Tag Archive: practice exam

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How to warm up before an LSAT

You’ve probably thought a lot about what to do during an LSAT, but have you thought about what to do before the test? It’s easy to let those little details fall by the wayside in favor of more pressing matters, but your test morning routine can absolutely help set you up for success. Here, we’ll take you through a quick outline of what your morning should probably look like.

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Don’t Get Hung Up on Your Practice Exam Scores

Keeping your eyes on the prize is great—to a point. But when you’re studying for the LSAT, it’s easy to be too focused on the gap between your practice test scores and your goal score. Your end goal is important, but getting there is a gradual process, and stressing too much about how far you have to go isn’t helping you.

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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?

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Seriously dude, WTF with PE #1?!

The bulk of Blueprint classroom students took Practice Exam #1 this past weekend. (If you skipped it, you’re getting off on the wrong foot, friend. You really ought to have that guy in the bag before you set foot in the door tonight or tomorrow!) The most common reaction to seeing the first practice exam score is, for most students, a fairly horrifying experience. Most students prepare themselves to do poorly, and then they do significantly worse than that.

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The most important word in “practice exam” is “practice.”

Getting LSAT questions right feels good. Getting them wrong feels bad. Getting a whole bunch right on a practice exam and seeing your score skyrocket feels amazing. Seeing your score stagnate — or worse — feels really crummy.

For many Blueprint students, here comes Practice Exam 2.

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Practice Exam #2: The Takeaways

It’s finally here, the moment students in our spring course have been awaiting for weeks – Practice Exam Two. You’ve been studying like crazy, so you’re probably going to see crazy increases in your practice test score, right?

Well, maybe not.

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How to Review a Practice Exam

When you finish a 3.5 hour-long practice test, the last thing you want to do after scoring it is to go over the questions you got wrong. But reviewing practice tests is ridiculously important. It’s as valuable as taking the practice tests in the first place, if you go about it strategically.

First of all, don’t review your test right after you score it. You’re tired and frustrated – at least in my personal experience. I recommend reviewing each test the next day.

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How to Interpret Your PE 2 Results

After many long, cold nights spent staring at your textbooks, if you’re a student in the Blueprint LSAT Prep live course, you probably are taking your second practice exam right around now. You’re probably expecting to see a pretty significant improvement – after all, you’ve been busting your tail for more than a month, so now it’s time to see that sweet, sweet payoff. Right?!

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What to Expect on Your Second Practice LSAT

With preparations for the October LSAT in full swing, many students are preparing for their second practice test right around now. The second practice test is a lot like a second date: you know what a little more about what to expect, you’re a little more comfortable with the process, but you’re still trying to figure a lot of things out. The good news is that you’re guaranteed a third, fourth, and even fifth date with the test. The bad news is that you might not want to see your date ever again after practice test number two is finished.

The reason for the bad news is that a lot of people struggle mightily on their second go around. I, for one, scored lower than my diagnostic on my second practice test. I was demoralized, mortified, humiliated, etc. etc. I didn’t really believe my instructor when he told me that I should expect to struggle. I thought that meticulously completing every practice problem and reviewing the answers would lead to instant improvements. It did not.