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LSAT Creativity

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Manhattan Prep LSAT Blog - LSAT Creativity by Chris Gentry

Learning science has come a long way in recent years, and we’ve been learning with it. 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.


…might be beneficial! Read more

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

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

Extended Time on the LSAT: What You Need to Know

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Manhattan Prep LSAT Blog - Extended Time on the LSAT: What You Need to Know by Daniel Fogel

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Good news for test-takers: the Law School Admissions Council (LSAC) recently increased access to testing accommodations. If you’ve previously qualified for extended time (XT) on the SAT, SAT II, ACT, GED, GRE, GMAT, DAT, or MCAT, you now automatically qualify for extended time on the LSAT. (This post will focus on XT, but you can check out a full list of accommodations here.) Moreover, LSAC will not annotate your score report, so schools cannot discriminate against students with accommodations. Read more

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

LSAT Reading Comprehension Club

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

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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

9 Things You Need to Know about the Day of the LSAT

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Manhattan Prep LSAT Blog - 9 Things You Need to Know about the Day of the LSAT by Ben Rashkovich

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Have you been studying for the LSAT for months? Going to classes, reading textbooks, and trying out problems every day? Have you drilled all of your Logic Game types and figured out the secret to identifying every flaw known to humankind?

That’s awesome. But you’re not done. Read more

Drop the Phone and Pick Up Some Books!

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Manhattan Prep LSAT Blog - Drop the Phone and Pick Up Some Books! by Ben Rashkovich

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Last month, I wrote about how diving into Shakespeare can help you improve your LSAT Reading Comprehension score, by forcing you to “read for the scale.” (If you’re not sure what that means, check out the article!)

While the scale is important in every passage you’ll tackle—since the LSAT is, of course, a test about arguments—you shouldn’t neglect the fundamentals of Reading Comprehension as a general test section. It’s on just about every standardized test, from the SATs and ACTs to the LSATs and MCATs… And for good reason.   

So, LSAT-specific Reading Comprehension tips aside, how can you get better at the basics?

One answer: Read more books! Read more

Want to Improve Your LSAT Reading Comprehension Score? Try Shakespeare

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Manhattan Prep LSAT Blog - Want to Improve Your LSAT Reading Comprehension Score? Try Shakespeare by Ben Rashkovich

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To many people I’ve encountered studying for the LSAT, the Reading Comprehension section is the toughest to study for. How do you get better at reading, after all?

But as you might guess, LSAT Reading Comprehension involves a lot more than just reading and understanding passages. You’re actually being tested on your logical analysis, the speed and efficiency of your close reading, and your ability to extrapolate from facts you’re given.

Which means it’s absolutely something you can improve. Read more