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Five ways the digital LSAT will be just like the paper LSAT (and one way it should be better)

Digital Watches

Yes! More digital watches!

There is justifiable tension among prospective law students---ugh. Strike that. I took a break from writing a law school paper to talk about the LSAT for a minute, and IT SHOWS. I’ve never read a more law-school-papery first clause of a sentence than that one. I’m sorry. Now where were we? 

About That Digital LSAT...

Digital

Yes. Exactly like this watch.

What is the Digital LSAT?

So glad you asked. As it happens, that's exactly what I wanted to talk about. The digital LSAT is the same same same as the paper-and-pencil LSAT, except on tablets instead of in paper booklets. LSAC will provide the tablets to test takers at the test center. The content, structure, and questions will all be the same as the current LSAT.

But the tablets might be cool. They're supposed to have a timer with a five-minute warning, and they'll let you highlight and flag questions to come back to (within the section you're working on).

More Info on LSAT Logical Reasoning

Paper chain

Very few children were harmed in the making of this chain.

This week, I want to talk about soundness. So that's what I'm going to do. YOU'RE NOT THE BOSS OF ME, WORLD.

K. Got that out of my system. Let's do this:

Soundness, as a principle, is the simultaneous measure of two distinct aspects of a deductive argument: its coherence and its validity.  OK.  So what’re coherence and validity?  We’re glad you asked!

Remember our tow-chain from two weeks ago?  Let’s get that image back in our minds to continue.  Got it?  Excellent.

An Introduction to LSAT Logical Reasoning

Stevie Wonder

Like Stevie Wonder, you too can become an expert in LSAT Logical Reasoning.

So, you’ve heard somewhere that the LSAT is a test that demands that you successfully weigh evidence against claims. OK, sure. But what does that mean

First, let’s establish some ground rules: 

Wait. What is This LSAT Prep Post Doing Here?

LSAT Prep Timeline

Do you have any idea how long it took me to make those corners? YOU DON'T DO YOU?

I’ll keep it short. I’ve been meaning to create a timeline to help you visualize how your LSAT prep should go. This week, after the end of the semester and before I start my summer job, seemed like the right time.

So I did. It’s above.

How To Get Into Law School: LSAT

Best Online LSAT Prep

Can you imagine being attacked by this monster?

Over the next few weeks, we’re going to continue our look at each piece of the law school application. We’re going to work chronologically—that is, we’ll take each item in the order that you should (in a perfect world, one in which you can maybe go back in time and fix your mistakes) be working on it. I’ve chosen to use a Q+A format, to make you feel like we’re in this together. It will be fun. I promise absolutely do not promise that.

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How To Answer Point-of-Dis/Agreement Questions

Calvin is probably wrong.

Calvin is probably wrong.

So, as part of our occasional LSAT prep series on Logical Reasoning question types, today we’re going to take a look at Point-of-Disagreement (+ Point of Agreement) questions.

First, note that these questions can only be associated with multi-party arguments, in which two distinct arguments are juxtaposed by the test writers. The arguers’ names will inevitably demonstrate a richness of ethnic diversity (which, given how opposed they are to each other’s ideas, demands an answer as to how the LSAT’s authors view the possibility for global harmony.). But I digress…

How To Assess Games Difficulty

Charlie Day is figuring it out.

Charlie Day is figuring it out.

A few weeks ago, we discussed whether you ought to spend a little time assessing Reading Comprehension passage difficulty. That discussion also applies, in pretty much exactly the same way, to LSAT Games. You should assess difficulty! You shouldn’t spend much time doing it, though! And you should definitely not try comparing games in a section to each other.

How To Make Your LSAT Prep Smart and not Dumb

Dogs

Dogs

I recently uploaded a new video to the site (it’s also on YouTube; right here), in which I explain the theoretical basis for smart LSAT prep. I thought you might also enjoy reading it, so I’ve written up what is basically a transcript.

What I want to do here is start by getting you ready in a big-picture, First Principle kind of way for the manner in which we’re going to move you from a place of unfamiliarity, discomfort (and perhaps also fear) to a place of confidence, assurance, and readiness.

How To Get Evaluation Questions Right

You're right. Beer evaluations would be more fun.

You're right. Beer evaluations would be more fun.

So, you’re getting into your LSAT prep in a serious way. Like, you’re thinking of taking things to the next level; you may be ready to move in with your LSAT prep (and we all know that’s the fast track to either a messy breakup, or you and LSAT prep makin’ babies and gettin’ married). So you’re at the place where you’re ready to talk about Evaluation Questions. 

Now, if you’re not sure you’re that serious yet about LSAT prep? STOP READING. YOU MAY NOT BE READY FOR THIS JELLY.

For everybody remaining, OK, let’s do this.

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