Episode 55: Ann Levine Talks Meditation and Studying for the LSAT

We interview Ann Levine, law school admissions expert, author and yoga teacher. Ann counsels us on the importance of meditation in creating a clear mind before studying. She also discusses test day anxiety and answers questions about the admissions cycle. Read more about Ann and sign up for her newsletter here. (2:00)

Listener John is joining an LSAT study group and asks for tips on how to make the sessions as productive as possible. We debate whether study groups are the best use of prep time and how to keep focused while studying with other students. (34:30)

An email from economics major Cameron prompts a discussion about the subject content of Reading Comprehension passages. Do you know what a lichen is?!  We don’t either, but we tell you how to correctly answer questions about them anyway. (43:10)

Ben shares stories from listeners who recently received LSAT accommodations on test day, and we discuss how those accommodations were handled by test proctors. (54:50)

Looking for more LSAT prep help? We spend the last few minutes of the show talking about the variety of resources we have for students who want more guidance. As an added bonus, if you listen closely while Ben is speaking, you will hear the melodious birdsong of Costa Rica! (1:01:00)

Nathan is teaching a weekend LSAT Bootcamp in Los Angeles on April 23 and 24. It promises to be a concentrated dose of LSAT awesomeness! Get all the details here.

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Take a listen and let us know what you think.


  1. Thanks for the latest episode! You guys are awesome and I have never been in better shape since listening to the thinking LSAT podcast at the gym. FYI, Ben is right, the term lichenometry is used from a previous LSAT reading comprehension passage (not from a high school science class) and Nathan actually breaks down this passage in one of his books (I believe disrespecting the LSAT? or cheating the LSAT, can’t remember which one but I will check when I get home!)

    Anyways, just thought I’d point that out in case you guys were still curious. Keep up the great work and I can’t wait to listen to your next episode!




    1. Thanks Chris. Sure wish recording the podcast had the same fitness benefits as listening to it at the gym…


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