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The LSAT is a test of endurance under time pressure, like a mental marathon.
It would be inadvisable to run a marathon without first training to run a full 26.2 miles. Likewise, it’s a bad idea to take the LSAT without first training with real practice tests.
That said, very few athletes run daily marathons. Instead, they vary their training with shorter intervals and complementary forms of exercise. They might focus one day on sprinting or climbing hills and another day on strength and conditioning at the gym.
In the same way, LSAT test-takers should use full practice questions judiciously. Taking one test after another, day after day, may seem impressive, but it can reinforce bad habits and lead to burnout.
Improvement comes from focused and methodical practice with careful attention to review and experimentation. Still, real practice questions belong at the core of any LSAT study strategy, as long as they’re used well.
Unlike other standardized tests, real LSAT tests are not hard to come by. In fact, the Law School Admission Council, which administers the exam, has made available more than 70 full, real, past LSAT tests for purchase, either through paperback compendiums of practice questions or through Official LSAT Prep Plus, which is currently priced at $99 and provides one year of access to an online bank of practice tests.
The LSAC also provides one free sample test online and five practice questions for members who sign up for an online account. Even more tests are available through private test prep companies.
With so many tests available, where should law school applicants start? Since the mid-1990s, practice questions have been numbered in chronological order. More exact tests provide the most relevant practice.
The LSAT has changed a bit over time. In 2007, the reading comprehension section began including a comparative passage, and in 2019 the LSAT moved to a digital format. LSATs that date back to the 1990s may include less clear questions and more elaborate types of logic games than exact tests.
It’s also easier to find discussions and explanations of questions online for more exact LSATs.
That said, sections from old LSATs can be great substitutes for experimental sections. On the actual LSAT, one section will be experimental and unscored. Experimental sections often throw test-takers for a loop, precisely because they haven’t been correctly balanced and refined. Since older tests also feel a little offbeat, they achieve the same effect.
Taking full timed practice questions is great for simulating test conditions and getting a sense of your current LSAT score range. Most of the time, however, it is better to break each VCE test into individual sections. Taking each section at full attention, separated by downtime for rest and review while the questions are fresh in your memory, is more conducive to learning than taking a full test at once.
A good LSAT study plan should start with a period of mastering fundamental techniques learned from a book, course, online program or tutor.
Once you have the basics down, practice them by taking untimed sections. Work slowly and deliberately, as if you were learning how to swim or ski for the first time. The questions you get wrong with unlimited time are exactly the kinds of questions you should focus on in your practice and review.
It may come as a surprise, but you will pick up speed more reliably through untimed practice than through timed practice. Slowly working your way through difficult questions will help you break each question into a series of steps that eventually feel intuitive and automatic, like muscle memory. In contrast, time pressure makes it too tempting to cut corners.
Once you are performing consistently with untimed practice, move to timed section practice. Periodically take full practice tests, as a marathoner might space out long-distance runs.
Weeks of timed practice will help build stamina, so you can sustain the focus you need to perform at your best. By knowing exactly what you’re up against, you’ll face less test anxiety.
Following this plan will help make test day feel like just another day of practice – hopefully your last!
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Meta is testing new ways to better integrate Facebook and Instagram—like making it easier to switch between accounts with just a tap.
"We know that many people use more than one of our apps to pursue different interests, reach a broader audience or share different aspects of who they are with different groups of people," says(Opens in a new window) Robert d'Apice, director of product management at Meta. "With that in mind, we're simplifying the process of creating and switching between accounts and profiles."
Up first is a new profile-switching interface, rolling out now to Android, iOS, and web users. Add individual social media credentials to the same Accounts Center to seamlessly swap between Instagram and Facebook.
The company introduced Accounts Center(Opens in a new window) two years ago in an attempt to fast-track access to profile logins and recovery, cross-posting, and making digital purchases without having to retreat to your phone's home screen, multitasking menu, or app drawer.
Now, it's updating the way mobile users log in and create fresh accounts across Facebook and Instagram. Newbies, for instance, need only sign up for one account, which can then be used to create another (and another, and another). Meanwhile, folks who've been scrolling IG and FB for years can now use login information associated with one app to access the other; just toggle on the "Sharing across profiles" and "Logging in with accounts" options in the Accounts Center.
"Each of these new features uses the Meta brand to make it clear and easy to understand that you are interacting with a feature that works across more than one Meta technology, and to make the process as streamlined as possible," according to d'Apice.
Existing security features like two-factor authentication still apply to these updates, he says. Users will be notified when a new account is created using their existing profile, and when one is added to their Accounts Center.
Currently limited to Facebook and Instagram, Meta plans to "continue to explore how to Strengthen connected experiences across all of our technologies," like wrapping in its other apps and services—Messenger, WhatsApp, and Portal.
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SUZUKA, Japan -- Haas has switched Mick Schumacher to a spare chassis for the Japanese Grand Prix after he crashed at the end of the opening practice session at Suzuka.
Schumacher was returning to the pits following a practice start on the grid when he lost the rear of his Haas and aquaplaned into the barriers at the Dunlop curve.
The impact damaged the front of the car and raised concerns about the chassis, forcing Schumacher to sit out of the second session as Haas prepared the spare.
The chassis, which Schumacher said was fixable, will now be sent back to Haas' provider Dallara to undergo tests before it is returned to the pool of usable cars.
Schumacher, who is driving at Suzuka for the first time this weekend, said his visibility was hampered by spray from a car in front and he didn't spot the puddle that caused his car to aquaplane.
"Obviously you are trying to figure out the track itself and it's my first time here, so I was trying to see where the puddles are because that's something that is very different in every place you go to, and here the water seems to accumulate quite a bit in certain areas and it is a matter of understanding that," Schumacher said.
"We had a car ahead that threw up a lot of spray, hence I didn't see where to put the car and on top of that we were in a mode which we tried to learn as much as we can from to be able to have all the right settings for the race then."
He added: "Had it happened two metres later I would have had a 360 spin and kept going. Things happen for a reason, and I don't know what the reason behind that is now, but in ten years' time I will. Maybe I don't need to wait for ten years!"
The accident comes at an unfortunate time for Schumacher, whose position at Haas is under threat next year from Nico Hulkenberg. But the son of seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher said it didn't change his approach to the remaining races.
"Pressure is something I have been dealing with for quite some time and I would say even all my life, so I don't mind that," he said. "I want to do my best, so it doesn't matter what happened before and we take one thing at a time and that is now FP3 tomorrow and qualifying."
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It's still an employees' market, even amid high inflation and talk of a possible recession.
But there are some signs that could start to change.
One key reason: The Federal Reserve's 0.75 percentage point interest rate increase announced on Wednesday likely won't be its last as it moves to tamp down historic high inflation.
That could lead to "some softening of labor market conditions," Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell acknowledged on Wednesday.
Record high job openings, which totaled 11.2 million in July, may "come down significantly," he said. The rate increases may push up unemployment, which stands at 3.7%, according to the latest jobs report.
Recent research from Challenger, Gray & Christmas found layoffs are at record lows as the labor market stays strong.
In the first eight months of the year, employers have announced plans to cut 179,506 jobs, the lowest recorded total since Challenger began tracking those job cuts in 1993.
The 2022 total is also down 27% from 247,326 cuts for the same timeframe in 2021.
Today, there are two open job listings for every unemployed person in the country, a "pretty remarkable ratio," according to Andy Challenger, senior vice president at Challenger, Gray & Christmas.
"This is the hottest labor market we've seen in our lifetimes, and it's not going to stay that way forever," Challenger said.
As inflation has hit historic highs, a recent survey from Bankrate.com found 55% of workers say their incomes have not kept up with rising household expenses.
The best way to negotiate a big pay increase often comes with a new position, experts say.
"That's one of the best ways to boost your pay is to look externally," said Vicki Salemi, career expert at Monster.com.
Inevitably, today's hot job market will cool. It's just a question of when.
You're not going to find a better environment to find a new position or renegotiate a year from now.
senior vice president at Challenger, Gray & Christmas
Six months ago, Challenger said he would have predicted the labor market would have cooled more than it has. By this time next year, it likely will have cooled significantly.
But now may still be a good time to make a switch, he said.
"If you're unhappy and feel like you're underpaid, you're not going to find a better environment to find a new position or renegotiate a year from now," Challenger said. "It's very, very unlikely."
One caveat to that is that many companies have a last in, first out policy, which could make newly hired workers more vulnerable if a company decides to implement mass layoffs, he said.
Certain sectors are more vulnerable to cuts right now, Challenger's research has found. Cuts in the technology sector are up 70% over the same period last year. Meanwhile, cuts in financial technology have surged 765% over last year, while the automotive industry has seen a 232% increase in job losses.
Layoffs do not necessarily have to be the trigger for an increased unemployment rate, Challenger said.
If the labor participation rate increases — and people who are currently on the sidelines come back in — that could increase unemployment as the number of open positions shrinks and it takes longer for people to find jobs.
Meta is testing two features that integrate Facebook and Instagram more closely together. On Monday, the company began rolling out a new interface on Android, iOS and on the web for switching between accounts. Provided you’ve added your Facebook and Instagram credentials to the same Accounts Center, you can use the feature to switch between the two apps without navigating to your phone’s home screen, multitasking menu or app drawer. The interface also allows you to see a count of all your notifications in one place.
At the same time, Meta is introducing a redesigned login and onboarding experience on Android and iOS. If you’re new to the company’s social networks, you can create one account and then use it to create additional ones. For those who already have both Facebook and Instagram accounts, it’s now possible to use the login information associated with one app to access the other – though you first need to add them to the same Accounts Center.
Meta will notify you every time you use an existing account to create a new one or you add an account to the Accounts Center. Additionally, security features like two-factor authentication will still work, preventing, for instance, someone from using your Instagram credentials to access your Facebook account.
While the new features are “currently limited to Facebook and Instagram,” Meta notes it will “continue to explore how to Strengthen connected experiences across all of our technologies.” They arrive following the and a exact downturn in for the company.