## Articles published in Learning Science

### How to Improve Your LSAT Study Using Spaced Repetition

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.

For me, one of the primary challenges to LSAT study was just putting the pieces together in a way that made sense. And I must admit, I went about it in precisely the worst possible way. I opted for what I would now call a “brute force” method of LSAT study: just doing, and re-doing, and re-doing certain problem types. Read more

### Probability Theory, the LSAT, and You (Part 1)

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For reasons that are basically too nerdy to explain, I’ve recently gotten interested in probability theory. Specifically, I’ve been looking into something called Bayes’ Theorem (pronounced “bay-zz”), which underpins one way to think about what probability “means.”

### The LSAT Five-Second Rule

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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

### Timing: Not All LSAT Questions Are Created Equal

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And so you want to answer every question, but you shouldn’t spend the same amount of time on every question. And ideally, you’d like to use the easy LSAT questions to buy time for the harder LSAT questions.

So what can we do in our practice to implement this? Read more

### My LSAT Practice Test Scores Aren’t Going Up!

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I’m writing this post on May 15, 2017. The June LSAT is just a few weeks away. The number of people starting to panic, or continuing to panic, is probably pretty high.

So what do you do (no matter how far away the actual test is) if your LSAT practice test scores aren’t going up—or moving in the wrong direction? Read more

### Mastering the Science of LSAT Timing

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Of all the standardized tests out there, the LSAT is perhaps the most intensely time-pressured. We all know the feeling of our hand shaking a little as we stare down at an entire unattempted Logic Game with only five minutes left on the clock. So students often ask me questions like, “When will I start to see improvements in my LSAT timing?” “Will it come with practice, or will I just kind of naturally start to go faster?” Read more

### Introducing our Brand New 5th Edition LSAT Strategy Guides!

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.

Our brand new 5th Edition LSAT Strategy Guides have just been released! These new, improved books add more content, more drills, and more mastery to our prior editions, while still keeping the lessons that have served our students well for the past two years. Read more

### Doing Lots of Questions Doesn’t Make You Better at the LSAT – This Does

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#### Let’s Say You Wanted to Learn Physics

Stop laughing—it’s a hypothetical. Read more

### Learning Science and the LSAT – Part 4: Spiraling

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.

The LSAT is a hard test. No doubt about it. When well under 100 people out of 100,000 taking the test every year get a perfect score (with even fewer of those getting nothing wrong), you’ve succeeded in making a hard test.

But while the test overall is difficult, that doesn’t mean that each step of answering questions is (those in a class might recognize that conclusion as a whole-vs-part flaw). To me, the difficulty of the LSAT isn’t that it asks you to make huge, difficult leaps; it’s that it asks you to do a whole lot of small steps without making a mistake.

What learning science tells us is that, to master these small steps, you need to do a few things: Read more

### Take Your LSAT Practice Exam Like This to Maximize Your Score

If you practice how you play, you’ll maximize your chances of success. We’re hosting a series of Free Proctored LSAT Practice Exams leading up to the June 2016 LSAT. Find one that works for you here.

There’s a time and a place to work on some LSAT problems in your pajamas, with the TV on in the background, your dog in your lap, and a pizza on the way. All of those comforts will make it a little easier to suffer through a series of questions (as long as you can stay focused). And, in fact, studies show that having an ever-changing mix of stimuli around, triggering different senses, is a great way to get your brain to retain information.

However, when it’s time to sit down and take a practice test, it’s time to get serious. Read more