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LSAT Success Stories – 160 to 177

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Few things make us instructors happier than getting that glowing email from a student who has just achieved his or her goal score. While these students tend to have certain traits in common (a reasonable timeline, diligent studying, etc.), we’ve also noticed that successful students take many different paths to reach their goals. 

Recently, the MPrep Instructor Manager team set out to investigate what habits and practices lead to successful outcomes for our students, with the hope of inspiring others just setting out on their test prep journeys. We asked our instructor pool to nominate students, and then reached out to these students to conduct brief interviews. 

Today, we’ll be sharing three stories from recent students, with the hope that we’ll be able to continue sharing more of these profiles in the future. Read more

What is a JD Degree?

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A JD degree, or Juris Doctorate degree, is a professional law degree and, in many states, is a prerequisite for taking the bar exam to become a practicing attorney. The path pre- and post-JD isn’t a singular one, however, and there are many reasons to pursue a JD degree and many avenues to explore once it’s in your hands.  Read more

Game Changer: The Future of LSAT Logic Games

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What would the LSAT be without Logic Games? Within the next four years, we may find out thanks to a recent settlement between LSAC and two blind plaintiffs, Angelo Binno and Shelesha Taylor.
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Should You Take the LSAT or the GRE?

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This question is front and center for many, many of you! Which test is better for you? And how do you decide?  Read more

How Long is the LSAT?

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The LSAT is a total of 175 minutes—2 hours and 55 minutes long—about as long as an indulgent director’s cut of a Lord of the Rings movie.  Read more

Top Tips to Balance LSAT Prep & Your Personal Life

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Manhattan Prep LSAT Blog - Balancing LSAT Study and Your Life by Ally Bell

The number-one problem facing most of my LSAT students isn’t what you might think. It’s not nightmares about Logic Games with fifty rules or Reading Comprehension passages with teeth. It’s not learning inferences, Conditional Logic, or common flaws. It’s balancing LSAT study with their personal lives. Read more

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

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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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

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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