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Law School and the LSAT in Your 30s

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Going to law school at 30 or above can be a daunting decision for a myriad of reasons:

  • Social ostracization – no one is looking forward to being “the old person” in their class.
  • Opportunity cost – you might be making a decent living by this point, so sacrificing that income while you spend three years in law school is a steep cost to factor in.
  • Kids/mortgage – you might have way more obligations of time and money than you did in your 20s.
  • Neural plasticity – you might worry that you’re becoming an “old dog who can’t learn new tricks.”
  • The LSAT – some stupid test plays a huge role in your admissibility to top law school programs.

But there is good news:

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Should I Cancel My LSAT Score?

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This post was written by Emily Madan, a Manhattan Prep LSAT instructor.

You spent so much time studying, analyzing, and reviewing. It all comes down to one day and one three-digit score. The pressure to perform your best is intense, so now the question is: Should you keep or cancel your score? Let’s dive into the questions you’re asking yourself and what factors should influence your decision.

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Digital LSAT Tips and Strategies: An Ultimate Guide

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This post was written by Laura Damone, a Manhattan Prep LSAT instructor.

The recent change to a digital format for the LSAT has raised some alarms for students. However, the other graduate and professional school exams—the GRE, GMAT, and MCAT—have all been digital for years, and the new format provides some key opportunities to increase your efficiency.

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Digital LSAT Test Changes in 2019

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Digital LSAT Test Changes in 2019

This post was written by Laura Damone, a Manhattan Prep LSAT instructor.

By now, you’ve probably heard the news: Like everything else in the world, the LSAT has gone digital. Read more

The LSAT Essay: What It Is and How to Write It

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If you’re like many test-takers, the thought of writing a timed LSAT essay on an unfamiliar topic makes you feel a bit queasy. This is understandable. However, a little familiarity and preparation can go a long way. Let’s discuss the logistics of the LSAT Writing section, and then we’ll talk about some strategies for organizing and writing your LSAT essay. Read more

How to Take the Paper LSAT

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Read the instructions below to learn important test-taking advice for old-school paper-based PrepTests. When you are ready, download the June 2007 LSAT and use our Virtual Proctor Video, which will help you keep time and simulate a real-life LSAT test-taking experience. Once you’ve finished the test, enter your answers into LSAT Navigator for instant scoring, detailed breakdowns, and question discussions.

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LSAT Scores for the Best Law Schools 2019

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LSAT Scores for the Best Law Schools 2019

The LSAT is quite different from other academic tests in a number of important ways. When it comes to the best law schools, some people are surprised to learn that a perfect score on the LSAT isn’t necessarily an ideal goal. Read more

When Should I Take the LSAT?

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When Should I Take the LSAT?

You’ve decided to go to law school. Excellent! Now you need to take the LSAT, and you’re doing your homework to find out what this test is all about. One question on your mind right now is, “When should I take the LSAT?” In this article we’ll look at a few different factors that will help you decide when to take the test. Read more

9 Essential LSAT Test Day Tips

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9 Essential LSAT Test Day Tips

If you play any sports, the LSAT might remind you of a major competition or championship, especially on LSAT test day. If you’ve done any acting, it might seem like the premiere of a play. You might feel quite pumped up as you get ready for this little test. And just like a veteran actor at a premiere or an athlete at the world championships, you can take some steps on LSAT test day to ensure that you give your best performance. Read more

LSAT Logic Games Practice Questions

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LSAT Logic Games Practice Questions

Thinking of doing some LSAT Logic Games practice questions? Although they seem different at first glance, there are distinct similarities between Logic Games and the Reading Comprehension section of the LSAT. Both have two distinct phases: in Reading Comp, you use certain skills and strategies while reading the passage, then utilize a different set of skills and strategies to answer questions. Read more