What Does it Mean to "Go Grey" on LSAT Score Release Day?

Posted by Jon Denning on

One of the most common talking points you'll hear leading up to an LSAT score release--and incessantly on the day scores become available--is the notion of "going grey." In fact a hysterical flurry of "I'M  GREY!!" announcements on twitter and elsewhere is one of the most reliable predictors that scores are imminent.

So what's all this grey business about, and how can you determine your own color status?

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Topics: LSAT Prep

The 2016 LSAT Bibles: Do You Need the Newest Editions? Part II

Posted by Dave Killoran on

In Part I of this blog, I discussed why we use cover medallions on our books to indicate the year of release. The short answer is that they exist in order to help students identify the most up-to-date versions of each book and to avoid accidentally buying a book that might be years out of date. In this continuation, I'm going to discuss each book individually and provide an overview of some of the changes through the years, compare the 2016 versions to the 2014 and 2015 editions, and also discuss when the 2017 editions will come out.

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Topics: LSAT Logic Games, LSAT Logical Reasoning, LSAT Reading Comprehension, LSAT Prep

Do Law Schools View Multiple LSAT Attempts as a Negative?

Posted by Spivey Consulting on

One of the most persistent law school admissions myths is the notion that schools consider every LSAT scores – or the average score – for individual applicants when assessing their admissions profile.  This is a particularly tough myth to counter because it often originates from the carefully crafted semantics law schools themselves use in describing how they view multiple tests.

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Topics: Law School Admissions

What Should I Do While I Wait For My LSAT Scores To Be Released?

Posted by Jon Denning on

The June 2016 LSAT was two weeks ago, meaning the past fourteen days have been an unrelenting stew of emotions: relief to be through it, anxiety about how you performed, and sleepless nights waiting on your results.

For a lot of people--fingers crossed you're among them--the LSAT is a memory, and prep books and course materials can be discarded as you see fit. For others, it didn't go as well as hoped, that fact is clear, and it's a fall retake without question.

But what about those on the fence? What should you do if your retake is score-dependent and you've got another week or so without the information needed to make your decision?

Limbo's no fun but it doesn't have to be squandered. Let me give you some brief advice on how to best spend that time.

 

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Topics: LSAT Prep

False Arguments Do Not Exist: Language Matters on the LSAT

Posted by Nikki Siclunov on


At the beginning of each class I teach, I lay down the ground rules: raise your hand if you want to ask a question, turn off your smart phones, try to pay attention.  My students are often surprised to learn that it's OK to stuff their faces with donuts if they can't answer a question. I get it... that's what the donuts are for.

Here's one thing my students are not allowed to do: call an argument "false," "wrong," or "stupid." I am a stickler for rules. Language matters.

Here's why:

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Topics: LSAT Prep

The 2016 LSAT Bibles: Do You Need the Newest Editions? Part I

Posted by Dave Killoran on

One of the most frequently asked questions we hear is: "I have an older version of one of the LSAT Bibles—do I need to buy the current edition?" The easiest answer for us to give would be, "Yes, you do!" but we are cognizant that these books are expensive, and so we try to give tailored answers for each student. In order to give you the information to help you make your own decision, let me first give you an overview of how the update process works, and then in Part II I'll talk a bit about each individual book.

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Topics: LSAT Prep

When Will June 2016 LSAT Scores Be Released? Our Prediction!

Posted by Jon Denning on

June 2016 LSAT takers have one burning question in mind: When exactly will my score be released?

Per LSAC, June 2016 LSAT scores are slated to be released on Thursday, June 30th, 2016. However, past LSAC score-release trends indicate that scores are almost always released earlier than the official date (except when weather conditions have interfered with the original test dates, as was the case with the February 2013 LSAT...although with June tests this is hardly a concern). So, even though you still have to wait to get your score, you probably won't have to wait until the score-release date designated by LSAC. 

So when will you have it?

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LSAT Score Release Dates - Scheduled vs. Actual Comparison 2004-2016

Posted by Jon Denning on

Note: This article was last updated June 7th, 2016

As the score release date for each LSAT administration nears, tensions run high among test takers: the moment of truth is at hand, and you're days or even hours from knowing exactly how you did. Confusing things further is the fact that LSAC nearly always releases scores days in advance of their official score release dateadding uncertainty and anxiety to the process. "Refresh" buttons are pounded endlessly as eager test takers await their results.

For every LSAT we make our own predictions about when scores will likely come out, and for the most part we've been remarkably successful. But for those out there who'd rather make up their own minds than take our word for it, here are the score release dates (official and actual) for each test since June 2004. Good luck!

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