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LSAT For Dummies (with Free Online Practice Tests), 2nd Edition

LSAT For Dummies (with Free Online Practice Tests), 2nd Edition

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

ISBN: 978-1-118-67845-9

Aug 2014

432 pages



Increase your score on the LSAT

If you're preparing for law school, your single biggest hurdle is the Law School Admission Test or LSAT. This three and a half hour exam consisting of five multiple choice sections and one timed writing sample can make or break your legal aspirations.

Fortunately, LSAT For Dummies, Premier PLUS 2nd Edition—now with access to practice tests online prepares you for the LSAT by giving you proven test-taking strategies and ample practice opportunities. From the book you'll gain the vital tools you need to understand the reasoning behind analytical reasoning, get a handle on logical reasoning, flaunt your talent in the writing section, master reading comprehension, and much more. Plus, go online and study wherever and whenever with free access to additional LSAT practice opportunities; and the ability to create customized practice in the subjects you need to study the most.

  • Includes proven strategies to help you identify common pitfalls and increase your score
  • Lets you test your skills with practice problems for every question type
  • Premier edition offers additional test-taking opportunities online

If you're an aspiring lawyer and want to put your best foot forward, LSAT For Dummies, Premier 2nd Edition has you covered.

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  241

Chapter 18: Practice Exam 2: Answers and Explanations  285

Chapter 19: Even More “Fun”: LSAT Practice Exam 3  317

Chapter 20: Practice Exam 3: Answers and Explanations  355

Part VII: The Part of Tens  395

Chapter 21: Ten (Plus One) Myths about the LSAT  397

Chapter 22: Ten Kinds of Law You Can Practice 401

Index  405