Second Time's a Charm: Re-taking the LSAT in December

Posted by Nikki Siclunov on

With the September LSAT done and over with, you can hopefully put test prep behind you. Assuming you did well, you should be spending the next 3 weeks polishing the rest of your law school applications so you can apply as soon as your score comes out. However, if you believe you might have bombed this test, here's what you should do now:

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

Posted by Jon Denning on

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

Per LSAC, September 2016 LSAT scores are slated to be released on Thursday, October 20th, 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 September tests this is rarely 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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What to avoid the day before the LSAT

Posted by Steve Stein on

If you're taking the LSAT this Saturday, ideally this is about the time you're wrapping up your preparations for the test. Regardless of whether you prepared by taking a class or opted for self-study, you already know that this is not the sort of test that you can cram for; this is good news, because it means that you shouldn't be planning to spend today studying!

Although it's understandable that you might want to make use of every hour leading up to the test with just a little bit more practice, you should fight this urge; take the day off from LSAT prep today! For a lot of students this is a welcome suggestion, but for many test takers, following this advice is surprisingly challenging—why not take the time to go try another game or two? Maybe take a practice section?

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LSAT Test Mentality: Upgrade Your Brain

Posted by Ron Gore on

Are you stressed out about the LSAT? Do you dread taking practice tests? Or how about scoring a practice test? Don't kid yourself. Everyone suffers from some degree of test anxiety. It's only natural, and having a healthy recognition of the gravity of the test can be a very helpful motivator. But let me talk to you for a moment about an LSAT prep superpower you probably don't even know you have. 

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Should You Do Warm Up Questions The Morning Of The LSAT?

Posted by Dave Killoran on

A question I often receive is, “Should I do a set of warm up questions the morning of the LSAT to get into the right frame of mind?" The idea is that by doing questions prior to the start of the LSAT you will be ready to hit the ground running once the test begins, and that will produce the best possible score. In theory it sounds like a good idea, but does it really work, and should you try it?

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5 Days to the LSAT: The Ultimate Test Mentality Resource List

Posted by Dave Killoran on

With the LSAT just five days away, during this final week you should make sure you are as mentally well-prepared as possible for Saturday. To help you reach a state of pure mental power and balance, I've compiled a list of my favorite LSAT confidence resources. Make sure to set aside some time before the test to think about how you will approach the LSAT when it begins, and especially how you will react if you encounter any difficulties. It's an essential step, and one that can dramatically impact your score. Here's the list:

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Ten Days Until the LSAT: Last-Ditch Efforts and How To Make Them Work

Posted by Nikki Siclunov on

Before we begin, let's get one thing out of the way: if you haven't already studied for the LSAT for at least 1-2 months, there is little you can do in the last week before the test. Yes, life can get in the way and sometimes even the best-laid plans go astray. Unfortunately, you cannot cram for the LSAT (this is not Organic Chemistry): it's a test of how you think, not how much you know.  Unlike most knowledge-based tests, the LSAT measures whether you possess the skill set necessary to excel in law school: close reading, critical reasoning, rule application, information synthesis, and the like. These are skills we develop over time, not in one week. So, if you've been putting off this LSAT project until the last week before the test, you may be better off taking the test in December instead. Plan your studies accordingly.
 
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LSAT cancellations, withdrawals, absences: What's the difference?

Posted by PowerScore Test Preparation on

With the LSAT just around the corner, you may be taking a look at how your prep is going and thinking that you are simply not ready for the test. There's no shame in this; in fact, knowing when you are or are not ready for the LSAT shows a great deal of self-awareness and respect for your law school application. 

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