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Learning Science and the LSAT – Part 3: Scaffolding

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Blog Banner for Manhattan Prep LSAT Blog - Learning Science and the LSAT: Scaffolding 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 courses to maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of your prep. Want to see? Try the first session of any of our upcoming courses for free.


“Why can’t I do this homework? I understood the questions in class!”

Raise your hand if you’ve been there before. Now realize that no one around you knows why you’re raising your hand, and put it down. If you were reading this in class and just got called on, I apologize. Read more

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

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Manhattan Prep LSAT Blog - #MovieFailMondays: The Goonies

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? 🎥📖


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Forget about Pixels for a second. I mean, most of you probably didn’t see it, and those who did probably blocked it from their memories. So let’s just say it doesn’t exist. This way, we can talk about Chris Columbus without feeling bad.

In 1985, Richard Donner, Steven Spielberg, and Chris Columbus collaborated on a little project that we all know (and love!) as The Goonies. If you’ve never seen this film, go, right now, and watch it. Read more

Learning Science and the LSAT – Part 2: Forgetting

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Manhattan Prep LSAT Blog - Learning Science and the LSAT: Forgetting by Matt ShinnersLearning science has come a long way in recent years, and we’ve been learning with it. On March 23rd, 2016, we’re launching a new kind of class that will revolutionize efficiency and efficacy in LSAT prep. Intrigued? Try it out for free.


Here’s a weird—yet true—statement: You can’t really learn something until you’ve forgotten it.

Huh? Read more

Two Simple Rules for Approaching Rogue LSAT Logic Games

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Manhattan Prep LSAT Blog - Two Simple Rules for Approaching Rogue Logic Games by Allison BellDid 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.


It’s your LSAT test day. Things are going smoothly. You’ve dominated the first and second logic games. You flip confidently to the third one and begin reading. Your stomach turns. This doesn’t look familiar at all! You have no idea what diagram to use! Rule number three looks like you’ll need the Rosetta Stone to crack it. If someone could take a picture of your face right now, you better believe you’d be an internet meme in no time flat. Thank goodness no cell phones are allowed. Read more

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

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Manhattan Prep LSAT Blog - #MovieFailMondays: Memento (Or, How Movies Can Teach You About Logical Fallacies and Help You Ace the LSAT by Matt ShinnersEach 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.


Before he was incepting, or beginning Batman, or prestigious, Christopher Nolan was filming a chronology-bending film called Memento. And it was certainly more stellar than Interstellar. Read more

Learning Science and the LSAT – Part 1: Interleaving

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Manhattan Prep LSAT Blog - Learning Science and the LSAT: Interleaving by Matt ShinnersLearning science has come a long way in recent years, and we’ve been learning with it. On March 23rd, we’re launching a new kind of class that will revolutionize efficiency and efficacy in LSAT prep. Intrigued? Try it out for free.


We’ve all had this experience: We take a class with a few friends. It’s a hard class. Some of you spend more time studying than others. And, many times, those who put in the least amount of effort end up doing the best.

It’s painful. It seems unfair. And we could rally against the inequity of the situation. Or chalk it up to natural ability, which really doesn’t help those who put in more effort.

Or we could learn from it. Read more

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

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Manhattan Prep LSAT Blog: #MovieFailMondays: Forrest Gump by Matt ShinnersEach 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.


You know what they say: Life is like a 1994 American epic romantic-comedy-drama based on the 1986 novel by Winston Groom. Who says that? Why, Wikipedia, when talking about Forrest Gump.

Forrest Gump tells the tale of an earnest-yet-dumb man as he stumbles through life, like a feather on the wind. During the course of the film he: Read more

I’m in love with the June 2007 LSAT (and can’t wait to tell you all about it)! Part 1

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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 by Chris GentryDid 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.


This post will be the first of a series exploring the June 2007 LSAT in detail. Each post will examine a few questions from that test at a time. My goal is to demonstrate where hidden opportunities lie; then, using this analysis as a template, you can find those hidden opportunities in other practice tests. And, of course, find them on test day! Read more

You Just Got Your February LSAT Score. Here’s What to Do Next.

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Manhattan Prep LSAT Blog - You Just Got Your February LSAT Score - Here's What to Do Next by Matt ShinnersDid 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.


February scores came out this week, and your score was either lower than expected, higher than expected, or right where you expected it. Brilliant analysis, I know!

If it went as expected, or better than expected, and you’re happy with your score, stop reading! Go celebrate. Send in last-minute applications, or update ones you’ve already sent in.

If, however, it didn’t go as well as you had hoped, this article’s for you. Read more

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

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Manhattan Prep LSAT Blog - #MovieFailMondays - Gone GirlEach 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.


I love a movie that delivers exactly what its title promises. And Gone Girl in fact features a woman who disappears. It’s also devilishly unclear, based on the title, exactly how that disappearance happened. A title that promises what the movie delivers without spoiling the twist? Gold. Read more