Tag Archive: most strongly supported

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Battle LSAT Anxiety with Your Brain (and Butt)

Test anxiety is real, and the LSAT brings about an entire cornucopia of emotions. It’s understandable; you’ve spent months preparing for this test that will determine where you spend the next few years of year life and possibly even who will hire you after graduation. Plus, you really don’t want to retake the LSAT and go through that endeavor all over again (but you might have to).  Walking into your test room as prepared as possible is one way to deal with LSAT test anxiety, but there are other techniques to keep you cool, calm, and collected before, during, and after the LSAT.

For today’s post we brought in recently licensed marriage and family therapist Megan Riley to share her thoughts on controlling test day anxiety.

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The LSAT is Coming…dun dun dun

We’re just a few months away from the October LSAT, which means that our courses are ABOUT TO GO DOWN. If you’ve made the (right) decision to sign up with us, we’ve listed some tips to help you get the most out of your course and also some vital life-saving tips that’ll prevent you from totally sh*tting on yourself on that first day. We get it. It happens.

First, a bit about myself. Two years ago, I was gearing up to take an LSAT prep class with Blueprint. I was lucky enough to have Matt Riley as my instructor (he’s one of the founders of Blueprint—he is a fantastic teacher and a great guy). After completing the class and taking the LSAT, I landed a job as an instructor for Blueprint. I taught for a little while before accepting an offer of admission from Columbia. I am now gearing up to begin my second year there! All of that to say, I know the Blueprint course method from both the perspective of a student and the perspective of an instructor. Consider yourself a lucky reader.

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Mother’s Day Card Messages for LSAT Prep Students

If you’re preparing for the LSAT, your mother isn’t just any mother. She’s the mother of a decently functioning young adult whose plans for the future go beyond watching the next episode of Game of Thrones. For such an exceptional feat of parenting, she deserves special credit. This Mother’s Day, show your mom that you care, LSAT-style.

Here are some heartfelt logical messages (is that a paradox?) you can include in her Mother’s Day card:

· “If it is true that you are my mom, it can be properly inferred that I love you.”

· “All available evidence provides the strongest support for inferring that you are the best mom ever.”

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How to Get a 180 On the LSAT: Kevin’s LSAT Story

Today’s guest post on the LSAT blog is from Kevin, a student in Blueprint LSAT Prep’s online course who earned a 180 LSAT score on the June LSAT. This is how he did it.

My junior year at UC Irvine, I was forced to confront the LSAT, which I dreaded. I had always felt that I could do well in school if I put in the effort, but that the LSAT tested some sort of natural intelligence that couldn’t really be improved, regardless of effort. That’s why I was devastated when my first practice test score came out to be 152. I knew I had my work cut out for me.

Rising to the challenge, I gave up partying with my fraternity — turning down illustrious parties like Booze Cruise and Blackout — to focus on studying. Every day, I would sit myself in the library for 4-5 hours to watch Blueprint’s video lessons and do the corresponding homework. After slaving away for an entire quarter, I finally got to Practice Test 2.

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Unwrapping the Tricks and Treats of the 2013 October LSAT

The 2013 October LSAT was another one for the ages, dear readers.

Yesterday, LSAC released October LSAT scores, not mention the test itself. So now we can check our LSAT blog predictions and our 2013 October LSAT Instant Recap to see how well they captured the feel of the test.

First off, the 2013 October LSAT curve:

170 = -12
160 = -27
152 = -41

A pretty standard LSAT curve for a pretty standard LSAT.

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Caption Contest Winners and New LSAT Book Giveaway

Blueprint LSAT Prep really needs to invest in a t-shirt gun. Not only would it make us look cool, but we’d be able to distribute more shirts to deserving recipients — like all of those who participated in last week’s caption contest right here on the LSAT blog.

Alas, we could only pick one commenter taking the October LSAT and one commenter taking the December LSAT to win a brand spankin’ new Blueprint LSAT Prep t-shirt. The competition among October LSAT test-takers was particularly tight, but here are the caption contest champs (along with the photo that they had to caption):

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There’s Still Hope if Your October LSAT Testing Center is Full

Here at Most Strongly Supported, we love saying “we told you so.” (Who doesn’t?)

And hey, remember back in June when we told you to sign up for your October LSAT test center pronto because they tend to fill up? Well, if you didn’t heed our advice until now, you may have noticed that the early deadline to sign up for the October LSAT is one week away, and it just may be the case that your preferred October LSAT testing centers are full.

So what do you do? Panic? Cry? Resign yourself to going to truck driver school?

No, no, and definitely not. The first thing you need to do is sign up for the October LSAT posthaste.

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Slay the LSAT Monsters: Reading Comp, Logic Games, LRs

Halloween’s just around the corner, and the scariest thing this year isn’t witches, Satanists, or your sister’s barely-there nurse costume. Rather, Halloween starts the 1-month countdown to the December LSAT.

By now, you should be pretty far along in your studies. You should also have a nemesis in the form of one of the sections. Van Helsing had his Dracula. William Stoughton had his witches. Dr. Frankenstein had Frankenstein’s monster (probably should have seen that one coming).

Each section can be terrifying in its own right. However, each section has its own silver bullet – a strategy to destroy it in one fell blow.

But where can you find these amazing, anti-monster strategies?

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5 Steps to Post-October LSAT Law School Applications

Studying for the LSAT is like being in a bad relationship. It’s tiring, and it always feels like it lasts much longer that it actually does. Sometimes, it seems like the two of you are speaking a completely different language. Sometimes, you have a wonderful day, and all of those bad times just slip right away.

But, like all bad relationships, it eventually comes to an end.

For those of you who aren’t caught in the bad relationship cycle (i.e. those who didn’t cancel their October LSAT score and don’t plan to retake), this weekend ended the relationship — though don’t be surprised if it comes back to haunt you this Halloween.

And now, you have more free time than you know what to do with. All those calendar entries that used to read “LSAT studying” are now blank.

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Logical Reasonings / 4.3.12

A) Some people think change is coming to the law school landscape. Here are 10 realistic possibilities. Online Universities.

B) It’s always neat when other people use the phrase “most strongly supported.” Even neater when they’re Australian. Care2.

C) The LSAT could learn a thing or two from the MCAT. Constitution Daily.

D) The University of San Diego Law School ran a fake story on April Fool’s regarding their dean’s involvement in vigilante crimefighting. Pretty funny (especially if you’re like me and thought it was real for the first seven paragraphs). Motions Online.

E) After 578,000 miles and three husbands, a 93 year-old woman in Florida is saying goodbye to her 1964 Mercury Comet Caliente. Yahoo! News.