Category Archive: General LSAT Advice

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September 2018 Test Takers: You’re Going to Kill It Tomorrow

It’s a busy day for those taking the September LSAT: They have only one more day until their months-long nightmare has ended.

Based on my experience teaching the LSAT, almost no one feels ready for test day when it finally arrives. After all, there’s always something else you could have studied if you’d had just a little more time; you didn’t get around to reviewing Must Be True questions containing exactly 3.5 conditional statements, and what if LSAC decides to make this test one based entirely on Must Be True questions???!!!

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Countdown… One Week Until the LSAT

You’ve drilled each section of LSAT for months until you’re thinking in Logic Games and dreaming in Reading Comprehension passages. (Eek!) The good news is your dedication and type-A work ethic will pay off on Saturday when you finally take the LSAT. But in these last six or seven days stay the course — don’t neglect your studies, and don’t burn out cramming either. Follow these last minute LSAT tips to finish strong:

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The Little Things That Will Build Confidence Before Test Day

One of the most important things you can bring with you to the LSAT is a healthy sense of self-confidence. If you’re feeling good about your LSAT abilities, you’re less likely to second-guess yourself or waste time, which allows you to move through the questions more quickly.

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Will Law Schools Hold Having More Than One LSAT Score Against You?

What happens if you take the LSAT multiple times? Policies have changed, some recently and some not so recently. Let’s run through a quick history so we can discuss what actually matters today.

You may hear something, especially from older lawyers, about multiple LSAT scores being averaged. That used to happen. Not anymore.

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Looking Past Your Practice Exam Scores

As you know by now, after completing and scoring a practice exam, you get assigned a three-digit number. And as you must also know by now, that three-digit number carries quite a bit of weight. It can be a source of consternation or pride, of panic or promise, of dread or relief. In fact, that three-digit score can seemingly say so much that many test takers believe the score is the final word on that practice exam.

But here’s what you may not know yet: those three-digit practice exam scores don’t say as much as you think.

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Increasing Your Speed on the LSAT

If you took the LSAT home with you overnight and worked on it as long as you needed, chances are you’d find yourself with a very impressive score. Unfortunately for many of us, it’s the speeded aspect of the exam that makes everything else about the LSAT more challenging: you need more time to read

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Bad Analogies Are a Lot Like Questions About Dinosaurs

If you were training to run a race, it wouldn’t be a good idea to work out like crazy one day a week and loaf the rest. Studying for the LSAT, like training for a race, involves building up skills over time. So you shouldn’t cram your LSAT studying on the weekends but instead spread it out over time.

There, I just made an analogy.

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Avoid These LSAT Faux Pas

Some bad habits, like cracking your knuckles or picking your nails, are socially acceptable. But some bad habits are such faux pas that they can never be forgiven among polite company.

We hope that your parents have it covered when it comes to teaching you about social habits to avoid. But when it comes to LSAT faux pas, we’re your guys (and gals). Here are some things to avoid when you begin studying for the LSAT:

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Building Confidence for the LSAT

Confidence is essential to performing your best on the LSAT. You can put in the hours studying and enter the test equipped with optimal LSAT skills, but the way you feel about the material and yourself is the last piece you will still need in order to achieve your best score. No matter how a student has prepared for the test, there are still things they can do as their exam day nears to boost their test-day confidence and give themselves the best opportunity to succeed.

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Group Study! Group Study?

The LSAT is, by its nature, a solitary pursuit: just you and your trusty #2 pencil against the world, identifying errors in logic and determining which of the following could be true. But sometimes, LSAT-takers prefer to make their one-man (or -woman) wolf packs a little bigger by studying as part of a group. If you’ve been considering recruiting some fellow studiers for a thrilling night of LSAT prep, here are some pros and cons to consider.