You did it! The hard part is over. The studying, the agonizing, the making new-best-friends with a couple of fetchingly designed spiral-bound LSAT guides. All that’s behind you now. Rest in pieces, July LSAT. Can I hear a “wahoo”?
But now what?
I can see it now: You’re eyeing the date in the corner of your laptop screen, counting down the days until the July LSAT. You’ve nailed conditional statements. You know your Reading Comp secondary structures like the back of your hand. You’ve done your part to prepare, but there’s still one factor that’s out of your hands: paper or
So, here we are, less than a week before the July exam, and let me guess? You’re thinking: should I withdraw?!
I’m here to give you an answer: No! Do not withdraw!
Two Fridays ago, LSAC released everyone’s scores for the June 2019 LSAT. Most people — the sane, well-adjusted people who take this test just as a means to go to law school — get the email, see their scores, react accordingly, and discard the other contents of the message. But other people — LSAT instructors, the decidedly less sane and well-adjusted — get really excited about those other contents. Because among those attachments are copies of the new LSAT. And LSAT instructors get really excited about new LSATs being released.
Fold up your beach towels, rinse the sand off your feet, stop smearing on sunscreen (actually, you might want to put a pin in that), and start reaching for that Logical Reasoning book. Yes, although Fourth of July is only a week away, we’re quickly approaching that sweet spot when you have enough time to
Earlier this week, we talked about how to take advantage of online resources at your disposal to get prepared to take the digital LSAT. But we didn’t address how you might have to change up your approach to any of the exam’s sections to account for the digital interface. And that’s because — for the most part — you don’t have to. You’re going to get the same types of questions, games, and passages on the digital LSAT that you got on the traditional LSAT. And it is all-but-certain you’ll see more of the test’s favorite concepts, like conditional statements and causation and common logical fallacies.
Let’s say you planned on taking the LSAT this year … or, rather, you had a nebulous and ill-defined notion that you should take the LSAT this year … but you missed out on the January, March, and June exams. Then you’re either looking at the rapidly approaching and July exam, or if you missed that registration deadline, then the September or later. And if that describes you, here’s the reality you’re facing: You’re probably going to have to prepare for the digital LSAT.