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Through the Interwebs with Sophia: Practice LSAT #1

What’s a better way to start the 4th of July weekend than to sit for an LSAT practice test?

Sitting at my parents’ kitchen counter,  my face was a veritable fireworks show of emotions throughout those four grueling hours. I laughed, I (almost) cried, I was angered, frustrated, bewildered, etc. My blood pressure rose to an alarming rate (especially with logic games). However, when time was called after section 5, I sat there surprisingly calm. No, I did not throw the book across the room at my dog who decided in the midst of a reading comprehension section to bark at the neighbor mowing his lawn. No, I did not mercilessly swat the fly that thought it would be funny to torment me through logical reasoning. I sat there, and took it all in.

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Through the Interwebs with Sophia: Studying the LSAT Online

Sophia is our Blueprint The Movie student blogger. She hails from the wind city of Chicago and will be studying for the LSAT in her summer apartment overlooking Lake Michigan in between interning downtown. She’s Greek (ethnically-speaking), and no, she doesn’t know how to make baklava or set saganaki cheese on fire…yet.

The glorious package has arrived! For months now I’ve been reading up on the LSAT and different prepping strategies, and finally, the chosen one has been delivered to my humble abode.

Online account, check. Books, check. Pencils, check. Sucker, check.

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Technology, ADD, and the LSAT

If you are reading this blog, then there’s a pretty good chance that you hope to get a great score on the October LSAT.  Summer classes are right around the corner, and you are cautiously optimistic because you have heard that the LSAT is hard. Like really hard. The truth is that the LSAT tests a very learnable set of skills, and will not seem as intimidating once you dive into the proper study methods and you learn to think the right way about the exam. The LSAT will test your ability to pick apart logical structure, make deductions, and at times will require you to organize large chunks of information. Make no mistake, this is going to take quite a bit of concentration and focus, which brings me to the point of this post.

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Suffering from Post-LSAT Depression?

The signs are all around us. You’ve seen them: listless bodies walking blankly around town at dusk, a preponderance of frighteningly pale and sickly young people lurking about your neighborhood bars and restaurants, and an ever increasing number of confused individuals emerging from the shadows, devoid of people skills and all-around cleanliness. No, this is not a casting call for the next George Romero zombie flick, nor is it at all related to the ubiquitous and thoroughly tired vampire fad. My friends, what we’re dealing with is a massive outbreak of PLWD: Post LSAT Withdrawal Disorder.

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Does LSAT Study Make you a Functional Law Student?

First off, congratulations to everyone who just recently took that pesky little LSAT.  Don’t worry, with a few minor exceptions, the worst is behind you… now it’s time to sit back and- wait.

As you settle into one of the longest waits of your life, you may be wondering if you will ever again use all that information you spent the last few months learning, practicing and living.   Well this is where I swoop in to assure you, it is not completely irrelevant to your future!

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The June 2010 LSAT: Get Ready for the Waiting Game

The cancellation deadline for the June test has officially come and gone. If you took the test and didn’t pull out yet, then you’ve got a score coming your way fairly soon. It’s actually scheduled to be emailed to you two weeks from today, on Monday the 28th, but if history is any judge, it might end up coming out a week from Friday. The fact that you have to wait up to three weeks for your score seems cruel, especially considering that it’s graded on a damn scantron. I know. The time between now and then can seem like an eternity, but you can no longer fret about whether or not you should cancel. The stones have been cast and there is nothing you can do anymore.

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June 2010 LSAT Recap Blog Carnival

That’s right, kiddies, it’s that time again: the post-LSAT Blog Carnival. We’ve trolled the interconnected tubes and webs for any and all LSAT recaps and reactions. The reviews were…mixed.

“A six hour brain humping courtesy of the law school admissions council.” This blogger’s post was pithy, but it is, if not a “good” tone to start off, at least an indicative one.

Christian declines to state how his LSAT went, but instead focuses on what his ideal testing experience would have been: Augustine of Hippo cooking him a good breakfast of scones and Jesus sitting next to him in the testing center supplying him answers. Oh, and Bono was there. Here’s hoping that some day this psychedelic LSAT dream can become a reality.

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Should You Cancel Your June 2010 LSAT?

If you took the test on Monday, I feel for you. You’re probably still suffering from some mulch-induced PTSD. The whole thing may have been a rather harrowing experience. That’s normal. That’s the LSAT. But did it really go poorly? Is it time to cancel your score? If you’re thinking about canceling, you should be pretty certain that it’s the right thing to do. Tons of people walk out of the testing center feeling like they were just run over by a recycling truck. Really, almost everyone has a general feeling of impending doom after taking the test.

But just feeling bad about the test isn’t enough reason to cancel. I’ve had so many students who thought they did terribly, but ended up not canceling and doing incredibly well. Could this be you? Well, it depends on why you think you did terribly.

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Rod’s June 2010 LSAT Recap: Why I Might Start an Alpaca Farm

I hope that everyone survived the logical whiplash of Monday’s exam, and I suspect that many of you have burned, incinerated, and/or dropped your LSAT books off of a tall structure (that last method of destruction is actually pretty lame. I mean, your LSAT books aren’t going to shatter into a million pieces when they hit the ground, someone’s just going to have to pick them up). To those of you who are done with the LSAT forever, I congratulate you. I know that you are all dying to know how my test day went, and I shall spare no detail (except any intellectual property of the Law School Admissions Council, of course).

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Instant Recap of the June 2010 LSAT

So some of our East Coast correspondents have reported back to us. It appears that for basically the fourth consecutive LSAT, stretching back to the infamous Mauve Dinosaur game from last June, logic games were the make-or-break section.

Apparently, the first few games were relatively simple, but the last game was a monster that echoed the Mauve Dino game.

Any reactions of your own? Thoughts on the test? What are you drinking tonight? Don’t post any answers to questions in the comments, or too much in the way of specifics about the exam, but any immediate thoughts that come to mind, holler at us.