Should You Cancel Your LSAT Score?
Hope the LSAT went well for you! If the LSAT might not have gone so well, read the below post, but also check out: Should You Retake the LSAT? LSAT Study Schedules for Retakers (scroll down) How to Study for a Retake One bad reason to cancel your LSAT score is that the LSAT has become such a […]
Should You Retake The LSAT?
If you took the LSAT and are thinking about canceling your score, or you already got your score and it wasn’t what you wanted. Here are some thoughts on deciding whether to retake. (Also see How to Study for a Retake.) 1. Does your dream law school average multiple LSAT scores? Most law schools don’t average […]
LSAT Test Day: Breakfast and Snack Recommendations
An LSAT coaching student of mine emailed me: “Any tips on what to eat for breakfast the morning of the LSAT? I know you say to have a big breakfast, but what? And what do you suggest for the break and to drink?” At least one of the items pictured above is not part of […]
How to Speed Up on Timed Practice LSAT Exams
In the final month of your LSAT preparation, you should take full, timed, practice exams. Some of you have difficulty transitioning from untimed sections to timed ones. With the added pressure of timed 35-minute sections, sometimes you lose track of the fundamentals. This post will help you stick to them. Once you already have a […]
Preparing for the LSAT Experimental Section
In my LSAT study schedules, I recommend that you include extra sections in your practice exams. Why would I recommend such a cruel and difficult task? Because LSAC uses test-takers as lab rats (like many organizations that administer standardized exams – think back to the SAT). LSAC includes an unscored experimental section on the LSAT and […]
LSAT Test-Taker Survey
I asked the following questions to some subscribers and website visitors who recently took the LSAT: What do you know now that you wish you’d known before starting your LSAT prep? What would you have done differently? Here are their responses: – I wish I hadn’t focused exclusively on the LSAT. My one track mind […]
The LSAT Curve | Test-Equating at LSAC
There’s a lot of confusion about the LSAT’s curve. The LSAT is not actually scored to a curve, but most test-takers think it is. This series is my effort to explain LSAC’s process of test-equating, raw score conversions, percentiles, and why the test isn’t actually curved. Because I dislike statistics (and because most of you […]
LSAT Graph / Spreadsheet: How Many Questions to Score 170 / 160
After I compile a lot of data, I like to analyze it. When I wrote the article on Raw Score Conversion Charts for LSAT PrepTests, I decided to create a graph illustrating the maximum number of questions you can miss on every LSAT PrepTest and still get a 170. (I also made one about getting a […]
Creating the LSAT’s Raw Score Conversion Chart (aka, the Curve)
Let’s suppose that, on a given exam, the 170-scorers got 12 questions wrong altogether on the 4 scored sections. That’s an average of 3 questions wrong per scored section. Let’s assume they got an average of 3 questions wrong on the games section. However, let’s say that a subset of those 170-scorers all took the […]
Does the LSAT Repeat Previous Logic Games Questions?
Does the LSAT repeat questions from previous tests? Yes and no. You will not see questions repeated word-for-word. That would be too easy. However, you may see games that feature extremely similar methods of reasoning – sometimes only with small changes to the rules and variables. Although the games aren’t identical, they’re extremely similar.You know […]