Tag Archive: LSAT

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So Far, Fewer People Have Taken the LSAT This Year

Admissions consultant Mike Spivey tweeted that LSAT takers for June, July, and September are down 4.9% from last year (which only included a June and September test). If this trend continues into November — which is by no means a certainty, as there was a huge spike in December test takers last year — this could impact the application cycle in several ways.

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Last Call for Our Labor Day Sale!

If you spent your Labor Day weekend grubbing at barbecues, frolicking in bodies of water, or otherwise enjoying the waning days of summer — without a thought spent on the LSAT, applications, or your law school future — we can’t blame you. In fact, that’s why we extended our Labor Day Sale to today, Wednesday, September 5th. For all of you who spent your Labor Days on a momentary reprieve from all matter of work and planning, you have until tonight at 11:59 pm Pacific to take advantage of huge discounts on Blueprint’s LSAT courses.

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Indubitable* Predictions for the September 2018 LSAT

This year, there’s been a July LSAT. There’s going to be a November LSAT. There have never been such things. So it’s good to know that there’s still a September LSAT, at least for now, and it’s coming up this weekend. It’s time to make some predictions.

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Cell Phones Will Be Permitted at Certain Test Centers for the September 2018 Exam

After twenty-seven years of a hardline position on cell phones, LSAC is finally softening its approach. Maybe.

For pretty much the entire history of the LSAT, cell phones were strictly verboten in LSAT test centers. From the Zach Morris-endorsed juggernauts in the early 90s, to the iconic Nokia bricks at the turn of millennium, to the bedazzled Motorola Razrs of the early aughts, to the BBM-enabled BlackBerrys that prefigured the current objects of our collective screen addiction, cell phones have always been prohibited at test centers. In fact, they still are. But for the September 2018 LSAT, LSAC is launching a pilot program at some test centers that will allow test takers to bring their phones into the room.

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Our Labor Day Sale Starts Now!

Back in the good old days, Labor Day marked the beginning of the school year. Labor Day reminded everybody to buy some new notebooks, put some aloe on their sunburns, and prepare for the academic season to start. For the subset of undergrads and members of the workforce applying to law school in the coming fall, it’s even more important to get ready, because the workload is about to become intense.

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The Little Things That Will Build Confidence Before Test Day

One of the most important things you can bring with you to the LSAT is a healthy sense of self-confidence. If you’re feeling good about your LSAT abilities, you’re less likely to second-guess yourself or waste time, which allows you to move through the questions more quickly.

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Will Law Schools Hold Having More Than One LSAT Score Against You?

What happens if you take the LSAT multiple times? Policies have changed, some recently and some not so recently. Let’s run through a quick history so we can discuss what actually matters today.

You may hear something, especially from older lawyers, about multiple LSAT scores being averaged. That used to happen. Not anymore.

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Looking Past Your Practice Exam Scores

As you know by now, after completing and scoring a practice exam, you get assigned a three-digit number. And as you must also know by now, that three-digit number carries quite a bit of weight. It can be a source of consternation or pride, of panic or promise, of dread or relief. In fact, that three-digit score can seemingly say so much that many test takers believe the score is the final word on that practice exam.

But here’s what you may not know yet: those three-digit practice exam scores don’t say as much as you think.

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Enjoy a Healthy Diet of Practice Exams in These Last Few Weeks

This may shock you, but many pre-law types tend to fall toward the Type A end of the spectrum. Surprising, I know.

One side effect of this tendency is that many people who are studying for the LSAT want to overdo it. After all, if doing one practice test in a week is good, then doing seven practice tests in a week must be seven times better, right?!