At Advise-In Solutions, we counsel our clients not to pay attention to the readings of tea leaves about the LSAT that are all over the internet. It’s a fool’s errand because it takes your focus away from doing what you need to do—prepare for the 20 or so question types the LSAT has used for over 25 years now. Guessing at how many assumption questions they’ll ask, whether there will be more main point questions than there were last test, etc., which some LSAT advisors talk about endlessly, doesn’t help you. You’ll be wrong as often as you’re right. You need to be prepared for each question type and be prepared for the test environment. That’s all, and it’s a lot.
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More on our primer on the types of Analytical Reasoning (logic games) questions you might encounter on the LSAT…
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Continuing our primer on the types of analytical reasoning (logic games) questions you might encounter on the LSAT…
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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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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).”
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