What Does it Mean to "Go Grey" on LSAT Score Release Day?

Posted by Jon Denning on

One of the most common talking points you'll hear leading up to an LSAT score releaseand incessantly on the day scores become availableis the notion of "going grey." In fact a hysterical flurry of "I'M  GREY!!" announcements on twitter and elsewhere is one of the most reliable predictors that scores are imminent.

So what's all this grey business about, and how can you determine your own color status?

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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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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 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

LSAT Logic Games Frequency of Appearance 2007-2018

Posted by Jon Denning on

Anyone preparing for the LSAT is well aware of the unique difficulty presented by the Logic Games section, but what is occasionally overlooked is the fact that certain concepts are far more critical to success than others! That is, specific game types and ideas routinely appear and regularly serve as the basis for the entire section, while other outlier notions are tested so infrequently that they deserve far less attention.

In order to help you best prioritize your studies, what follows is a classification count* for all 136 released logic games from June 2007 through the June 2018 LSAT, as well as a comparison of frequencies from 2013 to the present relative to 2007-2018 (indicating more recent trends and tendencies). I have also included a breakdown of advanced features such as Templates and Numerical Distributions. Use these lists to guide your efforts as you anticipate what's most likely to appear on test day!

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Topics: LSAT Prep, LSAT Logic Games

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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