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How to Tackle the LSAT on Your Own Terms (Part 1)

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Manhattan Prep LSAT Blog - How to Tackle the LSAT on Your Own Terms (Part 1) by Ben Rashkovich

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Fact 1: The LSAT is a standardized test.

Fact 2: Your entire LSAT score depends on your answers to multiple choice questions.

Fact 3: All of these multiple choice questions have 4 wrong answers and 1 right answer.

Erroneous Conclusion: Therefore, there’s no room for creativity on the LSAT. 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

How Law Schools Evaluate Multiple LSAT Scores

Manhattan Prep LSAT Blog - How Law Schools Evaluate Multiple LSAT Scores by Stratus Admissions Counseling

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You’ve just received your LSAT scores. Perhaps you’re happy with your results after having taken the test multiple times, or you are not thrilled with your initial score and are considering a retake. How law schools assess multiple LSAT scores varies. Here are three things to consider when contemplating a retake. Read more

Important Questions to Ask Yourself on LSAT Logic Games (Part 2)

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Manhattan Prep LSAT Blog - Important Questions to Ask Yourself on LSAT Logic Games (Part 2) by Ben Rashkovich

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Conquering the LSAT is all about asking yourself the right questions at the right times. It’s a test that challenges you to think fast, accurately, and critically about what you read—and having smart questions in the back of your mind is like having a fully-stocked utility belt while crime-fighting.

In my last post, we went over 3 questions you should ask yourself when trying out LSAT Logic Games. Check it out if you haven’t yet, because in this post, we’re going to look at 3 more.
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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

Logic Games Inferences, Demystified

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Manhattan Prep LSAT Blog - Logic Games Inferences, Demystified by Ally Bell

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Doing a practice logic game on the LSAT can often feel like watching an episode of Sherlock. I usually think I’m following the show pretty well—until I get to the end and Sherlock unravels all the clues I should’ve seen along the way. Similarly, when we do logic games, it often seems like things are going fine, but when we check our work against a master diagram, there are all sorts of magical Logic Games inferences that we wish we had made earlier! Read more

Important Questions to Ask Yourself on LSAT Logic Games (Part 1)

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Manhattan Prep LSAT Blog - Important Questions to Ask Yourself on LSAT Logic Games (Part 1) by Ben Rashkovich

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I’ve found that one of the best ways to elevate your strategy on LSAT Logic Games is to figure out which sorts of questions lead you to the best diagrams and the right answers. These are questions that should be knocking around in your head during every game, guiding your thought process and giving you direction. Read more

Timing: Not All LSAT Questions Are Created Equal

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Manhattan Prep LSAT Blog - Timing: Not All LSAT Questions Are Created Equal by Chris Gentry

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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

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

Speed vs. Accuracy on the LSAT

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Manhattan Prep LSAT Blog - Speed vs. Accuracy on the LSAT by Daniel Fogel

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Most LSAT students who encounter time trouble attempt to speed up. This is a natural reaction, of course, but there’s an inherent tradeoff of accuracy when you increase your speed. You may finish the section, but that won’t translate to a higher score if rushing leads to mistakes. So how do you know the right balance of speed vs. accuracy on the LSAT? Read more