The number of LSAT-takers sitting for the most recent LSAT (September 2017) increased a significant 10% compared to September 2016, one year ago. That notable uptick in LSAT takers is consistent with the 19% increase comparing June 2017 LSAT takers to those taking it in June 2016. Continue reading
Congratulations to ScoreItUp student Kristin B. (SIU Summer ’17) for her 175 practice LSAT score! Kristin earned that amazing score (solidly in the top 1% in the nation) on a real, full-length, timed and proctored practice LSAT. Continue reading
Most pre-law students become familiar with the 120-180 point LSAT scale. But what do those numbers really mean? The LSAC published it’s most recent percentile chart, showing the percentile rank associated with every LSAT score. Please see below for the actual chart and some very interesting details: Continue reading
If you took the September 2017 LSAT, you should receive your LSAT score this week. As always, some people are pleased, some are disappointed, and some have mixed emotions. Here are my suggestions for all of you: Continue reading
For those of you who took the LSAT today, congratulations! Here are a few things you may want to consider, regardless of how well you feel you did: Continue reading
The LSAC has compiled detailed studies of statistical evidence comparing results from different forms of LSAT Prep. The data showed that use of commercial test prep courses (such as ScoreItUp LSAT Prep) led to more improvement, on average, than “self-study” or undergraduate LSAT Prep courses.
The statistical data, of course, should not be relied upon as a guarantee for every student. Nevertheless, the findings by the LSAC are worthy of consideration. For more details on the study, and an article further analyzing the LSAC’s data on this issue, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The data also provides statistical evidence demonstrating what many in the industry have observed empirically, and consistent with common sense: training with an expert coach for the LSAT is likely to be far superior to trying to prepare for this challenging and critically important exam on your own. Maybe you think I am a biased source (after all, I do run a LSAT Prep company!), but ask yourself a simple question: what other competitive activity are you aware of in which you would not benefit from an experienced coach with significant expertise to help you improve?
Far too often I have seen students adopt a sort of unrealistic “macho” attitude about the LSAT (“I can do it myself, I’m good enough to succeed without having to pay for help from anyone…”). Considering the challenges involved in the exam, and the importance of every point (literally) in one’s LSAT score, I think that is deeply misguided for most students – including students who typically are very good, average, or weaker standardized test-takers.
There obviously is a cost involved in taking a course, but the upfront expense is a tiny fraction of the value of improved law school options and massive, merit-based scholarships that often result from even small increases in one’s LSAT score.
If you have questions about the best way for you to prepare, please email me at email@example.com. I’d be happy to hear from you and give you my thoughts as to what may be the best approach for you.
The number of LSAT-takers sitting for the most recent LSAT – June 2017 – increased a whopping 20% compared to June 2016, one year ago. That is a stunning increase, and the largest percentage increase for any test administration in over 15 years. Continue reading
It’s official! The LSAC says it will be adding two additional LSAT administrations (for a total of six administrations per year) beginning in mid-2018 (although I must admit, in 2018-2019 it looks closer to five to me!). For more details, please see the LSAC’s note here. Here are the upcoming 2017-2019 LSAT administration dates: Continue reading
Scoring in the top 1% on the LSAT is not easy, especially when one considers how challenging the competition is: i.e., one is competing against college students and college graduates planning on going to law school. Continue reading
ScoreItUp routinely provides data to students showing changes in the number of people taking the LSAT, since that data correlates closely with the number of people applying to law school. Here is the latest information: Continue reading