Tag Archive: study tips

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LSAT Prep FAQs

You have questions, we all do. Especially if you’re preparing for the LSAT. The LSAT makes naive fawns of us all, as we take our first timid steps into some LSAT prep program. So you have some questions about how to prepare for the LSAT, or how to make the most of one of our prep programs. Now, some of your questions are so common that they become “frequently asked questions.” And we have a pretty robust FAQs section on our website, both for prospective and current students. Today’s blog will address some of the less common, but still fairly common, questions we didn’t have a chance to address on our site. Call this our FEAQs (Frequently Enough Asked Questions).

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A Beginner’s Guide to the LSAT

So you’re planning on taking the LSAT? You sure?

OK, of course you’re sure. You’re going to law school, so you know you have to take this exam. Perhaps you’ve been following our step-by-step approach to applying to law school, and you’re currently stuck on step number 2. Or maybe you just caught wind of LSAC’s newly released test dates for 2020 and 2021, and you’re thinking about signing up for one of the dates.

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Getting Through Brutally Difficult Reading Comp Passages About the Arts

We’ve discussed the reasons why science- and law-themed Reading Comp passages can be tough — most pre-law types don’t have a totally great understanding of how those things work. But why are passages about the arts supposedly difficult? I mean, most of us have at least a passing interest in some art, even if our aesthetic tastes don’t get much more refined than Netflix’s original content and the top songs on the music streaming platform of our choice. Plus, the arts are supposed to be enjoyed — we shouldn’t be suffering through these passages. And yet, the art-themed Reading Comp passages are among the most reviled on this test. What gives?

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Getting Through Brutally Difficult Reading Comp Passages About the Law

Unlike passages about science or the arts, most of us didn’t expect passages about the law to be so difficult. After all, we chose this field. We may struggle to care about, and thus comprehend, passages about the finer points of science or aesthetics; we don’t really have that excuse for passages about the law. Anyone taking the LSAT is planning on paying a princely sum to spend three years learning about the law and a lifetime practicing it, so an at least passing interest in the law can be presumed.

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Getting Through Brutally Difficult Reading Comp Passages About Science

We who set our gazes on law school are typically not the most science-adept people. If we were, perhaps we would have chosen a career in the medical field, with its broken business model and fast-approaching reckoning with AI, rather than … um … the field we chose. Instead, we dutifully took the science GEs everyone told us were the easiest and learned the bare minimum about astronomy or physiology or whatever-it-was-it’s-so-hard-to-remember-now-maybe-it-had-to-do-with-rocks? And then that was about it for our less-than-illustrious science education. Any advances in science we would, like Arthur C. Clarke, chalk up to magic.

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How Many Practice Exams Should You Take?

If you were tasked, by some cruel and capricious force, with completing a piano recital at a theater full of people, would you start preparing for the performance by attempting to complete the recital, from beginning to end, over and over again? Most of us who don’t know the first thing about pianos could not start this way; those who would have to endure our discordant performances might also prefer we didn’t.

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The Last Week Before The LSAT: Make it Count

We’re getting down to the wire on another LSAT, as the September 21st LSAT is now only days away. So rather than panic about how unprepared you think you may be, let’s use those remaining days productively. And maybe bump that score up a few points while you’re at it.

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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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Three Lessons from Game of Thrones for LSAT Newbies

Soo … that Game of Thrones premiere last night, right? All those reunions? The part with the dragons? The scene in the crypts with the news? Bran being kind of an awkward weirdo? So much to take in, especially after the show’s been away for almost two years. Yeah, I know there was other stuff