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How to improve LSAT Reading Comprehension

How to improve LSAT Reading Comprehension

It’s not uncommon for students to focus their LSAT studies mostly on Logic Games and Logical Reasoning, simply because they just don’t know how to improve LSAT Reading Comprehension.  And it makes sense why students would feel that way. After all, in Logic Games, you...

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Giving yourself grace when faced with LSAT distractions

Giving yourself grace when faced with LSAT distractions

Sometimes it’s easy to stay focused and motivated in your LSAT prep, but sometimes… it’s just not. And sometimes that’s ok. Sometimes we need to give ourselves grace when faced with distractions to our LSAT prep. Today, I want to give you permission to take a breather...

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How to get from 160 to 170 on the LSAT

How to get from 160 to 170 on the LSAT

If you are looking to push your LSAT score up from a 160 to a 170, here are some ways you can make that happen. But first of all, congrats on making it to 160! That's no small feat! [And if you aren’t yet up to the 160, or perhaps even feel like that’s a long way off,...

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The Logic Games myth

The Logic Games myth

If you’ve been in the LSAT world for a while, you’ve probably come across this advice, which I consider to be the great myth about Logic Games: Start with Logic Games. It’s the easiest section to learn. Or the more extreme variation of it: To get a good LSAT score,...

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LSAT study tips for parents and other busy students

LSAT study tips for parents and other busy students

I've seen a number of questions recently about how to prepare for the LSAT if you're also a parent of small children. Or how to juggle working or going to school full time with studying. It's not easy. I prepped for the LSAT the first time while I was in graduate...

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Reserved Spot Deductions in LG

Reserved Spot Deductions in LG

If you’ve been working on Logic Games, you know that making deductions is key, whether in the setup stage or while working through the questions. Today I’m going to share with you a key source of deductions for in/out games: the reserved spot deduction. It’s a type of...

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Future-focused blind review for LSAT

Future-focused blind review for LSAT

You’ve landed on one of the most important blog posts on my website. Whether you’ve never heard of “blind review” or are already using the method in your own prep, what I am sharing with you here is a BETTER way to review for the LSAT - and even a better way to blind...

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How to set your LSAT study plan

How to set your LSAT study plan

I often see students ask for a pre-made 3-month or 6-month study plan for the LSAT. And the desire is understandable. There is so much information out there, and without a study plan, it’s hard to know whether you are studying effectively. But a customized LSAT study...

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Accountability in your LSAT prep

Accountability in your LSAT prep

Whether you are self-studying or taking an LSAT course, it's going to be tough to succeed if you have trouble sticking to a plan for your studies. And sure, life can get in the way sometimes, but even when nothing is actively preventing us from getting down to work,...

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How to practice for the LSAT

How to practice for the LSAT

Students always ask for the perfect LSAT study plan, but here’s the thing. There is no one-size-fits-all study plan that works for all students. Instead, the best thing to do is to adjust your study plan to reflect your strengths and weaknesses, your schedule, your...

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How to diagram linear games (in plain English): Part 1

How to diagram linear games (in plain English): Part 1

This series of articles comes as a special request from a student looking for “plain English” explanations of how to diagram LG rules. So if you’ve found the explanations in prep books to be dense and confusing, read on. We’ll look just at how to diagram the rules...

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How to start preparing for the LSAT

How to start preparing for the LSAT

If you are new to the LSAT, it's easy to get overwhelmed by all of the information out there about how to start preparing for the LSAT. My goal for this post is to give you an easy roadmap to help you get started with confidence. You can also find a list of tips for...

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LSAT LR Question Type Terminology

LSAT LR Question Type Terminology

Ever get confused by the different terminology that's out there about the LSAT? I undertook an interesting (and surprisingly time-consuming) project recently creating a concordance of Logical Reasoning question types by publisher. What this means in everyday English...

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The LSAT study habits that are most effective

The LSAT study habits that are most effective

You're about to sit down to study for the LSAT, but how do you know you're going to use your time effectively? I've talked with students who have studied hours upon hours for months, without much improvement to their score. I've also talked with students who have...

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How long does LSAT prep take?

How long does LSAT prep take?

I'm going to tell you something here that not many LSAT prep companies are willing to admit. And I'm telling you it at the risk of making myself look like a bad or ineffective tutor. But it's the honest truth about how long LSAT prep actually takes. Prepping for the...

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LSAT Logic Games: Tips for Deductions

LSAT Logic Games: Tips for Deductions

Read any book on LSAT Logic Games and you'll find good tips for how to set up your diagram and how to sketch the rules. You'll be instructed to make deductions of possible before heading to the questions. But there's usually not enough discussion about HOW to find...

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My LSAT teaching philosophy

My LSAT teaching philosophy

One of the things I learned while in graduate school learning to teach languages is the importance of having a strong, research- and values-driven teaching philosophy. In my LSAT tutoring, my teaching philosophy is one of the ways I make sure I'm a good fit for the...

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How to Improve Logical Reasoning on the LSAT

How to Improve Logical Reasoning on the LSAT

There's a lot to the Logical Reasoning section on the LSAT. In my conversations with students over the years, I've seen a number of mistakes students make when studying on their own. So in this post, I want to share advice for how to improve your Logical Reasoning on...

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Cooperation in LSAT prep

Cooperation in LSAT prep

The legal profession is almost by definition competitive. Depending on the field of law you enter, your job may involve lots of argumentation and the need to outsmart or outperform an opposing legal team. It's natural that the professional would attract those who are...

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Why typical LSAT improvement isn’t linear

Are you frustrated with your progress on the LSAT? Or wondering why it feels like you’re always taking two steps forward, one step back? Typical improvement on the LSAT unfortunately isn't always linear, but that doesn't mean you're doing anything wrong. In fact,...

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LSAT Study Strategies Part 2: Tips for Studying

LSAT Study Strategies Part 2: Tips for Studying

As an undergrad, you probably (hopefully…) developed effective study methods for your classes. But the LSAT is different. Your study strategies for the LSAT can't be the same as your study strategies for a biology class or even a poli sci class. In this article, I'll...

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Dealing with LSAT Burnout

Dealing with LSAT Burnout

I see this all the time. A student prepares for months for the LSAT, then suddenly sees their scores nosedive, or they start skipping study sessions. They get discouraged. Nothing seems to help. When they study, it doesn't come as easily as it did before, and they...

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The best LSAT prep: course, self-study, or tutoring?

The best LSAT prep: course, self-study, or tutoring?

So you’ve decided it’s time to start prepping for your LSAT. That’s wonderful! But now… where to begin? LSAT prep course, self-study, or tutoring? There are tons of options out there, and it can be overwhelming trying to figure out what’s best for you. Should you...

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6 Tips to Start Studying for LSAT

6 Tips to Start Studying for LSAT

Starting your LSAT prep can be intimidating. With lots of books and prep courses out there, it can be hard to know where to start studying for LSAT. You may have heard that the LSAT is the most important part of your law school admissions package, but that just adds...

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Reclaim your LSAT motivation

Reclaim your LSAT motivation

**Note: This article was originally written during the beginning months of the coronavirus pandemic when many states were under stay-at-home orders. However, LSAT motivation comes and goes for us all regardless of whether there's a pandemic or not, so I'm hoping that...

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The Best LSAT Mentality: A Growth Mindset

The Best LSAT Mentality: A Growth Mindset

The longer I’ve tutored, the more I’ve come to realize that the most important tool a student has is not the right materials, the right study plan, or the right tutor, but is instead the right mindset. With the wrong mindset, students get discouraged and progress...

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How to blind review for LSAT

How to blind review for LSAT

[An updated version of this post can be found here: Future-focused blind review for LSAT] Do you know how to blind review your LSAT practice tests? Or are you making any of these critical mistakes when reviewing practice questions? You review the questions you miss,...

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How to Review LSAT Practice Tests with an Error Log

How to Review LSAT Practice Tests with an Error Log

Does it ever seem like you are burning through LSAT material without seeing much actual improvement? If so, stop now. Put down your pencil, and read this post. Once you learn how to review your LSAT practice tests, you’ll inevitably make faster progress toward your...

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How NOT to study for the LSAT

How NOT to study for the LSAT

When deciding how to study for the LSAT, it’s easy to try to hit it with all you got. You may have heard of people prepping 8+ hours per day. Or maybe you’ve even gotten some recommendations to do at least XX practice tests per week. Your Google search reveals the...

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My True Story from the First Digital LSAT

My True Story from the First Digital LSAT

July 2019 — the brand new digital LSAT.  We all know that unfamiliarity and uncertainty is the LAST thing you want for an exam that demands complete concentration, calm determination, and laser-like focus. So if you’re not exactly sure what to expect with the new...

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