One Month Until the LSAT: Everything You Need to Know

Posted by Jon Denning on

You have exactly 30 days until 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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Good News! You Just Bombed Your LSAT Practice Test.

Posted by Nikki Siclunov on

The next LSAT is just around the corner, you're regularly taking practice tests in preparation...and you suddenly score 5 points lower than last time. What?? Why?! You are (understandably) freaked out.

You call your best friend, your shrink, your tutor—all the same person if you're lucky— to ask the crucial question: should you postpone your LSAT?

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Mind the Clock! The Importance of Preparing for the LSAT with a Timer

Posted by Jon Denning on

The LSAT is a remarkably challenging test, in large part because it measures both intricate conceptual understanding, as well as application of that understanding under rigorous time pressure. Put another way: The LSAT is an exam which tests a particular skill set, but it is also a test of efficiency. 

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How Hard Is The LSAT?

Posted by Dave Killoran on

One of the most frequently asked questions we receive is, "How hard is the LSAT?" Most students have heard the test is difficult, but unless they've taken an LSAT already, they don't have a good idea of whether the test really is hard, or whether it's just like any other college test. So let's take a look at some numbers and see what the real story is here. 

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Top 100 Law School LSAT Deadlines: Is March Too Late?

Posted by PowerScore Test Preparation on

Every year we survey the top law schools to find out their admissions deadlines and the latest LSAT they will accept as a first and only test. Each year we see changes, but we were a little surprised by this year's results.

It seems that the trend is moving up to a January LSAT deadline for many of the top schools.  While  a quarter of the schools still allow for a June or July test result, they admit that your application will not be reviewed until scores are in, and spots can be limited at that time.  

Ready to see the deadlines for your schools? Keep reading! 

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Topics: Law School Admissions, LSAT Prep

Using the LSAT Bibles: Should Your Score Go Up Immediately?

Posted by Dave Killoran on

One frequent question I get comes from students reading the LSAT Bibles who wonder how much of a score increase they should see while reading the book. The answer is that while you are reading the books, you probably won't see much of a score increase. It's after you finish the book and start working with ideas where you will begin to see the greatest score increases! Let's talk about why that is the case.

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LSAC Announces the Digital LSAT Launch Schedule for 2019

Posted by Jon Denning on

Back in May 2017, LSAC began testing a digital version of the LSAT in select cities for limited applicants. Students were able to take a free-of-charge, tablet-based LSAT in what LSAC labeled a "Digital Pilot Test," where the test makers could gather data and collect feedback in the final stages of  their transition from a paper to a tablet format. The question on everyone's mind ever since has naturally been, "So when will a Digital LSAT become reality?," and up until today no one had a clear answer.

Now we do.

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The Best Way to Review LSAT Practice Tests

Posted by Dave Killoran on

Over on the PowerScore LSAT Discussion Forum, there has been a spate of discussions about how to best review practice LSATs and homework problems. I'm seeing students make a critical error as they study, and so I want to talk about that, and then lay down a framework for optimally reviewing the problems that you complete. This will help you get the most out of the time that you spend studying. Let's start by asking, what is the critical study error that many students are making?

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Retaking the LSAT? What To Do Differently To Raise Your Score

Posted by Dave Killoran on

I recently talked about who should retake the LSAT, and this week I'm covering how to properly prepare for your retake. First, I'm going to presume that the last time around you did a fairly decent job of preparing, that is, you worked through a course or some self-study guides, and you took a fair number of practice tests. If you didn't make a reasonable effort the first time around, then your top priority should be to put in 100% this time! The information below will still help you, but you have to be committed to the process; without that, the rest doesn't matter.

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