Three Key Lessons from a Lifetime of Test Taking

Posted by James B. on 4/10/20 11:00 AM

As someone who’s spent over twenty years in school and is currently pursuing both MD and MPP degrees, I’ve taken my fair share of tests. For as long as I can remember, tests have been both milestones and gatekeepers. The first “high-stakes” tests I took were the SAT and ACT in preparation for college admissions. After many midterms and finals in college, I faced the MCAT for admission to medical school and the GRE for admission to public policy school. Since then, I have gone through three USMLE Step exams for my medical license and numerous finals during medical school. Along the way of taking all these tests, I settled on three strategies for success.

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Tags: LSAT, ACT, GMAT, SAT, GRE, MCAT, PSAT

When to use worlds in Logic Games on the LSAT

Posted by Brian De. on 12/18/19 11:00 AM

Logic games is by far the least intuitive section of the LSAT. For someone new to the LSAT, it can be the most challenging. However, with practice, and good strategy, logic games can be the easiest to section to master. One strategy to consider is splitting your gameboard into multiple worlds.

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Tags: LSAT, law school admissions, law school

The secret to understanding a RC passage on the LSAT

Posted by Brian De. on 12/11/19 11:00 AM

Have you ever read something, and when you get to the bottom of the page, you realize that you didn’t understand a single word in the passage? If you answered yes, you’re in good company, especially as it pertains to the LSAT. For months, I couldn’t get through an RC section without having to reread multiple paragraphs. This was frustrating on multiple levels; I was putting aside the time to study for the LSAT, but I wasn’t able to extract anything from the passages I was reading. Because I had to go back and re-read what I had already looked over, I was also hemorrhaging precious time that killed my RC accuracy.

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Tags: LSAT, law school admissions, law school

Law School Admissions: Taking the GRE or the LSAT (or both)

Posted by Jimmy B. on 11/22/19 11:00 AM

Increasingly, law schools are rethinking the LSAT as the best (and only) metric of law school success. Its predictive value has long been questioned, and law school deans often publicly question how useful a tool it is (and then proceed to use it, powerfully, anyways).

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Tags: LSAT, law school admissions, GRE, law school

Logic games: worst nightmare or dream-come-true?

Posted by Emma Mc. on 11/4/19 11:00 AM

Logic games are the best. If you’re reading this, chances are they’re currently the bane of your existence but hear me out.

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Tags: LSAT, law school admissions, law school

Law School Admissions: Deciding whether to retake the LSAT

Posted by Jimmy B. on 10/19/19 12:44 PM

Ah, the LSAT. That dreaded rite of passage. The most important piece in the law school puzzle. And those Logic Games! Who cares if Train C pulled in at 1pm before Train D! But, alas, it is the kicker for securing top law school admissions, so it must be taken seriously. Here are some questions to ask yourself when deciding whether to retake:

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Tags: LSAT, law school admissions, law school

Don’t forget: the LSAT is a performance-driven test

Posted by Patrick M. on 10/2/19 11:00 AM

If you’re reading this blog post, chances are you’ve already begun studying for the LSAT or at the very least you’re thinking hard about it. For those of you in the first category, this post is for you. For those in the second, congratulations! You’re about to be let in on a very open secret about the LSAT that will set you up for success right out of the gate.

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Tags: LSAT, law school admissions, law school

The LSAT, Context-Dependent Learning, and Jeopardy!

Posted by Ryan M. on 9/20/19 11:00 AM

I'll get to the LSAT in a minute, but first I want to talk about Alex Trebek.

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Tags: LSAT, law school admissions, law school

3 Tips for Your Law School Application

Posted by Rachel R. on 9/13/19 11:00 AM

The law school admissions process might seem pretty straightforward—submit LSAT scores and write a killer personal statement. Easy enough, right? Well, in many ways, it is actually that simple. But there are actually numerous “behind-the-scenes” factors to consider in formulating the basic requirements of an application.

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Tags: admissions coaching, LSAT, law school admissions, law school

Fear and the LSAT: a mindful approach to test day jitters

Posted by Preston on 8/14/19 11:00 AM

Take a moment to envision your test day.

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Tags: LSAT, law school admissions, law school