Tag Archive: October 2010 LSAT

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The Alarming Number of October 2010 LSAT Takers

Last year, 60,746 test takers sat for the October LSAT, the single largest administration of the LSAT in the history of the test according to Wendy Margolis, Director of Communications for LSAC. Upon hearing the numbers, the legal profession groaned: dire predictions ensued and warnings to pre-law students were issued. Alas, the collective weight of the profession was not enough to dissuade would-be lawyers and June of 2010 constituted the single largest number of June test takers, ever.

Would the October 2010 LSAT continue the alarming trend?

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Excerpts of Greatness: The October 2010 LSAT Writing Sample

The Los Angeles Clippers. Red-headed step children. The LSAT writing sample. Certain things in life have a reputation of being less important than their peers, yet their very existence provides amusement to us all. This is an interesting dichotomy, no doubt, and I was reminded of it last weekend when going over my October 2010 LSAT results. The fall LSAT is always disclosed, which means that the LSAC gives you everything back. You can be your own Monday morning quarterback, looking over a couple of careless mistakes on logic games, or you can break the test into sections and see what you need to improve on. You can even look at your Scantron answer sheet, admiring your ability to pencil clearly and forcibly within the bubbles (good job!).

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October 2010 LSAT Blog Carnival

Welcome once again to our LSAT recap blog carnival. The reports we received from our correspondents throughout this great nation basically concluded that it was a ho-hum sort of test, but the slave-drivers here at MSS have me trolling the Internets looking for bloggers discussing the test.

To kick things off, we have this sentiment from Eileen: “The LSAT kicked my ass like a drunk, abusive boyfriend.” ‘Bout sums it up.

Anna actually enjoyed the LSAT, saying that the logic games were somewhat fun. Generally, if you’re really enjoying logic games, you’re either a crazy person, or have truly mastered the test. Hopefully Anna’s among the latter.

Laquan Lightfoot (who has a sweet Harry Potter-esque pen name) took the LSAT in London, in a place called Ironmonger’s Hall (which has a sweet Harry Potter-esque pen name). He also has an unnatural obsession with Chipotle, which I imagine I’d share if I was ever in a place that didn’t have them on every other street corner.

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Cancellation Deadline for the October 2010 LSAT Today

Welcome everyone to the hardest decision you’ll have to make this week: whether or not to cancel your LSAT. Today is the last day to cancel your score. Bright side: you won’t have to worry about it anymore after this. Dark, foggy side: you have to make the decision today, and you have to actually fax your decision to LSAC. We weren’t even aware fax machines still existed, but so it goes.

If you’re still looking for advice on whether or not cancel the test, you can check out Jodi Triplett’s post from earlier in the week or check out the featured video on the right hand side of the screen. Good luck!

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Studying with Victoria: October 2010 LSAT Recap

We did it, guys!! The weight has been lifted and we are free! Months and months of logic games, logical reasoning, and reading comprehension passages finally paid off for about four hours. It’s all over and you’ll never have to answer questions about the author’s attitude towards dark matter, Canadian legal developments, or Native American basket weaving again. Unless you have some sick addiction to the LSAT or something and you need a fix like some logic junkie.
My plan to not actually remember taking the test didn’t pan out, so I guess I owe the LSAT a big “Thanks for the memories!” The other upside is that you, dear reader, get to read about my crazy, gut-wrenching, triumphant day.
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How to Spend the Time Waiting for Your October 2010 LSAT Score

We’re now T +4 days after the October 2010 LSAT, and the bloody carnage of the day has been only lightly washed away by the flood of booze that followed. By now, though, you should be feeling ever more ready to step into the light of the real world once more.
But you’re still a solid two and a half weeks away from learning the fate of October 9th, so you’re going to need to find some way to fill the time that doesn’t involve agonizing over whether or not the first or second section of reading comprehension counted.
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Should you cancel your October 2010 LSAT score?

Six days, people.  That’s how long you get to decide whether or not you should cancel your LSAT score.  Six days full of sleepless nights, self-doubt, and—in particularly egregious cases—more boxed wine than a human should probably imbibe.  If you took the LSAT on October 9th, you need to decide by October 15th.
Let’s first all share a moment of silence for everyone who is contemplating canceling their score.  It’s not the outcome anyone wants after 2-3 months of studying, and we should respect that.  One.  Two.  Three.  Moving on.
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Rod Taynes’ October 2010 LSAT Recap: Location Does Matter

Hello out there to my fellow October 2010 LSAT comrades. I sincerely hope that everyone is in relatively good spirits now that the exam is behind you and you have had some time to decompress. I would like to share my own LSAT experience with you, as well as compare this administration with the June administration (without ruffling any feathers over at the LSAC about their intellectual property, of course).

I signed up to take the October LSAT in Orange County because Saddleback College was the closest “Blueprint Certified” testing site that had availability.

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The Morning Cometh: the October 2010 LSAT Aftermath

Another LSAT come and gone.  After spending the last 24 hours talking to students, I have a pretty decent idea of what the test was like.  The verdict?  Not much.  No mauve dinosaurs.  No crazily hard RC passages.  But then again, not particularly easy, either.  It seems that the only thing that really stands out about the October 2010 LSAT is just how conventional it all was.

There were a few interesting developments.  Apparently in the experimental section there was an LR question about Kafka, which is new, because in general the LSAT only has questions about authors I’ve never heard of or actively dislike.  So that’s nice.  There was also a question about W.E.B. Du Bois, an author whose name few people know how to pronounce, I learned.

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October 2010 LSAT Instant Recap

So the east coast division of the Blueprint conglomerate reported back to us and the initial reaction is:

It was a relatively straightforward LSAT.

The reading comprehension was dubbed the hardest section, but not because of a particular passage as much as just overall difficulty.  Also, there was a logical reasoning question involving an analogy that is rumored to be a candidate for a new question type.  (Probably not, but we’re watching this with keen interest).