Tag Archive: lsat reading comprehension

BPPaaron-lsat-blog-lsat-fantasy-draft
/ / / / /

Which NFL Players Would You Pick in an LSAT Fantasy Draft?

Today marks the last week of preseason games in the National Football League. This means National Football League season ticket holders are going through the annual ritual of trying to get rid of the National Football League preseason tickets they’re obligated to buy.

It also means that many National Football League fans are preparing to draft players for their National Football League fantasy teams. The question is, what if you were to draft some of these muscle-heads for an LSAT fantasy team? Let’s explore that idea.

(Since I don’t actually work for the sports media, I’m exempt from the requirement to say the full words “National Football League” as much as possible. I’ll stop now.)

Maybe my hometown bias is showing through, but I’ll start with San Francisco’s Colin Kaepernick, one of the most promising young quarterbacks in the league. Why? For his versatility.

BPPyuko-lsat-blog-level-up-lsat-diagramming-skills-quiz
/ / / / / / / /

Level Up Your LSAT Diagramming Skills With This Fun Quiz

Knowing how to diagram conditional claims is essential for every scored section of the LSAT. In LSAT Logical Reasoning, you have to diagram conditional claims very often with Must Be True, Must Be False, Could Be True, Sufficient, Necessary, Flaw, Parallel, and Parallel Flaw question types. In LSAT Logic Games, you’ll make some very nasty mistakes by incorrectly diagraming conditional rules. Finally, in LSAT Reading Comprehension, main points can be conditional, and many other question types will also depend on your ability to diagram.

All diagramable questions have very tempting sucker choices. This is because diagraming mistakes are easy to predict. So, an incorrect anticipation will probably show up in your answer choices. This makes diagramable questions pretty difficult.

BPPlaura-lsat-blog-itching-start-october-lsat-prep
/ / / / / / / / / /

What to Do if You’re Itching to Start October LSAT Prep

Now that we’re well into July, there are only a couple weeks until most of Blueprint’s live summer LSAT Prep classes start. As we told you yesterday, there are a couple October LSAT administrative items that you should take care of as soon as possible.

However, there are probably some eager beavers out there who also want to start studying for the October LSAT this very minute. To you I say: 1) you’re crazy, and 2) I’m here to help.

First of all, you may be tempted to buy some LSAT prep materials from other companies to get a head start on studying. I strongly discourage doing so — not because there is anything wrong with other companies’ materials, but because the Blueprint LSAT Prep method is unique to Blueprint LSAT Prep, and you don’t want to pick up any bad habits or confuse yourself before the class starts.

BPPaaron-lsat-blog-morning-cometh-2013-june-lsat
/ / / / / / / / / / / / / / / /

The Morning Cometh: Reaction to the 2013 June LSAT

Last year’s June LSAT saw the surprise introduction of two-page Logic Games. In retrospect, that’s a tough act to follow. It’s been a day since this year’s June LSAT, and this time there were no such surprises. Everything went pretty much according to expectation.

I’ve heard from a number of students who took the June LSAT (as well as checked out yesterday’s 2013 June LSAT Instant Recap) and no one I’ve talked to was too surprised by anything on the test. With a few small exceptions, the consensus seems that it was a typical LSAT.

The Logical Reasoning sections from yesterday’s June LSAT seem to have been fairly unremarkable in difficulty. There were easy questions, medium questions and hard questions, as there always are. Some rare question types made appearances: crux questions continue their recent streak, and if you though agree questions were dead, they were only just hibernating.

BPPlaura-lsat-blog-weekend-before-june-lsat-should-look-like
/ / / / / / / /

What Your Weekend Before the June LSAT Should Look Like

So this is it. It’s the Friday before the LSAT.

If you were taking, say, the October LSAT, you’d be mentally preparing to kick some LSAT butt tomorrow morning. But since this is June, you’ve got a whole, empty, interminable weekend stretching out ahead of you. What are you going to do with all that time?

You should take your final pre-LSAT practice test no later than Saturday. That means you’ll spend Saturday either taking your practice LSAT test and reviewing it, or (if you already took the practice test) perhaps fine-tuning a few weaknesses. That should keep you busy, and keeping busy is good.

But that leaves Sunday, an entire day on which you will be doing no studying. That’s right – no studying at all.

BPPlaura-lsat-blog-tips-lsat-reading-comp-pulling-teeth
/ / / / / / / /

Tips to Make LSAT Reading Comp Not Feel Like Pulling Teeth

When given a choice between doing an LSAT Reading Comp section and getting a root canal, many LSAT-takers would opt for the dental work without hesitation.

This notorious section can be dense, dull and difficult, and as the June LSAT approaches, you may find yourself frustrated because your Reading Comp scores refuse to budge. Fear not. Just as with the rest of the LSAT, practice makes perfect, and with these tips you’ll find yourself inching ever closer to your goal score. And all without novocain!

Tip #1 for LSAT Reading Comprehension Domination: Change how you look at LSAT Reading Comp

BPPaaron-lsat-blog-time-transition-june-lsat-prep
/ / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / /

It’s Time to Transition into June LSAT Prep Mode

Now that February LSAT scores are out, the June LSAT looms ahead. If you’re planning on taking the June LSAT, it’s okay if you haven’t done much of anything yet. As time goes by, your inaction will become less and less OK. Kind of like a 40-year-old showing up to work in a high schooler’s wardrobe: what once looked perfectly normal starts to work against you.

First of all: go to LSAC’s website and register for the June LSAT. Do it as soon as you can. The earlier you register, the better the choice of June LSAT testing centers you’ll have. Getting your pick of June LSAT test centers now will keep you from having to spend the night before the June LSAT in some godforsaken motel by the freeway somewhere, listening to the regular clientele entertain their clientele. More importantly, once you’re registered for the June LSAT you can circle June 10 on your calendar as the day you’ll take the June LSAT.

BPPshinners-lsat-blog-2013-february-lsat-predictions
/ / / / / / / / / /

Matt Shinners’s 2013 February LSAT Predictions

UPDATE: LSAC has closed some February LSAT testing centers in the northeast due to an approaching blizzard. Check this LSAT blog post for more.

Making predictions for the February LSAT is a liberating experience. As the only unreleased LSAT of the year, I can say pretty much anything without fear of being proven wrong.

Plus, I can’t get it as wrong as those Mayans, amirite?

2013 February LSAT Prediction I: Logic Games

Logic Games have been flip-flopping between obscenely difficult (think Zones) and remarkably easy over the past few LSATs.

BPPshinners-lsat-blog-quick-fixes-lsat-reading-comp
/ / / / / /

Four Quick Fixes for LSAT Reading Comprehension

LSAT Reading Comprehension is a fickle mistress. You could be blessed with a difficult passage on the same topic as your senior thesis, or you could be cursed with a science passage that has nearly as much Latin as English.

You could have one RC section slotted in third, early enough that you’re still fresh but late enough for you to have built up some momentum. Or you could have back-to-back RC sections to start off the test.

Whatever the gods of fate (LSAC) are going to throw your way on LSAT test day, you need to be prepared. But so many people feel that they’re limited in how much they can improve in RC. While it’s certainly a different process than Logical Reasoning and Logic Games, there is a process to improve.

BPPaaron-lsat-blog-stuff-lsat-prep-thanksgiving-break
/ / / / / / /

How to Stuff Some LSAT Prep into Your Thanksgiving Break

If you haven’t yet freaked out that Thanksgiving is tomorrow, here’s something that might turn your hair white: The December LSAT is in 10 days. Fear not. Turkey with family and friends need not impede your studying for the LSAT. Here’s your plan:

Tomorrow, sneak some LSAT studying in in the morning. Force yourself to wake up at a respectable hour and hit the books. Try to shirk as many preparatory duties for the feast as you can, but even if you have to bake the turkey you can sneak in some LSAT reading comp passages while everything’s in the oven.

Then, enjoy Thanksgiving with your family, friends or well-chosen strangers. You get the rest of the day off to eat, watch football, reprise long-dormant family disputes, or do whatever else you like to do on Thanksgiving. Do your best to forget about the LSAT and have fun.