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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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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 the Recent Increase in LSAT Test-Takers Really Means

About 200 more people sat for the February LSAT in 2014 than for the February 2013 LSAT. What does this mean? Are law school application numbers on their way to recovery? Probably. Will law school admissions become more completive? Yup.

Here’s a closer look at the ramifications of the recent increase in LSAT test-takers:

The Legal Market Is Improving

The legal profession, like most others, hasn’t been doing so hot since the 2007 financial crisis. Law firm hiring fell, as did real salaries. Many college graduates responded by not taking the LSAT, and not applying to law school.

However, things are getting better.

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Tough Choices Await Those With Low February LSAT Scores

February LSAT scores came out Sunday. Some of you are happy with how you did, so you’ll be applying to law school. Others got a low LSAT score, and have some tough choices to make.

What’s A Low LSAT Score?

It’s hard to say what an objectively low LSAT score is, but let’s give it a shot: A low LSAT score is an LSAT score that will force you into a few hundred thousand dollars of debt and leave you with poor job prospects.

You first need to figure out what schools for which your LSAT score qualifies. Law School Predictor will give you a pretty good idea.

Then, you need to check out Law School Transparency (LST).

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Logical Reasonings / 2.27.14

A) What the hell is going on at UCLA Law School? Huffington Post.

B) It was only a matter of time before someone took the first cell phone video inside the Supreme Court. CNN.

C) Our friend and Law School Expert Ann Levine hosted a Reddit AMA today. Reddit.

D) The trial for James Holmes is still two LSATs away. CNN.

E) Sad you didn’t get to say goodbye to Alec Baldwin and Shia LaBeouf before they retired from public life? There’s still hope. Team Coco.

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Aaron Cohn’s 2014 February LSAT Predictions

The February LSAT is coming up this weekend, so as usual it’s time for us to predict what delights it’ll hold. I’m honored to take over the LSAT predictions (I didn’t know you were allowed to do it if you’re not named Matt), but I also feel lucky: since the February LSAT is undisclosed, no one will be able to prove me wrong. It’s a nice way to start off, as I get my powers of clairvoyance back into shape.

2014 February LSAT prediction I: Logic Games

The December LSAT had a harder than usual Logic Games section. None of the games was all that bad on its own, but only one was truly easy. Of the others, one was standard but hard, one was a bit unusual and moderately hard, and the last one was typical and moderate.

On the February LSAT, I’d expect a return to the recent trend: one killer game, with the other three being easy-to-moderate and fairly standard. The December LSAT had two rule substitution questions, whereas usually there’s no more than one. Expect a break from those.

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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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Two Weeks Until the February LSAT: Ready to Roll, Right?

The February LSAT is 15 days away. Catch your breath. It’s going to be OK.

By now you should have covered everything that’s going to be on the LSAT. Your job over the next two weeks is to put it all together. If it’s not quite there as of now, that’s OK.

It’s normal not to feel ready yet. This weekend, because you need to know where you stand and you need to practice taking full tests, you should take at least one LSAT practice test. No, you don’t get to watch the Pro Bowl. But let’s be honest: Would you even be tempted to watch the Pro Bowl if you didn’t have LSAT studying to procrastinate?

Review those LSAT practice tests verrrry carefully. You can improve on the score, but you need to figure out where that improvement needs to come from.

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7 LSAT Prep Lessons to Take Away From the Indy 500

This past Sunday was an exciting day for motor racing fans. Two of the year’s most prestigious races — the Indianapolis 500 and its much richer European cousin, the Monaco Grand Prix — were held on the same day. Monaco was pretty disappointing, but the Indy 500 delivered drama, excitement, and a few lessons for June LSAT test-takers.

LSAT Prep Lesson I to Learn From the Indy 500: Walk the track before race day

Many of the top drivers in the Indy 500 will walk the track before any racing goes down so they can get to know the track better, feel more comfortable, and spot any potential problems. You should do the same with your LSAT test center. Before LSAT test day you should visit your LSAT test center to locate exactly where your exam will be.

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Your LSAT and Law School Timelines (Should) Start Today

Today we have a guest post from Anna Ivey, founder of Ivey Consulting.

What’s the ideal LSAT timeline? Your mileage may vary, and your LSAT instructor will be able to give you advice customized to your individual situation. But in a perfect world, here’s how I like to work backwards from the end goal:

Plan to submit your law school applications in early November (or even sooner, but early November is plenty early). In order to maximize the time you have on your applications, and to let your brain focus on — and master — one thing at a time, that November law school application submission date means I like to see people take the LSAT the February before that.