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#336

The LSAT and 1L Grades (Ep. 336)

Your LSAT score can be a strong indicator of your future success in law school. This week, Ben and Nathan discuss the relationship between the LSAT and 1L grades while dissecting some admissions advice from Dean Z of Michigan Law.

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#335

Unconscious Competence in the LSAT (Ep. 335)

Today on the show, Ben and Nathan discuss the four phases of learning and why LSAT students should strive to achieve “unconscious competence” in the material.

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#334

LSAT Is a Mindset, Not a Strategy (Ep. 334)

Ben and Nathan explain why study methods that overemphasize strategy—at the expense of understanding—are counterproductive.

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#333

The Only LSAT Affirmation You'll Ever Need (Ep. 333)

Tune in this week to hear the lowdown on LSAT affirmations, law school scholarships, part-time lawyering (is that a thing?), personal statement topics, and more.

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#332

Burn Your Boats, and Focus on the Battle Ahead (Ep. 332)

On today’s episode, Ben and Nathan explain why it’s a good idea to “burn your boats” and go all-in on your LSAT prep if you want to start your legal career on the right foot.

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#331

Build on a Solid Foundation (Ep. 331)

This week, Ben and Nathan drive home the importance of building a strong LSAT foundation. Even students who think they already have a decent understanding of the test can improve their performance by mastering the easier questions at a comfortable pace.

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#330

Law School Scammerships (Ep. 330)

Today’s episode is all about law school admissions. The guys reveal the telltale signs of law school “scammerships.” They also discuss cycle updates, application myths, addendums, and law schools averaging applicant LSAT scores.

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#329

A Space Force Sergeant and a Rabbi (Ep. 329)

On this week’s episode, the guys answer some burning questions from a Space Force staff sergeant—and explain why it’s not a good idea to set your LSAT goal at 180. Then, they critique Rabbi Ben’s personal statement.

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#328

Harvard 2L Melissa Anderson—154 to 171 (Ep. 328)

Tune in to hear Melissa Anderson, former Demon student and current Harvard 2L, chat about boosting her score by 17 points, applying to law school as a "splitter," and adjusting to student life at Harvard Law School.

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#327

Your Undergraduate Degree and the GRE (Ep. 327)

The ABA has recently given the GRE their stamp of approval for use in law school admissions. The guys discuss how this decision might impact future applicants.

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#326

Let Your Strengths Guide Your Future (Ep. 326)

After starting the show with a logical reasoning question, the guys jump into the mailbag to help some students decide when to apply to law school—and whether they should even go at all.

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#325

Pearl vs. Turd: First 10 Questions in 10 Minutes? (Ep. 325)

The guys kick off this week’s episode with a discussion of some apoplexy-inducing proctor issues that one November test taker reported. Then, they pick apart a Strengthen question and consider a Pearls vs Turds submission.

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#324

Achieving “Flow” on the LSAT (Ep. 324)

On this week’s podcast, the guys take on some bad admissions advice and encourage two students to retake the LSAT and apply next cycle. After that, the guys discuss law school accelerated programs and read a personal statement.

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#323

A Solid Patent Law Statement (Ep. 323)

On this week’s podcast, the guys break down a Must Be True question with a tricky wrong answer. Then, they evaluate an English professor’s tips for professional writing in a Pearls vs. Turds submission. They close the show with a solid personal statement.

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#322

LR Elevator Pitches (Ep. 322)

In this episode, Ben and Nathan break down basic strategies for every question type on LSAT Logical Reasoning. Then, they give some advice on how to know if you should go to law school or not.

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