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PRE-LAW SUMMER READING LIST – the best books to read before starting law school. Going to law school this fall? We’ve got a list of summer reading to make sure that you’re primed and ready to go. We also suggest some pleasure reading to keep your mind agile. Remember, law school is a reading-heavy enterprise. You might not get a chance to read a novel for fun for a while, so you’d better do it now! However, this law school reading list is mostly designed to make sure you are ready to meet the challenge of law school exams, note-taking,…

A couple of weeks ago I was asked about using multiple LSAT prep books for each section during self-study. How many LSAT prep books do you need? Is it wise to use materials from a bunch of different LSAT companies when you are doing your prep? Here we will talk about this, and also how to prep if you do choose to use multiple books for your self-study.

Joshua, How did you get a 177 on the LSAT? It would be helpful to know for my preparation efforts how you achieved your score increase and how quickly your score increased. My first diagnostic was 155 and I’ve studied for four weeks. I take my next timed practice test this weekend, but I’m not expecting a large increase. Any information you can offer would be much appreciated — and most likely life-changing. Thanks for giving me hope. Jump To: LSAT Prep Book Recommendations Joshua Craven UChicago Law SchoolJ.D., Class of 2012 First of all, I’m glad you are feeling…

These are the best LSAT explanations in terms of sales on Amazon and the best quality. With LSAT explanations, it’s often good to start with ones that explain the problems using the system you are used too. So, if you learned using Powerscore methods for example, you should probably start off with Powerscore’s explanations. After you’ve done a good job reinforcing those skills, it’s fully okay to use other explanations. For me and, certainly, for many other successful test takers too, seeing things done multiple different ways actually helps strengthen your skills. Top LSAT PrepTest Explanations Graeme Blake’s Hacking The LSAT Series…

Overall Rating: 180 out of 180 (A perfect score!) PowerScore® LSAT Logic Games Bible- Revised 2013 Edition The PowerScore® LSAT Logic Games Bible has long been the LSAT prep book most frequently recommended by top scorers to prepare for the notoriously tricky logic games section of the LSAT. Now, PowerScore has revised the book with more 228 pages of new material, including new drills, more logic games for practice, and expanded discussion of some of the key concepts. MY SHORT REVIEW: This book give you a straight-forward, fundamentally correct approach for doing the logic games section quickly and accurately. You…

You’ve probably already realized that logical reasoning questions make up half your total score on the LSAT. It’s critical that you have this section mastered if you want a high score. Thankfully, the logical reasoning section of the LSAT is very teachable. Start off your LSAT prep with the best logical reasoning prep books to give yourself a proper foundation to reach a high LSAT score.

LSAT PREP BOOK REVIEWS: The Blueprint For LSAT Logic Games SCORE: 178 out of 180 Review Summary: Blueprint, long known as reputable company providing high quality LSAT prep courses, has released a huge book on how to do LSAT games and it is glorious. The easy to understand material is written with plenty of humor to make it go down easily and contains ample drills and practice questions. Carefully crafted to teach you step by step without any big jumps, this is a first rate, comprehensive option for those learning LSAT logic games through self-study. However, people in a hurry…

BEST LSAT STUDY SCHEDULEIn this article we cover what I feel is the best LSAT study schedule based on my own experience and my observations as an LSAT tutor and LSAT class instructor. Here we discuss how long and how hard you need to study for the LSAT to max out your score on test day, as well as what to do and when you need to do it. The idea behind this study schedule is that you are doing everything you need to so you won’t worry that you’ve left anything on the table. Follow this schedule and taking…

BEST LAW SCHOOL PREP BOOKS Getting to Maybe – A great guide on how to do well on law school exams. Law school exams are unlike anything you experienced in undergrad, and your law school grades in each course are based largely on a single exam. Knowing how to approach these unique exams will make your law school experience much easier. Almost everyone I know used this book to prepare for their first law school exams. You definitely need to read this book!