Tag Archive: lsat questions

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To Succeed on LSAT Test Day → Learn to Diagram

If you want to have a successful LSAT test day, you need to learn to diagram. There are lots of ways I could say the same thing: Only if you learn to diagram will you succeed on LSAT test day, for example. Or: no one who succeeds on LSAT test day doesn’t learn to diagram.

One of the reasons diagramming is so great is that it lets you get all these statements down to the same logical structure:

Succeed on LSAT test day → Learn to diagram

Conditional statements such as the above are all over the LSAT. Many Logical Reasoning question types are chock full of them. Grouping games, especially the In and Out variety, often have nothing but conditional statements as rules. And conditional rules pop up not at all infrequently in ordering games as well.

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What to Bring (And What Not to Bring) on LSAT Test Day

June LSAT test day is almost upon us, and you should have everything you need for the LSAT ready in advance so that you don’t end up scrambling Monday morning. Be sure to check out LSAC’s page of regulations for LSAT test day; here are some highlights of what to bring and what not to bring.

Item #1 to Bring to LSAT Test Day: Yourself. If you decide you’re not ready for the June LSAT, visit the LSAC website before midnight ET Sunday and withdraw from the LSAT to avoid an absence on your record.

Item #2 to Bring to LSAT Test Day: Your admission ticket with photo attached. You can print the ticket from LSAC’s website. The photo is a relatively new requirement for the LSAT, but you should not overlook it. LSAC is extremely picky about your photo.

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Hangout with Blueprint, Get Your LSAT Questions Answered

Wanna hang?

You are invited to do just that on Tuesday, June 5, when Blueprint LSAT Prep will host a live Hangout on Air on Google+. You don’t want to miss out, because veteran Blueprint instructor Matt Shinners will be on hand to answer questions about the LSAT and law school admissions that are plaguing law school hopefuls like you six days before the June LSAT.

Still struggling with LSAT reading comprehension? Not sure how to start your law school personal statement? Wondering if you should bring a jacket on LSAT test day? Submit your questions now, and Matt — who scored a 180 on his own LSAT and graduated from Harvard Law — will answer them. (No questions about specific LSAT logic games, please.)

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Do Your Part During LSAT Prep to Help Out the Planet

Yesterday was the 33rd annual Earth Day. Few ever consider the environmental costs of studying for and taking the LSAT: paper use, getting to and from LSAT class, increased electricity use from late night studying, etc. If you’re preparing for the June LSAT, here are some ways you can do your part to help out:

EARTH-FRIENDLY LSAT PREP TIP #1: Stop Bathing

Let’s face it: you’re barely leaving the house anyway. Why not take advantage and conserve water? You may well be able to save over 1,200 gallons between now and the June LSAT by forgoing showers. As an added bonus, when you take the June LSAT, your stench may depress the performance of the LSAT test takers around you, making for an easier curve and improving your LSAT score.*

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The LSAT Prep Adventures of Cecilia Tsoukalos: Ready to Run

Cecilia Tsoukalos is an employee of Blueprint LSAT Preparation’s main office. She is enrolled in one of our spring courses and has agreed to blog about her experience (under a pseudonym, of course). Catch up by reading last week’s introductory post.

We meet again, fellow LSAT prep students. As most LSAT classes are well underway (those of you in our expansion locations are a bit behind the rest of us) you may notice that we’ve moved on from book one, the dinosaur era, and are wading through bubbling lava in book two. And it only took two weeks. If anyone else is shocked at how fast it went, let’s start a club. Just know that I get to be club president because it’s my blog post, excuse my totalitarianism.

How’s about we take a look back at everything we’ve worked through thus far.

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The LSAT Prep Adventures of Cecilia Tsoukalos: Get-to-Know

Cecilia Tsoukalos is an employee of Blueprint LSAT Preparation’s main office. She is enrolled in one of our spring courses and has agreed to blog about her experience (under a pseudonym, of course). This is her first post.

Greetings, fellow LSAT students! I’ll be writing to you every so often documenting my time spent preparing for the June LSAT.

As many of you will surely agree, it’s difficult trying to juggle real life and preparation for a test that can potentially determine the course for the rest of your life. As a Blueprint staff member it’s part of my job to guide students through the LSAT process and help them understand that the LSAT is totally learnable. The LSAT is about how you think, not what you know.

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LSAT Reading Comprehension Book Club II: 1491

This post is the first in a series of reviews of books by veteran Blueprint instructor Dan McCarthy that may help you improve your LSAT reading comprehension skills.

In my LSAT Reading Comprehension Book Club introduction last week, I said that now is a great time to work on your LSAT reading comprehension skills. Today, I’ll give you a concrete suggestion of a book that can help you develop those skills.

That book is 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus by Charles Mann. I don’t think I’ve ever read a book more perfectly designed to help you improve your LSAT reading comprehension skills. In some ways, the book is almost like a 400-page LSAT reading comprehension passage.

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Investigating Some Thanksgiving, LSAT Coincidences

Hey guys, Thanksgiving is a week away! The LSAT is two weeks and two days away! Coincidence? Maybe not. When you think about it, there’s a lot of similarities between the LSAT and Thanksgiving. According to Wikipedia, Thanksgiving, celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November, has officially been an annual tradition in the United States since 1863, when during the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national day of thanksgiving to be celebrated, while The Law School Admission Test (LSAT) is a half-day standardized test administered four times each year at designated testing centers throughout the world. But the similarities don’t end there!

The first LSAT was given in 1948. In 1941, Thanksgiving was set as falling on the fourth Thursday in November.

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Doing It a Fourth Time: LSAC’s New Policy

Getting a waiver to take the LSAT for a fourth time in two years used to be as easy as getting the smelly kid to go to the prom with you (in this analogy, Cooley is the smelly kid). You just had to ask a school to write a letter, and they were so happy they wouldn’t be dancing with their cousin from two towns over they’d say yes. We even wrote about it here.

Sadly, the LSAC recently changed its policy.

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Deep Existentialism: Why the LSAT Exists

At this point in your LSAT studying, there’s a halfway decent chance you’ve already cried a couple of times. You’ve probably become a much angrier driver. You’ve almost certainly had more conversations about the direction of your life during these past few months than you’ve had throughout all the lazy, drunken days of college.

That’s all within the bounds of normal, but according to me, all that stress and turmoil boils from one question: Why does the LSAT exist?