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A Running List of All Law Schools that Accept the GRE

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Manhattan Prep LSAT Blog - A Running List of Law Schools that Accept the GRE by Manhattan Prep

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The number of law schools that accept the GRE in lieu of the LSAT has been rising steadily. After preliminary studies suggested that GRE scores might be as indicative as LSAT scores in predicting student performance in law school, the GRE has gained traction as an LSAT substitute. Many school officials hope that accepting GRE scores will make law school more accessible to a diverse group of students. Read more

How Your Science Fair Project Prepared You for LSAT Logical Reasoning

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Manhattan Prep LSAT Blog - How Your Science Fair Project Prepared You for LSAT Logical Reasoning by Ally Bell

When I was in fourth grade, I designed a bizarre, painful, and deeply flawed experiment for the school science fair. My goal was to test the relative effectiveness of garlic and bug spray for repelling mosquitoes. I sacrificed myself for science and covered one-third of my arm in garlic, one-third in bug spray, and one-third in nothing, then stood outside next to the swampy forest at dusk to tally the bug bites. Even with fake arms hanging off of my project board, dotted with permanent marker “mosquito bites,” I still only took home an honorable mention. Read more

The Spookiest Parts of the LSAT

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Manhattan Prep LSAT Blog - The Spookiest Parts of the LSAT by Patrick Tyrrell

If you’re a new trick-or-treater to the neighborhood, you have no strategy but to try every house. However, once you’ve lived there a few years, you’ve been around the block (literally). You know your different neighbors’ tendencies. You know what kind of candy they’re likely to give out. You know which houses to avoid:
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Big News: LSAT Going Digital in July!

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Manhattan Prep LSAT Blog - Big News: LSAT Going Digital in July! by Manhattan Prep

We should have known it could happen to LSAT. If it can happen to music and movies and photographs and phones and, yes, even to wristwatches, then it can happen to the test:

The LSAT is going from analog to digital. Read more

Do I Take a Gap Year before Law School?

Manhattan Prep LSAT Blog - Do I Take a Gap Year before Law School? by Stratus Admissions Counseling

Applicants often ask us if they should take a gap year after college before they attend law school. There is no one-size-fits-all answer. Increasingly, however, many top law schools seem to be in favor of taking some time away from academics before pursuing a law degree. Among Yale’s Class of 2020, 38% are 1-2 years out of college and 46% are 3+ years out of college. Here are a few reasons why taking a gap year might be the right choice for you. Read more

LSAT Reading Comprehension Club, Week 15

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Manhattan Prep LSAT Blog - LSAT Reading Comprehension Club, Week 15 by Matt Shinners

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

LSAT Reading Comprehension Club, Week 14

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Manhattan Prep LSAT Blog - LSAT Reading Comprehension Club, Week 14 by Matt Shinners

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

LSAT Reading Comprehension Club, Week 13

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Manhattan Prep LSAT Blog - LSAT Reading Comprehension Club, Week 13 by Matt Shinners

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

LSAT Reading Comprehension Club, Week 12

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Manhattan Prep LSAT Blog - LSAT Reading Comprehension Club, Week 12 by Matt Shinners

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

Probability Theory, the LSAT, and You (Part 3)

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Manhattan Prep LSAT Blog - Probability Theory, the LSAT, and You (Part 3) by Ben Rashkovich

Today, let’s look at a specific use case of Bayesian probability theory on the LSAT! Read more