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Why Reading Comprehension is Underemphasized in LSAT Prep, and What You Can Do about It

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.

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A New Resource for Advise-In Solutions LSAT Clients: Over 50 LSAT Prep Videos

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.

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Donating LSAT Preparation and Law School Admission Advising: Advise-In’s Annual Pro Bono Program

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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“Your Best LSAT Prep: What You Need to do Beyond Practice Tests”: LSAT Prep Video

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 >>


 

New LSAT Prep Video:  When You Should (and Shouldn’t) Repeat the LSAT

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.

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What Should You Do the Day Before Taking the LSAT?

Tomorrow is the June test administration for the LSAT.  What should you be doing today? 

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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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Pre-LSAT Prep: A New Advise-In Solutions Program (at no extra cost) to Help You Achieve Your Best LSAT Score

In early 2010, I did a blog post about how to prepare for the LSAT before you actually start preparing for the LSAT.

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Law School Debt Gets Uglier for Law School Students in the Last Decade:  A Debt-Reduction Checklist for Law School Applicants

On Friday the 13th, it’s appropriate to blog about something not entirely cheerful.  The Hartford Business Journal reports that from “2001 to 2010, the average amount borrowed annually by law students for their three-year degrees increased 50 percent…This past academic year, law students borrowed an average of $68,827 for public educations and $106,249 for private educations,” “far [outpacing] the rate of inflation.”  As a rough way to think about this, it means that well over half of average law school tuition is debt-financed.

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More on the “Closer” Approach to LSAT Preparation: Recovering from a Difficult LSAT Question (or a Blown Save)

Baseball is back!  I’m probably happier about that than many of you, but I wasn’t very pleased when, the night before last, Mariano Rivera, known as “Mo” and acknowledged as the best “closer” in the history of baseball, blew a save for the Yankees.

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