Submitted by majorgeneraldave on Aug 27 2018
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:
Submitted by majorgeneraldave on May 15 2018
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.
Submitted by majorgeneraldave on Dec 29 2017
Ugh. I’m sick on vacation.
Not as bad as Wife and Son, who were too sick to fly yesterday, so we didn’t fly, and rescheduling pushed us back an additional week. I should be working on my write-on for the journal I want to join this year, but I don’t feel like it.
I can’t stop thinking about the mistakes I know I made on my finals. Whether I did better or worse than I thought, it’ll be a relief to get the grades, just so I can stop thinking about it (of course, that relief will be short-lived; a few days after grades come out, we’ll start back up for the Spring semester).
Submitted by majorgeneraldave on May 22 2017
No new post this week. Instead, I'm re-posting this one about the LSAT Writing Sample:
So we were at a key party last weekend with the usual crowd of professional wrestlers, dental hygienists who'd been hitting the nitrous pretty hard, Lil Wayne and T-Pain (AND ALSO T-Wayne, in an ironic twist), and the conversation came around, as it so often does at these things, to the subject of LSAT prep, and specifically, the LSAT Writing Sample.
Submitted by majorgeneraldave on May 8 2017
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.
Submitted by majorgeneraldave on May 1 2017
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.
Submitted by majorgeneraldave on Apr 3 2017
Today, we’re looking at how your full Velocity course membership will help you increase your LSAT score. We’ll talk about what we can do for you, and the things you’ll need to do in order to succeed. You are not going to let those mofos keep you down. We’re here to help with that. Here’s what you should do:
Submitted by majorgeneraldave on Mar 27 2017
We’ve been adding so many awesome LSAT features that I—no joke—took a look in our Resources section the other day and realized there was stuff in there I’d completely forgotten we made.
You should check it out!
Here’s everything (I think. I may have missed something) that Velocity can do to help you understand and get ready for the LSAT, for FREEEEEE:
Submitted by majorgeneraldave on Oct 2 2014
Look, I don't want to make too big a deal of this. It's not like we've found an Ebola vaccine. So we will curb our enthusiasm accordingly. Still.
WE ARE RELEASING
THE KRAKEN FREE EXPLANATIONS FOR EVERY RIGHT ANSWER TO EVERY TEST QUESTION FROM EVERY TEST PUBLISHED THIS ENTIRE DAMN MILLENNIUM!
So, to celebrate, we'll do a quick Q+A. Let's do this!
Q: Why are you releasing free explanations of all the right answers?
Submitted by majorgeneraldave on Sep 15 2014
Here are 10 things that are less awesome than our new, free (FREE, MOFOS!), incredibly awesome, useful and good-looking LSATgrader:
1. Kittens. Kittens, while occasionally reasonably cute, are approximately 62% less awesome than our LSATgrader. Kittens will not help you grade your practice tests. The Velocity LSATgrader will help you grade your practice tests.