Articles published in July 2016

Enter to Have a One-Month-Out LSAT Study Plan Delivered Especially for you on Facebook Live

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Manhattan Prep LSAT Blog - One Month Out Sept. 2016 LSAT Study PlanningThe September 2016 LSAT (soon-to-be PrepTest 79) is fast approaching, and you’ll want to use your time wisely from here on out if you want to be prepared for the test. Read more

How Long Should My Law School Personal Statement Be?

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Manhattan Prep LSAT Blog - How Long Should My Law School Personal Statement Be? by Daniel Coogan of Stratus Prep

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Although much of the law school application process has been standardized, there are still some aspects of it that change from school to school. One such aspect is the length of the law school personal statement. Read more

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

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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? And how does the LSAC calculate undergraduate GPA? 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? 🎥📖


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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