With your June LSAT score in hand, it's now time to consider what that number means for you in terms of your admissions odds. Everyone knows that an LSAT score is almost universally prized above all other factors--often counting more towards an acceptance than GPA, letters of rec, personal statement, and resume combined! Often, if you can believe it, several times more than that collective "other"--but exactly what does the number you've attained mean to the school (or schools) to which you intend to apply? Let's investigate.Read More
Students often ask about combining the LSAT Bibles when they are self-studying. Although our book websites contain general study plans, we thought it might be helpful to put together a more detailed plan for someone starting about 12 weeks out from the LSAT (which is often when people start studying). The plan assumes you have our three LSAT Bibles, our first Training Type Series (which includes LSAT PrepTests 1 through 20), and a plethora of actual LSATs, including the SuperPrep and all of the recent exams.Read More
Previously, we've written about how to take practice LSATs under timed conditions (here and here), and how to replicate the testing experience as closely as possible. But, there's another set of valuable exercises you can use in conjunction with practice tests, and these are unfortunately practiced far less frequently by students. So, what are they?
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When choosing which LSAT course to take, students are often faced with a dilemma: should I take the course that starts early and ends early, or wait until later so my course ends closer to the test date? There are pros and cons of each decision. Let's look at what they are.
With scores from the recently-administered June 2015 LSAT likely to be released late next week (no, they're not out yet; sorry if the title got your hopes up), a natural and somewhat obvious question arises: what's next?
The answer to that question largely depends on which of two, or possibly three, categories best describes your situation. Let's examine the scenarios below and discuss what might qualify you for each, and the appropriate action to take moving forward.Read More
Many students don't take much time to consider the order in which they attack the questions on the LSAT, but the right strategic approach can be extremely valuable. For most test-takers, the natural inclination is to do all or most of the questions in order. but there are quite a few benefits to be gained from a slightly more flexible approach to every section of the test.Read More
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One question we are often asked concerns the vocabulary required to do well on the LSAT. Students worry that they might need an especially large vocabulary, or perhaps a working knowledge of legal or logical terms. With that in mind, let’s take a closer look and find out what you need to know before you take the LSAT.
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Last month, my colleague Jon Denning warned you not to cancel your June 2015 score, except for those rare instances in which you made a series of bubbling errors, woke up with a 102'F fever, or had a hangover so bad that you wanted to crawl into a hole and die. Hopefully, none of this happened to you (at least not before the test), so even if you feel like you could have done a little better - keep your score and see how you did.Read More
The first few waves of June LSAT test takers have completed the exam and their thoughts have begun to trickle out online, which gives us a reasonable estimation of how the test went and which sections were real. Of course, I can't say anything too specific about the exam--LSAC is serious about test security after all--but I'll try to give you enough information here to allow for an informed perspective on what counted and what didn't.Read More
This afternoon, tens of thousands of test takers around the world will sit for the June 2015 LSAT. We've long expressed our admiration for the June administration (seriously!), so for those of you taking the test today congratulations, you're in excellent, and enviable, company.
And it's for you that I write this post. Below is a small sampling of advice that I feel will serve you well as you continue to prepare for the LSAT; it's almost certainly too late to meaningfully improve your conceptual understanding of the test, however that doesn't mean steps can't still be taken to positively affect your experience in the hours and days ahead. You can't cram for the LSAT, but you're not altogether impotent either.Read More