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Prepping for LSAT Prep: How to Get a Head Start on Studying

If you’re planning on taking a class to prepare for the September LSAT (say, perhaps, one of Blueprint’s soon-to-begin classes), you may be wondering what you should be doing to prepare before class starts.

The good news is that you don’t need to do much. The point of an LSAT class is to teach you the skills you’ll need to conquer the LSAT. There are no prerequisites, and the LSAT doesn’t test any kind of specialized knowledge or anything you’d need to start memorizing.

The most important thing you can do before LSAT class starts, then, is to have fun. Once class starts, you’re going to have to work your, uh, donkey off. You’ll have homework to do and practice tests to review. Variables from LSAT Logic Games will dance through your dreams, and you’ll be that person who always points out the flawed logic in everything your (soon to be former) friends say.

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3 Bits of LSAT Prep Inspiration From Watching the World Cup

Whether you call it football or soccer, the World Cup is an exciting time to be a sports fan (or an incredibly disappointing time—I’m looking at you, Spain). All across the world, fans are draping themselves in flags and team colors, painting their faces, and cheering for the team. If you’re an LSAT prep student, even if you don’t like sports there are lessons to be learned from this momentous occasion.

LSAT Prep Inspiration From the World Cup I: Take Nothing for Granted

Spain, the defending World Cup champion, has been eliminated from the tournament after a pair of losses. The powerhouse team’s implosion is the most remarkable story to come out of Brazil thus far, and it mark the first time in history that a defending champion has ever been eliminated so quickly.

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Winner: Check Out Blueprint’s Latest Caption Contest Champ

Sorry, chicks and dudes, but Blueprint LSAT Prep’s latest caption contest is officially closed.

Thanks to all of the entrants. We received a slew of great submissions for the above photo, but alas, there can be only one winner.

Before we find out who, let’s find out what they won: a free copy of The Blueprint for LSAT Logic Games! How about that, huh? There’s something you won’t see in the Showcase Showdown.

Without further ado, here’s the latest champion of an LSAT blog caption contest, as chosen by the Blueprint LSAT Prep staff:

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2014 June LSAT Morning Cometh: Staying Positive, Patient

So after months of studying, practice tests and hard work, you’ve finally taken the 2014 June LSAT. This should be cause for celebration, but maybe you’re not in the most jovial mood. Maybe things didn’t go smoothly for you yesterday. Maybe you’re worried about your LSAT score. And then there was that damned Logic Game. (“What the flip was that, LSAC?!”)

We wouldn’t blame you if these thoughts were running through your mind today. But keep one thing in mind: you’re not the only one. Were you a bit shaky in section 1 yesterday because of the nerves? So were other people. Did you have a less-than-stellar proctoring experience? Chances are someone else’s was worse (read some of the comments from yesterday’s 2014 June LSAT Instant Recap!). And that brutal fourth Logic Game? Yep, join the club.

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Good Luck on the 2014 June LSAT!

On behalf of everyone at Blueprint LSAT Prep, we’d like to wish everyone taking the June LSAT the best of luck! That goes double for Blueprint LSAT Prep students, whom we’re not afraid to admit we’re rootin’ for. After all, we taught you everything we know about the LSAT. Make us proud!

When you’re done with the June LSAT, make sure to come right back here to the LSAT blog to discuss it. We’ll have our 2014 June LSAT Instant Recap up sometime this afternoon, and although we can’t talk about any of the details (experimental sections, Reading Comp passages, etc.), we can talk about how difficult you found the test, all the crazy shenanigans from your LSAT testing center, etc.

It’ll be fun. It’ll be informative. And, most importantly, it’ll be after you’ve crushed the June LSAT.

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The Weekend Before the June LSAT: What to Do Now?

The June LSAT is three days away. In honor of all your pain and suffering, the LSAT blog is bringing you a support group for June LSAT prep survivors: Remaining Calm, Together.

If you’d like to share something with the group, leave us a comment. This is a safe place. Put on some flute music and relax.

You’re Done Prepping for the June LSAT

You did everything you could to prepare, two more days of frantic LSAT cramming will only hurt. Instead, give your brain two days to marinate and relax. Take a first-world shower. Bring a beer or two. Channel your inner Type B personality. It’s almost over.

I’ve seen a number of students improve their LSAT scores after a well-deserved break from studying. I’ve also seen too many students crash by pounding away at their LSAT prep tests until the last minute.

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How to Get in Optimal Test-Taking Mode for the June LSAT

You’ve spent a lot time preparing for the June LSAT (hopefully). Now that we’re down to crunch time, it’s time to start thinking about the little things that can make a big difference. And as it turns out, that list boils mainly down to basic human needs. Sure, you’ve been sleeping and eating for the past few decades without any help from us, but there are a couple special considerations when it comes to the LSAT – here’s what you need to know.

Key #1 to Getting in Optimal June LSAT Test-Taking Mode: Sleep

Of course, it’s important to be well-rested on LSAT test day. June test-takers are lucky in that you don’t need to worry about waking up early for the exam – every other administration of the LSAT starts at 8:30 a.m.!

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Down-to-the-Wire Tips for Every Section on the June LSAT

It’s the last week of LSAT prep, and most of you are struggling with a specific section. The LSAT blog is here to help.

In general, you don’t want to focus solely on your weakest LSAT section. It seems counterintuitive, but you’ll progress faster if you mix up your practice. There’s some good science behind this – you can read about it in Make it Stick – or you can just take my word for it.

Let’s get down to specific tips:

If you’re struggling with Reading Comprehension:

Reading Comprehension is probably the most difficult LSAT section to prep for, but improvement is definitely possible.

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Diving Back Into June LSAT Prep After Memorial Day Weekend

How was that long weekend? Relaxing? Did you fire up a grill? How does it feel if I tell you that Memorial Day also marked two weeks to go before the June LSAT?

Not so great, you say?

It’s time to get back to studying. If you took some time off over the weekend, that isn’t necessarily fatal. It can even be good to get your mind off the LSAT for a little bit. Now your task is to make the most of these next two weeks.

If you didn’t take one over the weekend, start with a full LSAT practice test. Then, review it. When you’re done with that, review some more. It’s easy to succumb to the temptation to take LSAT practice test after LSAT practice test in hopes that your score will climb.

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3 Tips for the Final 3 Weeks of June LSAT Prep

With three weeks left until the June LSAT, things are getting real. Now is not a time for panic, but focus; you can get a lot done in the upcoming days with the right mindset. Here are three tips that will help you maximize your potential over the next three weeks:

Tip #1 for the Final 3 Weeks of June LSAT Prep: Don’t just take practice LSATs – study them.

We all have been taught the importance of practice exams. Taking a whole bunch of them will help build the endurance you’ll need when your brain starts to get tired in that third hour. But when it comes to practice LSATs, quality is just important as quantity. The key to getting the most out of your exams is setting aside the time to properly review them. This goes beyond just looking up explanations for the questions you got wrong. Really try and study your results. What categories of LR questions are you missing the most?