Articles published in 2017

Reading Comprehension Strategies: I RC What You Did There

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Manhattan Prep LSAT Blog - Reading Comprehension Strategies: I RC What You Did There by Matt Shinners

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In theory, Reading Comprehension is an easy section. You read a passage and answer questions about it. For the vast majority of questions, the correct answer is given to you, even if it is buried in the passage a bit.

In theory. Read more

Telling Your Story: Tell One Story, Not Four

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Manhattan Prep LSAT Blog - Telling Your Story: Tell One Story, Not Four by jdMission

A personal statement is really no more than telling a story—one that illuminates the “you” a law school would be lucky to have in its student body. In this series, “Telling Your Story,” a jdMission Senior Consultant will discuss how elements of storytelling can—and should—be applied to your personal statement.


You probably have many stories you could tell from your life, and that is great with regard to brainstorming for your personal statement. It is even great when you are drafting your personal statement(s), because you can write several versions—different essays based on different stories—and then choose which one you like best. Read more

How to Tackle the LSAT on Your Own Terms (Part 1)

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Manhattan Prep LSAT Blog - How to Tackle the LSAT on Your Own Terms (Part 1) by Ben Rashkovich

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Fact 1: The LSAT is a standardized test.

Fact 2: Your entire LSAT score depends on your answers to multiple choice questions.

Fact 3: All of these multiple choice questions have 4 wrong answers and 1 right answer.

Erroneous Conclusion: Therefore, there’s no room for creativity on the LSAT. Read more

LSAT Creativity

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Manhattan Prep LSAT Blog - LSAT Creativity by Chris Gentry

Learning 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.


…might be beneficial! Read more

LSAT Reading Comprehension Club, Week 2

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Manhattan Prep LSAT Blog - LSAT Reading Comprehension Club, Week 2 by Matt Shinners

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Welcome to our LSAT Reading Comprehension Club! Like a book club, but more LSAT. And fewer pages. Read more about it, and why we think it’ll help you with Reading Comp, in our first LSAT Reading Comprehension Club article here. Read more

Real Law School Personal Statements Reviewed: Offering Substantive Evidence

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Manhattan Prep LSAT Blog - Real Law School Personal Statements Reviewed: Offering Substantial Evidence by jdMission

In this series, a jdMission Senior Consultant reviews real law school personal statements. What’s working well? What’s not? If it were his/her essay, what would be changed? Find out!


Note: To maintain the integrity and authenticity of this project, we have not edited the personal statements, though any identifying names and details have been changed or removed. Any grammatical errors that appear in the essays belong to the candidates and illustrate of the importance of having someone (or multiple someones) proofread your work. Read more

The LSAT Five-Second Rule

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Manhattan Prep LSAT Blog - The LSAT Five-Second Rule by Matt Shinners

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Have you heard of the five-second rule? It was a staple for me growing up. Dropped something delicious on the floor? If you pick it up within five seconds (with friends/family desperately counting down), it’s still clean.

That’s…not true. It’s not a good rule. And, honestly, you should probably eat it anyway—some dirt is good for you. Read more

You Don’t Have to be Perfect to Get a Perfect LSAT Score

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Manhattan Prep LSAT Blog - You Don't Have to be Perfect to Get a Perfect LSAT Score by Matt Shinners

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It’s fairly common knowledge that the LSAT is a hard test. For those taking the test and paying attention to such things, it’s also fairly common to know that you can get a few questions wrong to still get a perfect 180 (on some test forms, up to 3 questions). Read more

LSAT Reading Comprehension Club, Week 1

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Manhattan Prep LSAT Blog - LSAT Reading Comprehension Club, Week 1 by Matt Shinners

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Welcome to our inaugural LSAT Reading Comprehension Club! Like a book club, but more LSAT. And fewer pages. Read more about it, and why we think it’ll help you with Reading Comp, in our last LSAT Reading Comprehension Club article here. Read more

How Law Schools Evaluate Multiple LSAT Scores

Manhattan Prep LSAT Blog - How Law Schools Evaluate Multiple LSAT Scores by Stratus Admissions Counseling

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You’ve just received your LSAT scores. Perhaps you’re happy with your results after having taken the test multiple times, or you are not thrilled with your initial score and are considering a retake. How law schools assess multiple LSAT scores varies. Here are three things to consider when contemplating a retake. Read more