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Three Guidelines to the Logical Reasoning Negation Test

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Manhattan Prep LSAT Blog - Three Guidelines to the Logical Reasoning Negation Test by Chris Gentry

If you’ve been studying for the LSAT, you probably know that one Logical Reasoning question type (Necessary Assumption) involves something called the negation test. If you’re not aware of this, I recommend you stop reading this and search out information on that question type first! Read more

Deep Dive: Causality on the LSAT

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Manhattan Prep LSAT Blog - Deep Dive: Causality on the LSAT by Ben Rashkovich

Causality is one of the biggest, baddest, trickiest topics on the LSAT—and it happens to be one of the most interesting, as well. (In fact, it’s my third-biggest LSAT crush!)

It’s a difficult concept in theory, but also in practice: causality shows up a lot in Strengthen/Weaken questions, which are statistically the most difficult questions in Logical Reasoning.

So let’s break it down. Read more

What to Do When You’re Down to Two LSAT Answer Choices

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Manhattan Prep LSAT Blog - What to Do When You're Down to Two LSAT Answer Choices by Ally Bell

You know that feeling when you’re at a restaurant, and there are two things on the menu that you really, really want for dinner? Everyone has a different way of handling that decision. Some might go with the cheaper one, or the tastier one, or the healthier one, or the one they’ve never tried before. If you’re like me, you just wait to see what pops out of your mouth when the server takes your order. Read more

Skipping LSAT Questions

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Manhattan Prep LSAT Blog - Skipping LSAT Questions by Matt Shinners

The LSAT is a hard test. No doubt about it.

Any test where you can get 10% of the questions wrong and still be in the top 2% of test takers is a hard test. Read more

How Repetition Can Help You Meet Your LSAT Goals

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Manhattan Prep LSAT Blog - How Repetition Can Help You Meet Your LSAT Goals by Ally Bell

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Repetition is a critical part of building expertise. Want to be a talented pianist? At some point, you’ll probably have to play the scales over and over again. Maybe you’d rather be an all-star basketball player? Then you’ll most likely find yourself spending quite a bit of time standing at a free-throw line, practicing your shot repetitively. Read more

How to Tackle the LSAT on Your Own Terms (Part 2)

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Manhattan Prep LSAT Blog - How to Tackle the LSAT on Your Own Terms (Part 2) by Ben Rashkovich

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Welcome to part 2 of my thrilling miniseries on how to take back control over the LSAT! In case you missed it, go catch up on part 1 to learn two big strategies that everyone should be using on this test. Read more

Allocating Your Time on LSAT Logic Games

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Manhattan Prep LSAT Blog - Allocating Your Time on LSAT Logic Games by Daniel Fogel

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I’ve written before about slowing down to speed up, but how slow is too slow? And how do you know how much time to devote to the setup of LSAT Logic Games as opposed to the questions? Read more

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

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

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