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The Unspoken Skills of LSAT Logic Games

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Manhattan Prep GMAT Blog - The Unspoken Skills of LSAT Logic Games by Matt Shinners

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Perfect diagrams. Inferences. Frames upon frames upon frames. No mistakes. A brain like John Nash. When someone thinks about what characterizes a top-scorer on the LSAT Logic Games section, a list like this generally comes to mind.

It’s…pretty wrong. Read more

Logical Reasoning Flaw Questions in the News

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Manhattan Prep LSAT Blog - Logical Reasoning Flaw Questions in the News by Patrick Tyrrell

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1/6 of our questions in Logical Reasoning are Flaw questions, and about 45-50% of the answer choices in Logical Reasoning Flaw questions (over the past ten tests) refer to one of these 10 Famous Flaws: Read more

My Manhattan Prep: Hear from Real GMAT, GRE, and LSAT Students

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Manhattan Prep LSAT Blog - My Manhattan Prep: Hear from Real GMAT, GRE, and LSAT Students by Manhattan Prep

From aspiring business leaders to high-powered lawyers to education pioneers, our students come from all walks of life but are united by a common purpose: the desire to realize their best selves. For the next month, we’ll be sharing their Manhattan Prep stories with you. Read more

Secrets of an LSAT Tutor: Analyzing Practice Test Results

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Manhattan Prep LSAT Blog - Secrets of an LSAT Tutor: Analyzing Practice Test Results by Ally Bell

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If you’re reading this post, chances are high that you’ve taken an LSAT practice test fairly recently. Good for you! Now, what did you do after that practice test? Did you do a blind review? Write down an error log? Enter your results into Manhattan Prep’s Navigator tool to get data-based practice recommendations? Awesome, awesome, and more awesome! As a private LSAT tutor, I advise all of my students to take all those steps, too. But even after all of that hard work by my students and Navigator, I still like to take a look at the test results myself. Why? Because there are a few more things that I find helpful for tailoring my students’ study plans. And you may find them helpful, too! If you want to take the same approach as an LSAT tutor to your most recent practice test data, here’s what you can look for: Read more

Regaining Focus on LSAT Logical Reasoning

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Manhattan Prep LSAT Blog - Regaining Focus on LSAT Logical Reasoning by Matt Shinners

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It seems silly to think that you’d lose focus while reading an LSAT Logical Reasoning stimulus. I mean, they’re only a handful of sentences long, right? And it’s all part of the same idea, unlike Reading Comp, where they jump between viewpoints and sometimes add a paragraph of background just to confuse you.

But it still happens. Read more

Real Law School Personal Statements Reviewed: Contextualize in a Sentence or Two

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Manhattan Prep LSAT Blog - Real Law School Personal Statements Reviewed: Contextualize in a Sentence or Two 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 the importance of having someone (or multiple someones) proofread your work. Read more

Probability Theory, the LSAT, and You (Part 1)

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Manhattan Prep LSAT Blog - Probability Theory, the LSAT, and You (Part 1) by Ben Rashkovich

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For reasons that are basically too nerdy to explain, I’ve recently gotten interested in probability theory. Specifically, I’ve been looking into something called Bayes’ Theorem (pronounced “bay-zz”), which underpins one way to think about what probability “means.”

Oof. 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

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 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

LSAT Reading Comprehension Club, Week 9

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Manhattan Prep LSAT Blog - LSAT Reading Comprehension Club, Week 9 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. Then check out our archive. Read more

What to Include in Your Law School Addendum

Manhattan Prep LSAT Blog - What to Include in Your Law School Addendum by Stratus Admissions Counseling

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Last month, we discussed when it’s appropriate to include an addendum in your law school application. Once you’ve decided that an addendum is right for you, it’s important to craft one that fits the bill in tone, length, and content. Here are a few tips for that: Read more