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Comparing the LSAT to Law School

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today we’re going to talk about how law
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school is just like the LSAT and also
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how it is completely different
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Lillian reached out to me and said hello
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I came across your page and I’m so glad
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I did I’m currently preparing to take
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the LSAT in September I will hopefully
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attend law school next fall I was
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wondering if you have any tips on LSAT
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preparation when I wrote my response to
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Lily and actually got me thinking about
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how preparing for the LSAT was actually
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kind of similar to the way that I
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prepared for my law school finals so
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here is a condensed version of my
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response to Lillian first tip number one
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take a well-known prep course it’s of
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course a lot of money but it’s money
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well spent because the LSAT is a test
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unlike any other test you’ll ever take
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it involves reading comprehension logic
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games and it’s very unusual but what you
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find is that as you become more familiar
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with the LSAT you learn the strategies
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that help you learn how to take logic
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games you learn how to comprehend the
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reading sections that are provided it
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just takes time and it takes a lot of
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practice believe it or not law school is
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actually very similar law school exams
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are unlike anything in undergrad a law
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school essay is nothing like a college
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exam or a college essay but the more you
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familiarize yourself with law school
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essays the better you can become at them
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just like there are strategies for the
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LSAT there are strategies that you can
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learn to take an issue spotting exam and
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a sit every time it just takes time and
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it takes practice and that brings me to
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the second point that I told Lillian
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take lots of practice exams before I
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took the LSAT I took every single
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publicly available LSAT that I could get
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my hands on the summer before my LSAT I
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studied every day probably from 9:00 to
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5:00 on weekdays and probably from 9:00
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to 6:00 on weekends I considered it my
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job to take as many practice tests as
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possible because as I said before I
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could see that taking the LSAT was a
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skill and like any skill you get better
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at it the more you
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practiced and it’s the same with law
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school get your hands on as many
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practice exams as you can it’s okay if
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you’re taking exams from professors that
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are not at your school it’s okay if
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they’re ten years old
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in law school the law that’s taught in
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your first year doesn’t really change
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that much and as a result you can take
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tests from 20 years ago you can take
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tests from other schools and other
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professors get your hands on as many as
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you can and take as many practice tests
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as you can as early as you can if you do
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that you will get better at law school
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exams and you are much more likely to
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get AIDS when it comes to the actual
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test in your class and that brought me
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to the third thing that I told billion
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take practice exams under non ideal
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circumstances on test day you’re going
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to be stressed you’re going to be tired
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you’re going to be distracted when
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Lillian takes the LSAT it’s not going to
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be on her schedule it’s going to be on
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their schedule it’s far too easy to take
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practice exams on your schedule after
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you’ve had coffee after you’ve had a
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good night’s sleep when there’s no
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pressure once you’ve established a
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baseline competence take practice tests
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with the music on with other
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distractions immediately upon waking up
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we’re at 3 o’clock in the morning and
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always take practice exams under
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real-time pressure because I guarantee
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when you walk into your first law school
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final exam you’re going to be freaked
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out it’s a natural reaction but if you
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can practice under non ideal
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circumstances then you’re going to be
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way ahead of all of those other people
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who are taking the same exam and who are
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even more freaked out than you are when
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I responded to Lillian I realized that
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taking the LSAT and taking a law school
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final exam and the way that you prepare
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for them are actually pretty similar
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unfortunately there is little to no
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carryover between the strategies that go
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into the LSAT and the strategies that go
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into a law school final exam issue
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spotting exams are just two different
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but the underlying methodology is the
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same so when you get to law school don’t
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throw the baby out with the bathwater
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use your good habits that you learned
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when you practice the LSAT and bring
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that into law school and you’ll be way
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ahead of everybody else
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so thanks a lot thanks for stopping by
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