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Should you hire an LSAT Tutor? Pros and Cons

Posted by Mark Skoskiewicz on Thu, Dec 23, 2021 @ 04:36 PM

Applying to Law Schools is a lengthy and intimidating process. In addition to requesting your academic transcript (not to mention earning that transcript in the first place), obtaining recommendation letters, and writing your personal statement, it is also necessary to prepare for the LSAT. In the eyes of most admissions officers, your performance on the LSAT serves as a strong indicator of your future performance as a student of the law. Learning how to get a high LSAT score therefore increases not only your likelihood of being accepted, but also of receiving a generous scholarship. With this in mind, the question of how much to invest in LSAT test prep deserves serious consideration. Ultimately you might be wondering, should you hire an LSAT tutor?

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LSAT-Flex Online Alternative Exam for April Registrants

Posted by Stefan Maisnier on Thu, Apr 09, 2020 @ 03:03 PM

In the wake of COVID-19 standardized testing cancellations worldwide, this week the LSAC announced that the in-person April LSAT has indeed been cancelled. This second consecutive LSAT cancellation has prompted the creation of an alternative LSAT-Flex exam that will be available only to LSAT candidates who had previously registered for either of the now-cancelled March or April exams. All April registrants will be automatically registered for the LSAT-Flex, unless they proactively choose a different LSAT date by April 15. Currently, the next three in-person LSAT exam administrations are scheduled for June 8, July 13, and August 29.

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Big LSAT Changes in 2018?

Posted by Stefan Maisnier on Tue, Dec 12, 2017 @ 08:16 AM

The Law School Admissions Council (LSAC) is a monolithic and conservative entity befitting a gatekeeper of legal academia. However, it’s beginning to be forced to change with the times in the face of some significant challenges. The number of LSATs administered annually has declined by more than a third this decade from 170,000+ at the end of the 2009-10 testing year to fewer than 110,000 during the 2016-17 testing year. Then came the news that, beginning with applications submitted in the fall of 2017, Harvard Law will accept the GRE as an acceptable alternative to the LSAT for incoming applicants.

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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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