Studying for the LSAT as a Full-Time Job

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Recently, I’ve seen a lot of discussion in forums about the “immersion method” of preparing for the LSAT. If you’re not familiar with the immersion method, it’s pretty much just what it sounds like. Proponents of the immersion method have reporting “studying” for the LSAT 10, 12, even 16 hours per day. I’m not going to say that this approach can’t

Why Your Law School Letters of Recommendation Suck

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Letters of recommendation provide a unique opportunity for both applicants and admissions officers. Unfortunately, that opportunity is wasted because most law school letters of recommendation aren’t good. Of course, I don’t mean that they don’t say good things about you; most applicants are able to find and select professors, employers, colleagues and others who will make a positive recommendation. When

The LSAT Reading Comprehension Trap

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Rarely has an LSAT student approached me and said, “I’m having trouble with Reading Comprehension.” Perhaps that doesn’t surprise you; after all, reading comprehension is a basic skill that we’re tested on again and again, beginning in elementary school. Of the three sections on the LSAT, it’s the one that’s most familiar and most comfortable for many students (even if

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Law School Personal Statements: Finding Your Story

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When I applied to law school in 1987, I had no clue what admissions officers were looking for in a personal statement—very few prospective law students did. Most of us dutifully recapped the highlights of our applications and resumes, not really understanding what a law school personal statement was for. Today, your competitors are a bit more savvy. Most law

Crazy Logic Games

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Since something complicated, circular, multi-level and possibly Satanic apparently happened on the February LSAT, LSAT forums and discussions have been awash with questions about how this should impact preparation for the Analytical Reasoning section of the LSAT. To a great degree, the answer is “it shouldn’t”. No matter who you were prepping with prior to the February LSAT, you undoubtedly

The Myth of LSAT Timing Problems

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Over the years, I’ve worked with several hundred people preparing for the LSAT. While every student approaches preparation with a different background, different strengths and weaknesses and different goals, there are patterns. For example, most people don’t feel confident about the Analytical Reasoning section of the LSAT. And, many are overconfident about the Reading Comprehension section. I haven’t kept an

Keep Your Eye on the LSAT Point Count

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Every student has his own LSAT strengths and weaknesses. But, Analytical Reasoning is a very popular weakness. In fact, when I begin working one-on-one with a student, it’s pretty common that the first thing I hear is, “my biggest problem is that section where you have to draw the diagrams…” I hate to start a relationship on a contrary note, but