In late March of 2010 I was interviewed about my “Law School Bound” book by Steve Schwartz (the publisher of “LSAT Blog“). What follows are the questions and answers.
1. You published Law School Bound back in 2006. What new advice do you have for law school applicants today?
Law School Bound was designed to guide people from the decision to attend law school, through the application process, through the bar admission process and into a legal career. The book was designed to “stand the test of time”. Therefore, I wouldn’t give any different advice in 2010. Continue reading
Planning for LSAT Happiness – People don’t plan to fail, the fail to plan
Living with the LSAT – Your LSAT Life Cycle
Although the LSAT is not the most important part of your law school application file, it is the single most important test. The LSAT generates more stress than any other part of the law school application process. As you go through life different considerations become important at different times. Similarly, as you go through the LSAT stage of your life, different considerations are important at different times.
Life has stages. Your “LSAT Life” has different stages What follows are the stages of your LSAT life and information about the considerations that are important at that stage. Please note most links are to the Law Services site. They and they alone control the rules and regulations surrounding the LSAT. Hence, you should get your information direct from LSAT.
This LSAT blog post is just an attempt to identify the factors that are most important and where to find them. You LSAT life will have a beginning, a middle and an end. What follows are the factors that are most important for each stage.
The Beginning of your LSAT Life – What you need to know Before registering for the LSAT
The Middle of your LSAT Life – What you need to know During the period between registering for the LSAT and taking the LSAT
The End or your LSAT Life – What you need to know After you have taken the LSAT (It’s Over!)
Let’s begin! Continue reading
Welcome To LSAT Logic Games Dot Calm
The LSAT is a test of reading and reasoning in three different contexts. One of the contexts is called “Analytical Reasoning” or “Logic Games” (LSAT Logical Reasoning and LSAT Reading Comprehension are the other two contexts).
Many LSAT test takers experience a high degree of anxiety with the LSAT Logic Games. The good news is that Logic Games is quite susceptible to short term improvement.
Reading and Reasoning – The Two Fundamental Aspects
Reading – Understanding the conditions in Logic Games
Reasoning – Making inferences with the reasoning that you understand
More people have trouble with the reading and understanding of the conditions than with making inferences from the conditions.
LSAT Reality – Time Is A Wasting – You Need to Get Started
Any LSAT teacher or book can explain the answers to Logic Games questions after the fact. Although this has some value, it is irrelevant. The real problem is that people either don’t know how to get started or take so long getting started that they run out of time. You must learn to proceed without the confidence even when you are uncomfortable.
Logic Games – The LSAT Perspective
In April of 2010, Lori Davis, a senior test designer at LSAT, offered a webinar on LSAT Analytical Reasoning. It was very interesting – I wrote a summary of of it. Read about the Logic Games Webinar here.
Some Basic LSAT Logic Games Skills
Skill 1 – How To Accurately Understand The Conditions Continue reading
Definition: the words “LSAT Happiness” mean that an LSAT test taker has:
“achieved a score that is high enough that he or she will not be rejected from law school.”
The February LSAT scores are out. There are four groups of score recipients: Continue reading