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A detailed study guide that guarantees a high LSAT score
If you thought you left standardized tests back in high school, think again. LSAT For Dummies, 2rd Edition is an all-inclusive study guide arming you with tips and know-how for your next career move. This updated edition includes three full-length practice tests, a review of foundational concepts for every section, thorough explanations, and additional practice problems for all question types. Whether you're taking the LSAT for the first time or the third time, this book will provide the guidance and skill set you need to obtain a score that reflects your abilities. Instead of facing the process alone, turn to the trusted For Dummies brand for proven test-taking strategies and ample practice opportunities.
- Ideal for those who want to break into this increasingly competitive field, in which a high score on the LSAT lends prospective lawyers an undeniable advantage
- Examines every topic and common pitfalls covered in the test, which consists of five 35-minutes sections of multiple-choice questions and a 35-minute writing sample
For aspiring law school students, LSAT For Dummies is the most advantageous guide to increasing your score on a test that can make or break your legal aspirations.
About the Author
Lisa Zimmer Hatch, MA, and Scott A. Hatch, JD, have been preparing individuals to excel on standardized tests, gain admission to college, and secure careers since 1987. For nearly 30 years, they have provided their award-winning standardized test preparation throughout the world. Amy Hackney Blackwell, JD, PhD is a writer and former attorney. She holds a JD from the University of Virginia School of Law, an MA in history from Vanderbilt University, an AB from Duke University and a PhD from Clemson University.
Table of Contents
Part I: Getting Started with the LSAT 5
Chapter 1: The L Team: The LSAT and Its Administrators 7
Chapter 2: Test-Taking Basics: Setting Yourself Up for Success 17
Chapter 3: The Lowdown on Law School Admissions 27
Part II: Analytical Reasoning: Following the Rules of the Logic Game 35
Chapter 4: Gaming the Analytical Reasoning Questions 37
Chapter 5: Proper Placement: Analytical Reasoning Ordering Games 49
Chapter 6: Type Casting: Grouping Games 65
Part III: Logical Reasoning: Picking Apart an Argument 79
Chapter 7: Analyzing Arguments: The Basics of Logical Reasoning 81
Chapter 8: Conclusions, Inferences, Assumptions, and Flaws in Logical Reasoning Questions 89
Chapter 9: Strengthening and Weakening Arguments 99
Chapter 10: Examining Less Common Logical Reasoning Question Types 107
Part IV: Reading Comprehension: Read ’Em but Don’t Weep 117
Chapter 11: Rites of Passage(s): Types of Reading Passages and Questions 119
Chapter 12: Safe Landing: Mastering the Approach to Reading Comprehension 129
Part V: The Writing Sample: Penning a Persuasive Argument 147
Chapter 13: Pick a Side, Any Side: Responding to the Writing Sample Prompt 149
Chapter 14: Practice Writing Samples 155
Part VI: The Real Deal: Full-Length Practice LSATs 161
Chapter 15: Some Rainy-Day “Fun”: LSAT Practice Exam 1 163
Chapter 16: Practice Exam 1: Answers and Explanations 203
Chapter 17: Perfecting with Practice: LSAT Practice Exam 2 239
Chapter 18: Practice Exam 2: Answers and Explanations 283
Chapter 19: Even More “Fun”: LSAT Practice Exam 3 315
Chapter 20: Practice Exam 3: Answers and Explanations 353
Part VII: The Part of Tens 391
Chapter 21: Ten (Plus One) Myths about the LSAT 393
Chapter 22: Ten Kinds of Law You Can Practice 397