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What’s Tested on LSAT Reading Comprehension

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What's Tested on LSAT Reading Comprehension

LSAT Reading Comprehension can be both a blessing and a curse for LSAT takers. Read more

How to Study for the LSAT

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How to Study for the LSAT

If you’re reading this blog post, you probably already know how hard it can be to study for the LSAT. The three different sections cover vastly different subject matter (I’m looking at you, Logic Games), the test is about how you think, not what you know, and on top of all that, the stakes are incredibly high! Because of all this, when you’re studying for the LSAT, you need to be strategic. This article will explore how to study for the LSAT to get the most out of your practice. Read more

What’s Tested on LSAT Logical Reasoning

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What's Tested on LSAT Logical Reasoning

More than any other section of the test, the LSAT Logical Reasoning section has a clear mandate that directly pertains to your future as a law student: to make sure you can understand the ins and outs of argumentation. For that reason, one of my favorite LSAT Logical Reasoning tips—indeed, one of the first LSAT Logical Reasoning tips I share with all of my students—is to think of the Logical Reasoning section not as a hurdle you have to jump to get to law school, but as part of your essential preparation for law school. Read more

Why and How LSAT Conditional Logic Wrecks Test-Takers

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Manhattan Prep LSAT Blog - Why and How LSAT Conditional Logic Wrecks Test-Takers by Chris Gentry

This post is inspired by some recent in-class interactions with students, with an inspirational assist from Ally Bell’s post “Conditional Logic Doppelgangers.” I hope you enjoy! Read more

Introducing The 5 lb. Book of LSAT Practice Drills: An Innovative New Book to Supplement Any Study Plan

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Manhattan Prep LSAT Blog - Introducing The 5 lb. Book of LSAT Practice Drills: An Innovative New Book to Supplement Any Study Plan by Laura Damone

5 years ago, when we released LSAT Interact, my colleague Noah announced the project on our blog by saying, “Have you ever given birth to a baby? I have. And I did it along with some fellow LSAT geeks here at Manhattan Prep.”

Well, if LSAT Interact was the firstborn child of the Manhattan Prep LSAT team, The 5 lb. Book of LSAT Practice Drills is the second. Two years, 1,100 pages, and 5,000 LSAT practice problems later, we are so proud to present our new baby to the world. Read more

How Your Science Fair Project Prepared You for LSAT Logical Reasoning

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Manhattan Prep LSAT Blog - How Your Science Fair Project Prepared You for LSAT Logical Reasoning by Ally Bell

When I was in fourth grade, I designed a bizarre, painful, and deeply flawed experiment for the school science fair. My goal was to test the relative effectiveness of garlic and bug spray for repelling mosquitoes. I sacrificed myself for science and covered one-third of my arm in garlic, one-third in bug spray, and one-third in nothing, then stood outside next to the swampy forest at dusk to tally the bug bites. Even with fake arms hanging off of my project board, dotted with permanent marker “mosquito bites,” I still only took home an honorable mention. Read more

The Spookiest Parts of the LSAT

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Manhattan Prep LSAT Blog - The Spookiest Parts of the LSAT by Patrick Tyrrell

If you’re a new trick-or-treater to the neighborhood, you have no strategy but to try every house. However, once you’ve lived there a few years, you’ve been around the block (literally). You know your different neighbors’ tendencies. You know what kind of candy they’re likely to give out. You know which houses to avoid:
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The Key to Logic Games is Not Diagrams

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Manhattan Prep LSAT Blog - The Key to Logic Games is Not Diagrams by Chris Gentry

I taught a class yesterday, and while we were working through a particular game in the Logic Games section (this one had ordering rules nested inside conditional logic), many people had questions about the best way to draw those rules. Read more

Conditional Logic Doppelgangers

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Manhattan Prep LSAT Blog - Conditional Logic Doppelgangers by Ally Bell

Diagramming Conditional Logic is a huge part of LSAT success, and can also be a major hurdle for many students to overcome. I’ve noticed over the years that there are two major sticking points in Conditional Logic for many of my students: pairs of conditional statements that look similar but mean different things. These Conditional Logic doppelgangers are if versus only if and mutually exclusive pairs. Let’s tackle both. Read more

LSAT Reading Comprehension Club, Week 15

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Manhattan Prep LSAT Blog - LSAT Reading Comprehension Club, Week 15 by Matt Shinners

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