Free PowerScore LSAT Webinar Tonight: Parallel Reasoning Questions Solved!

Posted by Jon Denning on

Join me tonight at 8 pm EST for a detailed look at one of my all-time favorite LR question types: Parallel Reasoning! I'll break down precisely how to attack these time-consuming questions, including a comprehensive analysis allowing you to move at maximum speed without sacrificing an ounce of accuracy, and then immediately follow up that conceptual overview with six real Parallel questions from past LSATs. With a half dozen actual questions on offer you'll learn how to formulate powerful prephrases and instantly eliminate trap answers, all while solidifying your First Family skills.

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Topics: LSAT Logical Reasoning, LSAT Prep

ABA On Track To Drop LSAT Requirement: What Happens Now?

Posted by Dave Killoran on

This article was co-written with Mike Spivey of Spivey Consulting.

What happened?

On Friday, May 11th an ABA council approved a proposal that formally removes the requirement that the LSAT be used for admissions purposes at every ABA-approved law school. In its place is broader language that allows schools to skip using an admissions test entirely if they so choose.

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Topics: LSAT Prep, GRE

One Month Until the LSAT: Everything You Need to Know

Posted by Jon Denning on

You're about  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 Registration Now Open for September, November, and January Test Dates

Posted by Jon Denning on

On Tuesday, 5/8, LSAC updated their site to reflect open registration for the following domestic LSAT dates, along with deadlines and fees:

  • September 8th, 2018 LSAT: Deadline is midnight EST on 7/23; new fee is $190. 
  • November 17th, 2018 LSAT: Deadline is midnight EST on 10/8; new fee is $190. 
  • January 26th, 2019 LSAT: Deadline is midnight EST on 12/17; new fee is $190. 

In addition, registration deadlines have been announced for the next two 2019 tests, although registration has not yet begun for them:

  • March 30th, 2019 LSAT: Deadline is midnight EST on 2/25; no word on cost or when registration will begin. 
  • June 3rd, 2019 LSATDeadline is midnight EST on 4/29; no word on cost or when registration will begin. 

 

A few important notes about these upcoming tests:

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Topics: Law School Admissions, LSAT Prep

Finals and the LSAT: When is the Ideal Time To Take the Test?

Posted by Eric Ockert on

With just under five weeks to go until the June 2018 LSAT, many of you find yourselves either in the midst of Finals Week or having just finished your finals. With the extra stress and time constraints that accompany such a time, you have probably seen your best laid plans for consistent LSAT preparation wane at the very least over the past couple of weeks or have even seen it become nonexistent.

This is not an uncommon problem. Most (but certainly not all) LSAT takers are undergraduate students at the time they sit for their LSAT. And, most of these students are on a semester system in terms of scheduling. This places the June LSAT, which currently falls on the second Monday in June (June 11), about a month after most students complete finals. While this is certainly convenient for taking the LSAT, it can become a nightmare for preparation, especially for those who have attempted to get out to a good start two to three months in advance.

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Topics: Law School Admissions, LSAT Prep, prelaw

Introducing the PowerScore On Demand LSAT Course Tutor Boost!

Posted by PowerScore Test Preparation on

We are thoroughly excited to announce the release of our On Demand LSAT Course Tutor Boost! Over the years we have encountered many students who prefer the self-study route when preparing for the LSAT, but who worry that they might miss a few key points or run into some challenges they simply cannot overcome on their own. But with the Tutor Boost, self-study students now have a certified expert in their corner.

As PowerScore CEO and Logic Games Bible author Dave Killoran puts it, "This is a turbocharged version of our popular On Demand Course, allowing you to study at your own pace but with personalized assistance at the ready. So you're always on track to reach your full potential.”

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Topics: LSAT Prep

Will LSAT Scores Be Released Early In June and July 2018?

Posted by Dave Killoran on

Over on LSL, I was asked to comment on LSAC's newly stated promise to release scores earlier and on the official date. This came up because for years LSAC has given themselves weeks and weeks to release scores, and then they almost always released them earlier than scheduled. This situation created a tremendous amount of anxiety for students waiting on scores, and LSAC seemed to recognize that earlier this year. So let's look at what they did, and see if they will meet their promise.

Back in December, LSAC released scores 12 days early (earlier by 5 days than for any other test in a decade) and posted a statement on Twitter indicating they "heard our candidates’ requests for earlier scores at this time in the admission cycle." Then, in March, as the February 2018 LSAT score release date was approaching, they posted a second statement on their website from LSAC President and CEO Kellye Testy that said:

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Topics: LSAT Prep

Do you think Reading Comprehension is a total drag? Find a study buddy!

Posted by Nick Pavich on

The LSAT can be a daunting experience for anyone starting out their preparation. And one particular area that a number of students will struggle with is the Reading Comprehension section. After all, most people taking this test are collegiate-level students who are initially confident in their abilities as readers. As such, they should be regular perusers of periodicals such as The Economist, Scientific American, The New Yorker and National Geographic. During their LSAT preparations, they should continue of course to read for pleasure (with a more critical eye) as we have advised here before. But between pleasure reading and practicing with actual LSAT passages, some students will often stall in their preparation for this section. Alone, they are simply unable to overcome many of the pitfalls that await them in Reading Comprehension because of the attitude that they have developed towards it.

To them, I have one thing to say: “Go make a friend!” 

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Topics: LSAT Reading Comprehension, LSAT Prep

Eight Weeks to the LSAT: What You Need to Know

Posted by Jon Denning on

With about eight weeks until the next official LSAT administration on Monday, June 11th, test day is right around the corner.  In fact, it'll be here before you know it.

Don't panic! I'm not here to freak you out. In fact, I'm here to help. 

Below you'll find a list of resources, links, and general suggestions, all designed to help you make the most of your final two months, and finish--or, as may be the case, start--strong! 

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Topics: LSAT Prep

How Should Freshmen and Sophomores in College Prepare for the LSAT?

Posted by Jon Denning on

There's an old adage, a truism in its self-evidence really, that it's never too early to start studying for the LSAT. In fact, so compelling and pervasive is this advice that we often hear from high school seniors (and occasionally their mothers) wondering how best to begin the journey to law school. And while I think most would agree with me that that's a bit premature to start seriously investing energy into hardcore LSAT prep, college freshmen and sophomores are near enough to test day that it warrants some legitimate consideration.
 
So what I'd like to do here is offer a comprehensive set of recommendations for those in the early stages of their college careers that should make the transition into more diligent, dedicated LSAT study far more manageable. Follow these pointers and you'll be perfectly positioned to expertly tackle all things LSAT.
 
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Topics: LSAT Prep