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Ben Olson (ben@strategyprep.com) and Nathan Fox (nathan@foxlsat.com) started the Thinking LSAT Podcast to become better LSAT teachers, meet LSAT luminaries, and have some fun. Please 1) subscribe, 2) rate and review us, and 3) send us questions. We work for you.

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Ben Olson (ben@strategyprep.com) and Nathan Fox (nathan@foxlsat.com) started the Thinking LSAT Podcast to become better LSAT teachers, meet LSAT luminaries, and have some fun. Please 1) subscribe, 2) rate and review us, and 3) send us questions. We work for you.

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Best LSAT podcast out there

By Ashhhhhhhhhhcash - Nov 08 2019
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10/10 would recommend

Great Podcast

By GottaHaveLuwawu - Jun 28 2019
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This podcast is really good, incredibly helpful to listen to in preparation for the LSAT.

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534 Ratings
Average Ratings
480
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9
5
26

Best LSAT podcast out there

By Ashhhhhhhhhhcash - Nov 08 2019
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10/10 would recommend

Great Podcast

By GottaHaveLuwawu - Jun 28 2019
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This podcast is really good, incredibly helpful to listen to in preparation for the LSAT.
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Thinking LSAT

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Ben Olson (ben@strategyprep.com) and Nathan Fox (nathan@foxlsat.com) started the Thinking LSAT Podcast to become better LSAT teachers, meet LSAT luminaries, and have some fun. Please 1) subscribe, 2) rate and review us, and 3) send us questions. We work for you.

Rank #1: Episode 39: Will Legal Experience and Letters of Recommendation from Lawyers Get You Into Law School?

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Here's what we talk about in this week’s Thinking LSAT podcast:

Andrew asks what we think his chances are of admission to the University of Iowa College of Law. He scored a 155 on the LSAT without any preparation (and is now scoring much higher), and is retaking the test in October. He will have a compelling personal statement, and has impressive extracurricular and leadership activities. He also has a potential letter of recommendation from an attorney.
Carmen will apply to law school next fall. She graduated from California State University, Chico with a bachelor's degree in history and a 3.0 GPA. She also works as a paralegal. She asks if we have tips for studying the LSAT on her own while working full time. She also wonders if there are grants and scholarships available for her first-choice of Lewis & Clark Law School, given her GPA and potential LSAT score. In addition, will her experience as a paralegal help her gain admission?
Danny disagrees with our approach of not reading the question stem first in the Logical Reasoning section. We talk about Danny's approach versus our recommendations.
We also get an update from Andre who took our suggestion to slow down and analyze Reading Comprehension passages.

Here's the link to the LSAT tracker we mention during the show. This lets you track your progress and discover what you need to work on.

Take a listen and let us know what you think.
And don’t forget to sign up for our email newsletter. Everyone who signs up will receive updates and sample chapters of the upcoming Logic Games Playbook! Sign up and we’ll be in touch!

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Aug 12 2015

1hr 37mins

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Rank #2: Episode 78: Think You’re Overthinking? Think Again.

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The guys open Episode 78 by discussing the need to submit a diversity statement with a law school application. Both agree it can be a valuable addition but caution applicants […]

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Dec 18 2016

51mins

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Rank #3: Episode 66: Book Recommendations, Time Wasters, and When Good Habits Go Bad

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We open Episode 66 with some book recommendations; Ben is enjoying Chaos Monkeys by Antonio García Martínez and Nathan just finished Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. Reading these could […]

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Aug 02 2016

1hr 12mins

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Rank #4: Episode 80: A Tale of Two Answer Choices

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The (self-proclaimed) Greatest Podcast Hosts That God Ever Created discuss Donald Trump’s recent press conference. Ben wonders about people’s news and filter bubbles, while Nathan transforms current events into sufficient […]

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Jan 15 2017

1hr 26mins

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Rank #5: Thinking LSAT 35-Minute Timer

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When students write in for self-studying advice, by far the most common piece of advice we give is to take (and thoroughly review) daily 35-minute timed sections. It’s the bread […]

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May 22 2018

35mins

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Rank #6: Episode 93: How much is LSAT improvement worth?

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Today’s show clocks in over two hours. A Thinking LSAT record? (We don’t know, because we’re too lazy to look through all the past episodes.) In the show open, Nathan talks […]

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May 18 2017

2hr 14mins

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Rank #7: Episode 57: Leveraging Scholarship Offers, When to Start Law School, and Tips for Campus Visits

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After a bad test day and a “questionable” prep guide got him a 147 on the LSAT, Torvald* uses the Thinking LSAT podcast to jump his retake score to a […]

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Mar 29 2016

1hr 27mins

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Rank #8: Ep. 161: Bad LSAT Score? How to Move On.

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Did you have a September crash? Or have you otherwise had a disappointing LSAT performance in the past? You know, the kind where you have a 10-20 point drop from […]

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Oct 08 2018

1hr 21mins

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Rank #9: Episode 3: Should I cancel my LSAT score?

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Ben and I mildly disagree on whether to bring a watch to test day, then vehemently agree that you should almost never cancel your LSAT score. On the issue of why the test is scaled, not curved, we're equally clueless.  Plus, news from the June 2014 LSAT.

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Jun 13 2014

1hr 5mins

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Rank #10: Ep. 137: The Sufficient-Necessary Machine

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Spring is upon us, and the guys are helping students gear up for the June and July tests. Nathan and Ben catch up on what they’ve been up to in […]

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May 01 2018

1hr 24mins

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Rank #11: Episode 4: 180 degrees LSAT with Larkin Robson

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Our guest is Larkin Robson, owner of 180 Degrees LSAT in Brooklyn, New York. Topics include how to prepare for an unusually difficult logic game, good reasons vs. bad reasons to go to law school, how to negotiate law school scholarships, and a dip into the ethics of paid LSAT prep.

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Jun 23 2014

1hr 5mins

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Rank #12: Episode 42: Heather Jarvis, Student Loan Expert, Talks About Law School Debt

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Student Loan Expert Heather Jarvis addresses the following topics:

What are need-based versus merit-based scholarships?
How does tuition discounting work?
How should students ask for more scholarship money?
Tips for borrowing and reducing living expenses in law school.
Should you borrow money from an IRA investment account or take out student loans to pay for law school?

We also answer the following questions from listeners:

Melissa is a 34-years-old mother who is considering law school. She asks about a LSAT prep strategy and whether to take a practice LSAT as her first step.
Eric asks about "must be true" questions and when to diagram Logical Reasoning questions.

Take a listen and let us know what you think.
And don’t forget to sign up for our email newsletter. Everyone who signs up will receive updates and sample chapters of the upcoming Logic Games Playbook! Sign up and we’ll be in touch!

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Sep 18 2015

1hr 15mins

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Rank #13: Ep. 120: Back to the LSAT

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Welcome to 2018, dear listeners. Nathan and Ben ring in the new year by answering a few LSAT questions on air. By popular demand, the guys tackle logical-reasoning and reading-comprehension […]

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Jan 02 2018

1hr 27mins

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Rank #14: Ep. 167: The Impersonal Statement

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Even if you’ve got writing chops, it can be tough to write effectively about yourself. When the guys review a personal statement, that’s one of the first things they notice. […]

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Nov 19 2018

1hr 9mins

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Rank #15: Episode 71: Who Killed the Electric LSAT?

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Thinking LSAT gets political as we discuss the Trump-Clinton debate, and Nathan shares his surprising opinion on the outcome. Don’t worry if you’re not offended yet, we’ll discuss religion at […]

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Oct 12 2016

1hr 29mins

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Rank #16: Episode 88: Let’s Make A Deal

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Unfortunately, Ben just cannot deal! Ads with relentlessly poppy, upbeat, hand-clapping music are making him want to run for the hills. And if the tune features xylophones? Forget about it. […]

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Mar 27 2017

1hr 19mins

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Rank #17: Ep. 179: Logic Games Fundamentals

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It’s no secret that the Logic Games represent the biggest challenge for most folks who are starting with the LSAT. But the good news? The games are perfectly solvable. That […]

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Feb 11 2019

1hr 30mins

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Rank #18: Ep. 193: Logic Games Home Runs

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Did you know that if you sort through all of the possible outcomes of any given logic game, it’s likely that you’ll be lookin’ at less than 18 possible outcomes. Not that many, right? And when you know all of the outcomes of a game, chances are you can slay the questions. In this episode, the guys get gnarly with Logic Game 4 from the June 2007 LSAT. They make worlds, they split worlds, and then they split the splits. It gets wild. They also share an email from a law school who wants you to apply to the school so they can give you admissions advice (ummm…insert crying while laughing emoji, pls). Lastly, you’ll hear about the latest from the LSAT Demon, AND you can get a first look at the new Thinking LSAT website. Happy (Logic) gaming!
As always, if you like the show and you want to get more from the Thinking LSAT community, check out the links below. You can connect with other folks studying for the LSAT, and get more useful resources from Nathan and Ben.

Thinking LSAT Facebook Group
Instagram (upcoming events)
LSAT Demon
Strategy Prep
Fox LSAT
Personal Statement Review Package

Important Dates
6/3 – The June LSAT
6/4 – Registration cutoff for the July LSAT (SIGN UP! This puppy is a freebie, and you can cancel your score without penalty AFTER you see how you did…)
6/27 – June scores are released
7/15 – July LSAT

7:17 – Email 1—Alana received a rather amusing and ingenious email from Wash U. Turns out they are writing folks and offering FREE* law-school-admissions advice. Of course, they mention, it sure would be easier to give you said advice if you actually applied to Wash U. so they can review your application documents during the consultation.
The guys half love this slick move by Wash U, but they’re also hearing Admiral Ackbar issuing a warning from the cosmos. On one hand, this move basically starts a negotiation with Wash U. You apply to their school. You get a one on one with their staff so you can feel each other out. Pretty cool so far… But their free advice will probably leave you with some warm and fuzzies about Wash U., increasing your chances of actually attending the school if you get in. On the other hand, whether or not you go to Wash U., you are getting advice from admissions officers who will probably share a valuable perspective on your admissions docs.

We’d love to hear about this experience if any listeners dare to give it a try…

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May 20 2019

1hr 28mins

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Rank #19: Ep. 154: Getting into law school with Ann Levine

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With all the changes in law school admissions standards over the past year, the guys have received a bunch of questions about putting your best foot forward when applying to […]

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Aug 20 2018

1hr 25mins

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Rank #20: Ep. 210: The Four Stages of Flaw Awareness

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The leaves are beginning to change. Schools are settling into their first semesters. Law-school hopefuls are busy scurrying about, tidying up their applications or getting ready to take the LSAT. And Nathan and Ben blaze through a bunch of listener questions in this jam-packed episode. The guys talk about LR flaw questions, they try to help a confused listener out of an LG fog, shedding some clarity on conditional-ordering games. They also talk conjunctions on personal statements, online degrees, and whether you should waive the right to review your letters of rec. Plus, the guys hear from a listener with a writing-sample horror story and more. Read more on our website!

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Sep 16 2019

1hr 14mins

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