Tag Archive: lsat question

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Reader Q: What’s the Most Difficult Type of LSAT Question?

Last week on Twitter, a reader asked us what type of LSAT question is the most difficult. That’s actually a trickier question than you may think, for a couple reasons: First, there’s plenty of variation within each question type. There are easy and really hard questions among every question type. And secondly, it depends a lot on the LSAT test-taker. You probably have your own personal favorites and least favorites.

But answering tricky questions is how we roll here, so here are our contenders for the most difficult LSAT questions – and how to tackle ‘em.

The Most Difficult Type of LSAT Question I: Laura says LG rule substitution questions

You know those questions on LSAT Logic Games where it asks you to replace one of the rules in the game with a new rule that has the safe effect?

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Friday the 13th: Putting the ‘Dead’ in LSAT Deadline Weekend

As if Friday the 13th weren’t frightening enough, today is also the final deadline to register for the October LSAT. If you’re planning to take the October LSAT and for some reason you haven’t registered yet, now is the time. Seriously, right now. You’ll have to pay the LSAC an extra $70 for registering late, but after today there’s no way to get signed up.

Today is also the last day to change your LSAT testing center or date for a fee of $83 by mail, phone or fax. If you’re doing so online, you have until Sunday, Sept. 15. Check out yesterday’s LSAT blog post for some advice on whether to take advantage of this opportunity.

If you’re still on board for the October LSAT, it’s getting real.

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Top 3 Questions I Receive in LSAT Tutoring

After tutoring dozens of students over the last couple years, I’ve noticed that I get asked about a few things over and over. While I hate to risk putting myself out of work by sharing my secrets, I’m catching up on Mad Men on Netflix and every hour of tutoring is an hour that I’m missing out on watching Don’s antics. So without further ado, here are the top three questions I hear in LSAT tutoring, as well as some tips for solving each.

1. Trouble finding deductions in LSAT Logic Games

Deductions are amazing and life-saving for LSAT Logic Games, but they can be a big stumbling block for some students. My tutorees aren’t sure how to find them, and they aren’t sure how to tell when they’ve found all of the deductions and can proceed to the questions.

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Why You May Not Like Your Next LSAT Practice Exam Score

As the October LSAT draws nearer and Blueprint’s LSAT classes progress through their lessons, the time has come for many of you to take your second LSAT practice exam.

Interpreting the results from the second LSAT practice exam can be a challenge. You probably haven’t covered every kind of LSAT question yet, and you probably haven’t done much to work on your pacing. That’s perfectly normal, and your goal on the second LSAT practice exam should be to improve your accuracy on the questions you get to of the types you’ve covered. But this means that as you review, the practice LSAT score doesn’t tell the whole story.

Most students see their LSAT scores go up on the second practice exam. Some don’t. It’s reasonably common for the score to go down a little bit, too.

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How I’ve Been Holding Up Since My Breakup with the LSAT

I started teaching the LSAT in 2008. I stopped in 2013. I’ve been LSAT sober for four months.

In my five years of teaching this most wonderful of tests, I got to know it pretty well. Between classes, tutoring, and manning the email helpline, I worked with literally thousands of bright-eyed students (well, they started bright-eyed, anyway). I’ve done every single modern LSAT question. Even the rare out-of-print ones, even the awful ones from the early 90s that made people seriously reconsider going to law school. I’ve done most LSAT questions multiple times, and many of them many, many times. I’m pretty sure I could recreate the mauve dinosaur game from memory. I can certainly tell you all about Noguchi’s positive light sculptures. And I’ll never forget about the possible link between curing herpes and smoking pot.

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Key to Great LSAT Scores Same as Key to Great Quarterbacks

Today’s guest LSAT blog post is by Shawdi Vara, a former Blueprint LSAT Prep student who is currently attending UC-Davis Law School.

Joe Montana, Peyton Manning and Tom Brady all have poor short term memory. Before you freak out that this is an LSAT blog post about football, let me give you an example of what I mean.

Fresh in my mind is an example from San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick in the divisional playoff game against the Green Bay Packers. On the first drive, he dropped back to pass. His first look: double covered. His second look: covered. He felt pressure, and tried to escape the pocket, but couldn’t. He then threw a terrible pass, which Green Bay intercepted and returned for a touchdown.

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Your Final Week of February LSAT Prep is All About Primping

Valentine’s Day may still be more than a week away, but if you have a date with the February LSAT this Saturday, it’s time to start primping.

No number of roses will help you seduce the LSAT. But there are many other things you’ll need to bring if you want to stand a chance. Carefully read the LSAC list of items needed for admission to the LSAT testing center and start getting everything together. Most notably, you need to attach a passport-style photo to your February LSAT testing center admission ticket; the LSAC wants to have something to remember you by. The LSAC is picky about photos; follow the LSAT testing center admission ticket photo requirements to the letter. If you’re missing any of the required items, LSAC will have no compunction about kicking you to the curb.

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Four New Year’s Resolutions for LSAT Retakers

Should old acquaintance be forgot, and never brought to mind? If your New Year’s Eve celebration was anything like mine, the alcohol might have taken care of that for you. Unfortunately, some of you will have to bring one acquaintance to mind in the new year – the LSAT.

With December LSAT scores coming out soon, some of you will enter the next phase of LSAT prep – gearing up for a retake. Others have already made that decision, but you’re waiting until the new year to start the studying over again. Either way, here are some resolutions to make so that you don’t enter the dreaded realm of the LSAT re-retaker.

LSAT Retaker New Year’s Resolution I: Figure out where you went wrong the first time

Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, yet expecting different results.

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Finding Your Stride Two Weeks Before the December LSAT

To those about to take the December LSAT, we salute you.

You have about two weeks left before you take the all important exam, and some of you are no doubt in full-on, teeth-chattering, knees-shaking panic mode. You know what I say to that? I say that’s probably just fine.

Believe it or not, it’s not my opinion that confidence in your December LSAT preparedness is the biggest deal in the world. Frankly, I don’t think it’s possible to ever feel as prepared as you want to be for what may be the biggest standardized test of your life. Even if you’re consistently scoring where you want on LSAT practice exams and you’ve done all your homework, doubt and worry still manage to creep in. It just means you care.

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How an LSAT Prep Instructor Approaches the October LSAT

The October LSAT is a week from Saturday, which is big news for a lot of you guys out there. It’s also big news for me, since I’ll be joining in the festivities. That’s right: good ol’ Colin Elzie is retaking the LSAT for a third time.

Why? Well, the last time I took the test was three years ago, which means my LSAT score is going to start expiring for some law schools. I don’t have any immediate plans to apply to law school, but I like having the option there just in case. I’m also just looking forward to getting to sit for a real test once again. Knowing that I’m probably not applying to law school this year means there’s very little pressure, so I’m more excited than anything else about the October LSAT. (This is a good lesson to all you studying for October; paradoxically, the less freaked out you get about how you’ll do, the better you’ll do.) But, like everyone, I need to study. So how does one who’s taught studying the LSAT for nearly five years study for the LSAT?