Category Archive: LSAT

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RSVP to Our Webinar: “Everything You Need to Know About the July LSAT”

For the first time ever, there will be an LSAT administered in July 2018. This test administration has been shrouded in mystery. What time will it start? Will the test be released? How should I adjust my study schedule for it? If I want to retake after the June LSAT, will I still have time to sign up for the July test?

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The Typical Argument Types Typically Go Wrong on the LSAT

Describe questions (questions that ask of an argument’s “method of reasoning” or how the argument “proceeds”) have kind of a funny place on the LSAT. On the one hand, they’re not terribly common. You might see a couple on test day, or you might just as easily not see any at all. But the skill they test, describing reasoning with the subject matter abstracted out, is important to a lot of things on the LSAT.

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Breaking Down Arguments Like a Pro

Studying for the LSAT is a difficult and time-consuming pursuit. For one thing, it takes a long time to build familiarity with the way the test is set up. Furthermore, unlike most of the tests people have experienced their academic careers, the LSAT tests skills, not knowledge — so you can’t rote-memorize your way to a good LSAT score.

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On the LSAT, Confidence Is Key

Something that rarely gets discussed in LSAT preparation, despite being extremely important, is the role that an individual’s confidence plays in their success. We talk at length about how to solve questions correctly, and how to manage time on particular sections. But another, ever-present factor that can significantly impact an LSAT outcome is confidence.

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Tiers Without Fears

Most LSAT Prep systems approach ordering games in more or less the same way. First, we start by showing you the classic 1:1 ordering game. Some call these “basic linear” games or something to that effect. But the idea is: you have a certain number of players you have to order, and a certain number of places to put those players, and those two numbers are the same. You have to watch eight Netflix series? On a 1:1 ordering game, you’ll watch them one at a time, first through eighth. Or you have to visit six fast casual eateries? Well you’ll visit one per day, from Monday to Saturday.

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The Supposed Law School “Brain Drain”

There’s been some freaking out online about law school applications. In other news, they’re airing reality TV shows on Bravo. This time, the freak out is over the quality of law school applicants. Even as law school applications rebounded in 2017, the number of applicants from “top” undergraduate schools (literally just the Ivies plus Chicago, Duke, and Stanford) dropped. That number has dropped a lot since 2008.

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Making Deductions in Ordering Games

Even without any practice, an LSAT student could take home a section of logic games and solve it by slowly working through each question by process of elimination. The problem with the LSAT, as we all know, is that this is an exam with strict time constraints, and you just can’t master the Logic Games section in a 35 minute period without using deductions.

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Getting to Know the Implication Family

With classes starting up for the June LSAT, we thought it would be a good idea to do a post covering one of the foundational groups of questions you’ll encounter on the LSAT. At Blueprint, we subdivide one of the big sections of the LSAT — the biggest section, in fact, Logical Reasoning — into three “families.” We’re going to zoom in on one of those families today: the Implication family.

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The 2017-18 Law School Application Data Are In …

More people are applying to law school this cycle. Maybe it’s an improving job market. Maybe it’s a bunch of idealists inspired by politics. Maybe it’s both, and maybe some other things, too. But regardless, the law school admissions game just got a little more competitive.