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5 June LSAT Prep Tips for Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day weekend is here, which means we’re about two weeks away from the June LSAT. Enjoy yourself: punish your digestive tract with BBQ, and give Black Hawk Down a few goes. But don’t fritter away too much time dreaming about the massive admissions boost you could have gotten if only you had been a Delta Force operator. This time is too important to waste.

Here are some LSAT blog tips to help you make the most of your final big push toward that high June LSAT score:

Tip #1: Make sure you can get the easy points

Diagraming and formal logic are among the most learnable LSAT skills. Make sure you’ve got your sufficient and necessary condition indicators memorized – the trick is that they’re mostly synonyms for each other (every, any, all, each; must, needs, requires, depends). Diagrammable questions should be quick and easy points.

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Four Tips for the Final Four Weeks Until the June LSAT

The June LSAT is in four weeks, that’s 28 days or 672 hours or 40,320 minutes… moments so dear. However you measure a month in the life of an LSAT student, here’s some advice on how to handle yourself leading up to “Monday fun day,” aka the 2014 June LSAT.

TIP I: Take lots of practice tests (“We talkin’ about practice!” –A. Iverson)

Get used to completing full-length exams under LSAT test day conditions; that means 5 sections, 35 minutes each, in a chair, at a desk. If you can get yourself into a classroom for proctored practice LSATs, do it. I suggest taking the most recently available exams leading up to Monday fun day. Also, if your schedule allows it, take some practice tests at 12:30 p.m. (the time the LSAT begins). Through this process you’ll learn when you need to be ready to get your exam on.

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What Would They Score on the LSAT: Spider-Man Edition

If you’ve seen the posters for The Amazing Spider-Man 2, then you may have read the tagline: “His Greatest Battle Begins.” Spoiler alert: Spidey’s battle is not the June LSAT.

But, and I know we’re on the same page here, what if it was? Surely the Law School Admission Test is as formidable an opponent as a Blue Man Group-styled Jaime Foxx. So let’s suspend our disbelief, like an audience pretending a 30-year-old Andrew Garfield is a high school student, and imagine the cast of characters from The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is going to take the LSAT. How would they do? And why?

In my particular order, here are the results:

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The Keys to Becoming an LSAT Diagramming Master

Diagramming is an essential skill on the LSAT, but it’s also a bit like speaking a foreign language. At first you will feel awkward and clumsy and slow; then suddenly you’re spitting out full sentences and fully understanding the answers and you wonder why you ever had such a problem with it.

What is diagramming and why is it important on the LSAT?

Diagramming is a shorthand way of representing conditional statements (otherwise known as if-then statements). I don’t have enough space to fully get into the basics here, but if you’re studying for the LSAT and you’re not comfortable or familiar with conditional logic, you should do yourself a solid and look it up.

Diagramming crops up mainly on the Logical Reasoning sections and on Logic Games (for instance, Tanika is in every photo that Morlanda is in).

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Sweet 16: LSAT Inspiration from the Best of March Madness

March Madness is upon us and for you that probably means the start of June LSAT prep. For many, March Madness means the NCAA basketball tournament . The Big Dance. It began with 68 schools competing to become national champion, but after a thrilling first few rounds, that number is now down to the Sweet 16.

We here at Blueprint LSAT Prep believe there are lessons to be learned from the Sweet 16, especially from the successes of some schools, the “Cinderella” stories. Drawing inspiration from these overachievers could be just what you need to succeed on LSAT test day!

If you’re not familiar with how the tournament field is structured, each school is assigned a seed between (1) and (16) in one of four brackets: South, West, East and Midwest.

Here are the remaining competitors:

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The Role of Luck on the LSAT (and How to Prepare for it)

Today, all across the US and Canada (this is an LSAT blog, after all), many people of Irish heritage and not-one-bit-Irish heritage alike will celebrate St. Patrick by wearing green, drinking things that are green but aren’t normally supposed to be (If I must drink something green, make it a Chartreuse and soda), and generally carousing about town getting utterly plastered.

Nonetheless, it makes for a good excuse to discuss the role of luck in the LSAT. For the most part, the LSAT is a predictable test. Practice tests will generally give you a good gauge of where you stand. But at the margins, chance can play a role on LSAT test day. Here are some ways it can factor in.

How Luck Plays a Role on the LSAT I: The experimental section

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Logical Reasonings / 2.26.14

A) Being a lawyer’s great and all, but it’s nothing compared to opening a grilled cheese and wine bar. ABA Journal.

B) Aaron Hernandez is taking his frustrations out on fellow inmates. CNN.

C) Way to go, 60 law schools. You made the honor roll. National Jurist.

D) Looks like there won’t be any new As I Lay Dying albums for a while. Washington Post.

E) No worries if you forget breakfast on LSAT test day. Just stop by…Taco Bell? Forbes.

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2014 February LSAT Instant Recap

We may not know much about the February LSAT, but we do know that it is over.

Today thousands of law school hopefuls filled LSAT testing centers across the country in hopes of earning an LSAT score that will catapult them into law school admission paradise. Were you one of them? What did you think of the February LSAT?

Some early reports have indicated that it was a beast of an LSAT (one Logic Game in particular), but that’s typical of the first batch out of the test centers. As more info about the 2014 February LSAT comes in, this post will be updated.

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Items to Bring (and Some Not to) on February LSAT Test Day

The February LSAT is in two days, and we here at Blueprint LSAT Prep want you to do your best. LSAC has a bunch of regulations about what you need to bring, what’s chill to bring, and what’s totally verboten (that’s German for forbidden). You should definitely check out LSAC’s Test Day Manifesto. Here are some highlights of the major stuff, as well as some tips:

MUST-HAVE ITEMS TO BRING ON FEBRUARY LSAT TEST DAY

• February LSAT admission ticket with passport-style photo attached

• Government-issued photo ID

• Clear plastic Ziploc bag (one gallon max. size)

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From the Archives: 5 Things to Repeat on LSAT Test Day

The February LSAT is next weekend. You probably want to panic, but don’t. This is exciting. You’ve prepared for weeks and weeks, and all that hard work is going to pay off. Keep reminding yourself of that, all the way until the test. And when you’re taking the test itself next Saturday, keep telling yourself these things to stay calm:

It’s Just Another Practice Exam – People tend to think that their LSAT will somehow be different. They think that since it’s the real LSAT exam, it will somehow be harder. But it won’t be. Sure, things change here and there, but for the most part it’s not going to be new or different. Remember: Everyone around you on LSAT test day studied for the same thing.

The LSAT is Incredibly Interesting – This applies mostly to LSAT Reading Comp. We all know that Reading Comp can really suck. Who wants to learn about 20th century literature? You do. That’s right. Get excited, because you’re reading about the most interesting thing you’ve ever heard of.