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Ep. 285: Goodbye Flex, Hello Online LSAT
It’s not always fun to say “we told you so.” But guess what. We told you so. This week, LSAC announced that the LSAT Flex is here to stay. And with a few small changes, the online test will be known simply as “LSAT” after August of this year. The guys cover this major announcement from LSAC and share some other news, like the release of the testing schedule thru June 2022. Nathan and Ben also hear from a student who’s considering a retake at 174, they advise a listener who fears they’re too old to go to law school, and they hear from a student who’s got a handful of full-ride offers. Plus, the guys consider an excuse of the week about tough vocab on the LSAT, and they rip thru a listener’s personal statement.
Ep. 284: Trump in the Woodchipper
Over the past few weeks, lawyers, judges, and politically interested folks around the world were audience to the latest Trump impeachment trial. And while there’s been a lot of commentary about the cases made by both the prosecution and the defense, the Thinking LSAT crew has some opinions of their own—mainly about the wildly poor writing exhibited in Trump’s impeachment defense brief. In this episode, the guys laugh their way through portions of the legal brief in a case study of what not to do if you ever become a lawyer. The guys also field a question about how much one can expect to improve on the LSAT after studying for a few months, they hear an LSAT Demon success story, they consider some advice for improving reading comprehension, and they burn through another LR question from prep test 65. Plus, a motivational note about plateauing performance from producer Adam. Read more on our website!
Ep. 283: Late Cycle Admissions Qs with Ann Levine
Friend of the show and law school expert, Ann Levine, joins Nathan and Ben to answer some of your burning late-in-the-cycle admissions questions. The squad tackles questions about negotiating scholarships, picking a school with an international program, what’s appropriate for a diversity statement vs. a personal statement, and whether it’s too late to apply to a T14 school. Plus, Ben and Nathan talk about the dirtiest word on the LSAT, they cover another “excuse of the week,” and they answer another LR question from prep test 65. Read more on our website!
Ep. 282: The LSAT Is So Aesthetic
In the wake of the January LSAT-Flex, there are winners and…not so winners. Nathan and Ben field some questions from folks who got shook by the January test. From nightmare ProctorU experiences to “harder-than-usual” sections, folks are wondering if they need to re-take. The guys also help someone who’s caught in a morass of LSAC GPA finagling, they offer some negotiation advice to a student who’s been accepted to their no. 1 school, and they help an ultra-marathoner decide how to work his accomplishment into a personal statement. Plus, Ben and Nathan take a look at another Excuse of the Week, and introduce another segment: Sh*t that Kids Say Wrong.
Ep. 281: LSAT Excuse of the Week
Whether you’re prepping for the LSAT, or sitting for the LSAT, or getting ready to apply for law school, there are countless obstacles that can stand in your way. And as many obstacles there are—there are that many excuses for why things didn’t turn out as you’d hoped. On the flip side, if you’re prepared and cool as a cucumber, you can still perform under pressure and not pay for law school. Today the guys hear from a high-scorer who had an unfortunate Proctor U mishap, they weigh some advice about being a big fish in a small pond (will it be a pearl or a turd?!), they take a look at a claim that COVID may be causing some law schools to lose their accreditation, and they read “the excuse of the week” from their LSAT Demon classes. Plus, Nathan gives a brain teaser to Ben and the guys tackle another LR question from Prep Test 65.
Ep. 280: Waitlist Mania
We’re well into the law school admissions cycle and letters are beginning to come back to 1L hopefuls. Included in letters that make and dash dreams are the occasional, inevitable “you’ve been waitlisted” letter. The guys hear from a listener who’s been waitlisted and answer a few questions about how to let school’s know they’re still your top choice. Plus they offer some help to someone whose practice scores are always higher than their official test scores, they hear from a junior in college who’s racing toward law school, and they answer another LR question from Prep Test 65. Read more on our website!
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Best LSAT and admissions advice out there
This podcast has been the most helpful resource for me during my law application process. I love their no-nonsense approach. The LSAT Demon (their LSAT course program) is the best LSAT resource there is. Don’t miss out on this gem.
Attitude questionable, advice solid
Stayed open to listening to multiple episodes. Strong advice but found myself constantly having to overcome the tone of annoyance, heavy sighs, agitation and a bit of a ‘been there done that’ attitude from one of the hosts... and I never knew what was bothering him the whole episode. This becomes double the work because other podcasts offer this same excellent advice and no B.S practical view .... but they’re just not so pre-upset about everything. Idk if that makes a difference but its slightly intimidating as a new listener. I will still keep listening but there was eventually a point mid episode where I wanted to hear the advice and guidance but he was so so moody (about something not even related to lsat) that I just kind of turned it off... disappointing. I’ll try again soon. That’s where I think the .5 stars away from 5 stars comes from. 4.5 is the excellent content (WHEN it’s focused). Funny too!
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Awesome podcast. Straight forward, no b.s. test advice from the experts. It also doesn’t hurt that they’re really funny. I listened to these driving to and from work so I was maximizing study time. 156 diagnostic, 179 on test day. I really don’t think I could have gotten the score I did without ThinkingLSAT.