The Dominate Test Prep Podcast

4. On the New Digital LSAT and a Good Ham Sandwich, with Dave Hall

October 01, 2019
The Dominate Test Prep Podcast
4. On the New Digital LSAT and a Good Ham Sandwich, with Dave Hall
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The Dominate Test Prep Podcast
4. On the New Digital LSAT and a Good Ham Sandwich, with Dave Hall
Oct 01, 2019
Brett Ethridge / Dominate Test Prep
Get the low-down on the new digital LSAT, what the changes mean for you, and how to prepare most effectively for it.
Show Notes

After a brief trial period with a new online format this past summer, the LSAT went fully digital last month and is here to stay. What does that mean for you? We sat down with Dominate Test Prep’s lead LSAT instructor, Dave Hall, to discuss the changes to the exam and how you can best prepare for this new LSAT.

Ultimately not much has changed with the substance of the LSAT, so in addition to addressing technical aspects of the new online LSAT, Dave spends much of this episode giving you actionable advice on preparing effectively for the LSAT in general, including:

  • Why trying to get “better” at taking the LSAT doesn’t make a lot of sense, and what you should focus on instead;
  • The importance of mastering conditional logic, and the important role it plays in LR and Games questions;
  • Why you need duplicatable patterns and systems for attacking each major question type;
  • How to use practice tests as part of your preparation, and where to find them;
  • Lessons he learned about managing test-day anxiety based on his own experience trying to score a perfect 180 after “only” getting a 179 on his first attempt;
  • What to do before each practice test and while driving to the test center for the real thing (hint: take a cue from Rachel Platten);
  • And more!

Even if you’re taking a standardized test other than the LSAT, the knowledge bombs Dave drops in this episode will help you adopt the right mindset for your own preparation.

From the Mailbag: This week’s mailbag segment responds to a lister’s question about how to be more efficient when outlining reading comprehension passages so that you have more time to answer the questions themselves and don’t run out of time.

Resources referenced in the episode:

  1. Download a free, full-length Official LSAT PrepTest - https://www.lsac.org/sites/default/files/legacy/docs/default-source/jd-docs/sampleptjune.pdf
  2. Get a feel for the user interface of the new online LSAT - https://www.lsac.org/lsat/lsat-prep/how-prepare-digital-lsat
  3. Boost your LSAT score by signing up for Dave’s comprehensive LSAT Prep Course - http://www.dominatetestprep.com/lsat

Here’s the quote we opened the show with:

“If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.” — Albert Einstein



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