Articles published in February 2016

#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

Here Are the Two Types of Vocabulary Challenges on the LSAT (and How to Beat Them)

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Manhattan Prep LSAT Blog - Here Are the Two Types of Vocabulary Challenges on the LSAT (and How to Beat Them) - Allison Bell 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.


One of the most unforgiving parts of the LSAT, especially in Reading Comprehension, is the vocabulary. It may be just one tough word that, like a big splotch of bird droppings on your car window, makes it hard to get the “full picture” of a question or passage. Even worse, sometimes there’s a whole slew of technical vocabulary, like a thick sheet of ice covering your entire windshield: if you don’t clear things up, you won’t have a clue where you’re going.

So today we’ll tackle two kinds of vocabulary challenges the LSAT throws at you. Read more

LSAT Scaffolding Part III: Reading Comprehension

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Manhattan Prep LSAT Blog - LSAT Scaffolding Part III: Reading ComprehensionDid 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.


Starting your LSAT prep can be a scary experience. You pick up a book and see all the complexity of the test at once. A long list of LR question types; many variations of logic games; Reading Comprehension, chapter after chapter! It’s a lot to take in, and most places that break the test down into categories like to impress with their long and exhaustive list.

This series of three blog posts—one for each section—will break down the LSAT at a much higher level. It’s important to start with a strong scaffold for the section. Read more

#MovieFailMondays: Signs. Unbreakable. Batman Begins. The Wizard of Oz. (Or, How Movies Can Teach You About Logical Fallacies and Help You Ace the LSAT)

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blog-waterEach 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.


Signs. Unbreakable. Batman Begins. The Wizard of Oz. Until I got to the third one, I bet you thought this was going to be a much different article!

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LSAT Scaffolding Part II: Logical Reasoning

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blog-scaffold-iiDid 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.


Starting your LSAT prep can be a scary experience. You pick up a book and see all the complexity of the test at once. A long list of LR question types; many variations of logic games; Reading Comprehension, chapter after chapter! It’s a lot to take in, and most places that break the test down into categories like to impress with their long and exhaustive list.

 

This series of three blog posts—one for each section—will break down the LSAT at a much higher level. It’s important to start with a strong scaffold for the section.
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Here’s Where to Start Your LSAT Prep

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blog-startlsatWhen you first begin preparing to take the LSAT, it certainly feels like there is a lot—too much—to take in. There are dozens of practice tests; dozens, if not hundreds, of websites; and dozens of strategy guides! Where do you begin?!?! Read more

LSAT Scaffolding Part I: Logic Games

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blog-scaffoldDid 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.


Starting your LSAT prep can be a scary experience. Sure, you’ve thought before in your life, often logically (though that’s probably less frequent than you’d think!). You’ve played some games before. And you’ve certainly read.

However, the LSAT is testing a slightly different version of each of these tasks than the one that you’re used to. Because, in our day to day lives, we’re actually quite illogical. Read more

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

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

Readers, you’re in for a treat today. We’re going to examine an all-time classic, point out a huge flaw in the movie, and look at a deleted scene that functions as an answer to a completely different type of LSAT question! Read more