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How to Use This Book
Step One: Get an Overview
Read the LSAT Basics and Strategy Overview chapters. We'll discuss why you have to take the LSAT, review the structure of the LSAT, and introduce you to the general strategies and proper state of mind you'll need to master the LSAT. We'll show you how to handle the test mechanics so that you have a framework in which to apply the question strategies that you will learn in Step Two.
Step Two: Work Through the Topical Chapters
In each chapter we give you the nuts and bolts of LSAT preparation -- the strategies and techniques for every question type on the test. We'll also give you a look at the best way to approach the unscored section of the LSAT -- the Writing Sample. For each of the multiple-choice sections -- Logical Reasoning, Logic Games, and Reading Comprehension -- we'll teach you:
* Basic Principles
We explain each question type, it's purpose on the test, and general test-taking strategies.
* The Kaplan Method
We'll teach you a step-by-step method for attacking every question. We'll also teach you a method for attacking every section. By the day of the test, you'll have powerful flexible strategies and a strategic modus operandi for attacking the test.
* Crucial Question Types
Certain question types appear again and again. We'll make sure you know which questions to expect and how to handle them quickly, confidently, and accurately.
After you finish each chapter, we've given you a practice set so that you can immediately practice applying what you've learned.
Step Three: Put It All Together
In the Putting It All Together chapter, we'll review what you've learned and pull it all together, marshaling your strategies and expertise with the right mindset, so that you're in control of the entire test. With the proper test mentality, you can have everything at your fingertips -- from the contrapositive to gridding techniques, from sequencing game strategies to pacing methods. We'll also outline all of the subtle attitudinal factors, often overlooked, that are nonetheless integral so that you can perform your absolute best on the test.
Step Four: Take, Then Review, Each Real LSAT
The two real LSATs in this book will make the difference between your being ready to take the test and being ready to ace it. There's no better way to prepare for the LSAT than by taking, then reviewing, past exams. And only Kaplan has strategic explanations to every question. You'll take the tests one at a time. Then you'll spend several hours carefully reviewing each. After working through Kaplan's exclusive explanations, you'll review the appropriate chapters in this book to relearn or refine your test-taking skills. By the day of the test, you'll be ready to maximize your score.
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