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

    PowerScore's Crystal Ball Webinar: Predicting the November, January, and March LSATs!

    Posted by Jon Denning on

    Curious to know which Logical Reasoning question types have been the most frequent, the most variable, and the most consistent on LSATs the last three years? Or what trends in Reading Comp you can expect the test makers to continue to emphasize?

    Did you realize that two crucial skills have served as the basis of 97% of all logic games in recent history, including those you're certain to see on your own exam?

    And are you ready for the Digital LSAT that's coming in July 2019?

    Well we're here to explain.

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    Topics: Webinar, LSAT Prep

    The Last Week Before 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: 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 January instead. Plan your studies accordingly.

     
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    Topics: LSAT Prep

    Thought for Food: Eating Your Way to a 180 on the LSAT

    Posted by Nikki Siclunov on

    Just before each LSAT, we like to post these tips for feeding your brain for the test.  If you've read them before, you'll get a refresher, and if you haven't seen our posts, they'll likely come in handy. Don't forget to eat for brainpower! Bon appetit!

     

    These days nearly everyone recognizes that the foods they eat affect the appearance of their bodies; however, most people fail to realize that what they consume also has a considerable impact on how their brains work. Your diet can affect your brain’s energy level, memory, and the efficiency with which it handles its tasks. What should you eat on the days leading up to the LSAT to make sure your brain is operating at peak levels?

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    Topics: LSAT Prep

    LSAT Anxiety and the Power of Positive Thinking

    Posted by Jon Denning on

    With the LSAT fast approaching, I want to briefly step away from talk of test concepts, and remind everyone of one of the most important, and (sadly) most-overlooked, components of test success: a positive mental outlook. That is, at some point in the next 10 days or so you should feel as though your conceptual preparation is complete, and your focus should begin to shift instead towards preparing yourself mentally for an amazing test day experience. Here are a few keys tips that will help get you mentally ready in the days ahead.

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    Topics: LSAT Test Mentality, LSAT Prep

    A Two-week LSAT Study Decision: Quantity or Quality?

    Posted by Jon Denning on

    With the LSAT fast approaching (two weeks away!), test takers are more eager than ever to maximize the value of their remaining study time.

    And that's exactly what I want to discuss: how, with only two weeks and likely a mountain of materials, to get the most out of the days ahead.

    The key to effective practice, particularly with time constraints, is to recognize that the volume of work you attempt is far less important than the insights even a small amount of work can give you!

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    Topics: LSAT Prep

    LSAT Test Takers: Blogs You Should Have Bookmarked

    Posted by Nikki Siclunov on

    With the LSAT getting closer and closer, 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

    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