Tag Archive: strategy

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The DOs and DON’Ts of Taking a Practice Exam

As the June LSAT approaches, you should be shifting gears toward taking more frequent practice tests. However, just taking practice tests is not sufficient for improving your LSAT score (see what we did there??). Here are some quick tips to make sure you’re making the most of your practice tests.

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Using Practice Exams to Experiment with Your Approach

I broke my hand recently. Well, technically, I broke my hand two-and-a-half weeks ago, then spent the next fortnight icing my swollen hand and swelling my dumb head with false hope that my hand wasn’t broken.

When I finally got it checked out by a doctor, I found out there are two ways to deal with a potentially broken hand. The first way is to get it checked out immediately, allowing a medical professional to set it and ensure that it heals properly. But then you have to spend about a month in a cast.

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Ack! It’s the February LSAT! RUN FOR YOUR LIFE!!

The February LSAT is coming up. Fast. If next Saturday’s test is in your plans, it’s time for you to take lots of LSAT practice tests and work on your plan for game day. Here are some principles to keep in mind.

Not every question is equal.

It’s tempting to divide the 35 minutes you have for each section by the number of questions in that section to figure out how long you have for each question. If you’re shooting to do every question (more on that later), you’ll get an accurate average time, but it’s just that: an average. Nothing more.

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The Logic of Skipping a Game

As the song goes, “You’ve got to know when to hold ’em and know when to fold ’em.” In a perfect world, you’d be able to finish all four Logic Games in a section within the given time, but sometimes that’s just not in the cards.

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It’s Thanksgiving. You still have to study.

Thanksgiving is tomorrow, for those of you not in Canada. The December LSAT is coming up ten days from now. If you’re studying for the LSAT, this weekend may seem like a disaster waiting to happen. It doesn’t have to be.

You need to get some studying in. That’s a given. But you need some time off, too. It’s good for your LSAT score if you can get your mind off the test now and then.

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Logical Reasonings / 2.23.15

A) This list of law schools ranked by biglaw hiring is led by Columbia and Penn — a departure from the typical list-topping Harvard-Yale-Stanford triumvirate. Above the Law

B) Answering some questions about yourself can help you decide on the best LSAT prep strategy. Prelaw Guru

C) How to deal with negative feedback in law school. Assuming “tears” aren’t an option. About.com

D) John Oliver brings the gavel down on the corruption behind elected judges. Rolling Stone

E) Nothing will ever be funnier than this guy slipping on snow for nine straight seconds. Especially for those of us who live in Los Angeles. YouTube