The PowerScore LSAT PodCast Episode 1: January LSAT Recap and 2019 Test Info Discussion

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    We are excited to present the first full episode of our brand new PowerScore LSAT PodCast with hosts Dave Killoran and Jon Denning! In this inaugural episode, Dave and Jon discuss the various January '19 LSATs recently offered, provide updates on some recent LSAC news regarding registration deadlines and digital testing, and examine the remainder of 2019’s test dates with analysis on how each will be administered and advice on which to take. They also explore LSAT reusage, the test makers’ rationale behind this questionable practice, and what it likely means for future exams.

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    Topics: LSAT Prep, lsat podcast

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

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    The past few days 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

    The LSAT and the Power of Positive Thinking

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    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 day or two 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 before the LSAT.

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    Topics: LSAT Test Mentality, LSAT Prep

    LSAT cancellations, withdrawals, absences: What's the difference?

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    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. 

    If you know you're not ready for the test, then there are a number of options available to you. We'll discuss each of them in detail so that you have all the information necessary to make the best decision on or before test day.

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    Topics: LSAT Prep

    The Last Week Before the LSAT: Last-Ditch Efforts and How To Make Them Work

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

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    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