Category Archive: LSAT

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The New LSAT Writing Section: Our Review

A nonprofit organization known as the Law School Admissions Council (LSAC) is tasked with facilitating the law school admissions process, in part, by administering the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT). LSAC is considering changing part of the LSAT known as “LSAT Writing.” LSAT can either return to the former version of the LSAT Writing section, in which test takers handwrite a short essay at the end of the scored, multiple-choice sections of the exam, or continue to use their recently adopted new version of LSAT Writing, in which test takers write a short essay on a personal computer, anytime within a year following their completion of the scored, multiple-choice sections of the exam.* Using the facts below, write an essay in which you argue for one option over the other based on the following two criteria:

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What Advantages Does Your Major Give You on the LSAT?

Pre-law, thankfully, isn’t like pre-med. There’s no horrifying gamut of weed-out courses designed to drive out all but the most dedicated devotees of the art. There is no law school equivalent of the soul- and GPA-destroying ordeal of organic chemistry. (Instead, we’re lucky enough to get the LSAT to fill that role 😉). As a consequence, the academic backgrounds of law school hopefuls are somewhat diverse. So what does this mean for you, the prospective LSAT-taker? How can your major make the LSAT a more or less pleasant experience? Let’s talk about it.

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October LSAT Test Centers Are Almost Full!

As far as months go, October is a great month. The weather will finally get pleasant, pumpkin spice everything is everywhere…. and let us not forget, HALLOWEEN IS IN OCTOBER!!! What’s not to love? Well…. there is one thing: the lack of available LSAT test centers. Yup, you heard that right, we said lack of available LSAT test centers. Let us explain.

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A Complete Guide to the Strategies You’ll Need on the Digital LSAT

This September, as you’ve probably heard, the LSAT is going digital. You know that, right? Have we talked about it enough? I think we’ve talked about it enough. But if you’re taking this September LSAT, or any future LSAT (at least until The Singularity, when the test will become just brain imaging scan of your cognitive functions administered by our AI overlords), you have to deal with the fact that the test you’ll be taking is on a tablet using LSAC’s proprietary testing software, and not with the newsprint-bound test booklets your forebearers had to endure.

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Which LSAT Concepts to Nail Down Before School Starts Back Up

The start of the school year is coming up, and that means one very important thing: everyone is going to be asking you what you did all summer.

If you’re like me, and freak out in situations where you have to come up with your own answer to questions rather than picking the correct one out of five, I have great news for you. Studying for the LSAT can be editorialized into a perfect response to any inquiry in regards to your summer.

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LSAT Prep DOs and … DON’Ts

If you’re studying for the LSAT, then you’re in the middle of a strange, niche time period in your life that only other LSAT study-ers understand.

(If you’re really in the middle of LSAT prep, you’ll immediately have picked up on the fact that the above sentence was a conditional statement — the “If” indicating that studying for the LSAT is the sufficient condition that ensures the necessary condition of strange, niche time period … SFL -> NTP. Then you’d find the contrapositive of THAT and …. I know, I know. I, too, am tempted to talk about the LSAT in normal, everyday conversations.)

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What Canceling Your LSAT Score Means for Your Application

You just finished your first LSAT. You’re nervous, exhausted and just happy it’s finally over with. But mostly terrified; how awful will your score actually be? Well, you could always cancel, up to six days after the test date, and on this particular July exam LSAC will very generously offer to show you your score before you decide whether you want to do so.

So, what’s the catch? Law schools will be able to see that you decided to cancel a test on your score report, and may hold that against you. But will they?

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Should You Register for the September LSAT? The Pros and Cons

September 21st? What’s happening then? Wait a minute….

Like, seriously, another test?! Thanks to LSAC’s new testing schedule, yes! September 21st is in fact the date of the next LSAT. LSAC is offering the LSAT nine times this year — in June, July, September, October, November, January, February, March, and April (the “year” according to LSAC goes from June to May … it’s weird). That’s more testing dates than ever before. So, that means that for the next roughly two months, Life = Studying And Tears Tequila Triumph.