101 Ways to Score Higher on Your LSAT: What You Need to Know about the Law School Admission Test Explained Simply

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Approximately 110,000 students take the Law School Admission Test, more commonly referred to as the LSAT, every year. The LSAT, used as a measure of a student?s acquired reading and verbal reasoning skills, is required by most American Bar Association approved law schools, as well as most others. On a scoring scale of 120 to 180, the average score is 150, with half of students scoring between 145 and 160. It is important to perform well on your LSATs because this test carries a lot of weight in the ...

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Approximately 110,000 students take the Law School Admission Test, more commonly referred to as the LSAT, every year. The LSAT, used as a measure of a student’s acquired reading and verbal reasoning skills, is required by most American Bar Association approved law schools, as well as most others. On a scoring scale of 120 to 180, the average score is 150, with half of students scoring between 145 and 160. It is important to perform well on your LSATs because this test carries a lot of weight in the decision-making process. But how can you improve your score and be accepted into the law school of your choice? Reading 101 Ways to Score Higher on Your LSAT and employing the techniques found within is one way to do so.

In this new book, you will learn about and understand the scoring system, as well as the format and the content. You will learn how to read questions correctly, how to control your anxiety, and how to approach each section. In addition, you will be presented with a list of resources to help you prepare and dozens of proven strategies, mindsets, and problem solving methods.

101 Ways to Score Higher on Your LSAT is filled with practice questions and information found in each of the five sections, including reading comprehension, analytical reasoning, logical reasoning – of which there are two sections – and a variable section often used to pretest new questions. A writing sample is also included, but is not scored. You will find reviews of the skills believed to be essential for success in law school, such as reading and comprehending complex texts, organizing and managing information, drawing inferences, thinking critically, analyzing and evaluating others’ arguments, and applying logic to abstract concepts.

Instead of panicking and worrying about the LSAT, pick up this book and be confident in your test-taking abilities. Whether you are taking the test for the first time or are reviewing for your second attempt, you will learn valuable information and practical tips to improve your score.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781601382535
  • Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Group Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/1/2008
  • Pages: 288
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  • Posted March 30, 2009

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    The Legend of the LSAT - Demystified!

    Picture this.you're in high school, trying to decide what to do with the rest of your life. Exploring your options, you cross the standards of teacher, doctor, and pilot off of your list. How about becoming a lawyer? You quickly self-analyze your abilities against the requirements of the position. Dedication, check. A want and desire to help people, no problem. The ability to commit to and fight for a cause, piece of cake. Completing a half-day worth of standardized testing within a timed window...can you repeat the question?

    For most people, even those contemplating the lawyer route, the thought of the LSAT (Law School Admission Test) will bring a shiver to their spine and a shake to their hand. It's not so much that it's a test as we face tests both written, mental, and physical everyday in some shape or form, but the importance placed on the final score from this test can make the difference between getting into the most coveted law schools versus settling for "second best". How does one go about preparing themselves for such a task? Do you have to be driven from birth to even dream of becoming a lawyer one day?

    In "101 Ways to Score Higher on Your LSAT", author Linda C. Asher tackles the questions you knew to ask and those you may not have imagined. It is written by an experienced professional in the law field who not only put in her time, but researched proven methods with students still in school as to obtain a fresh take on current techniques. She suggests a holistic approach to conquering the "beast", training not only the mind for success, but the body and spirit. Each individual learns and retains information in their own way and so the time honored method of true nose to the grindstone studying is not undermined within this book; rather it is shown as the glue to which other practices stick, thereby allowing you to formulate your own plan of attack. Subjects covered within these pages start with the basics..the reason behind the test, what types of questions it contains, and why the score is important. However, where some books may then jump directly into practice tests, Ms. Ashar offers readers another way to view the results with a look behind their measure as well as several ways to help alleviate the unavoidable anxiety and stress that plagues many applicants.

    Written in a reference format, you will find your topic of interest easy to locate and the discussion of each short, sweet and to the point. The author takes the role of leader in guiding you to a way to meet your chosen end while allowing you the opportunity to carry forward with a renewed sense of self-power, and your dreams within reach. When the right plan is created by you for your individual needs, there is nothing that can stand in the way of your success.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 21, 2008

    Excellent For All Who Are Considering Law School

    Linda Ashar does a phenomenal job showcasing thee LSAT test and telling you the best way to get an excellent score. The book opens by going into great detail as to the test and all of the components which go along with it. The author also discusses law school and what you can expect there. Ashar describes the LSAT¿s format and what every test section is designed to accomplish. She reveals many very helpful study programs and goes through a detailed timeline. This explains when you should take the test and apply for law school. Also, the book is great if you are unsure of what to expect when you get to law school. This is because Ashar outlines law school¿s class structure and what you should expect during your first year.<BR/><BR/>This book also has a very well detailed prep plan which Ashar recommends that you follow before taking the test. Ashar goes through where to do test prep work, how to do test prep work, and the frequency with which you should do test prep. Even things that you may not have thought are covered of such as what you should eat or how you should breathe while testing or even unique ways to reduce your pre-test stress levels.<BR/><BR/>But, the tips on how to take the test are by far the most helpful parts of the book. Ashar does a wonderful job of giving a future test taker inside knowledge on the way in which they should take this extremely important test. Techniques like first answering the easy questions before doing the harder ones are described and explained. Another really beneficial section of the book discusses why many times the right answer usually has the most information. And, there are tons of other really helpful techniques. All through the book there is excellent information on how to defeat this formidable test. Therefore, whoever out there that is thinking about becoming a lawyer and planning to go to law school should read and utilize the valuable information that is housed inside this book.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 6, 2010

    not worth it

    I bought this book because it had so many great reviews. I don't understand why all the reviews were so good. The book isn't terrible, it just isn't very helpful. It offers a lot of common sense information, and the information that's more specific to the lsat is extremely brief. Do yourself a favor and buy a few books that are more in depth. This book covers in a few pages what other books use the entire book to explain. I recommend spending the extra money on the PowerScore books. I promise they're far more worthwhile.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 12, 2009

    An Excellent Resource for Law School Hopefuls

    Written by practicing attorney and critical thinking professor Linda C. Ashar, 101 Ways to Score Higher on Your LSAT: What You Need to Know About the Law School Admission Test Explained Simply is a test preparation resource well worth the study. Ashar presents a well-written, thorough examination of the renowned (or notorious) Law School Admission Test, otherwise known as the LSAT. <BR/><BR/> Looking at the different types of questions on the test is only one element of her approach. Ashar also recommends that the student understand his or her own learning style before preparing. Listing many helpful resources and techniques, the author¿s suggestions and tried-and-true methods that have helped other students achieve their personal best on this difficult examination. <BR/><BR/> Ashar sensibly details the basis of critical thinking necessary for lawyers to be successful, as well as the manner of thinking and decision-making prevalent in the courtroom. For instance, LSAT hopefuls should be aware that the Socratic method of teaching utilized by many top law schools has evolved from the approach of past decades. They should also be aware that jurisprudence is not a static thing, and certain modes of thinking must be present not only for taking the LSAT, but also to achieve success in law school and beyond. <BR/><BR/> 101 Ways to Score Higher on Your LSAT is an excellent resource that can help to greatly demystify the approach and constructs of the LSAT. It should be the beginning of the long road of test preparation, as it will help to guide students toward the best methods and techniques needed to ace one of the most demanding examinations faced by post-graduates.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 12, 2008

    A Must Read for All Future Law School Students

    Linda Ashar does a great job in this book explaining the LSAT test and how to obtain your optimal score when you take it. The book opens by giving a really well detailed overview of the LSAT and law school. Ashar explains the LSAT¿s format and what each section of the test is designed to accomplish. She describes several helpful studying programs and gives you a detailed timeline as to when you should take the test and apply for law school. Also, the book is great if you are unsure of what to expect when you get to law school. This is because Ashar outlines law school¿s class structure and what you should expect during your first year.<BR/><BR/>The book also contains an extremely detailed preparation plan to follow before taking the test. Where to do test prep work, how to do test prep work, and the frequency with which you should do test are all covered. Even things that you may not have thought are covered of such as what you should eat or how you should breathe while testing or even unique ways to reduce your pre-test stress levels.<BR/><BR/>But, the test taking techniques are the most helpful. Ashar does a superb job of clueing you in on what exactly you should do when taking this important test. Techniques like first answering the easy questions before doing the harder ones are explained. Another really helpful section discusses why the correct answers usually have the most information. And, there are tons of other really helpful techniques. The book all throughout has great information. Therefore, anyone thinking about law school or planning to go to law school should definitely read this book.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 5, 2008

    Good guide to preparing mentally and physically for the rigors of an LSAT

    Linda Ashar, a practicing attorney, refers to a newspaper article in her opening statement that describes the LSAT as ¿one of the most grueling admissions test in the world.¿ This much is obvious. The question, however, is whether or not her book stands out from the thousands of other LSAT prep. books that return from an Amazon.com search.<BR/><BR/>One aspect that stands out immediately is that instead of simply giving practice questions (although she offers many of these), Ashar teaches one how to think like a lawyer, instead. She gives lists of keywords that will be a test-taker¿s clues in reading and answering questions about any court argument. She gives great guidance in the section on critical thinking and analogies. Another thing Ashar offers is a chapter that details pre-test preparations ¿ from health to relaxation to information retention.<BR/><BR/>Finally, after the practice questions and great case studies of students, lawyers and teachers who have taken the test previously and offer their own anecdotes and advice, Ashar ends on the note that no one book or routine will prepare you for a successful test. That said, this book could certainly help.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 16, 2009

    Want to be a Lawyer? Here is where to start.

    Linda Ashar's book is well organized and written out. My perception of this test has changed completely. 101 ways explains everything in such simple language that it should ease the mind of prospective law school students. Each of the 101 ways are set up with a full heading, then a very thorough breakdown of that heading with great examples.

    Ashar drives home the often misunderstood belief that it is not about being able to ace a test, or getting the highest score possible. It is about using the skills and senses the student has to the fullest of their abilities. Each school has its own idea as to what score it is watching for.

    This was a very eye-opening read. My day job is as a Paralegal in a Government Office. During the summer I meet with and train one summer student who is considering law school as the next option. I will be encouraging them to order a copy of this book if they decide to write the LSAT.

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