A New Year, A New LSAT Cycle, and A New Chance to Dominate

Posted by on February 26, 2015 at 11:00 AM

With the administration of the February 2015 LSAT a few weeks ago, and scores from that exam likely released tomorrow (that's my prediction anyway!), we find ourselves entering a new cycle of LSATs geared towards a 2016 admission. For students with a 2016 start in mind, the next several months present a host of interesting, and often difficult, choices: which LSAT to take?, when to begin preparing?, and how to best prepare? all deserve serious consideration.

So consider them I shall. 

The following discussion is in two parts, the first of which will offer some advice for those at the outset of their LSAT journey, while the second will lay out the pros (and occasional cons) of each test. I hope together they serve, in some small way, to point you in the right direction as you embark. 

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Topics: LSAT Study Plans, LSAT Prep

LSAT Lessons from Ghost Ranch

Posted by on February 23, 2015 at 11:00 AM

Ghost Ranch, just north of Santa Fe, New Mexico, is a sight to behold. When you stand in the midst of its small buildings, you’re surrounded by mountains. Some peaks are 10,000 feet high, covered in snow. Some are between 5,000 and 7,000 feet, rose-red and rocky, reminiscent of the Martian surface. The expansive grandeur of the mountainous vistas combines with the minute details of the arid soil and its unique flora to overwhelm your senses. It’s impossible to take it in all at once. You’ve got to organize the input and marshal your senses to get the most out of the experience.

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Topics: LSAT--Test Mentality, LSAT Prep

Andy Murray's Motivational Notes and the LSAT

Posted by on February 19, 2015 at 11:00 AM

During a recent tennis match at the Rotterdam Open, a journalist snapped a picture of tennis star Andy Murray consulting a handwritten sheet between sets. As it turns out, the sheet contained a list of tactical and mental reminders for Murray during the match. Let's take a look at the list, and then talk a bit about how you can use something similar in your LSAT preparation to your advantage. For starters, here's the sheet:

 

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Topics: LSAT Prep

How Hard Is The LSAT?

Posted by on February 16, 2015 at 11:00 AM

One of the most frequently asked questions we receive is, "How hard is the LSAT?" Most students have heard the test is difficult, but unless they've taken an LSAT already, they don't have a good idea of whether the test really is hard, or whether it's just like any other college test. So let's take a look at some numbers and see what the real story is here. 

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Topics: LSAT Prep

2014 LSAT Trends: A Year in Review

Posted by on February 12, 2015 at 11:00 AM

With the February 2015 LSAT now a few days behind us, the test cycle for 2015 admission has officially ended. And while it may be years, if ever, before we see the content from February's test, we can take a look back at the exams administered in 2014 and consider tendencies and trends likely to hold true for the rest of 2015.

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Topics: LSAT Prep

February 2015 LSAT: Post-Test Impressions

Posted by on February 9, 2015 at 11:00 AM

From all accounts it appears that those who took the February 2015 LSAT on Saturday were treated to an easier test than the one administered in December. Based on what I've heard from PowerScore students and online accounts of the test, here's how the test shaped up and a few lessons that June 2015 preppers can draw from it. 

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Topics: Post Test Analysis, LSAT Prep

What You Should Do the Day Before the LSAT

Posted by on February 5, 2015 at 11:00 AM

The February LSAT is almost here! As you finalize your last-minute preparation for the test, remember that there are things you can do outside of LSAT prep to help ensure your best performance on test day:

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Topics: LSAT Prep

No Such Thing As a Free Lunch: the Fine Print on Full Scholarship Offers

Posted by on February 2, 2015 at 12:19 PM

In the third, and final installment of our blog series on merit-based scholarships, this week we will discuss the question of what it takes to keep your merit-based scholarship offer for the duration of your legal education. You can read the previous two installments of this series here:

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Topics: Law School Admissions

When Will The February 2015 LSAT Scores Be Released?

Posted by on January 29, 2015 at 11:00 AM

With the February 2015 LSAT coming up in just one week, one question that naturally comes up is: when will the LSAT scores be released after the test is over?

As per LSAC, the February 2015 LSAT scores are scheduled to be released on Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015. However, LSAC score-release trends indicate that scores will likely start going out earlier than the official date. So, even though you still have to wait 3-4 weeks to get your scores, you may not have to wait until the score-release date designated by LSAC. 

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Topics: Post Test Analysis

Develop a Reality-Based LSAT Strategy

Posted by on January 26, 2015 at 11:01 AM

With less than two weeks to go until the February LSAT, it's time for everyone about to take the test to slow down for a moment and realistically assess their current performance and their chances of achieving a certain score on test day. This post addresses how to make that assessment and what to do with its results.

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Topics: LSAT Prep