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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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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?

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All Aboard! The June LSAT Registration Deadline is Tomorrow

Attention: the June LSAT train is leaving the station.

If the firm lodging of your nose in LSAT books has prevented you from registering thus far, now is the time to dislodge that schnozzle and point it toward LSAC’s website. Tomorrow, May 16, is the final registration deadline for the June test. As Kool and the Gang so wisely advise, “If you really want it, get down on it.”

Wait, you say – can’t I take a chance on a walk-in registration on the day of the test?

No, not allowed ever.

Keep in mind that May 16 is the late and absolute last registration deadline and that your registration must be completed online by 11:59 p.m. or by telephone within business hours.

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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 Importance of Diet and Exercise in Your LSAT Prep

For most people preparing to apply to law school, the LSAT is not their only responsibility. Many work full-time jobs or are still finishing their undergraduate degrees, among other activities. So with days that are already packed with to-dos, exercise and nutrition can easily get pushed to the bottom of the list.

And yet, our bodies are the vehicles through which we learn, experience emotions, and process stress, and few things (aside from sleep) could help us do that more successfully than fitness and a healthy diet.

This predicament is not unique to individuals. Many businesses find themselves in similar situations, in which the pressure to continue producing a high level of output delays needed improvements in infrastructure that could actually maximize efficiency, reduce expenses, and raise income.

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The LSAT and Coachella: More in Common Than You’d Think

Scoring high on the LSAT and at Coachella mean totally different things, but this past weekend I discovered that some things LSAT prep and some things Coachella are totally the same!

Picture a Venn diagram. It’s easy. I do it all the time. Label one circle LSAT prep and the other Coachella. In the narrow football shaped cross-section of the LSAT prep slash Coachella Venn diagram, I found the following nuggets of wisdom:

How the LSAT is Like Coachella I: You will lose track of your friends

At some point, despite your best efforts, friends you fully intended to hang out with go unseen for vast swathes of time.

At Coachella, your inseparable crew will separate and go off in different directions.

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You’ve Got One Month Left to Register for the June LSAT

We’re one month away from the June LSAT registration deadline. If you think this is a lot of time, then you’re indulging in some false comfort.

You need to sign up early if you want to get a decent LSAT test center before they all fill up. Dilly dally, and you could get stuck with a hole in the wall three counties over with a former hall monitor for a proctor who just can’t wait to make your day resemble something out of a Turkish prison.

In the recent past, LSAT proctors – high on power and ineptitude – have written up students for innocently touching their pencils during the break, called time five minutes early, and confiscated analog wristwatches. On the other hand, a good LSAT proctor – usually a law student who’s slogged through an LSAT or three herself – will make your day a delight.

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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: