To recall the foundational points I discussed in my previous entry: this is only meant to be a brief introduction to get you started, and should not serve as a substitute for a comprehensive LSAT preparation program – even if you are a fan of written LSAT prep materials, which I am not. But all caveats aside, I will begin my short, simple “primer” on LSAT analytical reasoning (logic games) questions…
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People often ask me about the different “types” of questions on the LSAT. For example, without getting too in-depth, I’ve commented that there are 7 distinct types of questions you may encounter in the Analytical Reasoning (better known as the “logic games”) section. But before giving a quick summary of my answer about the “types” of Analytical Reasoning questions you might encounter, I want to emphasize a few things…
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It’s that time of the year in the Northeast: deep winter. Even our friend in Punxsutawny went back to bed last week after poking his head out for a moment in the weather we’ve been having lately, and another big storm is on the way.
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To continue our reaction to Ryan Calo's Forbes piece on the legal job (and education) market—should you, as a potential 2014 law school applicant, be optimistic? Well, let's first summarize our previous entry: so, law school is a bigger risk than it was ten years ago—maybe not 20 years ago, but certainly ten. The drop in applications clearly does create opportunities for applicants, since the same personal statement, LSAT score and grade point averages will likely get you into a better law school (read, “with better job prospects”) than it would have five years ago. But there are still more applicants than there are seats, and it’s still expensive.
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If you’re taking the December 2013 LSAT, here’s a brief recap of advice on what you should you do (and not do) in the days leading up to the exam. Remember – keep it simple, and don’t panic!
I recently received a very thoughtful response to an earlier post about making the LSAT more complicated than it needs to be:
Good calendar and time management are essential skills for practicing lawyers. And like many of those skills, preparing to apply to law school is a fine time to work on them. This means maximizing your law school prep calendar—deciding when to start preparing, how much time to give yourself, and knowing what your strengths and obstacles might be.
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 ...
New Advise-In Solutions Video: Why Taking the LSAT Can be Harder for “Smarter” People (and What You Can Do to Solve the Problem)
Last week, I exchanged e-mails and talked with a man who, like many considering taking the LSAT, raised the question of the relation between the LSAT and “intelligence.” This question comes up a lot, in different forms, and I’ve talked about it on this blog a few times. These particular conversations motivated me to put up a new public video, “Why Taking the LSAT Can be Harder for 'Smarter' People (and What You Can Do to Solve the Problem).”
New Advise-In Solutions LSAT Logic Games Video: Dealing with Time Pressure in LSAT Analytical Reasoning
LSAT logic games (LSAT analytical reasoning questions) are intimidating for many takers of the LSAT. The major problems for most LSAT takers are dealing with the time pressure of logic games and avoiding panic. That’s an issue with all parts of the LSAT but especially logic games. The paradox of analytical reasoning is that because the section is almost entirely about time, the right way to approach it is to worry about time—less.
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