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The PowerScore LSAT PodCast
82 minutes | 20 days ago
The November 2020 LSAT-Flex Review
The November Flex is in the books, and Jon and Dave are here to walk you through it! In this episode they discuss all things November, including connection issues people faced (and recommended next steps), the first appearance and key content of the test’s various sections, moments of standout difficulty, and finally their expected curves for every possible exam combination.
99 minutes | a month ago
The May 2020 LSAT-Flex Logic Games Section
In something of a surprise move, LSAC just released the only new test content of the year: a single exam form used for the May 2020 LSAT-Flex. Dave and Jon diligently worked through it and are here with everything you need to know, including a detailed analysis of its scoring scale and a comprehensive breakdown of all four Logic Games, from setups to key inferences to tricky questions and more!
83 minutes | a month ago
How to Choose the Ideal LSAT-Flex Time
It’s been a busy few weeks since the October exam, with LSAT World updates galore and 2020’s last, and biggest, test right around the corner in November! In Episode 69, Jon and Dave give a rundown of the latest developments, and then offer a step-by-step guide to help you choose the best possible day and time to take your upcoming LSAT-Flex. Be sure to tune in before scheduling your next test!
85 minutes | 2 months ago
The October 2020 LSAT-Flex Review
Another LSAT-Flex week has come to an end, and Dave and Jon have all the details! In this episode they break down the October LSAT, reviewing its source tests and their appearances throughout the week, highlighting the most notable elements that featured each day, and finally offering a section-by-section scale matrix to help you determine the exact curve for your particular exam.
77 minutes | 2 months ago
Pros and Cons of the November 2020 LSAT
The PodCast’s latest episode tackles a pair of timely topics: the recent August score release and the upcoming November LSAT. Jon and Dave begin by analyzing the ongoing saga of delayed August scores due to LSAT Writing issues, before moving on to a detailed list of all the pros and cons of taking the November 2020 exam, including the nature of its Flex format and the role it will play in this year’s admissions cycle. If you tested in August, or are considering November, don’t miss this!
95 minutes | 3 months ago
Two Enter, One Leaves: How to Choose Correctly Between Two Attractive LSAT Answers
There are few scenarios as frightening as being stuck between two answers on the LSAT, but fortunately Dave and Jon are here with advice on how to find your way through it. Tune in to the latest PodCast episode to learn strategies for selecting correctly when you have one last contender to eliminate!
72 minutes | 3 months ago
The August 2020 LSAT-Flex Review
We’re nearing the end of the largest LSAT-Flex administration thus far, and Jon and Dave are here with all the details! In this episode they break down the August LSAT, examining its three source tests and their usage throughout the week, highlighting the standout elements that appeared each day, and finally providing a section-by-section scale matrix to help you determine the curve for your particular exam.
85 minutes | 3 months ago
Student Question Mailbag #5
Dave and Jon are here with another Student Mailbag episode, this time tackling questions covering the LSAT-Flex and their expectations about its future (including what it’ll mean long-term for students), general prep advice on identifying inconsistent errors post-PTs and on the difference in memorization as a learning tool vs the development of genuine knowledge, and a whole host of admissions inquiries from rolling admissions after the November LSAT to applying as an older/nontraditional applicant to alumni connections and how they factor into acceptances. Don’t miss it!
56 minutes | 3 months ago
Reversal of Fortune: How to Recover From a Bad Practice Test
The August LSAT-Flex is right around the corner, and Jon and Dave have updates you should know about. Tune in to hear all about the latest breaking details on new test day policies and a thorough analysis of how to best move forward following a disappointing practice test!
61 minutes | 4 months ago
Lost LSATs? Say It Ain't So LSAC
It’s been another week of breaking LSAC news, and Dave and Jon explore it all in the PodCast’s 62nd episode! Specifically, they provide details on the upcoming reinstatement of test retake limits, and offer a comprehensive analysis of the lost scores from the July LSAT-Flex, outlining precisely what occurred, what caused it, what it means for the integrity of the testing process itself, and what happens next, both for those whose scores were lost and for everyone else looking to take an LSAT in the future and fearful that this could happen again.
103 minutes | 4 months ago
16 Reasons People Fail on the LSAT
Episode 61 of the PodCast focuses on one of the most crucial aspects of test success: the ideal mindset. Specifically, Jon and Dave examine 16 different factors that commonly contribute to LSAT failure—from flawed expectations to self-doubt to burnout and more—and provide detailed analysis of what leads to each and what you can do to combat them, from prevention to cure. No matter where you are in your prep, this discussion is worth a listen.
61 minutes | 5 months ago
The July 2020 LSAT-Flex Review
Another round of LSAT-Flex is in the books! With July 2020 testing largely completed, Dave and Jon are here to walk you through it, outlining everything from its highs and lows to the use of multiple test forms configured from more source tests than ever to, finally, their anticipated scale for every combination. They also offer their predictions for the remaining three test dates in 2020 and whether Flex is truly here to stay!
78 minutes | 5 months ago
PowerScore Test Analytics and August LSAT Updates
A lot of ground to cover in Episode 59! From Jon’s recent (losing) battle with a flying motorcycle helmet to our new Testing and Analytics Package to LSAC’s latest news on the August LSAT, Dave and Jon are here to keep you in the loop on the latest developments in LSAT land.
66 minutes | 6 months ago
The June 2020 LSAT-Flex Review
As the second round of LSAT-Flex testing comes to an end, Dave and Jon take a comprehensive look at the June exam and break it all down for you: what went right and wrong, how the multiple test formats were constructed (including the source LSAT for each), the likely scale for each configuration, and finally what May and June’s Flex tests tell us about the future of the LSAT.
55 minutes | 6 months ago
Who Gives a F#$% About LSAC Licensing? You Should
More big changes on the horizon: LSAC is just weeks away from completely overhauling how they license official content for students and prep companies alike, and Jon and Dave are here to walk you through what’s ahead, how it’ll affect everyone (from access to fees), and above all why you should care!
29 minutes | 6 months ago
Change Is Needed
This week’s podcast addresses recent events & the dire need for protest and social change.
69 minutes | 6 months ago
LSAT-Flex: The Lessons We Learned
The first-ever LSAT-Flex tests have now been officially administered, and Dave and Jon have spent the past several days scouring the internet and talking to hundreds of students to get the inside scoop on exactly what occurred! In Episode 55 you’ll hear them talk briefly about the tests’ content before turning their attention to the Flex experience itself: what went right, what went wrong, and what you can do to prepare yourself for this unique testing situation.
62 minutes | 7 months ago
How to Get Faster at Logic Games, Part 2
After getting sidetracked by weeks of LSAT-Flex announcements and a barrage of student questions, Jon and Dave are back to wrap up their discussion of how to improve your speed in Logic Games! Tune in and hear them cover the key elements to focus on in each game, proper time management (despite a potentially incomplete setup), when to skip questions and how to best return to them later, and even proven strategies for times when things feel truly incomprehensible.
77 minutes | 7 months ago
To Debt or Not to Debt? That is the Law School Question
Dave and Jon turn their focus away from the ongoing LSAT-Flex saga to tackle another pressing consideration looming over many applicants these days: how to navigate multiple acceptances and choose the school that’s right for you! In particular, they explore several applicants’ unique circumstances, from school rankings and prestige to estimated debt to ultimate career goals, and offer detailed advice on what they believe is the best decision for each person.
44 minutes | 7 months ago
LSAT-Flex and Chill
As information continues to trickle out about the upcoming LSAT-Flex exam(s), Jon and Dave are here to keep you up to speed! Specifically they touch on the latest LSAC developments—including the registration process and paper-testing accommodations—and then highlight the resources PowerScore has made available for students prepping for an unusual test in uncertain times.
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