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September 24, 2014

LSAT Blog Interview: Avoid LSAT Test Day Anxiety

LSAT Blog Interview Avoid LSAT Test Day Anxiety
LSAT Blog reader Jacob recently conducted a lengthy interview with me about the strategies of top-scoring LSAT takers.

Here's an excerpt from the interview:

I know a few students who scored close to 180 on practice exams. Then, on the LSAT, they plummeted 10 points. 

How can one make sure the scores they’re getting on their practice exams are a real indicator of what they'll get on the actual exam?

September 19, 2014

September 2014 LSAT Score Release Dates

LSAT Blog September 2014 LSAT Score Release Dates
Good luck to everyone taking the September 2014 LSAT!

The September 2014 LSAT scores / results are scheduled to be released via email by Wednesday, October 22, 2014, so you'll have to wait for your LSAT score.

However, the scores usually come out a bit earlier than scheduled.

Let's look at the trend over the past several years (click to enlarge):


Law School Admission Trends Interview

LSAT Blog Law School Admission Trends
Ann Levine is a law school admission consultant who opened Law School Expert in 2004, and has been blogging about law school application issues since 2006. She is the author of two law school guidebooks: The Law School Admission Game: Play Like an Expert, and The Law School Decision Game.

I recently interviewed her about recent trends and changes in law school admissions. Our discussion follows.


September 18, 2014

LSAT Reading Comprehension Comparative Passage Explanation - Narrative

LSAT Reading Comprehension Comparative Passage Explanation Narrative
Below is a complete explanation for the second Reading Comprehension passage of LSAT PrepTest 52 (September 2007 LSAT) and associated questions. It's an excerpt from Complete Reading Comprehension Explanations for LSAT PrepTests 52-61.

September 12, 2014

Is the LSAT Relevant to Law School? Question Writer Answers

LSAT Blog Relevant Law School Question Writer Answers
I recently interviewed Stephen Harris, former LSAT question-writer and author of Mastering Logic Games. (He's written hundreds of the questions that appear in your books of LSAT PrepTests.) Our discussion follows.

(See all of my interviews with him.)

September 11, 2014

LSAT Reading Comprehension Passage Explanation - Ousmane Sembene


LSAT Reading Comprehension Passage Explanation - Ousmane Sembene
Below is a complete explanation for the first Reading Comprehension passage of LSAT PrepTest 52 (September 2007 LSAT) and associated questions. It's an excerpt from Complete Reading Comprehension Explanations for LSAT PrepTests 52-61.

September 4, 2014

Should You Diagram LSAT Logical Reasoning? Question Writer Answers

LSAT Blog Should Diagram LSAT Logical Reasoning Question Writer Answers
I recently interviewed Stephen Harris, former LSAT question-writer and author of Mastering Logic Games. (He's written hundreds of the questions that appear in your books of LSAT PrepTests.) Our discussion follows.

(See all of my interviews with him.)

August 28, 2014

Read Question Stem or Stimulus First? LSAT Question Writer Answers

LSAT Blog Read Question Stem Stimulus First LSAT Question Writer Answers
I recently interviewed Stephen Harris, former LSAT question-writer and author of Mastering Logic Games. (He's written hundreds of the questions that appear in your books of LSAT PrepTests.) Our discussion follows.

(See all of my interviews with him.)

August 21, 2014

Law School App Diversity Statements


LSAT Blog Law School App Diversity Statements
The below excerpt on law school application diversity statements is from A Guide to Optional Essays and Addenda.

August 15, 2014

Free LSAT Study Schedules and Plans (with Donation)


Free LSAT Study Schedule Plan Donation
From now through the end of the weekend, I'm giving away free day-by-day LSAT study schedules and plans to anyone who makes a donation for the equivalent amount (or more!) to Watsi.org

For those of you who don't know, Watsi is an awesome, reputable, 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that directly funds people who need medical care in developing nations around the world. You can read more about them on Wikipedia and their FAQ page.


How to get your free LSAT study schedule and plan:

September 2014 LSAT Questions and Answers

The September 2014 LSAT is coming up, and I know many of you are planning to take it.

What questions do you have about studying for the LSAT and LSAT Test Day?

This LSAT Blog post is a place where you can leave comments and answer each others' questions about anything related to LSAT studying and law school admissions.

(If you're looking for general advice on improving your Logic GamesLogical Reasoning, or Reading Comprehension abilities, please note that I've already written plenty of blog posts on these topics. I also have plenty of advice in my LSAT study schedules.)

Keep at it. The September 2014 LSAT will be here before you know it!

July 29, 2014

LSAT PrepTest 72 Explanations Available for Instant PDF Download

LSAT Blog LSAT PrepTest 72 Explanations PDF Download
Complete explanations for all 4 sections of LSAT PrepTest 72 (June 2014 LSAT) are now available for instant PDF download. Both Logical Reasoning sections, the Logic Games section, and the Reading Comprehension section have been fully explained.