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I’m in Love with the June 2007 LSAT and I Need to Tell You All About It! – Part 5

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Manhattan Prep LSAT Blog - I'm in Love with the June 2007 LSAT and I Need to Tell You All About It - Part 5 by Chris GentryThis is a continuation of a series of posts exploring the June 2007 LSAT in detail. My goal is to demonstrate where hidden opportunities lie; then, using these analyses as a template, you can find those hidden opportunities in other practice tests. And, of course, find them on test day! Why the June 2007 LSAT? Because this is the LSAT all potential test takers can freely access; this is where most test takers probably begin their prep. And I want to give you some help from the ground up, so to speak!


So, we’ve covered some basics in LR and RC. In LR, we looked at some problems that most test takers skip, and why they shouldn’t. In later posts, we examined speed in LR and in RC. If you haven’t read any of those previous posts, you can start at Part 1.

But we haven’t talked about LG yet.

 Why leave LG for last? Read more

We Reviewed the June 2016 LSAT on Facebook Live. Here’s How it Went.

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Manhattan Prep LSAT Blog - June 2016 LSAT Review - Published!Last week, Manhattan Prep instructors Matt Shinners (180 LSAT, Harvard Law JD) and Christine Defenbaugh (180 LSAT, Columbia Law JD) broke down the June 2016 LSAT (Prep Test 78) on July 7th, 2016 on Facebook Live. Read more

How Does the LSAC Calculate Undergraduate GPA?

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Manhattan Prep LSAT Blog - How Does the LSAC Calculate Undergraduate GPA? - by Daniel Coogan of Stratus Prep

Did you know that you can attend the first session of any of our online or in-person LSAT courses absolutely free? We’re not kidding! Check out our upcoming courses here.


After submitting their transcripts to the Law School Admission Council (LSAC), many applicants are perplexed to find that the cumulative GPA that LSAC reports is not the same as the GPA as calculated by their undergraduate institutions.  When this happens, the discrepancy is the result of a difference between the GPA calculation policies of the LSAC and the applicant’s undergraduate institution.

But why, you might ask, does LSAC go through the trouble of conducting its own GPA calculation? Read more

#MovieFailMondays: Jurassic World (Or, How Movies Can Teach You About Logical Fallacies and Help You Ace the LSAT)

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Manhattan Prep LSAT Blog - #MovieFailMondays - Jurassic World (Or, How Movies Can Teach You About Logical Fallacies and Help You Ace the LSAT) by Matt Shinners

Each week, we analyze a movie that illustrates a logical fallacy you’ll find on the LSAT. Who said Netflix can’t help you study? 🎥📖


Did you know that you can attend the first session of any of our online or in-person LSAT courses absolutely free? We’re not kidding! Check out our upcoming courses here.


The below video has been included so that you can listen to the Jurassic Park theme song while reading this post, so please click play! We’ve included it here so that we can evoke a completely unearned sense of grandeur and childlike wonder in our blog. Read more

In the News: Is Great Teaching Teachable?

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Manhattan Prep Blog - In the News: Is Great Teaching Teachable? by Noah TeitelbaumDid you know that you can attend the first session of any of our online or in-person courses absolutely free? We’re not kidding. Select your test to sign up now.


This past week, several of our instructors emailed me a recent Economist article, Teaching the Teachers. One of the main ideas of the article is that great teachers are not born—they’re made. Read more

The June 2016 LSAT was just released. We’re reviewing it for free on Facebook Live.

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Manhattan Prep LSAT Blog - Reviewing the June 2016 LSAT on Facebook LiveThe June 2016 LSAT test was just released. If you took the test, you’ll likely want to review it. If you didn’t take the test, you should consider using it as a valuable study resource. Want a free, interactive analysis of the test from two of the top instructors in LSAT prep? Read more

#MovieFailMondays: Independence Day – Part 2 (Or, How Movies Can Teach You About Logical Fallacies and Help You Ace the LSAT)

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Manhattan Prep LSAT Blog - Independence Day (Part 2) by Matt Shinners

Each week, we analyze a movie that illustrates a logical fallacy you’ll find on the LSAT. Who said Netflix can’t help you study? 🎥📖


Did you know that you can attend the first session of any of our online or in-person LSAT courses absolutely free? We’re not kidding! Check out our upcoming courses here.


Yes, yes, we’ve done Independence Day before. But we’re doing it again because: Read more

The LSAT Study Style Master Guide

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Manhattan Prep LSAT Blog - What's Your LSAT Study Style? by Allison BellLearning 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.


Does the thought of another night home alone falling asleep over your LSAT book make you want to just toss it in the fire? Are you having nightmares at the thought of explaining your thinking in front of your LSAT class? LSAT preparation can be daunting for anyone. But tailoring your study plan to your learning preferences can make a heavy diet of LSAT a bit more digestible. Here are a few suggestions for some common learning profiles: Read more

Doing Lots of Questions Doesn’t Make You Better at the LSAT – This Does

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Manhattan Prep LSAT Blog - Doings Lots of Questions Doesn't Make You Better at the LSAT - This Does by Matt ShinnersLearning 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.


Let’s say you wanted to learn physics.

Stop laughing – it’s a hypothetical. Read more

#MovieFailMondays: John Wick (Or, How Movies Can Teach You About Logical Fallacies and Help You Ace the LSAT)

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Manhattan Prep LSAT Blog - #MovieFailMondays: John Wick by Matt Shinners

Each week, we analyze a movie that illustrates a logical fallacy you’ll find on the LSAT. Who said Netflix can’t help you study? 🎥📖


Did you know that you can attend the first session of any of our online or in-person LSAT courses absolutely free? We’re not kidding! Check out our upcoming courses here.


What do you do when Theon Greyjoy kills your dog? If you’re John Wick, you go on a murderous rampage that takes out most of the Russian mob and Adianne Palicki. Collateral damage.

John Wick tells the tale of a hitman who made it out. But, just when he thought he was out, they pulled him back in. Read more