Ep. 182: The artist formerly known as Grouping Games
Between Ben getting snubbed by his neighbors at the ABA and Nathan booking talks around the country, there’s never a dull moment in the Thinking LSAT world. Today, the guys cover tips, tricks, and other FUNdamentals for Logic Games that have grouping elements. If you’ve ever had to figure out who to invite to your wedding and then where to seat the poor souls, then you know what we’re talking about. And if you’ve ever had to solve a problem like that on the LSAT, you REALLY know what we’re talking about. The guys also review a weekly bit of LSAT wisdom, and tear into a listener’s personal statement.
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5:38 – Demon Update
Ben gives some updates on the latest features and feedback with regards to the LSAT Demon. They’ve added explanations an tab to the menu. They’ve fixed a bug that prevented some users from seeing the 4th passage and 4th game explanations, and more!
10:28 – At Nathan’s recent talk in SLC, he met up with show producer, Sarah, and the two got to chatting about fun things to offer the Thinking LSAT community. They thought it would be pretty badass to put together a “best of” Thinking LSAT, based on YOUR favorite moments from the show. Let us know your favorite pieces of advice, stories or moments that made you laugh, or anything else you’ve loved from the show’s 180+ episodes. Send your suggestions to help@thinkingLSAT.com !
12:06 – The guys give a PSA about re-taking the LSAT. Commonly, poor anxious listeners will write in worried about re-taking the LSAT to reach for a better score. Won’t schools look down on too many attempts? What if I re-take and get a worse score? These are the questions that keep our dear lawyers-to-be up at night, sharpening their plentiful collections of pencils. Nathan tells the story of a former student who had a 172 on record and wanted to re-take to go for a higher score to improve her odds of getting into Stanford. But on the day of the test, the proctor forgot to give a 5-minute warning, causing our hero to miss out on a final question and miss out on bubbling in guesses for unanswered questions. Major bummer. LSAC called and offered the student the opportunity to cancel her score, sight unseen, without any penalty. Tune in to hear what happened next, and to hear some helpful application tips from the guys.
22:23 – LSAT FUNdamentals