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The Key to LSAT Success: Own Your Study Plan

Posted by Mark Skoskiewicz on Mon, Feb 01, 2016 @ 10:00 AM


To get the most out of studying for any standardized exam, you need to completely own the preparation process. If you are working with an LSAT tutor, then yes, he or she should be an expert, and he or she should guide you. However, you are ultimately in control. Engage fully in designing your study plan to get the most out of the process.

Before the law sits a gatekeeper. To this gatekeeper comes a man from the country who asks to gain entry into the law. But the gatekeeper says that he cannot grant him entry at the moment. The man thinks about it and then asks if he will be allowed to come in later on. “It is possible,” says the gatekeeper, “but not now.” --Franz Kafka, “The Law”

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A Timeline for Applying to Law School

Posted by Mark Skoskiewicz on Fri, Oct 18, 2013 @ 09:28 AM

Today’s guest post comes from Ann Levine, president and chief consultant at Law School Expert. Ann is the former director of law school admissions at two ABA-approved law schools and the nation’s leading law school admission consultant. Law School Expert provides hourly and beginning-to-end consulting, and Ann has personally guided over 2,000 law school applicants through the law school admission process. Ann is also the author of the bestselling law school admission guidebook The Law School Admission Game: Play Like an Expert.

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The Mysterious LSAT Writing Sample

Posted by Mark Skoskiewicz on Tue, Nov 20, 2012 @ 01:54 AM

The LSAT’s Writing Sample is the last section of the intellectual marathon.  After a day spent navigating Analytical Reasoning, Logical Reasoning, and Reading Comprehension, many LSAT takers experience waning motivation.

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Breaking Down the LSAT: Reading Comprehension

Posted by Mark Skoskiewicz on Wed, Nov 14, 2012 @ 03:47 AM

Since the beginning of your education, you have had to read passages and then answer questions about them.  In that respect, the LSAT’s Reading Comprehension’s format will be familiar.

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Breaking Down the LSAT: Logical Reasoning

Posted by Mark Skoskiewicz on Mon, Oct 08, 2012 @ 09:10 AM

The LSAT’s Logical Reasoning is all about arguments and the test taker’s ability to evaluate them.  You’ll be given a short passage and a question stem.  It’s your job to select the right answer from five possibilities.

Law school students and lawyers make, evaluate, deconstruct, and refute arguments.  The LSAT’s Logical Reasoning is your introduction to this usage of critical thinking skills.  With time and practice, you will learn to identify and understand arguments, evidence, and conclusions.

Specifically, you will have questions about inferences which logically follow a passage:

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Breaking Down the LSAT: Analytical Reasoning

Posted by Mark Skoskiewicz on Fri, Sep 21, 2012 @ 05:17 AM

By the time someone contemplates the LSAT, he or she has probably already had experience with standardized tests and entrance exams.  And yet, an encounter with the LSAT's Analytical Reasoning is unlike any other.

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LSAT Keys to Success: Pacing Yourself

Posted by Mark Skoskiewicz on Sun, Jun 03, 2012 @ 11:27 AM

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Timing on the LSAT

Posted by Mark Skoskiewicz on Sun, Jun 03, 2012 @ 11:23 AM

You Must Time Yourself When Preparing for the LSAT. It’s one thing to peruse sample LSAT questions at your leisure. It’s quite another to take a test under the ridiculously strict time constraints. In fact, I would say the single most important preparation tool is to take sample tests under timed conditions.

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Three Reasons You Need a LSAT Prep Class or Private Tutor

Posted by Mark Skoskiewicz on Sun, Mar 11, 2012 @ 03:24 AM

The LSAT bills itself as a test that does not require preparation. Technically, they’re correct. You don’t need to memorize math formulas or vocabulary words. The questions ask you to reason answers based on the information provided.

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Meta Testing Strategy for the LSAT

Posted by Mark Skoskiewicz on Sun, Mar 11, 2012 @ 03:20 AM

There are many things to keep in mind while studying for the LSAT exam. It’s overwhelming enough to try to master techniques for each of the sections.

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