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Logic Games Bible author Dave Killoran (@davekilloran) and PowerScore Test Prep VP Jon Denning (@jonmdenning) are two of the world’s foremost experts on the LSAT and law school admissions, and they’ve created the PowerScore LSAT PodCast to share their knowledge and experience with you! Topics will range from specific LSAT concepts and strategies to test changes and updates to admissions advice and frequently-asked student questions, so be sure to (1) subscribe, (2) rate and review us, and (3) email us with any questions or concerns you’d like for us to cover at lsatpodcast@powerscore.com. We look forward to hearing from you!
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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!
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!
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.  
Student Question Mailbag #5

Student Question Mailbag #5

2020-08-2501:24:37

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!
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!
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.  
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.
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!
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.
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.  
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!
Change Is Needed

Change Is Needed

2020-06-0328:35

This week’s podcast addresses recent events & the dire need for protest and social change.
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.
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.
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.
LSAT-Flex and Chill

LSAT-Flex and Chill

2020-04-2344:17

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.
Following another LSAC webinar on the May LSAT-Flex exam, Dave and Jon dive back in to provide updates and insights about how this unique test will unfold! You’ll hear details on everything from test dates and score release to how its scaled and who most benefits (and who doesn’t) from the Flex’s odd construction. Anyone testing in May or June, and likely beyond, should give this a listen!
In the PodCast’s 50th episode, Jon and Dave take a comprehensive look at LSAC’s latest response to the ongoing test date cancellations: LSAT-Flex. Specifically, they outline exactly how May’s at-home exam will work from its format to its scoring, who it’s for and how they’ll potentially benefit (including just how fair this solution is), and how law schools are responding to this unprecedented situation.
Dave and Jon continue to answer student questions in the latest episode, this time focusing on law school admissions and how things are likely to play out in this year’s cycle! Here they address dealing with waitlists, requesting letters of recommendation, balancing schoolwork and test prep through the summer, the coronavirus’s impact on deadlines and rolling admissions, and finally taking a year off to improve scores and scholarship offers.
Student Question Mailbag #4

Student Question Mailbag #4

2020-04-0301:02:31

Jon and Dave are back to provide further updates and expectations about upcoming LSAT administrations, and to answer another round of student questions! This time they cover concerns about prepping for retakes and uncertain test dates, the harsh realities of transferring law schools, how schools are handling GPA conversions in this semester of pass/fail grading, the reuse of prior test content as more LSATs are offered, and finally the logistics and ultimate fairness of at-home testing.
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