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5 Things Every Newcomer Should Know About the LSAT

It’s time to start prepping for the June LSAT. Some of you will be taking the LSAT for the second or third time. Others have no idea what they’re in for. If this is your first encounter with the LSAT, then this post should help.

Here are 5 things every newcomer should know about the LSAT:

1) Studying For The LSAT Will Make You Smarter

The LSAT is nothing like your traditional college exam. There will be no info-dumping frenzy. There will be no long list of facts, or vocabulary to memorize. Specialized knowledge of bee behavior or electoral systems won’t help – and might actually hurt. Instead, the LSAT will test your ability to – well, frankly – spot B.S.

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Taking LSAT Inspiration From the Winter Olympics in Sochi

Unless you’ve managed to avoid television, social media and talking to anyone over the past few weeks, you know that the Winter Olympics are in full swing. Although the LSAT is far from an athletic endeavor, there are a number of lessons that LSAT students can learn from the athletes (and Bob Costas) competing in Sochi.

LSAT Inspiration to Take From the Winter Olympics I: Don’t get discouraged

One of the most popular images to come from the Winter Olympics is Ashley Wagner’s pouty face after receiving a lower than expected score in the women’s short program of the figure skating team competition. While I hope this is not the case, I’m sure many students probably make similar (albeit less dramatic) faces when they receive their LSAT practice test scores. However, like Wagner, these students should not be discouraged and should continue working hard.

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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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How I Got My 180 LSAT Score: Kevin’s June LSAT Story

Today’s guest post on the LSAT blog is from Kevin, a student in Blueprint LSAT Prep’s online course who earned a 180 LSAT score on the June LSAT. This is how he did it.

My junior year at UC Irvine, I was forced to confront the LSAT, which I dreaded. I had always felt that I could do well in school if I put in the effort, but that the LSAT tested some sort of natural intelligence that couldn’t really be improved, regardless of effort. That’s why I was devastated when my first practice test score came out to be 152. I knew I had my work cut out for me.

Rising to the challenge, I gave up partying with my fraternity — turning down illustrious parties like Booze Cruise and Blackout — to focus on studying. Every day, I would sit myself in the library for 4-5 hours to watch Blueprint’s video lessons and do the corresponding homework. After slaving away for an entire quarter, I finally got to Practice Test 2.

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Four LSAT Prep Study Tips for MLK Day Weekend

With Martin Luther King, Jr. Day coming up Monday, today, for most people, is the start of a long weekend. If you’re prepping for the February LSAT (three weeks away!), you need to spend this time wisely. Here are some tips:

Long Weekend LSAT Prep Tip #1: Don’t worry about your practice LSAT scores

This is not the time to dwell on your practice LSAT scores. You are still about two weeks away from your best. I’ve seen plenty of students make double digit jumps in their practice LSAT scores during this time. So don’t freak out about not being above the median at Harvard just yet. Such worrying will only distract you from what you really should be doing: practicing.

Long Weekend LSAT Prep Tip #2: Work on your weaknesses

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12 Tasks That Will Turn You Into an LSAT Hercules

The Legend of Hercules opens in theaters today. In honor of this latest rehashed plot, here are the 12 Herculean LSAT Tasks that will forgive you for the sins you’ve committed against your LSAT score — like taking practice tests in the afternoon, or doing them in pen.

Herculean LSAT Task I: Memorize the Common LSAT Logical Reasoning Flaws

For your first Herculean LSAT task, I want you to memorize all of the common LSAT Logical Reasoning Flaws. On any given LSAT, knowing these flaws will be the key to getting the right answer for at least 40 questions. Let that sink in.

Blueprint LSAT Prep students, you know where to find these in your books.

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The February LSAT is Weird, But Weird Can Be Good

If you plan on taking the February LSAT, then today would be a good day to start studying. But, if you’re superstitious about doing anything on Friday the 13th, or you’re not sure about taking the February LSAT, then I have some advice for you.

The February LSAT is kind of weird. For all the other LSAT administrations you will have exactly one “experimental” section, but for the February LSAT the whole thing, in two ways, is “experimental.”

First, some of the content might be slightly weird or unusual. Maybe you’ll get a prompt that’s going to be hard to pin to a question type. Maybe a weird Logic Game intro will show up. Such things shouldn’t be a major issue for you. If anything truly weird or unusual comes up, it will be weird and unusual for everyone, and the LSAT score “curve” will reflect this.

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Relax Today if You’re Taking the December LSAT Tomorrow

‘Twas the night before the LSAT, and all through Blueprint HQ
We’ve crossed all of our appendages, wishing good luck to you!

… And that’s why I’m not a poet. But seriously, in case you didn’t know, the December LSAT is tomorrow — at least for those not buried under a sheet of ice.

For those of you who are facing the beast tomorrow, you should be taking today off from studying. You should assemble all of the materials you’ll need for the test, and if you haven’t already done so, you should also take a test drive to your December LSAT testing center to make sure that there won’t be any unexpected problems.

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How to Handle the Weekend Before the October LSAT

For those keeping score at home, there is almost exactly a week before the October LSAT. That means that, for October LSAT test-takers, this is your last weekend of studying.

So what’s that mean?

This weekend is an excellent chance to take a practice LSAT that replicates LSAT test day conditions as closely as possible. Get a good night’s sleep. Wake up at the time you’ll have to wake up for the real deal. Eat a hearty breakfast (or whatever breakfast you plan on eating next weekend – but something more substantial than coffee and cigarettes is recommended). If you can get into your October LSAT testing center and take a practice LSAT there, so much the better; if not, go to the library or some other spot that isn’t in your house or apartment, and take a practice LSAT there.

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Avoid Burning Out as the October LSAT Deadlines Loom

Want to hear a scary story?

There are two more weeks until the deadline to sign up for the October LSAT.

If you think there’s even a chance that you might want to sign up for the October LSAT, you should sign up today. Right now. You can always withdraw from the test in advance, and it won’t even show up on your law school applications; you might forfeit the money you spent on signing up, but that’s way better than feeling ready in October but being forced to wait until the December LSAT.

For those of you who are already signed up for the October LSAT, you’re probably deep into your studying, starting to get things figured out, maybe even feeling cautiously optimistic.