The October test cycle ended today (best of luck to all those who sat for the LSAT today!), and I had a chance to reflect (and catch up on some long-overdue reading). In reviewing the most recently released LSAC data on test performance, and some of the blog responses thereto, I was reminded of something important. Most articles and prep programs spend an abundance of time and energy discussing methodology of LSAT preparation. At Advise-In, as you may know, we take a more holistic approach (see my white paper here) to helping clients achieve their best score on the LSAT. There are innumerable things that affect test-takers’ achievement, and simply glossing over existing data with a “but this doesn’t account for our prep program ...
Focused LSAT Study Techniques Redux: Why Speculation about Whether the LSAT Tests “Intelligence” Actually Hurts LSAT Takers and What it Means for Your Best LSAT Score
As with many topics among the academically inclined, discussions about the LSAT often turn quickly to theories of what the LSAT “really” measures, and one of the common candidates is that it’s really a modified intelligence test. That’s a consistent theme at LSAT forums I’ve attended as well.
Beginning next Monday, July 26, I’ll conduct a week-long LSAT preparation and application advising workshop at the foot of the Wasatch Mountains in Utah. This will be the 13th consecutive year I’ve done this. As in the past, I’ll be donating my services (students pay a little to cover travel and other expenses; there's sometimes a little left over, which goes to non-profits).
It’s nice to read stories about people who once didn’t get it and now do. Jennifer Harris, a law student entering her second year, writes in The National Law Journal that after an up-and-down start, she is approaching her second year “with the goal of studying not for the next exam, but for the practice of law that awaits me after graduation.”
Last Thursday, March 18, I participated in an LSAT forum of major LSAT prep companies held by Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. Attendees other than Advise-In Solutions were sales representatives from Kaplan, Princeton Review and Test Masters, a Pittsburgh-area instructor from PowerScore and Knewton (by remote access).
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