The LSAT’s Writing Sample is the last section of the intellectual marathon. After a day spent navigating Analytical Reasoning, Logical Reasoning, and Reading Comprehension, many LSAT takers experience waning motivation.
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Since the beginning of your education, you have had to read passages and then answer questions about them. In that respect, the LSAT’s Reading Comprehension’s format will be familiar.
The LSAT’s Logical Reasoning is all about arguments and the test taker’s ability to evaluate them. You’ll be given a short passage and a question stem. It’s your job to select the right answer from five possibilities.
Law school students and lawyers make, evaluate, deconstruct, and refute arguments. The LSAT’s Logical Reasoning is your introduction to this usage of critical thinking skills. With time and practice, you will learn to identify and understand arguments, evidence, and conclusions.
Specifically, you will have questions about inferences which logically follow a passage:
By the time someone contemplates the LSAT, he or she has probably already had experience with standardized tests and entrance exams. And yet, an encounter with the LSAT's Analytical Reasoning is unlike any other.
The LSAT bills itself as a test that does not require preparation. Technically, they’re correct. You don’t need to memorize math formulas or vocabulary words. The questions ask you to reason answers based on the information provided.