LSAT Logical Reasoning – Should You Read the Question Stem First?

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Recently, I read a blog post about how an “LSAT master” doesn’t read the question stem first (as most major test preparation programs recommend in the Logical Reasoning section).

Conventional reasoning is that when you read the question stem first, you know what you’re looking for going into the stimulus. This directs your focus as you read the text, and

In a Time Crunch for the December LSAT?

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The December LSAT is just over five weeks away. If you’ve procrastinated your preparation or decided at the last minute to register for the test, time is tight. In fact, you’re probably not going to be able to achieve your maximum possible score in the time remaining. If you’re not applying to law school this cycle and you haven’t scored

Assessing Your LSAT Practice Tests

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As the December LSAT draws near, a question keeps cropping up. It’s a question I see and hear a lot in the final weeks before each test administration, and it goes something like this:

I’ve stopped improving in Logical Reasoning, but I can’t figure out why. I keep missing about the same number of questions, but they don’t seem to

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

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

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