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How Farnold’s Love Child Affects His Movie Career

In this week’s edition of MSS Logical Reasoning sample question, we examine the story of Farnold, a famous movie actor, who has come under fire for fathering an illegitimate child. Now, while he tries to get back in the movie business, certain head honchos think he might bring too much bad publicity to the studio. This one is what we call a “strengthen” question, and your job will be to figure out how to strengthen Farnold’s argument that he is a big enough box office draw to negate the negative press. Enjoy!


Logical Reasonings / 5.25.11

A) Who wants to be a big time lawyer anyway. All the schmoozing, fancy dinners, and fast cars? Excessive. New York Times.

B) Did the money serve a campaign purpose? Well, it definitely served a purpose. Above the Law.

C) For someone to be able to open fire on a crowd of innocent people, competency is definitely in question. CNN.

D) Granny is packing heat, and it’s not the kind for baking oatmeal raisin cookies and pie. Daily Mail.

E) The ancient world was pretty serious about their sports. I guess that’s what happens when you have no television. Total ProSports.


June 2011 LSAT Checklist

There are just 13 days to go until the June LSAT. I imagine that sentence just sent your knees knocking, but you should be both scared and excited – in 13 days, you’re going to be done with the hardest/most important test you’ve ever taken. As you enter these last two weeks, you should still be studying a great amount since big improvement can be made in these final days. But you also have a few administrative duties you need to take care of to make test day a seamless surgical strike. So don’t neglect to do the following:

Test Center Run-Through – As we mentioned last week, you should actually go to wherever you’ll be taking the LSAT and get a feel for the place. If you can, do this next Monday in the late morning/early afternoon.


Logical Reasonings / 5.24.11

A) A little pick-me-up for all you studying for the LSAT. Think they can win the case in 13 days? Wall Street Journal.

B) We totally get it.  It had a great ranking, but how could you forget that it gets really frikken cold in the winter?! TaxProf.

C) If you haven’t already, you should look into starting an IM football team at your law school. Yahoo.

D) I guess it could be worse, but it’s a little irksome when your limo is dubbed “The Beast.” Daily Mail.

E) This guy could make a killing just making signs! Huffington Post.

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The June 6th 2011 LSAT is in a Fortnight: What to Eat

We’re only a couple weeks away from what will be the most important test of your life (pause for panicking).  At this point you should be in the heat of studying, taking lots of practice tests and spending tons of time reviewing said tests. One of the most important things to do, though, doesn’t have anything to do with studying.

It has to do with eating.

Two weeks from today, when you take the test, you have to make sure to eat right. Even in the best of times the LSAT is insanely hard, so you need to be on your feet.  So not eating breakfast or lunch is really not an option.  You want something that is going to stick with you, so granola and yogurt is probably a better option for breakfast that Cap’n Crunch.


Logical Reasonings / 5.23.11

A) You know that really heartfelt and inspiring personal statement you wrote for law school apps that brought your nana to tears? Yeah, hers was better. My San Antonio.

B) I understand the concern, but seriously, it’s New York. Following their logic, the next step would be to tell citizens to stop breathing. Wall Street Journal.

C) There are tons of jokes that could be said for this article, but I feel like this town has already had enough to deal with. Yahoo.

D) Dear Harold Camping: next time you scare the pants off of people, please promptly follow your statement with a “jk.” Freaked Out Nation.

E) This baby is way cooler than I will ever be. Bing.


Doing a Dry Run of your LSAT Test Center

Quick reminder: the LSAT is a little over two weeks away. If you’re signed up for it, this should come as no surprise, but it might be accompanied by an involuntary flinch and perhaps a frightened yelp. That’s normal (and encouraged).

Before you walk into the LSAT on D-Day, though, you should do a dry run. On some Monday in the next two weeks, drive/walk/Segway yourself to the testing center at the same time and in the same way that you’ll be going on June 6th. You don’t want to just rely on Google maps. You might end up somewhere in Los Feliz, and no one wants that.

During this process, find the room to which you’ll be reporting. If it’s a college of some sort, get a general idea of the campus layout in case rooms change, as they tend to do.


Logical Reasonings/Armageddon Edition / 5.20.11

A) For all of you who didn’t know, tomorrow is a very important day. Like, super important. We Can Know.

B) And there have already been a few early signs. I guess this would make Randy Savage a prophet or something, right? TMZ.

C) And this would be the modern-day version of the immaculate conception. And by immaculate, I mean, totally disturbing. Time.

D) A compiled list of all the irrefutable evidence of the coming end. Makes Sodom and Gomorrah look like Bible Camp. Buzz Feed.

E) And on the off chance things don’t work out, there’s a plan. Gawker.