Tag Archive: October LSAT advice

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The LSAT Preseason Is Over

The NFL regular season begins tonight. The preseason, an annual four-game exercise devoted to figuring out roster spots and fleecing season ticket holders, is over. Starting tonight, there will be much less talk of deflated balls and the extent to which said balls merit punishment for the alleged deflators, and much more talk of who’s winning and losing.

It just so happens that the shift from the preseason to the regular season coincides with a shift in how those studying for the October LSAT should view their practice tests. Of course, on the LSAT, nothing counts until the real thing, but there are parallels nonetheless.

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October LSAT Check-In

To Register Or Not to Register

Wanna take the October LSAT? Then you need to register before the September 9 “late registration” deadline. If you’ve spent the last two months, or more, studying for the LSAT, go ahead and register. You’ll have until the night before the LSAT to back out without any black mark on your record.

If you’re planning on cramming for the LSAT, as in, you haven’t started your prep yet, forget about the October LSAT. You’ll be better off taking the December LSAT.

Significant score improvements often don’t show up until the last few weeks leading up to the LSAT, so don’t put too much stock into your current practice test scores. If you’ve given LSAT prep your best shot, register.

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How to Choose an LSAT Test Date

Choosing your LSAT test date is like falling in love. How do you know you’re ready?

You just know. When you know you know.

But actually that’s kind of paradoxical, because if you’re presupposing that you know, of course in that case you would know. But what does that even mean? Couldn’t you think that you know, even though you don’t know, because you’ve never known so you don’t actually know what it feels like to know?

Luckily, there are other guides you can use to determine when you’ll be ready to take the LSAT. Many people are probably wrestling with this question as the deadline to register for the October test is now just a month away. Take the October test or wait until December? Here are some factors to consider:

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What to Do Before Your October LSAT Prep Class Starts

If you’re taking a prep course for the October LSAT, it’ll probably be starting sometime next month (or thereabouts). Once it begins, you’ll have an incredible amount of work to do. Studying for the LSAT is one of the most rigorous things you’ll ever have the pleasure of undertaking. Your social life is going to be going into hibernation for a few months, and you very well might end up with a vitamin D deficiency due to lack of sunlight. It’s gonna be great. But you’ll get through it all if you keep your eye on the prize, namely an awesome LSAT score.

But what should you do between now and the beginning of class?

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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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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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What to Pack for the October LSAT on Saturday

So by now you should have completed most of your studying. If you’re planning on taking a practice test today, I’d probably recommend against it, but that’s a judgment call. If you do any kind of studying tomorrow (Friday), however, I will come to wherever you are and viciously berate you.

That said, there is something important to consider for test day that we have refrained from mentioning thus far in our blog preview of the October LSAT: what to pack. Now, you’re not going on a three day trip to Flagstaff, so you don’t need to worry about bringing extra underwear, unless there’s a particularly scary logic game. But there are a number of items that are of equal importance. Without further ado…