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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

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

Real Law School Personal Statements Reviewed: Avoid Making Trivial Mistakes

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Manhattan Prep LSAT Blog - Real Law School Personal Statements Reviewed: Avoid Making Trivial Mistakes by jdMission

In this series, a jdMission Senior Consultant reviews real law school personal statements. What’s working well? What’s not? If it were his/her essay, what would be changed? Find out!


Note: To maintain the integrity and authenticity of this project, we have not edited the personal statements, though any identifying names and details have been changed or removed. Any grammatical errors that appear in the essays belong to the candidates and illustrate the importance of having someone (or multiple someones) proofread your work. 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

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

Law School Application Timing: Ready, Set, Apply!

Manhattan Prep LSAT Blog - Law School Application Timing: Ready, Set, Apply! by Stratus Admissions Counseling

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The fall months of September and October can feel drastically different to prospective J.D. applicants, depending on where you see yourself in the application process. Many are either studying for an upcoming LSAT or awaiting their results, while others don’t think they should apply yet. If these scenarios sound familiar, why not give yourself a head start in the process?

Here are some actions to consider when deciding on your law school application timing. Read more

Telling Your Story: Include Emotional Thinking

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Manhattan Prep LSAT Blog - Telling Your Story: Include Emotional Thinking by jdMission

A personal statement is really no more than telling a story—one that illuminates the “you” a law school would be lucky to have in its student body. In this series, “Telling Your Story,” a jdMission Senior Consultant will discuss how elements of storytelling can—and should—be applied to your personal statement.


Remember in elementary school when you would return to school in the fall, and your teacher asked you to write about your summer break? Your essay would read something like this:

First we went to see my grandma. Then we swam. After that, we came home, and I had to help my dad clean out the garage. Then I… 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

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.


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

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