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Ask These Four Questions When Choosing an LSAT Tutor

(This guest post is written by Mark Skoskiewicz and Jon Lock, co-founders of MyGuru.) Your LSAT score is obviously a critical component of your law school application, and most folks need to invest a significant amount of time in preparing for it. Certain LSAT preparation approaches can work better for different personalities. Ann recently wrote a post on this blog about

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Planning to Take Both the October LSAT and the December LSAT?

A reader left this great (and often-asked) question on my blog last weekend: “So if I am planning to take both October and December, I should wait to apply until my LSAT score for December is out?” Here is my problem with this question – it’s not about when you submit applications, it’s about why on earth you would PLAN

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The Best LSAT Prep Options

Self Study: (Watch this video to make sure this is really the option for you.) WHO: The naturally brilliant standardized test taker and the self-disciplined student. WHAT: Being responsible for choosing your own study materials, setting your own study schedule, and evaluating your own performance. WHEN: Start at least 3-4 months ahead of the LSAT. HOW: A schedule available from

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A New Study Strategy for the October 2013 LSAT

Hi! I’m Nathan Fox, sole proprietor of Fox Test Prep and author of five LSAT books, including Cheating the LSAT. Ann kindly invited me to respond to the following question from one of her readers: “I started studying mid march and took a 6 week course at my university. I did around 15 practice test and studied al least 4 hours every day of

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Law School Advice, Law School Myths, and LSAT Questions — A Week in Review

It’s been a busy couple of weeks at Law School Expert! Here’s what I’ve been up to: LSAT scores were released…while I was on an overnight camping trip with my daughter…without internet or phone service! On one of the busiest days of the year for me, I was pitching a tent and starting a campfire. While I have to say, I was

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An Interview with LSAT Freedom

LSAT Freedom was founded by Congressman Ron DeSantis, Robert Fojo, and Rob Tauler.  The three were roommates at the Harvard Law School and formed LSAT Freedom in 2010 when they saw the need for a new type of LSAT prep course to be available. What would you say is the most fundamental LSAT advice you could give to someone thinking about

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Are You Ready for the June LSAT?

With a week to go before the June LSAT, I want you to ask yourself this very important question: AM I REALLY READY? If you haven’t prepared enough or gotten to a consistent level of practice exam performance that you’d be happy scoring within 3 points of on test day, then please consider using your escape hatch. What is your

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June LSAT Takers – Practice. Review. Prepare.

(The following is a guest post by M.N. Akbari at LSATMax). I’d like to go over the three main things you should be doing from now till test day: Practice. Review. Prepare. (1) Practice Remember that LSAT prep is subjective—every student is different. Your friends might be advocating taking a practice LSAT each day, and that may work for them,

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20 Day LSAT Countdown & Motivation!

June LSAT takers, you are in the home stretch: 20 days until the June 2013 LSAT! And mark your calendars because after you relax with a guilty pleasure movie on the night of June 10th, weary from battle, you will wake up to a new day and a fresh start on June 11th! Just when you feel beat up and

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5 Must-Read Blog Posts for June LSAT Takers

The June LSAT is only 8 weeks away, so the time is now to focus on the task in front of you. Here are 5 Must-Read blog posts for all June LSAT Takers with two bonus podcasts not to miss! June LSAT Tips June LSAT Takers It’s Time to Commit 10 Day Countdown to the June LSAT Gearing Up for

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Should You Try JDNext?

Q: What is JD-Next? A: JD-Next is an innovative eight-week program and entrance exam that provides a cost-effective and realistic preview of what law school will be like, prepares applicants for the rigors of law school, and offers a fair and accurate assessment of an applicant’s academic readiness for law school. Research shows that participation in JD-Next is expected to...

K-JD or Take Time Off Before Law School?

Should I take time off before law school? When people first ask me this question, I think they usually mean, “Will law schools like me better if I take a year or two off before applying?” If your grades need to show another year of improvement and/or you need more time to prepare for the LSAT, waiting a year can...

Tips for College Students Considering Law School

If you are more than 18 months away from college graduation, here are some suggestions that will help provide a strong foundation for a possible application to law school in the future. Since your GPA is still within your control, work hard. Pick classes that interest and excite you and do well in the most challenging classes you can take....

The Best Time to Visit Law Schools

The best times to visit law schools are when you've been waitlisted, and when you're deciding where to attend. Visiting a Law School Where You've Been Waitlisted Today, a client asked me for help writing letters of continuing interest to three schools - all three schools were located in the city where she lived. So my first question to her...