Scott Emerson began his work with Kaplan in 2004 after achieving a 99th percentile LSAT score. He is a veteran classroom instructor, an experienced and highly demanded private tutor, and a trainer of excellent Kaplan instructors. In his seven years with Kaplan he has helped over 2000 students achieve LSAT success, with nearly 200 of those students reporting scores above the 90th percentile. He has been actively involved in the evolution of Kaplan's proven approach to the LSAT, bringing his expertise to the research and development of a cutting-edge curriculum that has made Reading Comprehension approachable to students around the world. He currently teaches and resides in the Los Angeles area.
Kaplan LSAT Reading Comprehension Strategies and Tacticsby Scott Emerson
Future law school students know that LSAT scores counts for 50 percent of their admission package. With top law schools routinely accepting fewer than 15 percent/b>
New from one of Kaplan’s top LSAT instructors—focused strategies, all real LSAT questions, and targeted review to help students master the Reading Comprehension section of the LSAT!
Future law school students know that LSAT scores counts for 50 percent of their admission package. With top law schools routinely accepting fewer than 15 percent of their applicants and competition for limited places at law schools increasing, students know how important it is to get the highest score possible on the LSAT.
Kaplan LSAT Reading Comprehension Strategies and Tactics is the new comprehensive study guide designed to prepare students for the Reading Comprehension section of the LSAT, through thorough invaluable analysis and detailed practice with only real LSAT questions. In Kaplan LSAT Reading Comprehension Strategies and Tactics, author Scott Emerson, one of Kaplan’s most sought-after LSAT instructors, clearly outlines the steps needed to approach the different types of reading comprehension questions a test taker would encounter on the actual LSAT, and offers engaging and effective strategies to help students master the exam and get into the law school of their choice.
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- Actual practice questions from the LSAT, for the most realistic practice and preparation
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While Reading Comprehension is the section of the LSAT for which most law school aspirants feel most comfortable, it should not be neglected in your preparation. While there are two sections of Logical Reasoning that count towards your score and only one section of both Reading Comprehension and Logic Games, the Reading Comprehension section is the biggest individual section. There are 26 to 28 questions on the Reading Comp section, generally 25 questions on the Logical Reasoning section, and only 22 to 24 questions on the Logic Games section. Also, to many that have mastered the LSAT, the Reading Comp section is objectively the toughest once the patterns and techniques for Logical Reasoning and Logic Games have been mastered. The Reading Comp section is the most time pressured section at that point, with the four passages to read and the large number of questions to answer. Also Reading Comprehension on the LSAT is simply different from the reading skills that most non-lawyers exercise in their school and professional lives. LSAT-reading, like lawyer-reading, is about efficiency and working under time pressure, yet still retaining sufficient meticulousness. Can you wade through a pile of discovery documents, a stack of pleadings, or an expert witness report and quickly glean the important, legally relevant morsels? After attending George Washington University Law School and a 12 year practice as a federal court litigator, I now teach LSAT preparation courses and write curriculum for Kaplan, Inc. All the Kaplan strategies for Reading Comprehension are comprehensively presented in my colleague Scott Emerson's "Kaplan LSAT Reading Comprehension Strategies and Tactics." If you are planning to take the LSAT in the next 6 months and considering preparing on your own, I would start with Kaplan's Logical Reasoning Strategies by Dr. Deborah Katz, since Logical Reasoning drives your score and your percentages on LR will tell you whether you are on track to get the score you need without taking a course. However, if you are well ahead of the game and considering taking the LSAT over a year or so from now, then you actually should start with Reading Comprehension because you may very well need to significantly change ingrained reading habits, which can take time. Scott's book will teach you the Kaplan Methods, show you the patterns inherent in LSAT reading passages and guide you in working through the timing pressures of this section of the LSAT. You will learn to look beyond the dense factual information and hone in on the points of view and debates inherent in the passages. You will see how most of the questions can be answered from a few emphasized, opinionated places in the passage. If you are starting your preparation that early, you should also broaden the scope of your outside reading materials. Start reading lots of editorials, as well as social science and natural science journals. Apply the reading techniques that Scott shows you to those materials as well. John Fritschie, Esq. Kaplan LSAT Faculty