Category Archives: Pre Law

LSAT Writing Sample Frequently Asked Questions

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LSAT Writing Sample Frequently Asked Questions

The part of the LSAT that is least talked about is the writing sample portion, and probably for good reason. It is unscored, and the last section of an arduous test. Many students wonder how exactly to prepare for it, and what is expected of them. In this blog, we’ll go over the purpose of the LSAT writing sample, and touch on some tips.

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Four Must-Read Tips for Starting Law School at 30

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Four Must-Read Tips for Starting Law School at 30

You are never too old to go to law school!  There is absolutely nothing wrong with starting law school at 30, and you definitely won’t be alone.  Your law school class will be filled with people of all ages and backgrounds in life, including those on their second (or third) career.  There might even be one or two people in their 70s!  Everyone has something to contribute in law school, and everyone will face their own personal challenges.  But don’t let fears about being “too old” be a deterrent in deciding whether to attend.  Once classes get going, no one will think twice about your age.  As long as you are true to yourself and recognize your goals and limits, you have the ability to succeed in law school.

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Is A Private LSAT Tutor Really Worth It?

 

private LSAT tutor Is A Private LSAT Tutor Really Worth It?

There are dozens of LSAT courses, books, guides, and manuals to help guide you through your preparation for the LSAT. As a private LSAT tutor, I’m often asked if it is really worth it, or if  a similar level of preparation can happen other ways. I always let students know that prep for the LSAT can take multiple forms, but that a private LSAT tutor comes with some benefits you cannot get anywhere else! Here’s our take on what advantages a private LSAT tutor offers over prep courses and books.

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First Year Law School Advice

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First Year Law School Advice: A Survival Guide

First Year Law School Advice: There is a ton of advice out there, between books, blogs and people, regarding law school. Before you determine what advice you want to follow or attach value to, our first recommendation is that you really think about why you are going to law school. While you may change your mind a handful of times regarding what you want to do once you are done with law school, you should have fairly clear reasoning or motivations for going to school. We recommend that you should spend some time thinking about this because it can be your motivating factor on a bad day or after a long week of law school classes. Knowing why you started your journey is good to keep you grounded and moving forward.

Also, by articulating why you are embarking on this journey it can help you decide what type of advice you value or believe, or what types of people you want to listen to regarding your law school career. Keep reading below for our first year law school advice.

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4 Practical Tips To Deal With Law School Anxiety

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4 Practical Tips To Deal With Law School Anxiety

For first year law students, the weeks before starting classes can be a whirlwind of emotion. Excitement, uncertainty, and worry are just a few of them. For many, these emotions manifest as anxiety. In this post, we cover 4 ways to deal with law school anxiety.

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3 Crucial Tips To Tackle LSAT Logical Reasoning Questions

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3 Crucial Tips To Tackle LSAT Logical Reasoning Questions

LSAT Logical Reasoning questions make up half of the points available on the exam. Thus, they should be a key area of review! Although many students stress out most about Logic Games, Logical Reasoning is more key to your success. To illustrate this point, if you answered half of the LSAT Logical Reasoning questions wrong on test day, you could score no higher than around a 162 or 163. And that’s assuming you answer every other question on the test correctly!

We are almost a month out from the September 2017 LSAT. If you are still struggling with Logical Reasoning, here are our top tips to help your review!

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3 Law School Essential Skills You Need To Excel

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3 Law School Essential Skills You Need To Excel

As we get closer to the beginning of the law school year, we have lots of students who contact us asking us for preparation help. The majority of these students know about the large time commitment that law school requires. They come to us looking for ways to become more efficient with their time. As a result, we’ve compiled a list of the top three law school essential skills students need to excel. This list comes from our experience in law school, as well as our students’ experiences. 

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Five First Year of Law School Myths and How to Defeat Them

first year of law school 5 First Year of Law School Myths and How to Defeat Them

There are a lot of rumors swirling around out there about just how terrible the first year of law school is.  Pop culture portrayals only give these myths more power.  The truth?  It’s not as bad as that!  While the first year of law school is very challenging, it is manageable with the right attitude and effort.  If you are approaching the start of your 1L year, try not to put too much stock into what you see on TV or the big screen.  Be prepared to work hard, but don’t let rumors scare you!

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5 Inside Tips for Logic Games Success

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5 Inside Tips for Logic Games Success

At our mock LSAT this past Saturday at Wayne State University, we fielded questions after students completed the exam. As you might have guessed, many of them revolved around Logic Games! Even though it is worth the least amount of any section of the exam, students worry the most about it. The basis of every question came down to this: what can I do to guarantee Logic Games success?

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The Top Five Worst Pieces of Law School Advice

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We have written a lot about what we think the best law school advice is, including several posts about how to succeed in law school. However, we hear a lot of bad law school advice too! In this post, we discuss what not to do if you want to succeed in law school. Continue reading

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JD Advising’s Mock LSAT At Wayne State University

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JD Advising’s Mock LSAT (Law School Admission Test) at Wayne State University Law School –  July 29, 2017

Are you thinking of going to law school?  Have you been studying for and are planning on taking the Law School Admission Test (LSAT)?  If so, we recommend taking our mock LSAT on July 29, 2017 at Wayne State University Law School.   The test will begin at 10:00 a.m. and will last approximately five hours.  It is  free to students taking the LSAT and is comprised of actual LSAT released questions. So far we have 107 students signed up!

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When Should I Start Studying LSAT PrepTest Questions?

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When Should I Start Studying LSAT PrepTest Questions?

When Should I Start Studying LSAT PrepTest Questions?: The answer to this question may seem obvious. Of course you should use LSAT PrepTests to guide your LSAT studying. The test is made up of them after all! However, I do think that, for certain sections, students benefit from doing some legwork before they approach actual PrepTest questions. So, which sections do I need a delayed approach to adding PrepTest questions? Continue reading to find out!

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Four Reasons Why You Should Sign Up For a Law School Prep Course

 Why You Should Sign Up For a Law School Prep Course

Four Reasons Why You Should Sign Up For a Law School Prep Course

Four Reasons Why You Should Sign Up For A Law School Prep Course: Most pre-law students wonder what they should be doing in anticipation of law school.  We get many requests from admitted pre-law students asking us for tips and advice on how they can succeed in law school.  For these students, we strongly recommend our Law School Prep Course. Our Law School Prep Course is a high-quality course which provides students with the essential skills they need to succeed in law school.  Keep reading to find out the top four reasons why you should sign up for a Law School Prep Course!

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