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Important Questions to Ask Yourself on LSAT Logic Games (Part 1)

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Manhattan Prep LSAT Blog - Important Questions to Ask Yourself on LSAT Logic Games (Part 1) by Ben Rashkovich

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I’ve found that one of the best ways to elevate your strategy on LSAT Logic Games is to figure out which sorts of questions lead you to the best diagrams and the right answers. These are questions that should be knocking around in your head during every game, guiding your thought process and giving you direction. 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

9 Things You Need to Know about the Day of the LSAT

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Manhattan Prep LSAT Blog - 9 Things You Need to Know about the Day of the LSAT by Ben Rashkovich

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Have you been studying for the LSAT for months? Going to classes, reading textbooks, and trying out problems every day? Have you drilled all of your Logic Game types and figured out the secret to identifying every flaw known to humankind?

That’s awesome. But you’re not done. Read more

Speed vs. Accuracy on the LSAT

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Manhattan Prep LSAT Blog - Speed vs. Accuracy on the LSAT by Daniel Fogel

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Most LSAT students who encounter time trouble attempt to speed up. This is a natural reaction, of course, but there’s an inherent tradeoff of accuracy when you increase your speed. You may finish the section, but that won’t translate to a higher score if rushing leads to mistakes. So how do you know the right balance of speed vs. accuracy on the LSAT? Read more

LSAT Update, Harvard GRE Update, and More!

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Manhattan Prep LSAT Blog - LSAT Update, Harvard GRE Update, and More! by Matt Shinners

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Phew, a lot has been going on in the LSAT world recently. Let’s take a look at everything and how it should impact your prep and application timeline. Read more

To Cancel or Not to Cancel Your LSAT Score: When to Press the Big Red Button

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Manhattan Prep LSAT Blog - To Cancel or Not to Cancel Your LSAT Score: When to Press the Big Red Button by Ben Rashkovich

Ready to study the right way? 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.


Some people walk out of their test centers on LSAT day all smiles and good cheer, ready to enjoy their study-free day.

Some people. 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

LSAT Live on 9/23: Don’t Make These 10 Mistakes the Day Before the LSAT!

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Manhattan Prep LSAT Blog - Don't Make These 10 Mistakes the Day Before the LSAT! Join Us Live This Friday on FacebookThe next LSAT will be administered this Saturday, September 24. If you’re taking the test, then you’ve likely put in months of preparation in the lead-up to this fateful day. Read more

Closer Reading: The Stories Behind LSAT RC Passages and LR Questions – PrepTest 56, Section 4, Passage 1

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Manhattan Prep LSAT Blog - Stories Behind the LSAT: Amos Tutola by Matt ShninersUnder the time constraints of the LSAT, you won’t have time to appreciate some of the great content in the Reading Comprehension passages and Logical Reasoning questions. In this blog series, we’re slowing things down to tell some of the most interesting stories from the test and explain how they can aid in your LSAT prep.


Anyone who took PrepTest 56 learned a little about Amos Tutuola and his folktales (not novels), as the author classified them, in the reading comprehension questions of section 4, passage 1. He wrote in the African oral tradition, according to the passage, and his works should be viewed through that lens.

But what else can we learn about the man? Read more

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