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How to Improve Your LSAT Study Using Spaced Repetition

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Manhattan Prep LSAT Blog - How to Improve Your LSAT Study Using Spaced Repetition 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.


For me, one of the primary challenges to LSAT study was just putting the pieces together in a way that made sense. And I must admit, I went about it in precisely the worst possible way. I opted for what I would now call a “brute force” method of LSAT study: just doing, and re-doing, and re-doing certain problem types. Read more

When Should I Stop Studying for the LSAT?

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Manhattan Prep LSAT Blog - When Should I Stop Studying for the LSAT? by Chris Gentry

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I want to be clear: I don’t mean give up on the LSAT. I mean, how can I tell that I don’t need to slave over Reading Comprehension passages anymore, or that I can finally give Logic Games a rest????

How can I tell that I can rest—that I’m ready to stop studying for the LSAT? Read more

Having Fun with Logical Reasoning Flaws in Everyday Life

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Manhattan Prep LSAT Blog - Having Fun with Logical Reasoning Flaws in Everyday Life 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.


Okay, so maybe “having fun” is a stretch. And okay, that’s definitely a stretch—not maybe a stretch.

But an effective way to prepare for the Logical Reasoning portions of the LSAT is to practice your Logical Reasoning skills outside of the LSAT context. Read more

LSAT Creativity

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Manhattan Prep LSAT Blog - LSAT Creativity by Chris Gentry

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…might be beneficial! Read more

Timing: Not All LSAT Questions Are Created Equal

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Manhattan Prep LSAT Blog - Timing: Not All LSAT Questions Are Created Equal 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.


And so you want to answer every question, but you shouldn’t spend the same amount of time on every question. And ideally, you’d like to use the easy LSAT questions to buy time for the harder LSAT questions.

So what can we do in our practice to implement this? Read more

LSAT Logic Games: Some Common(ly Overlooked) Deductions

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Manhattan Prep LSAT Blog - LSAT Logic Games: Some Common(ly Overlooked) Deductions 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.


Almost all test-takers seem to share two concerns about LSAT Logic Games: speed and speed. Oh, and people also seem to worry about speed for some reason.

Sound familiar? If so, you may want to read Daniel Fogel’s excellent post from a few months ago before you continue.

All done? Good! Read more

My LSAT Practice Test Scores Aren’t Going Up!

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Manhattan Prep LSAT Blog - My LSAT Practice Test Scores Aren't Going Up! 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.


I’m writing this post on May 15, 2017. The June LSAT is just a few weeks away. The number of people starting to panic, or continuing to panic, is probably pretty high.

So what do you do (no matter how far away the actual test is) if your LSAT practice test scores aren’t going up—or moving in the wrong direction? Read more

I Don’t Know How to Group Study for the LSAT!

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Manhattan Prep LSAT Blog - I Don't Know How to Group Study for the LSAT! 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.


Note: If you haven’t yet read Allison Bell’s post on LSAT motivation, I highly recommend you check it out here. This post is inspired by both a comment from my lovely wife and that post.

At the end of Allison’s post, she mentions finding a study partner (or partners, plural—small group or paired study is very, very effective). I’m hoping to follow up on that post with some ideas on how to make these group study sessions more efficient. Read more

What to Do When You Don’t Know What to Do on the LSAT

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Manhattan Prep LSAT Blog - What to Do When You Don't Know What to Do on the LSAT 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.


So, you’re in the test, and things are going well. Or not. But, you’re coping, and working through all the problems as best you can. And then it hits: that one thing you just. don’t. get.

And wow, that’s a really sickening feeling.

Will this wreck your test? Honestly, it could. And you obviously don’t want that. So what do you do when you don’t know what to do on the LSAT? 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