Tag Archive: LSAT advice

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What Law Schools Look For in Your LSAT Writing Sample

Ah, the LSAT writing sample. You will never find a more wretched collection of half-formed arguments and poor writing. You should be careful.

Or not.

Because, in all honesty, it doesn’t matter very much.

The writing sample on the LSAT always evokes a feeling of dread from first-time LSAT test-takers. You’ve sat in a room for over three hours, nerves shot and caffeine headache pounding, with dozens of other students, many of whom haven’t showered in the past few days in order to maximize their study time. The last thing anyone wants to do is write an essay.

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Battle LSAT Anxiety with Your Brain (and Butt)

Test anxiety is real, and the LSAT brings about an entire cornucopia of emotions. It’s understandable; you’ve spent months preparing for this test that will determine where you spend the next few years of year life and possibly even who will hire you after graduation. Plus, you really don’t want to retake the LSAT and go through that endeavor all over again (but you might have to).  Walking into your test room as prepared as possible is one way to deal with LSAT test anxiety, but there are other techniques to keep you cool, calm, and collected before, during, and after the LSAT.

For today’s post we brought in recently licensed marriage and family therapist Megan Riley to share her thoughts on controlling test day anxiety.

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Classes for the January LSAT are Starting Soon!

Now that Halloween is officially over, we should be preparing for Thanksgiving and Christmas, right? Well, yes, but not if you’re planning on taking the January LSAT. With only a few months out before the exam, now is the time to register for a class, purchase an online course, or find a tutor.

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From the Vaults: To Retake or Not?

December LSAT scores are out, and that means many students are now facing a tough choice: retake the test or stick with the score you got?

The question is a perennial one, and one that we’ve tackled before here at Most Strongly Supported. According to data from LSAC, most mid-range test takers (those who scored in the 140s and 150s on their previous LSAT) increase their scores by slightly more than two points when they retake it.

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Your Instincts Can Betray You on the LSAT

Gather ‘round, children, and let me tell you a parable:

Once upon a time, there was a very smart LSAT student. This student took her diagnostic test, got a solid score, and dutifully began to work through the lessons of her Blueprint LSAT course.

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Is the LSAT Harder Than the SAT? (Video)

If you just look at the acronyms — SAT and LSAT — you will come to the (absolutely trivial) conclusion that these two exams are 75% alike. Just slap an “L” on the front, and you’ve got the SAT. So is the LSAT just a lawyer-y version of the SAT? Do you need to know how to find the hypotenuse of a lawyer triangle? Do you have to determine whether the rules of grammar are being violated in a legal brief? Must you memorize the definition of legal terms such as “consideration” or “restitution?”

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Practice Exam #2: The Takeaways

It’s finally here, the moment students in our spring course have been awaiting for weeks – Practice Exam Two. You’ve been studying like crazy, so you’re probably going to see crazy increases in your practice test score, right?

Well, maybe not.

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Why is the June LSAT on a Monday afternoon?

The June LSAT is the only one offered in the afternoon instead of the torturously early morning. But do you know why LSAC has provided this unexpected bounty to us unworthy paeans?

My investigation yielded no insight into the minds of the creators, so we must conjecture in order to grasp at divine knowledge.

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5 Ways to Consolidate Your LSAT Progress

By this point, most of the students in our live classes have gotten through Lesson 2. If you’re one of those fortunate souls, congratulations on making it this far! There’s a lot left to cover, but you may be feeling overwhelmed from all the meaty goodness in those first two lessons. (Are we not doing ‘phrasing’ any more?) If you’re feeling a little overwhelmed and would like to regroup, here’s what to do.