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Should You Cancel Your October LSAT Score?

Did you take the LSAT yesterday? Are you thinking about canceling your score? Before you do anything read my latest post  “Should I Cancel My LSAT Score?” I’ve been writing about canceling LSAT scores since 2007 – and really, all of the advice is the same over the years but it’s still fun to read – this one was from

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Tips for the Last Month of Preparing for the LSAT

In September, I have hosted two podcasts regarding tips for the last month of preparation for the LSAT. First, I talked to Matt Sherman of ManhattanLSAT.com regarding tips for the last 30 days before the test. You can listen to it here, but basically his take-away advice was: 1. Don’t go crazy just taking practice tests. Take time in between

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Law School Application Advice and LSAT Tips — Podcasts You Shouldn’t Miss

Check out Ann’s top Blog Talk Radio shows to get help with your LSAT prep strategy and law school application: Law School Personal Statement Tips – This 15-minute podcast will help get you started, as well as give you direction, with your personal statement. Law School Admission Strategy: Session 1 – Ann strategizes with a law school applicant who has 1-2 years

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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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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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No October LSAT Scores? Badly Done, LSAC!

I’m upset that LSAT scores haven’t been released, and not just because I predicted they would be out by now and I hate to be wrong. I’m upset because law school applicants are at a disadvantage in two concrete ways by not having their October 2012 LSAT scores yet: First, many schools have Early Action and Early Decision Deadlines on

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What is a Diverse Perspective Essay?

Law schools have done away with the traditional “diversity statement” essay prompts due to the US Supreme Court decision abolishing affirmative action practices in higher education. Law schools are now taking a more holistic view of diversity and giving applicants the opportunity to share any aspects of their background that will enable them to bring a diverse perspective to the...

Who Gets To Attend A Top Law School?

How to Get Into a Top Law School? Top law schools require stellar undergraduate grades, an LSAT score that shows you can compete with their student body, and soft factors which demonstrate experiences that will add to the diversity and knowledge of the law school class. For Top 10 law schools, a ballpark combination would be scoring 170+ on the...

Can I Get Into Law School with a Low LSAT and Low GPA?

Tips for Law School Applicants with low LSAT scores and low GPAs: Call attention to excellent performance during a portion of your time in college, or in a certain area of study in college. Obtain excellent academic letters of recommendation. Demonstrate that more recent academic accomplishments (in graduate school, or during your later years of college) are a better indication...