Tag Archive: LSAT

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Speeding Up on Those Pesky Reading Comp Passages

As the June LSAT approaches, you may be turning your attention to that pesky Reading Comprehension section, the bane of many students who feel that it’s just impossible to get through all four of those passages in a measly 35 minutes. If you relate to that description, you might also be wondering what in the world you can do to improve your score, because you’re already reading the passages as fast as you can.

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Managing LSAT Stress with Self-Care

Studying for the LSAT is like getting ready for an athletic event. To perform at your best, your body and mind need to be sharp. Here are some tips from a veteran LSAT instructor.

1. Get enough sleep

Nothing is more important. You need to sleep or else all sorts of things will go wrong with your body and ability to learn. Lack of sleep negatively affects your intelligence.

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The Big News Behind LSAC’s New Policy

It’s no secret that this year has shaken the Law School Admissions Council. Although there has been an increase in the number of people taking the LSAT in the last few years, the number of test takers was trending downwards for years and years, and the current amount of test takers is nowhere near the apex of the 2009-10 academic year. Plus, the slight increase in test takers hasn’t led to an increase in the number of people applying to law school, which is also of concern to LSAC. Then Harvard Law School flexed hard, and announced that it would allow applicants to apply with a GRE score, in addition to the LSAT. Harvard reasoned that the GRE was more open and accessible to potential applicants than the LSAT, which is admittedly quite restricted in the times and places you can actually take the exam.

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Your Official One-Month LSAT Study Plan

As May rolls on and spring makes its entrance (very slowly, in the case of the Northeast), we are now officially one month from the June LSAT. If that sounds scary to you, it shouldn’t—a month is actually still quite a lot of time to prepare for the LSAT, and you can improve your score pretty significantly during that time. Here’s what to do to ensure you’re making the most of it.

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The Importance of Pre-Op Steps in the Operation Family

Many Blueprint students are starting on the Operation family of the Logical Reasoning section of the LSAT around this time. The Operation family is made up of Strengthen, Weaken, Sufficient, and Necessary questions, as well as a few others. What unites these questions is that you have change the argument in some way. This post is going to cover the strategy you should employ to succeed on this family of question.

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What to Look for When Reviewing Reading Comp Passages

In my experience, LSAT students often neglect the Reading Comp section of the LSAT. I can’t fathom why—the passages are fascinating. Enthralling. You’ll get chills. But joking aside, the Reading Comp section has the most questions of any section on the LSAT, and therefore the biggest impact on your score. You can improve your Reading Comp score. It just takes practice. Since you probably took a practice test this past weekend, let’s talk about how to review and learn from a Reading Comp passage you’ve done.

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How to Pick Yourself Up from a Practice Exam

Most students in the Blueprint course have just taken Practice Exam 2. I’ve also seen a noticeable uptick in the number of emails from students panicked over the results of their practice exam results. I’m tempted to say that there’s a cause and effect relationship going on here, but as we continue to study to common fallacies on the LSAT, we need to be vigilant in recognizing when we improperly infer causation from mere correlation.

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What to Do with Practice Exam Number 2

When you’re taking an LSAT class, the second practice test you take can be a bit scary. You’ve been learning new things and practicing applying them to LSAT questions, but now all of a sudden there’s a test. With a time limit. You get a score. It’s a bit intimidating, and since many Blueprint LSAT classes are having their second practice exam this weekend it’s a good time to discuss what to expect. How should you interpret this test?