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.
A few weeks ago, I spoke with John Richardson, who teaches LSAT prep in Toronto, about doing a blog post for our sites on why most LSAT prep courses—and their marketing material—tend to underemphasize reading comprehension.
Last month, we released a few videos on You Tube (you can find them by searching for Advise-In Solutions at youtube.com) and noted we’d soon provide full panoply of LSAT prep videos for Advise-In clients. That project has come to fruition, I’m glad to say (and also relieved, since my website designers, video editors and I are a little winded). Yesterday, Advise-In Solutions launched a client-only portion of the Advise-In website with over 50 LSAT prep videos (over 10 hours of material) to which each of my clients will have free on-demand unlimited access. The videos include, at an introductory level, everything anyone would ever want to know about the LSAT.
Beginning this Thursday, July 7, I’ll conduct—for the 14th consecutive year—a week-long LSAT preparation and law school admission and application workshop at the foot of the Wasatch Mountains in Utah. 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).
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Another installment in Advise-In’s new video series is “Your Best LSAT Prep: What You Need to do Beyond Practice Tests.” On this blog, I’ve discussed the importance of focused practice. It’s not enough—and can hurt you—to simply take one practice test after another without careful analysis of your results and disciplined focus on specific issues that arise in the course of your practice LSATs. There’s a lot of cognitive research that shows why simply repeating practice isn’t sufficient and it’s also Read More >>
As part of our new video series, we recently posted the first of two videos for those thinking about repeating the LSAT. Scores from the June LSAT will be released in a couple of weeks but I’ve already gotten calls from June takers who are considering whether they should take the LSAT again. This video, “When You Should (and Shouldn’t) Repeat the LSAT,” can help organize your thoughts about whether you’re a good candidate for repeating the LSAT or whether it’s better to stick with the score you have.
Tomorrow is the June test administration for the LSAT. What should you be doing today?
New Advise-In Solutions LSAT Analytical Reasoning Video, with More to Come (Some Public, Some Exclusively for Advise-In Clients)
LSAT logic games (LSAT analytical reasoning questions) are intimidating for many takers of the LSAT. The most common type of analytical reasoning problem in the last several years is the “linear game,” which involves ordering elements along a line. “Simplifying LSAT Line Games (and Making You Faster): Advise-In Solutions’ Step-by Step Approach to LSAT Line Games” is a video of my approach to understanding these games and getting them right quickly and efficiently.
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