The LSAT test is the well known law school admission test used by law schools to assess the ability of potential undergraduates by assessing their logical and verbal reasoning skills. The test is currently available in the United States, Canada and Australia. All tests are administered by LSAC (Law Schools Admission Council).
The official test contains several sections:
The logical reasoning section consists of a paragraph that presents either an argument or a short set of facts. The paragraph is immediately followed by a prompt asking you to find the argument's assumption, any alternate conclusions and logical omissions or even errors in the argument itself.
This section usually contains several passages of around 400–500 words, one passage each related to law, arts and humanities, physical sciences, and social sciences, with 5–8 questions per passage. The questions ask the examinee to determine the author's main idea, find information in the passage, draw inferences from the text, and describe the structure of the passage.
The current official test contains a single analytical reasoning section, which people usually refer to as the ‘logic’ section. There are four different logic puzzles which generally involve grouping, matching, and ordering elements. Each question requires the test taker to follow rules and occasionally modify the existing rules and reorganise the information quickly.
Current tests in 2010 (and expected in 2011) contain one experimental section which is solely used to test new questions for future exams. The final score is unaffected by the unscored section, however the examinee is NOT informed which section of the exam will be the experimental section, since doing so would compromise the accuracy of the collected data.
The writing sample is always the last section of the test. The writing sample is provided in the form of a decision prompt, which provides the test taker with a problem and two criteria for making a decision. The test taker will have to write an essay supporting one of two options over the other.
Each of these multiple choice sections takes around 35-minutes to complete. Remember that one of these sections is the unscored experimental section which counts as nothing towards your final score but is used for future exams. The last section is usually the long writing sample.
Our exam focuses on the core reasoning sections and also includes bonus problem solving questions. All of these questions are great for improving your problem solving abilities ready for the actual exam.
LSAT is a standardized test and LSAC will adjust raw overall scores to collect the normalized scores. These are usually scaled from a low of 120 to a high of 180. We recommend that you aim for at least 75% on our test to be sure of being prepared for the actual test.
Why do you need to take the LSAT
Well, the LSAT is generally considered a critical part of the law school admissions process in the United States, along with GPA in some cases. Most law schools are selective in their choice, and the LSAT is just one of the methods of differentiating candidates.
Like the SAT and ACT, the LSAT is an undergraduate level exam that serves as a standardized, objective measure of a law school applicant.
How many times can I take the test
Undergraduate students can take the test only three times in a two year period without obtaining an exemption from a law school. Each actual LSAT score received in the past five years is reported to the law school during the application process, as well as the average of all scores on record for that candidate. However, for the admission process, many law schools only take the highest score on record, others will use the average score.
Our free practice test for LSAT covers the full range of logic and reasoning questions and is the ideal LSAT training simulator. All candidates hoping to take the administration LSAT exam should be able to demonstrate competence in all aspects of reasoning practices. We also recommend that you study LSAT preparation books to ensure full preparedness.
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