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Welcome to the LSAT Blog and Library of Best LSAT Blog Posts

My name is John Richardson. I live in Toronto, Canada. I am a lawyer and have been involved in Toronto LSAT preparation courses for many years (sometimes as a business and sometimes as a hobby). LSAT Canada is the same as the LSAT in most of the rest of the world. If you are looking for Toronto LSAT tutoring Toronto or Toronto LSAT prep courses please contact me.

Upcoming Toronto LSAT Course Dates:

October 3, 2015 LSAT

Two Weekend LSAT Prep Course Toronto:

August 1, 2, 8, 9/15

You have a lot at stake in both improving your LSAT score and maximizing your LSAT test score. You need to both:

Know what to do and be able to do what you know. You will have to train for the LSAT. Your training must include taking a large number of LSAT practice tests. (Obviously you must use actual LSAT prep tests for this purpose).

LSAT preparation has evolved over the years. In many ways, it is almost “open source”. The rise of social media sites (Facebook, Myspace, discussion boards, internet LSAT study groups, etc.),  has made LSAT preparation very much a group activity. There  is no one company, tutor or approach that is the right way to prepare for the LSAT. All courses and tutors have their strengths and weaknesses and make helpful contributions to  LSAT preparation and law admissions. My goal is for  this site to feature  the contributions  of LSAT teachers who are willing to share particularly helpful thoughts.

I originally  created this site because of the the number of questions I received about “the best LSAT prep books, etc). I will post my thoughts on LSAT preparation. I will sometimes reference other sites. I also maintain a library of the best  LSAT blog posts.

Although the number of  LSAT takers is declining in North America, LSAT is expanding internationally.  The LSAT has always been used for applicants to law schools in Canada. In fact,  LSAT Canada is a big  headache in the lives of Canadian pre-law students.  It is now used for certain law schools in Australia and New Zealand. A special version – LSAT India – has been created.

Please make sure that you have a look at all the pages and links on this site. If you have a site that you would like to be added to the links (no guarantee) please email me.

Also, if you have a specific question that you would like me to try to answer (LSAT or otherwise), either post a comment here or send me an email:

prelawforum at gmail dot com

Finally, I would like to invite LSAT teachers, LSAT test takers or anybody else with an interest (can’t imagine who that might be) to contribute to this blog. You can do this in two ways:

1. By posting a comment on specific pages;

2. By suggesting additional links;

3. By actually writing “guest posts”

All are welcome and encouraged!

John Richardson

LSAT Prep Books – They all use real LSAT questions now

I started this blog a few years ago. There have always been lots of LSAT books. In the beginning LSAT books consisted of “made up” LSAT questions. Now, it appears that LSAT books are based only on real LSAT questions. There is no longer a market for a book that is NOT based on real questions. Given that LSAT questions are available for purchase by anyone, the question becomes:

What is the value of “third party” (books that don’t come directly from LSAT)  prep books?

It seems to me that there are three “possible” values to them (and I use the word “possible”).

1. Some books include questions that are no longer available for direct purchase from LSAT. For the most part this would mean the first six PrepTests.

2. All of the third party books appear to group the actual LSAT questions by category. For example, parallel reasoning. grouping logic games, etc. This may or may not be a benefit. I have found that the categorization of LSAT questions is not helpful to everybody and it can be dangerous to some.

3. Commentary and explanations – It is interesting that there are a number of books containing actual questions that do NOT include commentary and explanations. I would consider this fact when making the purchase decision.

The State of The LSAT Prep Industry:

Live LSAT Preparation:

LSAT preparation is based on a common pool of questions. Therefore, you should be looking for the best  LSAT prep course instructor or tutor available in your area.

Online LSAT Preparation:

Interesting to me that Knewton is no longer doing LSAT prep. I thought they were on to something. Would welcome your comments about your experience with online LSAT prep.

 

New LSAT Prep Books – From LSAT

LSAT Announces New LSAT Prep Books – Direct From LSAT

It’s been a long time coming. Finally, it looks like LSAT will be releasing some new LSAT Prep Publications. It will be too late for those of you taking the LSAT this year, but here is what appears to be in the works:

1. A new book of 10 Actual LSATs (although this won’t be the title). This should arrive in late 2010 or early 2011.

2. This one is really big news! A sequel to the Official LSAT SuperPrep. LSAT SuperPrep is the most important book for LSAT Prep. Think of it as “LSAT on the LSAT”. It should be thought of as:

“The one LSAT book that you can afford to buy, but can’t afford not to have!”

This will be a fantastic addition to the world of LSAT prep and  is almost certain to be adopted by all LSAT preparation courses. The bad news is that this is apparently not slated to arrive until 2012.

All of this strongly suggests that there are no format changes to the LSAT on the horizon!