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"I have never before formally endorsed a 'commercial' outfit. Advise-In Solutions is more than another test preparation company. It is a full-service program with the objective of helping every student enrolled in the program earn his or her best score on the LSAT, helping those students put together impressive applications to law school, and actually providing them with the chance to simulate the law school experience prior to matriculation. The biggest difference between Advise-In and other companies is its founder, Dr. Kyle Pasewark."

– Dr. Frank Guliuzza, President, American Collegiate Moot Court Association; former Chair, Pre-Law Advisors National Council; former President, Western Association of Pre-Law Advisors

 

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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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You’re Getting Sleepy:  What Cognitive Science Tells Us about Common Advice to “Get Enough Sleep” Before the LSAT (and Your Future Efficiency as a Lawyer)

It’s common advice to LSAT takers to be sure to get enough sleep the night before the exam.  More often than not, it has the ring of “I don’t really have anything helpful to say, so I’ll say what you’ve known from your mother since you were three years old.”

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The LSAT Is Not a “Standardized Test” (and Why Realizing that is the First Step to Overcoming Fear of the LSAT)

The title is not a typo.  The LSAT is, that's right, not a standardized test.

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The Differences between Good and Excellent LSAT Performance, and Why the “Smartest” LSAT Takers Have the Most Trouble Reaching their Potential

A couple of nights ago, I watched the two remaining Mountain West Conference teams in the NCAA tournament play (unfortunately) their final games of the season.  I don’t watch much college sports but I’m from the Rocky Mountains originally and still have a little rooting interest for the conference and affection for the region.

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The Importance of Cognitive Science for Obtaining Your Best LSAT Score

I’m proud of the success of Advise-In’s LSAT prep program. The average increase in my clients’ score is over 12 points and 30 percentiles. That’s very high. It’s especially high since about half of my clients come from other LSAT prep programs, so that any gains from those programs aren’t attributed to Advise-In Solutions. Any company can point to successes and would rather not point to shortcomings. That’s why averages are important, since they incorporate the results of students companies would rather not (and generally don’t) tell you about. I will tell you: our average is 12 points and 30 percentiles.

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Lessons from Competition Research for LSAT Takers: Regular Practice Isn’t Enough, and It’s Not 1869 Anymore

I love articles about competitive training and analogize LSAT preparation to sports on occasion.  That’s not because I’m a sports fan (though I am).  It’s because LSAT prep is a lot like preparing for other competitions, and more research has been done on what works for competitive athletes than LSAT takers.

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Retaking the LSAT? Analyze Why This Time Will be Different

Results of the February 2011 LSAT will soon be released.  It’s always unfortunate that some LSAT takers are so disappointed in their LSAT score that they consider repeating the LSAT.  If you’re considering retaking the LSAT, how should you make your decision?

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LSAT Logic Games Video: First Steps to Your Highest LSAT Score

Here’s a video on the secret of LSAT logic games (LSAT analytical reasoning).  While it's not the one-on-one instruction that my private Advise-In clients receive (it's excerpted from my pro bono program), the video is a short and useful introduction to how to get your highest LSAT score (and how I got a 180 on my first and only try).

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Some LSAT Reminders for the Days before the LSAT (and Best Wishes to February’s LSAT Takers!)

Saturday and Monday are the February test administrations for the LSAT, so the next few days are big ones for many thousands of LSAT takers and law school aspirants.

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Free Advise-In LSAT Webinar: “Line ‘Em Up and Knock ‘Em Down: A Straightforward, Efficient Way to Do LSAT Line Games” (Monday, February 21, 2011)

Join me for Advise-In Solutions’ free February webinar, “Line ‘Em Up and Knock ‘Em Down: A Straightforward, Efficient Way to Do LSAT Line Games.”

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