The February 2015 LSAT: What You Need to Know

Posted by on December 18, 2014 at 11:00 AM

Most test takers realize that the LSAT is offered only four times each year, but what many fail to recognize is that every LSAT administration is NOT the same! For instance, did you know that the June test is the only one not offered on a Saturday morning? Instead, it's given on a Monday afternoon (one of many reasons why it's my favorite).

But the most unique--the real outlier--is unquestionably February.

Not only is February your last chance to gain admission to law school for the coming year, but it has other, more subtle characteristics that are important to understand as well. So as we reach the 50-day countdown to the February 2015 LSAT, I'm going to give you a resource that shows you exactly what makes this particular exam so special.

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Topics: February LSAT

LSAT Progress - Learning From Your Mistakes

Posted by on December 15, 2014 at 11:00 AM

People who decide to go to law school, and so prepare to take the LSAT, tend to have some personality traits in common. They tend to be driven, confident, and prone to blowing any perceived failure completely out of proportion. I'm not putting anyone down. In fact, it should be fairly obvious given my profession that I'm talking as much about myself as anyone else. But, if in addition to myself, I've also described you, consider this: you're not going to progress as quickly as possible unless you learn to not only accept failure but also embrace it.

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Topics: LSAT Prep, Improve Your Score

LSAT Logical Reasoning and Its Challenges

Posted by on December 11, 2014 at 11:00 AM

The makers of the LSAT are very good at creating difficult Logical Reasoning questions. And since they can test new questions in the experimental sections of every LSAT, they can glean a lot about what works against the unwary test taker. The two scored Logical Reasoning sections comprise about half the test, so there are plenty of opportunities to introduce different types and degrees of difficulty along the way.

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Topics: LSAT, LSAT Logical Reasoning

The December 2014 LSAT: Post-mortem

Posted by on December 8, 2014 at 11:30 AM

The December 2014 LSAT was given on Saturday, and while specific information about the test content is tightly guarded, we've still heard from a number of students, and I've read numerous accounts of the exam online, so I want to pass along their impressions.

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Topics: LSAT Prep

When Will December 2014 LSAT Scores Be Released?

Posted by on December 4, 2014 at 11:00 AM

So, you've studied for months on end, you know every Logic Game type, and you can diagram passages in your sleep. You've taken countless practice tests, and read endless pages of strategy. This weekend, finally, you're going to take the real, official LSAT. And then comes the final challenge: Waiting to find out that fateful three-digit number.

So, exactly when will your December 2014 LSAT score be released?

 

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Topics: LSAT, Score Release Date

Mental Toughness on the LSAT

Posted by on December 1, 2014 at 11:00 AM

There is no doubt that the guy in this photograph was having a hell of a day. This guy is one Tough Mudder. From the photograph, though, it doesn't seem to be his body that's tough. Look at his face. There's no quit in him.  It's his mind that's tough. That same mental toughness is what you need on test day if you're going to do your very best. So, let me ask you, how tough are you?

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Topics: LSAT, LSAT Prep, Test Mentality, Test Anxiety

The LSAT: Logical Reasoning in the Reading Comprehension Section

Posted by on November 27, 2014 at 11:00 AM

A student recently wrote in to ask about the relationship between Logical Reasoning and Reading Comprehension on the LSAT, and more specifically whether he should be looking to apply the lessons from the Logical Reasoning Bible to the Reading Comp section of the test. This is an interesting question, and one that I’ve heard before from students seeking to clarify the relationship and distinctions between the various sections of the test.

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Topics: LSAT, Reading Comprehension, Logical Reasoning

How To Make It Through Thanksgiving

Posted by on November 26, 2014 at 11:00 AM

To: All December 2014 LSAT Test-Takers

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Topics: LSAT Prep, Law School Admissions

December LSAT Test Takers: Blogs You Should Have Bookmarked

Posted by on November 24, 2014 at 11:00 AM

With the December LSAT less than two weeks away, everyone and their mother is quick to offer you a last-minute tip. Most everyone (we hope) means well. Sleep more! Study more! Worry less! Eat well! Exercise! etc. While we hope that our Blog is a reasonable voice in this cacophony of wisdom, there is no question that receiving just the right advice, and at the right time, is not always easy. (OK, it's a little easier if you pay for it).

Now more than ever, you want the advice you receive to be on point. To that end, below you will find a list of our most helpful blog posts we've written over the last few years, organized by subject matter and area of concern. This represents the collective wisdom of some of the world's foremost LSAT experts, so handle it with caution: it may cause brilliance!

Just kidding. 

But seriously: these are all Blog articles you should have bookmarked. Now, thanks to me, you don't have to: just bookmark this one instead. Good luck!

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Topics: LSAT Prep

LSAT Consistency and the Illusion of Change

Posted by on November 20, 2014 at 11:46 AM

I tell people all the time that one of the greatest things about the LSAT is that it’s remarkably consistent! That is, for the test to be considered a legitimate measuring device where people taking different LSATs can still be compared to one another in a meaningful way, the measuring device itself (the LSAT) absolutely CANNOT change! That, in a way, is the very definition of a "standardized" test. I mean, what good is a ruler if yours has 13 inches to a foot, and mine has only 12?

And while that may seem like a pretty obvious statement, think about why it's of tremendous benefit to you, the test taker. 

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Topics: LSAT, LSAT Prep, LSAT Logical Reasoning