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5 Keys to Successfully Studying for the LSAT

Posted by Jayeeta Kundu on Tue, Apr 30, 2013 @ 12:57 PM

There are many ways to study for the LSAT effectively.  You can study on your own with prep books or online LSAT courses, take a prep class,  or hire a private LSAT tutor.  However, regardless of which option you choose, you should almost certainly be taking the below five steps to best prepare for the LSAT:

1. Take a timed, full-length practice test

  • This is the best way to get a sense of your starting point.
  • Your score does NOT matter, the point is to really assess yourself.
  • This is the best way to see your strengths and weaknesses.
    • Can you set up a logic game effectively?
    • Is time going to be an issue?
    • How well do you understand what the logical reasoning questions are asking?
  • If you work with a tutor, a timed practice test serves as the basis of developing an effective study plan. 
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3 Ways To Work with an LSAT Tutor

Posted by Jayeeta Kundu on Tue, Apr 23, 2013 @ 12:01 PM

There are many ways to have a great experience with an LSAT tutor. The key is to decide what role you want the tutor to play in your LSAT preparation.  One sure-fire way to have a bad experience is to develop a certain set of expectations, not communicate those expectations to your tutor, and then become frustrated as the sessions come and go and you aren’t getting what you expected from the relationship.

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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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