Logical Reasoning: A Brief Introduction to Question Types

Posted by Spencer on 10/19/18 5:26 PM

The following are some of the question types you will see on the LSAT Logical Reasoning Section. Again, there are often questions that appear that are not standard in the exam; however, the following types are the most common questions asked. They are (roughly) listed in order of frequency. 

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Writing a Thesis and Topic Sentences in your Personal Statement

Posted by Martha C. on 10/10/18 5:51 PM

Every applicant who needs to write a personal statement for their high school, college, or graduate admissions struggles with structuring their personal statement.  It is hard enough to muster the courage to brainstorm your most salient life experiences on paper; now, the most important part is structuring your personal statement with your thesis and topic sentences.

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Tags: graduate admissions, medical school admissions, college admssions, high school, MBA admissions, law school admissions

Five Tips to Survive Law School Application Season

Posted by Nancy on 11/3/17 4:07 PM

For many, fall means cozy sweaters, hot apple cider, and watching the leaves turn brilliant hues. Unfortunately, for some fall can also signify the beginning of application season, which means anxiety and re-writing essays are more likely than pumpkin spice lattes. Here are some tips on how to survive the application cycle, specifically geared towards law school applicants:

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Frequently Asked Questions about Law School Recommendations

Posted by Jimmy B. on 4/19/17 1:00 PM

In this blog post, Jimmy (one of our Harvard JDs) answers four frequently asked questions about the process for acquiring your letters of recommendation for a JD application. 

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Step by Step Instructions on How to Solve LSAT Grouping Games: Part II

Posted by Ben H on 12/2/16 5:54 PM

This post picks up where #1 left off– in that post, I covered setting up diagrams and rules for grouping games in the LSAT Analytical Reasoning section.

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Step by Step Instructions on How to Solve LSAT Grouping Games

Posted by Ben H on 11/30/16 5:41 PM

LSAT grouping games, where we’re given a set of variables and asked to sort them into different groups, can be some of the toughest questions on the LSAT’s Analytical Reasoning section. The Recycling Centers game from the June 2007 test (Section 1, Qs 18-23) is no exception.

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4 Key Tips on How to Study for the LSAT

Posted by Nick S on 11/11/16 7:44 PM

Everyone seems to have a story about how long they studied for the LSAT. The test has a reputation for being tough, and for the most part that reputation holds true; it is definitely one of the hardest standardized tests ever created. But preparing for the LSAT doesn’t have to be as daunting as it’s made out to be. There are a few tips and tricks you can use to make the most of your study time, while also helping you avoid compromising your practice by having a less-than-perfect test day.

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LSAT LR: Solving the June 2007 exam, Section 3 Question 24

Posted by Jimmy B. on 8/3/16 7:00 PM

In this blog post, I’m going to be giving a brief introduction to the Logical Reasoning section of the LSAT. While this lesson is geared toward the LSAT, the logic skills are useful in math, classical rhetoric and philosophy, and debate.

Today we’ll start with a little myth busting and a brief overview of the test. Then we’ll do a sample question: we’ll analyze the stimulus (the sentences before the actual question), the question itself (also known as the question stem), and the answer choices. We’ll conclude with some key takeaways.

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5 Factors to Consider When Choosing a Law School

Posted by Eliana on 4/15/16 9:30 AM

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Harry Campell, New York Times

Eliana is a student at New York University School of Law.  She holds a B.A. with high honors in Sociology from Wesleyan University, and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa. Before law school, Eliana worked for several years at a national women’s rights impact litigation organization. She recently co-authored a chapter in the 6th edition of The Lawyer’s Manual on Domestic Violence, published by the Supreme Court of the State of New York, Appellate Division, First Department.

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Law School Application Consulting: What Happens After Graduation?

Posted by Rob Barnett on 1/2/15 3:52 PM

Or something like that.
 

Uncertainty of career path

I'll let you in on something. Almost no one who graduates from law school ends up doing exactly what he or she intended on doing back on that infamous first day of 1L. (I graduated from Harvard Law School in May, and now I'm a high school math tutor and law school application consultant!) Ask most lawyers how they ended up in their current field and they'll tell you something like this: 

"Well, I never thought I'd be interested in [insert field of law here], but I happened to take a class/hear a speaker/meet an alumnus that sparked my interest, so I looked into it and the rest is history..."

Surprising, huh? Law school attracts some of the most driven, ambitious people around, but many of them end up far off the path that they meant to follow when they matriculated, let alone applied. Of course, there are plenty of JDs who end up doing exactly what they always intended, but to be honest, they are far more the exception than the rule.

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