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How hard is the LSAT?

There are a number of ways to answer the question “Is the LSAT hard?”, depending on how you define hard. So, let’s tackle the different ways in which the LSAT may or may not be hard one at a time. How Difficult is the LSAT Content? You might be surprised (and relieved!) to hear that […]

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What makes an LSAT question difficult?

Here’s a fun math problem! I am not a mathematician. In fact, I have only taken one math course since high school Calculus, and it was Statistics. Therefore, I consider the problem above to be a bit difficult. The thing is, I consider that math problem difficult because solving it requires a large amount of […]

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LSAT Logic Games: The Basics

This post provides an overview of the Logic Games section along with a general strategy on how to approach the section. For more information on common logic game types, tips and tricks, or where to find specific game types for practice, check out Magoosh’s Analytical Reasoning Library. What is the LSAT Logic Games section? The […]

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“Unless” Statements on the LSAT: Part 2

A couple weeks ago, we briefly explored “unless” statements when I provided the following example and asked you to translate it into a standard if/then statement. I refuse to keep writing formal logic blog posts unless some of you post comments telling me you’re finding these helpful. 🙂 Well, it’s time to check back in […]

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LSAT Logical Reasoning: The Basics

What is an LSAT Logical Reasoning question? An LSAT Logical Reasoning question consists of three components: a stimulus, a prompt, and five answer choices. The stimulus is a short paragraph (typically 50-60 words) that presents an argument, dialogue, set of facts, or scenario. It is followed by a prompt, or question, requiring you to analyze […]

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Setting LSAT Prep Goals

“How do I set reasonable goals for my LSAT prep?” This is a question I’ve heard over and over again from students trying to set LSAT prep goals. If you’re even asking yourself this question, you’re approaching your LSAT prep from the right perspective. Effective LSAT prep isn’t about aimless improvement. Instead, it should be […]

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How to Take a Practice LSAT

Full length practice tests are valuable prep tools for two reasons: they allow you to practice your test management skills and they track your readiness. However, it’s easy to dampen the impact of a practice test by approaching it in the wrong way. Here are some ways to maximize the effectiveness of your practice LSAT: […]

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Where Can I Take a Free LSAT Practice Test?

If you’re looking for a high quality, full length, free LSAT practice test, there is no better place to start than the LSAC website. LSAC offers a free sample test online that is an authentic LSAT administered in June 2007. The online version includes:   an introduction to LSAT practice tests, general directions for the […]

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