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LSAT Reading Comprehension Club, Week 2

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Manhattan Prep LSAT Blog - LSAT Reading Comprehension Club, Week 2 by Matt Shinners

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Welcome to our LSAT Reading Comprehension Club! Like a book club, but more LSAT. And fewer pages. Read more about it, and why we think it’ll help you with Reading Comp, in our first LSAT Reading Comprehension Club article here. Read more

The LSAT Five-Second Rule

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Manhattan Prep LSAT Blog - The LSAT Five-Second Rule by Matt Shinners

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Have you heard of the five-second rule? It was a staple for me growing up. Dropped something delicious on the floor? If you pick it up within five seconds (with friends/family desperately counting down), it’s still clean.

That’s…not true. It’s not a good rule. And, honestly, you should probably eat it anyway—some dirt is good for you. Read more

You Don’t Have to be Perfect to Get a Perfect LSAT Score

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Manhattan Prep LSAT Blog - You Don't Have to be Perfect to Get a Perfect LSAT Score by Matt Shinners

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It’s fairly common knowledge that the LSAT is a hard test. For those taking the test and paying attention to such things, it’s also fairly common to know that you can get a few questions wrong to still get a perfect 180 (on some test forms, up to 3 questions). Read more

LSAT Reading Comprehension Club, Week 1

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Manhattan Prep LSAT Blog - LSAT Reading Comprehension Club, Week 1 by Matt Shinners

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Welcome to our inaugural LSAT Reading Comprehension Club! Like a book club, but more LSAT. And fewer pages. Read more about it, and why we think it’ll help you with Reading Comp, in our last LSAT Reading Comprehension Club article here. Read more

LSAT Reading Comprehension Club

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Manhattan Prep LSAT Blog - LSAT Reading Comprehension Club by Matt Shinners

Ready to study the right way? We incorporate the latest discoveries in learning science into our LSAT course to maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of your prep. Want to see? Try the first session of any of our upcoming courses for free.


LSAT Reading Comprehension is the worst, right?

First off, wrong! I love Reading Comp. While I love all the sections of the LSAT, and I find LG to be the most fun (hey, I’m weird), Reading Comp has a special place in my heart. Read more

LSAT Watches Banned by LSAC

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Manhattan Prep LSAT Blog - LSAT Watches Banned by LSAC by Matt Shinners

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Just a quick note to any student thinking about buying (or using) one of those LSAT watches on test day—don’t! Read more

How to Get the Most Out of an LSAT Study Group (Part 1)

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Manhattan Prep LSAT Blog - How to Get the Most Out of Your LSAT Study Group (Part 1) by Matt Shinners

Ready to study the right way? We incorporate the latest discoveries in learning science into our LSAT course to maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of your prep. Want to see? Try the first session of any of our upcoming courses for free.


Stacey Koprince, one of our amazing GMAT instructors, recently wrote an article about how to make the most of a study group for that exam. It sounded like a great idea, so I’m adapting it for LSAT study groups! Here’s a (lightly) edited version, tailored for all you future lawyers.

Stacey, all yours! Read more

LSAT Update, Harvard GRE Update, and More!

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Manhattan Prep LSAT Blog - LSAT Update, Harvard GRE Update, and More! by Matt Shinners

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Phew, a lot has been going on in the LSAT world recently. Let’s take a look at everything and how it should impact your prep and application timeline. Read more

This is the Best LSAT Blog Post Ever

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Manhattan Prep LSAT Blog - This is the Best LSAT Blog Post Ever by Matt Shinners

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While the LSAT tests a variety of concepts, three Logical Reasoning structures show up more often than all others. We call them the 3 Cs:

  • Conditional Logic
  • Causality
  • Comparisons

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How NOT to Study for the LSAT

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Manhattan Prep LSAT Blog - How NOT to Study for the LSAT by Matt Shinners

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I was on my way to a science degree. I had all-nighters studying Organic Chemistry under my belt. I had completed hours and hours of lab work.

That last one was what changed my mind.

My career plan had been to become a researcher at a pharmaceutical company, but I just didn’t enjoy spending hot days in a glove box measuring out micrograms of catalysts for reactions that almost certainly wouldn’t work. Yes, I’m impatient.

So what was I to do? Law school, of course! It was a respectable profession that would allow me to deal with the cool part of science—when something’s been created and it’s time to get a patent. The rationale was half-baked at best.

That decision, and the LSAT it necessitated, changed my life. Read more