Tag Archive: lsat scores

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Most Blueprint LSAT Prep Courses Start Next Weekend

As the first quarter of 2014 winds down, it’s time to shift focus to the highlight of the second quarter: the June LSAT.

While adjusting your sights, why not take a look at some of the upcoming Blueprint LSAT Prep courses that are starting soon (mostly next weekend). Here’s a list, along with the instructor and start date — and a link to find out more about each LSAT course:

Spring 2014 New York 1 LSAT prep course — Christian Benante — March 30

Spring 2014 Atlanta LSAT prep course — Jennifer Chae — March 30

Spring 2014 Austin LSAT prep course — Jessica Jackelen — March 30

Spring 2014 Phoenix LSAT prep course — Dylan Gadek — April 5

Spring 2014 Irvine LSAT prep course — Jay Donnell — April 5

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LSAC Releases February LSAT Scores…on Sunday?!

The mailman doesn’t deliver on Sunday, but LSAC does.

February LSAT scores arrived yesterday, much sooner than anyone expected — and on a Sunday, no less. It’s the first time that’s happened in recent (or distant) memory.

At this point, you should have received your February LSAT score by email, but if it somehow got lost in your spam folder, you can always find out by logging into your LSAC account and navigating to the “LSAT Status” page.

Whether you received good, bad, or so-so news yesterday, chances are this entire process has been stressful for you. It’s tempting to ask “What now?” and immediately become overwhelmed with what lies ahead, whether it’s retaking or moving on to the rest of the law school application process. But before you contemplate the next step forward, take a step back. For better or worse, what’s done is done, and it’s important to properly put the February LSAT behind you.

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Enjoy Your Final Weekend Without a February LSAT Score

February LSAT scores are supposed to come out March 5. Right now, you probably feel like Leonardo DiCaprio waiting for an Oscar. And just like DiCaprio, you’re probably gonna have to keep waiting this weekend.

LSAT scores are typically released a few days before they’re scheduled to come out. The LSAC likes to play with your emotions like that. But, they probably won’t come out more than two days early. I predict you’ll get your February LSAT scores this Monday.

But, you should keep checking until then, just in case. To check, you’ll need to log in to your LSAC account, and navigate to your “LSAT Status” page. If the icons in the “LSAT Documents” table have turned gray, then the February LSAT scores are coming out!

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And the LSAT Scores of This Year’s Oscar Nominees Are…

The Oscars are this weekend, and we here at Blueprint LSAT Prep know you’re probably obsessing about your February LSAT score. Maybe it’s time you take a break, check out some of this year’s nominated films, then obsesses over how well these actors would do if they sat for the exam as the characters they portrayed in their Academy Award-nominated roles.

Wait, what? That last sentence was really long and that’s super random and you don’t have time for that? Well, that’s okay, we got super random and did the work for you!

In no particular order, here are this year’s Oscar nominees and our LSAT score predictions:

Actor: Matthew McConaughey as Ron Woodroof in Dallas Buyers Club

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Law School Admissions Now That the February LSAT is Over

If you just took the February LSAT and are applying for admission to law school in the fall, you probably aren’t used to having all this free time on your hands post-LSAT. Shouldn’t you be spending every minute with your nose glued in a prep book?

Well, no, not any more. But the good news is that there are some things you should be doing if you haven’t done them already.

If you don’t have the other elements of your law school application submitted, you’ll want to get that in as soon as possible. Your application isn’t reviewed by law schools until it’s considered “complete,” and it’s not considered complete until it’s… well… complete. So if you’ve been dragging your feet on finishing your applications, get that taken care of, and keep in mind that it will take LSAC some time to process anything you submit. (Given that it takes them weeks to grade a Scantron, you should never expect speed from LSAC.)

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How to Stay Sane and Sharp the Week of the February LSAT

Is your desk covered in eraser dust? Are you having nightmares about mis-bubbling Scantrons? Then welcome to the final week before the February LSAT! This week will be all about staying sane and sharp.

Here’s how:

Staying Sane For the February LSAT

To keep your sanity before the February LSAT, you will take Thursday and Friday off. Many of you will be tempted to do some more studying. Don’t. I’ve often seen students improve by several points after taking a few days off. I’ve also seen overworked students break on LSAT day. Your brain just needs some time off.

We don’t want any surprises during the February LSAT — or before. So this week I want you to drive to your LSAT test center.

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Four LSAT Prep Study Tips for MLK Day Weekend

With Martin Luther King, Jr. Day coming up Monday, today, for most people, is the start of a long weekend. If you’re prepping for the February LSAT (three weeks away!), you need to spend this time wisely. Here are some tips:

Long Weekend LSAT Prep Tip #1: Don’t worry about your practice LSAT scores

This is not the time to dwell on your practice LSAT scores. You are still about two weeks away from your best. I’ve seen plenty of students make double digit jumps in their practice LSAT scores during this time. So don’t freak out about not being above the median at Harvard just yet. Such worrying will only distract you from what you really should be doing: practicing.

Long Weekend LSAT Prep Tip #2: Work on your weaknesses

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Beat the Deadlines: Register for the February LSAT Today

The December LSAT is so last year. The test is taken and LSAT scores are out. Whether you’re disappointed in your December LSAT score and looking toward the February LSAT, or you’ve been planning on the February LSAT all along, some important deadlines are coming up. Most importantly:

Today is the regular registration deadline for the February LSAT. It’s the deadline for your registration to be received, so you’ll have to do it online. Or by phone if anyone still does that.

If you miss today’s February LSAT deadline, you can still register online until January 17, but it’ll cost you an extra $70 for late registration. So get yourself registered today unless you enjoy making donations to LSAC.

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Weighing Your December LSAT Score: Is a Retake in Order?

In the wake of last week’s release of 2013 December LSAT scores, I’ve been seeing one question over and over: Should I retake the LSAT in February?

You’ll need to decide quickly, because tomorrow is the early registration deadline for the February LSAT; you can also register late by mail by Jan. 14, but you’ll still need to make up your mind ASAP, because LSAC has to receive your registration by the 14th (and you’ll have to pay an additional fee to register).

So let’s say that your December LSAT score fell short of your hopes and expectations, and you’re unsure whether you should try again on the February LSAT. Here are a couple questions to ask yourself:

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LSAC Releasing 2013 December LSAT Scores Today

Good news if you were looking for a lenient curve on the most recent December LSAT.

LSAC is releasing 2013 December LSAT scores today (at least for those who didn’t have to take a postponed exam due to weather), and all the buzz is about the lenient curve. How lenient? Take a look for yourself:

Yep, that’s an LSAT curve of -14 for a 170, -29 for a 160, and -46 for a 150 — meaning you could have missed 14 questions for a 170, 29 for a 160 or 46 for a 150. Heck, you could have missed three questions and still received a perfect 180 LSAT score.

Now, as of 3:00 p.m. PST, there are still plenty of people who haven’t received a 2013 December LSAT score. It usually takes LSAC several hours throughout the day to release all the LSAT scores in random batches.