Tag Archive: september lsat

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How Did You Do on the September LSAT?

Yesterday was the last major milestone in the circle of September LSAT prep (naaaaants ingonyama bagithi baba): score release day.

After weeks of anxiety, preppers got to experience just a little bit more — one final gift from LSAC — as scores rolled out painfully slowly, amid reports of crashes on the LSAC website. But hopefully the wait was worth it.

The September curve came in at -12 (that’s twelve wrong answers for a score of 170), slightly less generous than the previous two LSAT’s, but still more lenient than the historical average. This makes some amount of sense, as most of what we’ve heard suggests a fairly middle of the road exam: no outrageously difficult or surprising sections, but nothing that could be called a cakewalk, either.

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Balancing Law School Applications and LSAT Prep

As I’m sure many of you are aware, a large number of law school applications become available in September. Those of you gearing up to take the LSAT in a few weeks may be wondering how much time you should dedicate to your application materials versus your LSAT preparation. This post is designed to help shed some light on that issue and help you navigate your way through your application cycle.

First off, I want to make something unequivocally clear: your main priority if you’re taking the September LSAT should be to study. If you’ve reached this point in your preparation, you probably already know that your LSAT score is the single most important aspect of your application. If you’re working full time or if, for any other reason, you can only spend a few hours per day on law school related tasks, then those few hours should be spent on the LSAT.

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Law School Application Season Opens Soon: Are You Ready?

As July comes to a close, we are still a couple months away from law schools opening up the application season. Despite this, potential applicants should start working on their materials now in order to put themselves in the best position to succeed in the coming cycle. This post will specifically address two groups of applicants—first, students who took the June LSAT and are satisfied with their scores and, second, students who are planning on taking the September LSAT.

For both groups, if you haven’t done so already, sign up for the Credential Assembly Service offered through LSAC. Then, begin collecting letters of recommendation and requesting transcripts. Letters of recommendation are, obviously, contingent on recommenders and, as such, they are outside of the applicant’s control. Thus, requesting these letters early on will help make sure that there are no uncontrollable delays in your application.

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How to Make the Most of Your LSAT Prep Homework Time

If you’re just starting your September LSAT prep, you’re already learning the joys of Logic Games, sufficiency and necessity. Unfortunately, just showing up for class is not sufficient for a good LSAT score. You’ll also need to do your homework, and you’ll need to do it the right way.

The point of LSAT homework is not just to get it done as quickly as possible. If you’re halfheartedly doing your homework with one eye on a rerun of Scrubs, you might as well not be doing it at all. Instead, the goal of LSAT homework is to make sure you fully understand the concepts you’re covering.

That means that you should take as much time as you need per question. Seriously, don’t mark an answer until you’re fully confident in your choice. This early in your prep, there’s no rush.

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Last Chance: Sign Up for a Summer Blueprint LSAT Course

The majority of Blueprint LSAT Prep’s summer classes for the September LSAT kicked off this weekend, but that doesn’t mean it’s too late to sign up.

And don’t forget about Blueprint’s online LSAT prep course, which will be open for enrollment for a few more weeks.

If you prefer our classroom course, here’s a rundown of the most recent Blueprint LSAT Prep classes that have started. The final seats will fill up fast, so hurry and sign up for (instructor in parenthesis):

Washington DC LSAT Prep 2 (Mithun Selvaratnam)

Davis LSAT Prep (Daniel Austin)

Phoenix LSAT Prep (Dylan Gadek)

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Your First Practice LSAT: Take It, Grade It, Embrace It

The September LSAT is approximately two and a half months away. Whether you’re enrolled in an LSAT prep course or studying on your own, it’s time to get down to business. First up? Taking your first practice exam.

If you’ve never studied for the LSAT before, your first practice exam will be what we call a “cold” exam. You’ll have no idea what to expect, you may have never seen a logic game before, and no matter how smart you are, you’re probably not going to do very well. Why? Unlike the SAT, you’re not going to roll out of your bed and ace the LSAT on your first try. The SAT is more of a general aptitude test, whereas the LSAT requires you to possess a very particular set of skills (just like Liam Neeson).

So why go through this torture?

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Blueprint LSAT Prep Summer Courses Enrolling Now

Despite the return of the polar vortex, Summer is officially here.

That means it’s time to start preparing for the September LSAT, which is now less than three months away. A handful of Blueprint LSAT Prep classes have already begun, but we’ve got a slew of other locations that will be starting up real soon. Here’s the full list, along with their instructors and start date:

Berkeley LSAT Prep 2 (Phil Belleau): July 12

Miami LSAT Prep 2 (Matt Williamson): July 12

UCLA LSAT Prep 3 (Spencer Robins): July 12

Pasadena LSAT Prep 1 (Ross Rinehart): July 13

Palo Alto LSAT Prep (Phil Belleau): July 13

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Will the September LSAT Continue the Forgiving Curve Trend?

Curves. What a pointy, harsh, angular world it would be without them. And we can also thank them for their help boosting our scaled scores on the LSAT year after year. Recently, however, the LSAT seems to be reaching new heights on the Curvaceous Scale. The December LSAT had a -14 curve for a score of 170, and the June LSAT curve was -13.

Can we expect further blossoming of this trend, or is it soon to deflate?

While it would be a logical fallacy to assume a future outcome on the basis of past performance, we can entertain ourselves with speculation all we like. First, a little background on LSAT curve statistics.

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Blueprint LSAT Prep Classes for September Start Soon

Cars are overheating, and LeBron James has opted for free agency. That can only mean one thing: Summer is officially here!

Here at Blueprint LSAT Prep, that means thousands of people across the country are gearing up for the September LSAT. Fortunately for them, we’ve got a slew of LSAT prep courses to offer — many of which start in the coming weeks.

Here’s a rundown of all the 2014 summer Blueprint LSAT Prep classes, as well as their instructors and start dates:

Irvine LSAT Prep 1 (Jay Donnell): June 28

Berkeley LSAT Prep 1 (Aaron Cohn): June 28

UCLA LSAT Prep 2 (Sam Fox): June 29

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Winner: Check Out Blueprint’s Latest Caption Contest Champ

Sorry, chicks and dudes, but Blueprint LSAT Prep’s latest caption contest is officially closed.

Thanks to all of the entrants. We received a slew of great submissions for the above photo, but alas, there can be only one winner.

Before we find out who, let’s find out what they won: a free copy of The Blueprint for LSAT Logic Games! How about that, huh? There’s something you won’t see in the Showcase Showdown.

Without further ado, here’s the latest champion of an LSAT blog caption contest, as chosen by the Blueprint LSAT Prep staff: