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Challenging Vocabulary on the LSAT

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Manhattan Prep LSAT Blog - Challenging Vocabulary on the LSAT by Allison Bell

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No matter who you are and what kind of spelling bees you’ve won, you’re likely to encounter some new, challenging vocabulary on the LSAT. The test encompasses such a broad range of topics, from the feeding habits of dung beetles to Greek philosophy, that you’re bound to encounter a passage where it feels like you’re reading a foreign language. As a result, students often ask me what type of vocabulary they should study to prepare for the LSAT. Read more

This is the Best LSAT Blog Post Ever

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Manhattan Prep LSAT Blog - This is the Best LSAT Blog Post Ever by Matt Shinners

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While the LSAT tests a variety of concepts, three Logical Reasoning structures show up more often than all others. We call them the 3 Cs:

  • Conditional Logic
  • Causality
  • Comparisons

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Telling Your Story: About Whom is this Article? You!

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Manhattan Prep LSAT Blog - Telling Your Story: About Whom is this Article? You! 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.


A few years ago, I was at a wedding, and someone stood up to give a toast. If you have been to many weddings, you know that toasts can get pretty bad—awkward, drunken, sometimes mean. This toast was not bad in that sense, but it was not as good as it could have been had the person not been so determined to use perfect grammar. 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

Introducing THE BRIEF—Your Free LSAT Email Series!

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Manhattan Prep LSAT Blog - Introducing THE BRIEF—Your Free LSAT Email Series! by Manhattan Prep

We here at Manhattan Prep are excited to announce the launch of a brand new product—THE BRIEF!

THE BRIEF is a comprehensive LSAT email series/study plan. Served straight to your inbox, you decide the frequency of lessons. Every other day, once a day, or twice a day, you’ll receive a chapter covering an LSAT topic, assignments to complete, and outside prep resources to use. By the time you’ve finished the series, you’ll have learned all concepts on the exam through over 200 pages of material, and then practiced them extensively through dozens of assignments.

The best part? It’s completely free. Read more

My LSAT Practice Test Scores Aren’t Going Up!

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Manhattan Prep LSAT Blog - My LSAT Practice Test Scores Aren't Going Up! 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.


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

Real Law School Personal Statements Reviewed: Pick a Strong Topic

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Manhattan Prep LSAT Blog - Real Law School Personal Statements Reviewed: Pick a Strong Topic by mbaMission

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 of the importance of having someone (or multiple someones) proofread your work.

Personal Statement

“Opening up” doesn’t come organically to everyone. The truth is, most of us have a very hard time finding a way to de-clog and allow oxygen to flow freely throughout our bodies. There are of course tools, but they are not always so easy to find. Sometimes you come across important tips in magazines or on television: They might be breathing exercises to help with circulation, or workouts to get your blood flowing, or even drugs to open up the blood vessels in your lungs as wide as they can open. Read more

Telling Your Story: Tell the Truth in Your Personal Statement!

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Manhattan Prep LSAT Blog - Telling Your Story: Tell the Truth in Your Personal Statement! 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.


When deciding what to write in your personal statement, do not make stuff up. First of all, doing so is wrong. That said, I have been around long enough to realize that this basic reason is not enough to stop everyone. So here are a few more reasons why it’s better to tell the truth in your personal statement.
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Zen and the Art of Test-Taking: How Meditation Can Improve Your LSAT Score

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Manhattan Prep LSAT Blog - Zen and the Art of Test-Taking: How Meditation Can Improve Your LSAT Score by Ben Rashkovich

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One tried and true way to improve your LSAT score is to study the right strategies. How should you diagram an Open Grouping game? How should you approach a Sufficient Assumption question? And what the heck is conditional logic? Read more

5 Logic Games Tips to Help You Speed Up

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Manhattan Prep LSAT Blog - 5 Logic Games Tips to Help You Speed Up by Daniel Fogel

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.


In my last post, I discussed several big-picture ideas to help you make smart time-management decisions throughout the LSAT. Today’s post focuses on some much more granular, detail-oriented tips to help you maximize your efficiency on the Logic Games section. Read more