, regardless of what the clock may say.

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Tales From the LSAT Crypt II: Dreaded Experimental Sections

Halloween is finally here, which means you can enliven your LSAT studies by wearing your costume to the library while you’re studying tonight. Since you’ve got the LSAT on the brain, perhaps you’ll dress as a mauve dinosaur or Thurgood Marshall (although, in light of recent news regarding celebrities’ ill-advised Halloween costumes, this might be a good moment for a little reminder).

However, if you want to dress up as something that will really strike fear into the heart of anyone else studying for the LSAT, allow me to suggest dressing as another common LSAT bogeyman (other than LSAT Logic Games): the dreaded experimental section (dun dun dun!).*

Tales from the LSAT Crypt II: The order and type of the experimental section

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Unwrapping the Tricks and Treats of the 2013 October LSAT

The 2013 October LSAT was another one for the ages, dear readers.

Yesterday, LSAC released October LSAT scores, not mention the test itself. So now we can check our LSAT blog predictions and our 2013 October LSAT Instant Recap to see how well they captured the feel of the test.

First off, the 2013 October LSAT curve:

170 = -12
160 = -27
152 = -41

A pretty standard LSAT curve for a pretty standard LSAT.

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Tales From the LSAT Crypt: Unusual or Difficult Logic Games

Halloween is a week from today, which means that all things spooky are just around the corner. Of course, if you’re studying for the LSAT, that monstrous test is probably the spookiest thing in your life these days. But you’re in luck. Think of me as the wise, grizzled old man who guides you through the perils ahead, because I’m about to introduce you to an LSAT bogeyman and tell you how to vanquish it.

Tales from the LSAT Crypt: Unusual and/or exceptionally difficult LSAT Logic Games

There are two classes in the Blueprint LSAT Prep curriculum that strike fear into the hearts of my students: one where we cover “neither” games (which are games that fall outside the general categories of ordering, grouping, and combo games), and one where we cover some of the hardest games ever (such as the infamous mauve dinosaur game from the 2009 June LSAT).

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Columbus Day: One of December LSAT Prep’s Many Holidays

With Columbus Day today, Halloween right around the corner, and shopping malls already celebrating Christmas, those of you studying for the December LSAT have no doubt begun to fret about how to study around the holidays. Well fret not, LSATers, I’m here with a list of strategies for holidays both prominent and obscure to aid you on your way.

December LSAT Prep Holiday I to be Reckoned With: Halloween

Partying as you normally would probably shouldn’t be your strategy of choice. Hangovers and LSAT Reading Comp passages don’t mix nearly as well as Jack and Coke. That doesn’t mean you can’t have any fun at all, though. Find a friend with a house and use pages full of LSAT Logic Games to scare neighborhood children.

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Matt Shinners’s 2013 October LSAT Predictions

October. The month of terrifying things. Ghosts. Zombies. Sparkly vampires. And the LSAT.

Whereas we know what to expect from those monsters, the LSAT is an unknown quantity, and thus most terrifying of all. Luckily, I’m here with my Ouija board and a bottle of Scotch to look into the future and see what awaits you all this weekend on the October LSAT.

2013 October LSAT Prediction I: Logic Games

The June LSAT Logic Games were fairly straightforward, except for one killer game. Even our mystery instructor who sat for the June LSAT was momentarily tripped up by it.

So what to expect after an average section with a hard game? A slightly harder than average section without any particularly hard game!

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Here’s the #Winner of The Blueprint for LSAT Logic Games

Every so often, the worthiness of social media shines through.

Take Blueprint LSAT Prep’s latest contest, for example. We asked you to send us tweets using the hashtag #ThingsIdRatherDoThanStudyForTheLSAT with the promise that the best one would receive a free copy of our new LSAT book, The Blueprint for LSAT Logic Games. And boy howdy, did we receive some good’ns. In fact, you should check out all the tweets.

Alas, we had to pick one winner above all. So congratulations to @carituh for this tweet that earned her a free copy of Blueprint’s LSAT book: