Pre-Law Club and Kaplan Test Prep Present . . . .

Free LSAT Practice Test (On Campus)

Sponsored by Kaplan Test Prep and the Pre-Law Club

October 12th.  9:00am.  Lincoln 1090.

http://www.formstack.com/forms/?1546766-WsVml3kFPv

Receive your free test, score-analysis, teach-back, and optional consultation.

Space is limited.  Register today at the link above.

Please arrive at least 15 minutes early.

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Free LSAT Lessons!

This week seems to bring a focus on LSAT prep, and with the number of June test-takers we have it’s time to stop any delay on your LSAT prep.  Not only does the score play a significant role in your admissions profile, but it can really make the difference in terms of scholarship offers!  So don’t delay – start your study routine today!

This website was a dear friend of mine (and clearly on the screens of many of my peers 1L year!) when we were “on call” our first year.  I just realized it had a wonderful LSAT series and thought you might find it helpful as a free starting point.

http://www.casebriefs.com/blog/category/pre-law/lsat-course/

Let us know if there is any way we can help you in your LSAT preparation!

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LSAT Test Prep — Free Practice LSATs

Hello pre-law students! Planning on taking the June LSAT?  Have you taken a practice LSAT yet?   Scroll down to find out about some free practice LSAT opportunities this week and next. This is a great opportunity for you to see how you might score on the real thing, and also to become familiar with the kinds of questions that will be on the real test. Note: PLAS does not endorse or support any specific test prep company.  We are simply passing this along for your information. 

Kaplan is holding a FREE Practice Test for the LSAT. The next LSAT campus event is taking place on Wednesday, February 20,  at the Kaplan Center on Green Street.  

If you would rather take the LSAT practice test from home, the library, a coffee shop, or even an open computer lab on campus? Then take your practice test live and online in the Classroom Anywhere environment, available from anywhere you have internet access.  Reserve your spot at:  bitly.com/UofIPracticeTestSpring2013

Each test will last up to 4 hours and will be proctored like an actual exam. Immediately following the exam, you will be able to receive your score report, with full comprehensive feedback on your individual performance. To register for this free event, sign up at the following web form: bitly.com/UofIPracticeTestSpring2013Before the event, we will send you an email confirming your registration and providing you with instructions for how to get started.

Princeton Review is offering a free live practice LSAT tomorrow, February 12, beginning at 6:30pm, at the University of Illinois College of Law.  To register for this practice LSAT, go here: http://www.princetonreview.com/ChooseProducts.aspx?&zipcode=61820&testtype=TFA&producttype=FRE&productdetail=LSATEventsNearYou.

PowerScore offers a free online practice LSAT.  Click on the link for more information. http://www.powerscore.com/lsat/LSAT-Starter-Kit.cfm.

 

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LSAT Prep – Scholarship Announcements and Pre-Law Study Groups!

Congratulations to our 2013 LSAT Prep Scholarship Winners!

Two Pre-Law students were each awarded full scholarships for Kaplan’s LSAT Advantage On Site, Anywhere, or On Demand courses.  Find our more about these Kaplan programs at:  http://www.kaptest.com/LSAT/Home/index.html.

One Pre-Law student was awarded a LSAT Weekend Course from PowerScore Test Preparation.  And EIGHT Pre-Lawers each received one of PowerScore’s popular Logic Games Bible books.  Find out more about PowerScore at:  http://ww.powerscore.com/lsat/content-index.cfm.

Two students were each awarded $500 towards the purchases of a Next Step Test Prep LSAT one-on-one tutoring service.  Find out more about Next Step Test Prep here:  http://www.nextsteptestprep.com/tests/lsat-tutors/.

We look forward to hearing the success stories from these students and from YOU!  Whether or not you participate in one of these professional test prep programs – perhaps you’d like to connect with another pre-law student to form a study group.  If so, email the Pre-Law Graduate Assistant, Donna Davis, at dmdavis4@illinois.edu with your preferred contact information and a general study group interest (1x/2x per week, 2x per month, morning/afternoon/evening) and we will connect you with other pre-law students so that you can have another realm of accountability and partnership as you pursue this important part of the law school application process.

Congratulations Again!  Wishing all our LSAT takers the best!

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LSAT Prep Scholarship Essays Due Tomorrow–Plus, a new addition!

A quick announcement: We have an addition to the LSAT prep scholarships! Princeton Review has donated one LSAT LiveOnline course! To find out more about Princeton Review, visit their website here.

When you submit your essay, please indicate which of these scholarship(s) you are applying for!

Here are the details from our original Jan. 7 post:

Are you taking the June LSAT but not sure you can afford a prep course? Pre-Law Advising Services is pleased to announce several LSAT prep course scholarships. Thanks to our sponsors, who have kindly donated scholarships, we are able to offer the following scholarships to University of Illinois students:

If you are interested in applying for one of these scholarships, please submit the following: 1) Your resume, AND
2) A short essay (no more than 600 words) that addresses each of the following:

  • Which of the scholarship(s) listed above are you applying for?
  • Have you taken an LSAT prep class before?
  • What is your financial need? (It is not necessary to provide exact numbers, just give us a sense of your financial situation and why a scholarship is necessary.)
  • How can this scholarship help you achieve your goals?

Email your resume and essay to Judy Argentieri via email only at jargenti@illinois.edu by Wednesday, January 23 at NOON.

Winners will be announced quickly–by Monday, January 28–so that you can make necessary plans for spring LSAT courses. Good luck!

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LSAT Prep Course Scholarship Announcement!

Are you taking the June LSAT but not sure you can afford a prep course? Pre-Law Advising Services is pleased to announce several LSAT prep course scholarships. Thanks to our sponsors, who have kindly donated scholarships, we are able to offer the following scholarships to University of Illinois students:

If you are interested in applying for one of these scholarships, please submit the following: 1) Your resume, AND
2) A short essay (no more than 600 words) that addresses each of the following:

  • Which of the scholarship(s) listed above are you applying for?
  • Have you taken an LSAT prep class before?
  • What is your financial need? (It is not necessary to provide exact numbers, just give us a sense of your financial situation and why a scholarship is necessary.)
  • How can this scholarship help you achieve your goals?

Email your resume and essay to Judy Argentieri via email only at jargenti@illinois.edu by Wednesday, January 23 at NOON.

Winners will be announced quickly–by Monday, January 28–so that you can make necessary plans for spring LSAT courses. Good luck!

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LSAT Study Groups

Do you work better in a group setting? Would the accountability of a study group help you in your LSAT preparation? The Pre-Law office would like to facilitate the creation of LSAT study groups. Utilize this sign-up to find other LSAT students with whom you can work:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/508094DABA72DA57-lsat

1) Choose whether you prefer an afternoon, early evening, or evening time slot and which day of the week works best for you.

2) In the comment section, please note your preferred email address for group use.

3) We will send an email to students interested in the same times and let you take over planning where you will meet and whether or not you’d like to meet more than once a week!

Once you are in law school, study groups begin forming as soon as orientation is under way. Students in the same section of classes will create small groups to discuss, review, and study together, usually at established times each week either in the evenings or between classes. Many students are able to generate new arguments beyond their own because they have so frequently heard a variety of perspectives in depth in their study groups – and this skill is one that should be fostered long before exam preparation towards the end of the semester.

Make the most of your group – and get a head start on a study habit that will lend to your success in law school!  There will be e a new sign-up at the beginning of next semester to accommodate new schedules!

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Good Luck and LSAT Day Tips

It’s almost here! This Saturday is the LSAT for many of you. We wish all of you LSAT takers good luck!

Here are some final test day reminders/suggestions:

1. Make sure you eat breakfast (and pack a snack).

2. Give yourself plenty of time to drive to the test site, find parking, and check in.

3. Figure out what you’re going to do with your cell phone because you cannot bring it in with you. The LSAC has adopted a no tolerance policy towards electronics.

4.  Review the LSAC’s Test Day instructions one last time. http://www.lsac.org/jd/lsat/day-of-test.asp

5. Don’t pay attention to what the people around you are doing. Bring your focus back to you and giving your best performance.

For some perspective, remember that the LSAT does not define you forever. The LSAT is not a predictor of bar passage, employment, or effectiveness as a lawyer. I don’t remember ever having even one conversation about the LSAT once I started law school, and no employer has ever asked me about it. (They did, however, care a lot about law school grades and class rank.)

Good luck! Let us know how it goes!

We posted a fun LSAT video on our Facebook page for you to check out too! http://www.facebook.com/groups/38102688195/

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Free LSAT practice tests

Sophomores and juniors, this post is for you! A great way to get an idea of your “baseline” LSAT score or simply begin the LSAT prep process is to take a full-length practice LSAT. Here are some upcoming opportunities to take a free practice test.

Note: We are not affiliated with any LSAT prep company. We do not receive any compensation from them. We simply provide information to students about upcoming opportunities that you may find beneficial. Students are under no obligation to use any company’s services just by taking a free test.

Princeton Review is offering a free practice LSAT under test conditions on Saturday, October 6 from 1-4 pm at the College of Law (504 W Pennsylvania Ave). Participants can then attend a “Scores Back” session to receive their scores and specific feedback on their performance on Sunday, October 14 from 3-5 pm at the College of Law. Register for these sessions online at www.princetonreview.com/testfest or call 800-273-8439.

Kaplan is hosting upcoming LSAT practice tests on October 6 from 12:00-4:00 pm and on October 7 from 2:00 to 6:30 pm. Register online at http://www.kaptest.com/enroll/LSAT/61820 or call 1-800-KAP-TEST.

The Law School Admission Council (LSAC) offers a free LSAT online that you can download, print, and take under your own conditions. (Make sure that you time yourself carefully to get a realistic idea of how you perform.) Find it at http://www.lsac.org/jd/lsat/lsat-prep-materials.asp

PowerScore offers the same free practice LSAT as the LSAC website, along with a “virtual proctor” to keep yourself on track.http://www.powerscore.com/lsat/help/content_index.cfm Their website also has some sample “lessons” about test sections.

These would be great opportunities for sophomores and juniors to get an idea of what the LSAT is all about, or even for students taking the December LSAT to gain more experience taking the test under “testlike” conditions.

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