One Month Until the LSAT: Everything You Need to Know

Posted by Jon Denning on

You're less than four weeks from the next official LSAT administration.

That's right, you're into your final month! 

Don't panic! I'm not here to freak you out. On the contrary, I'm here to help.

The next month is all about improving your LSAT score, bolstering your confidence, and instilling a positive mentality. If you are a student currently enrolled in a PowerScore course, congratulations: the course itself (and your instructor(s), of course) will give you all of the structure and guidance you need to make the most of your time! For non-students, however, the path may be a little less clear, and you are my intended audience for this post. 

Below you'll find a list of resources, links, and general suggestions, all designed to help you make the most of these last few weeks and finish--or, dare I say it, even start--strong! 

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Topics: LSAT Prep

LSAT Score Plateau? Focus on Process

Posted by Ron Gore on

A few weeks before the LSAT, many people find themselves on a plateau. They just can't seem to improve their scores. People find themselves on plateaus for many different reasons. One of those causes is lack of organization. Over time, when you've done quite a bit of studying for the test, you can start to get lazy with your process. If you're stuck on a plateau, one of the best things you can do is impose organization on your process, which can reduce your time per question and increase your accuracy.

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Topics: LSAT Test Mentality, LSAT Prep

Bruce Lee: Enter the LSAT

Posted by Dave Killoran on

Most people are familiar with Bruce Lee. He was a martial arts master who became an actor, and when he died young at 32, he was already a superstar and cultural icon. But while most people know him for his martial arts movies, few know that he was also a philosopher and avid student of the mind. After his death, thousands of books were found in his house, with over 1500 marked up with detailed notes and comments. Lee wasn't just a heavy reader, he was also the author of  multiple books, including writings on martial arts, poetry, philosophy, science, and positive thinking. Within those texts, he made many comments that we can apply to the LSAT. Let's take a look at a few of the most relevant ones:

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Topics: LSAT Test Mentality, LSAT Prep

Announcing PowerScore's Free LSAT Logic Games Video Series

Posted by Jon Denning on


This is something of a departure from my typical posts, which cover LSAT news, provide concept-specific advice, and offer answers to the most common student questions I receive.

Instead today I'm writing to alert you to a newly-introduced preparation resource that should prove immensely valuable for any students out there struggling with Logic Games: our free LG video series!

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Topics: LSAT Logic Games, LSAT Prep, LSAT Forum

Negating conditional statements on the LSAT

Posted by Nikki Siclunov on

Granted, most Logical Reasoning questions with conditional reasoning won’t require you to negate the conditional relationships in them. You will certainly need to know what the contrapositive is, and—if there are multiple conditional relationships—you need to know how to form a conclusion by combining them into a chain (aka the “law of syllogism”).  Occasionally, in Justify questions, you will need to establish a logical link between the premises and the conclusion. And in Flaw questions, you will need to know how to describe in abstract terms the most common logical fallacies involving conditional reasoning.

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Topics: LSAT Logical Reasoning, LSAT Prep, LSAT Conditional Reasoning

Need LSAT Advice? How To Help Us Help You

Posted by Dave Killoran on

One of the most common LSAT preparation questions we receive is: "I've been studying for a while and want to increase my score even more. Do you have any tips to help me out?" This is a  question we love to get because it directly relates to what we do. We love the LSAT, and we are passionate about helping students get better at taking this test. When answering this question, one of our goals is to provide advice that is specific to the student. While it would be easy to put out a blanket response, that type of answer isn't all that helpful. But, to provide a personalized answer we need a lot of specific and detailed information. So, if you are asking us a question, what info should you provide?

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Topics: LSAT Prep

How To Guess Like a Pro on the LSAT (Part I: Logic Games)

Posted by Nikki Siclunov on

Since there is no penalty for guessing on the LSAT, it goes without saying that you shouldn't leave any bubbles blank. Precisely how you guess, however, depends on a number of factors: Are you a strong test-taker? Can you at least narrow down your possible choices? Which questions do you need to guess on?

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Topics: LSAT Logic Games, LSAT Prep