Tag Archive: reading comprehension

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How To Do Reading Comprehension

That’s a big promise up there in the title of this post. I will deliver on that promise in just a moment, but let me just make clear what I’m not promising. I’m not about to give you “two weird tricks to ace Reading Comp.” I’m not “the guy the makers of the LSAT hate.” What I’m going to give you is a broad understanding of what you’re being asked to understand — and, just as importantly, what you’re not being asked to understand — in a Reading Comp passage.

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Boy, this Reading Comp passage is… Zzzzzzz….

There is a Reading Comprehension passage that we cover in Lesson 6 of the Blueprint course that is dedicated to explaining the usefulness of analyzing fossilized pollen grains for the purpose of understanding the history of agriculture in Ireland. If you fell asleep before finishing that sentence, just imagine how how hard it is to keep your eyes peeled while reading the dang thing.

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The LSAT 5-Month Study Plan

A few weeks ago, we started a series of posts providing LSAT study plans of varying lengths, using the September 2016 exam as a target. Continuing that series, this post is going to outline a five-month study plan to help you maximize your preparation for the test. As an aside, if you’re not ready to start prepping yet, you don’t need to panic yet. As long as you give yourself at least three months, you should be in an optimal position to succeed.

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The LSAT 6-Month Study Plan

Now that it’s April, the June LSAT is fast approaching. The next test after that in September seems pretty far off. Some students may want to start preparing early, though. Trying to cram all of the material on the LSAT into a few weeks of studying can be very overwhelming. Some prefer to space the process out. For those folks, here is a template to help guide your studying over a six month period.

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Logical Reasonings / 3.30.16

A. We’re giving away a whole slew of free Reading Comprehension books, AKA The Blueprint for LSAT Reading Comprehension. Enter to win! Blueprint LSAT Prep

B. A new poll conducted by Marquette Law School shows Ted Cruz overtaking Donald Trump in Wisconsin. Can Tedster deny Trumpster the nomination? Wisconsin Public Radion

C. Donald Trump calls for women who have abortions to be punished, then says the opposite. NPR

D. A 36-year-old “woman” in Beijing was sued by her parents. Why? They’re trying to evict her because SHE’S 36 YEARS OLD. The Shanghaiist

E. Thought you could hide the fact that you’re a super VR nerd by hiding your Oculus Rift? Not so fast, bub. Popular Science

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Happy St. Paddy’s, lads and lassies!

The June LSAT is far enough away that you can get away with celebrating St. Patrick’s Day and even taking a day off studying if you choose. Tomorrow’s hangover will be but a distant memory come test day. If green beer is your thing (it shouldn’t be), go for it, or spike that kale smoothie if your tastes align more with the health nut set.

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An Introduction to the LSAT

If you’re perusing this blog, there’s a good chance you’re considering law school. Or maybe your heart has been set on law school since you took your first step. Or maybe you’re just doing some research for a friend or relative who may go to law school.

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Ready Player 1

If you’re thinking about taking the LSAT in June, you may feel like you’re in limbo at the moment. Prep classes don’t start for a while, but the LSAT is a beast that can take months to master. So what can you do in the meantime to prepare?

Of course, you can start studying for the test now to get a head start on class. This might be a particularly good idea if you know you won’t have a ton of time to study in the two months leading up to the exam.

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Your February 2016 LSAT Recap

The February LSAT is in the books. Compared to the other LSATs in the year, the February LSAT has an aura of mystery about it. Since the test is undisclosed, no one outside LSAC ever gets to see it, except on test day. This leads to the rumor that the February LSAT is weird or different.

It isn’t.