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LSAT For Dummies, 2nd Edition

LSAT For Dummies, 2nd Edition

Lisa Zimmer Hatch, Scott A. Hatch, Amy Hackney Blackwell

ISBN: 978-1-118-67809-1

Feb 2014

432 pages



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.

Introduction 1

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

Index 401