When LSAC canceled the April 2020 LSAT, they also announced a new take-from-home LSAT, called the LSAT-Flex. The information about LSAT-Flex didn’t come out all at once, so we thought we’d collect all that information for you in one place (here!).
Read on to learn about when and how LSAT-Flex will be administered, what the test will look like after LSAT-Flex goes away, and our best advice to estimate your score and prepare for this unprecedented 3-section LSAT!
The LSAT is a standardized test used for law school admissions. It tests your ability to think critically, reason logically, and make deductions; all skills you’ll need to succeed in law school. Read on to learn more about what’s tested on the LSAT, how to prepare for the LSAT, and how the LSAT is scored.
If you’re reading this blog post, you probably already know how hard it can be to study for the LSAT. The three different sections cover vastly different subject matter (I’m looking at you, Logic Games), the test is about how you think, not what you know, and on top of all that, the stakes are incredibly high! Because of all this, when you’re studying for the LSAT, you need to be strategic. This article will explore how to study for the LSAT to get the most out of your practice.
Law schools consider several different factors when making admission decisions. Your academic record, work experience, personal statement, and recommendations will all play a role. A good LSAT score by itself won’t necessarily get you into your dream law school, but it is an important factor. All ABA-approved law schools accept the LSAT, and it carries more weight with most schools than your GPA does.
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Update 2/19/21: To ensure the safety of all test-takers, the LSAT will continue to be offered remotely through June of 2022. However, June 2021 will be the last LSAT-Flex! Beginning in August 2021, the LSAT will include an additional unscored section, which could be of any type. The test writers use the unscored section to gauge the difficulty of new LSAT questions for future tests. You won’t know which section is unscored, but because this means a longer exam, you’ll get a short break half way through, between sections 2 and 3. You can read more about the new LSAT on LSAC’s dedicated webpage.
On July 11th I had a close encounter with the rare and elusive LSAT-Flex. Okay, it’s not really rare, and it’s not elusive, but it is fairly new. LSAC started offering the LSAT-Flex this past May as a temporary replacement for the standard, in-person LSAT. Every LSAT from May 2020 through June 2021 is an LSAT-Flex.
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Hey! You there—are you looking for explanations to LSAT questions? We’ve got the goods. Browse our forum explanation bank, read explanations, and, if you’d like, join in the discussion—maybe even add your own two cents! While you’re at it, you might as well go ahead and bookmark this invaluable page now. Read more
Although much of the law school application process has been standardized, there are still some aspects of it that change from school to school. One such aspect is the length of the law school personal statement. Read more
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
I know, I know — could I have made a more terribly generic title??? This is kind of the holy grail of test preparation: a one-stop, explain everything article that immediately gives all the answers to how to improve scores on test day!
And I wish I could write that post. I really, really do. But sadly, this won’t have all the answers.
It will, however, have some of the answers! As you read, I would imagine at least one of the answers will sound like a ‘common sense’ or ‘captain obvious’ recommendation. If you’re wondering why I still feel it’s worth writing here, just know that I speak here from too many observations of people severely hindering their progress when they neglect one or more of the following ideas.
So, “how do I improve my LSAT score?”