What Should I Do While I Wait For My LSAT Scores To Be Released?

Posted by Jon Denning on

The past few weeks have been an unrelenting stew of emotions for recent LSAT takers: relief to be through it, anxiety about how you performed, and sleepless nights waiting on your results.

For a lot of people—and fingers crossed you're among them—the LSAT is a memory, and prep books and course materials can be discarded as you see fit. For others, it didn't go as well as hoped, that fact is clear, and you're going to have to retake without question.

But what about those on the fence? What should you do if your retake is score-dependent and you've got another week or so without the information needed to make your decision?

Limbo's no fun but it doesn't have to be squandered. Let me give you some brief advice on how to best spend that time.

 

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Topics: LSAT Prep

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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Topics: LSAT Test Mentality, LSAT Prep

PowerScore's 2018 Crystal Ball Webinar: Predicting the June and July LSATs!

Posted by Jon Denning on

Curious to know why Justify the Conclusion (Sufficient Assumption) questions have taken such a backseat in recent years to LR types like Strengthen and softer Must Be True? Or why there were as many Point At Issue questions on just the last LSAT as there were Main Points in all of 2017?

Did you realize that two crucial skills are the basis of 91.6% of all logic games, including those you're certain to see on your test this year?

Well we're here to explain.

On Tuesday, 5/29, Dave Killoran and I hosted a special, free online webinar where we analyzed recent LSAT trends and made predictions about what you're most likely to face on both the June and July exams. The goal was to help attendees recognize the concepts and skills that will serve as the basis of their score—to highlight precisely what's coming, from guarantees to dark-horse, outlier candidates—allowing for a clear ability to prioritize your efforts most appropriately in these final days and weeks.

Below you'll find a video of the full webinar session that you can watch, pause, rewind, and watch again as needed, ensuring you're ready to go come test time!

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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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The Ultimate Guide to the LSAT Writing Sample

Posted by Jon Denning on

Your LSAT score is the result of your performance on a predetermined collection of multiple-choice tasks: two scored sections of Logical Reasoning, one scored section of Reading Comprehension, and one scored section of Analytical Reasoning (better known as Logic Games). In addition to those four, there will also be a fifth, unscored multiple-choice section known as the Experimental, which will present another of the three types—either a third LR, second RC, or second LG. These five sections can appear in any order, and are largely unpredictable as you work your way through the exam.

But that's not the entirety of your test day.

What many fail to realize, or at the very least fail to fully understand, is that official LSATs also contain a sixth section, given in a separate test booklet and administered after the completion of the five sections described above: the Writing Sample. And it's this final section that I want to talk about today.

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The Ultimate Test Mentality Resource List

Posted by Dave Killoran on

With the LSAT right around the corner, during the final stretch you should make sure you are as mentally well-prepared as possible for the pressures of test day. 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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Topics: LSAT Test Mentality, LSAT Prep