Tag Archive: practice lsats

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How to Handle the Weekend Before the October LSAT

For those keeping score at home, there is almost exactly a week before the October LSAT. That means that, for October LSAT test-takers, this is your last weekend of studying.

So what’s that mean?

This weekend is an excellent chance to take a practice LSAT that replicates LSAT test day conditions as closely as possible. Get a good night’s sleep. Wake up at the time you’ll have to wake up for the real deal. Eat a hearty breakfast (or whatever breakfast you plan on eating next weekend – but something more substantial than coffee and cigarettes is recommended). If you can get into your October LSAT testing center and take a practice LSAT there, so much the better; if not, go to the library or some other spot that isn’t in your house or apartment, and take a practice LSAT there.

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Avoid Burning Out as the October LSAT Deadlines Loom

Want to hear a scary story?

There are two more weeks until the deadline to sign up for the October LSAT.

If you think there’s even a chance that you might want to sign up for the October LSAT, you should sign up today. Right now. You can always withdraw from the test in advance, and it won’t even show up on your law school applications; you might forfeit the money you spent on signing up, but that’s way better than feeling ready in October but being forced to wait until the December LSAT.

For those of you who are already signed up for the October LSAT, you’re probably deep into your studying, starting to get things figured out, maybe even feeling cautiously optimistic.

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What LSAT Prep Students Can Learn from Steve Jobs

Today marks the nationwide release of the Steve Jobs biopic, jOBS, starring Kelso, I mean, Ashton Kutcher. So far, critics don’t think much of the movie, some of the scenes are downright cringeworthy, and the portrayal of Steve Wozniak is just awful. But, we can draw a very important lesson about LSAT prep from Jobs’s life.

I think Jobs would not have done very well on his first practice LSAT. After all, when he was diagnosed with cancer he consulted a psychic instead of getting the surgery his doctor recommended. So, I would put Jobs’s first practice LSAT score at around a 140.

However, I do think Jobs’s final LSAT score, after considerable practice (and maybe a few psychic séances), would be much higher. He’d probably end up with an LSAT score somewhere in the 160s. This is because your final LSAT score is largely determined by how well you deal with adversity, and Jobs did this very well.

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7 LSAT Prep Lessons to Take Away From the Indy 500

This past Sunday was an exciting day for motor racing fans. Two of the year’s most prestigious races — the Indianapolis 500 and its much richer European cousin, the Monaco Grand Prix — were held on the same day. Monaco was pretty disappointing, but the Indy 500 delivered drama, excitement, and a few lessons for June LSAT test-takers.

LSAT Prep Lesson I to Learn From the Indy 500: Walk the track before race day

Many of the top drivers in the Indy 500 will walk the track before any racing goes down so they can get to know the track better, feel more comfortable, and spot any potential problems. You should do the same with your LSAT test center. Before LSAT test day you should visit your LSAT test center to locate exactly where your exam will be.

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3 LSAT Prep Tips for Studying Over Memorial Day Weekend

It’s Memorial Day weekend, a time that for many people marks the start of summer, beach trips, drinks in the sun, and wearing white again. For those studying for the June LSAT, though, it more likely brings on panicked thoughts of impending doom. How should you spend your next couple weeks of studying to maximize your success?

Memorial Day Weekend LSAT Prep Tip I: Don’t panic

The vast majority of my students don’t see their biggest LSAT score gains until right before the test. Even if your recent LSAT practice test scores have not been near your goal LSAT score, keep studying as though you’ll take the June LSAT; chances are your LSAT scores will improve drastically as you keep reviewing and drilling weaknesses. However, if you know beyond a shadow of a doubt that you will not be ready for the June LSAT, remember that the deadline to change your LSAT test date to the October LSAT is this Sunday at 11:59 pm ET.

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Four New Year’s Resolutions for LSAT Retakers

Should old acquaintance be forgot, and never brought to mind? If your New Year’s Eve celebration was anything like mine, the alcohol might have taken care of that for you. Unfortunately, some of you will have to bring one acquaintance to mind in the new year – the LSAT.

With December LSAT scores coming out soon, some of you will enter the next phase of LSAT prep – gearing up for a retake. Others have already made that decision, but you’re waiting until the new year to start the studying over again. Either way, here are some resolutions to make so that you don’t enter the dreaded realm of the LSAT re-retaker.

LSAT Retaker New Year’s Resolution I: Figure out where you went wrong the first time

Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, yet expecting different results.

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How I Scored a 180 on the LSAT

When people read about my LSAT score (180), they often ask, “How the hell…?”

That’s a good question, and one I don’t even know if I can answer to anyone’s satisfaction. Gator meat, though, played a large role.

I decided to go to law school after graduation rather late in the game. Until the end of my junior year, I was planning to go into pharmaceutical research (hence the biochemistry degree). It sounded like a great plan.

Then, I spent a semester in a lab.

It’s hot, sweaty, and mostly boring. You sit around measuring out miniscule amounts of catalysts, and then wait around for your reaction to finish.

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The LSAT Prep Adventures of Cecilia Tsoukalos: Get-to-Know

Cecilia Tsoukalos is an employee of Blueprint LSAT Preparation’s main office. She is enrolled in one of our spring courses and has agreed to blog about her experience (under a pseudonym, of course). This is her first post.

Greetings, fellow LSAT students! I’ll be writing to you every so often documenting my time spent preparing for the June LSAT.

As many of you will surely agree, it’s difficult trying to juggle real life and preparation for a test that can potentially determine the course for the rest of your life. As a Blueprint staff member it’s part of my job to guide students through the LSAT process and help them understand that the LSAT is totally learnable. The LSAT is about how you think, not what you know.

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What to Expect After Your Second Practice Exam

For many of you in our Blueprint classes, practice exam two is just around the corner. This probably seems like a momentous occasion, as it’s the first time you’ve taken a full test since the beginning of the course. You probably have high hopes for and high anxiety surrounding the test. Well, let me set the record straight about what you should, and shouldn’t, be expecting.

First of all, it’s gonna be scary and awful. Sort of. Maybe. You haven’t learned an entire third of the questions, so for a lot of the stuff you’ll see, you’ll have no idea how to attack it. That’s normal, and that’s fine. There’s no reason to think you should do well on questions that are totally foreign to you. On top of that, even with the questions you do know how to do, they’ll be in a totally random order. Until now, you did each question type one-at-a-time (or at best one family at a time), but now they’ll be totally random.