Taking the Law School Admission Test?
What is the LSAT? LSAT is about 1 and a quarter hour long test in five sections. Your ability to read and comprehend the test paper as quickly as possible will give you the best chance of answering the questions and thus your best chance of gaining entrance to law school.
I have some tips and advice to help you.
First and most importantly find out the LSAT dates!
Remember – you can only sit the test 3 times in any two year period and what do you think your entrance chances will be if you pass on your third attempt – competing with those who pass first time round?
Aim to pass brilliantly the first time – to ensure your future law career.
LSAT Reading Comprehension Test
The reading comprehension test is one of the major sections of the LSAT test. When you compare it with the tests in other sections, specifically the Logic Games, and the Logical Reasoning sections, you should notice that, well, you’ve probably taken about a million of these kinds of reading tests, and that helps you feel a lot more confident about your ability to perform well on this particular part. When that happens, you’re more likely to just ignore it and hope for the best when it comes to improving your results.
However, that doesn’t mean that the Reading Comprehension test should be ignored. Actually, it means just the opposite; with a few LSAT reading comprehension tips in hand, you can actually improve your score more drastically in this section than in any other.
Reading Comprehension Tips – Practice
The first step is to try and find a good LSAT reading comprehension book, and practice. While there are many options the LSAT Reading Comprehension Bible is our favorite. There are dozens of other options out there, and they all have some value, but some are certainly better than others. Before investing in anything too expensive, you might want to visit the local library, because you can often find a few test taking books there as well.
There’s really no other way to say it: Doing plenty of LSAT reading comprehension practice questions will be necessary for success. My tips on reading comprehension
Understanding LSAT Prep – What’s in the Test
The first thing to do is to know about the test you’re going to be taking. The LSAT, or Law School Admissions Test, is one of the biggest components of getting into a good law school. It is a standardized test created by the LSAC, the Law School Admissions Council. In fact, finding a law school without LSAT requirements in the United States is going to be a difficult process, since it is not only important for admissions there, but also for your certification from the American Bar Association (ABA).
The LSAT is made up of tests designed to challenge you on specific skills Instead of testing you on specific information. There are three different tests, the Logical Reasoning test, the Logic Games test, and the Reading Comprehension test. These tests, each of which is given multiple times in short segments, make up the entire LSAT test. LSAT scoring
Of course, you can get a lot of specific reading comprehension materials all over this site, but the other sections require a little more specific information.
There are many books to help you with your LSAT preparation and they change every year – so it’s hard to recommend any of them. However, there is one piece of advice – the LSAC are the controlling body. LSAC administer the system, set the tests, grade the tests, and issue the results – so you want to be totally on top of what LSAC are doing THIS year.
Each year LSAC issue a book with a number (usually 10) sample tests that are current for the year. I strongly recommend that you buy that book and do as many (all) of the sample tests.
DVD’s to help with your preparations
There are a heap of DVDs to help you prepare for LSAT. Some of the focus on preparing you for the test whilst others use the dvd run time to run simulated test scenarios. I haven’t seen one of these test simulation videos so I wonder what happens on the video when your supposed to be answering questions? Here’s a list of LSAT DVD’s remember to keep an eye on the year!