LSAT Exam Prep

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LSATreg; Exam Prep COMPREHENSIVE-Succeed with comprehensive learning and practice tests Prepare with four comprehensive practice tests Analyze your test readiness and areas for further study with chapter tests Learn important test-taking strategies to maximize your score and diminish your anxiety Score Higher on the LSAT Exam! We provide you with the proven study tools and expert insight that will help you score higher on your exam. Study Tips give you advice and instruction that a personal tutor might provide. Exam Alerts provide you with hints and strategies that will help you reduce your mistakes on the exam. Practice Questions include detailed explanations of correct and incorrect answers-so you can learn the material by understanding why an answer is correct or incorrect. Comprehensive discussion of all subject areas covered by the LSAT "This book is a lifesaver! I have tried other prep-books, but they failed to provide the realistic experience that this book offers. It includes an unmatchable section on logic skills for the Logical Reasoning and Analytical Reasoning sections. This is a must have for any serious law school applicant." -Lindsey Simmons, Texas Tech University, Class of 2006 Written by Leading Experts on the LSAT Exam! Steven W. Dulan has personally prepared thousands of students for success on standardized entrance exams at locations around the United States since 1989. Steve scored in the top 1% on all of his own standardized exams. He is the author of several test prep books, has taught courses at the college and law school levels, and is the founder of Advantage Educationreg;. LSAT is a registered trademark of the Law School Admission Council, Inc., which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse, this product.

Table of Contents

Introduction to the LSATp. 1
Overview of the LSATp. 1
The LSAT Has Strong Predictive Valuep. 1
There Is Similarity from Test Date to Test Datep. 2
The Format Is Predictablep. 2
The LSAT Is a Very Difficult Testp. 2
For Best Results, Take the LSAT "Early"p. 3
Your Scorep. 3
The LSAT "Curve"p. 4
Registrationp. 4
Special Conditionsp. 4
Candidate Referral Servicep. 5
What's Nextp. 5
Preparing for the LSAT
Diagnostic Test with Answers and Explanationsp. 9
Answer Sheetp. 10
p. 12
p. 24
p. 28
Diagnostic Test Answer Keyp. 36
Diagnostic Test Explanationsp. 37
Logical Reasoningp. 37
Analytical Reasoningp. 42
Reading Comprehensionp. 58
LSAT Testing Strategiesp. 67
KSA (There Is Some Science Behind This Whole Process)p. 67
Learning Factual Information Versus Acquiring Skillsp. 67
Practicing to Internalize Skillsp. 68
Do the Easy Stuff First (It Helps You Manage Both Stress and Your Time)p. 69
Stay "on Point"p. 70
Simplifyp. 71
Anatomy of the LSATp. 71
Manage the Answer Gridp. 73
Use the Test Bookletp. 74
Guess Wiselyp. 74
Manage Stressp. 76
Relax to Succeedp. 76
Specific Relaxation Techniquesp. 77
A Note on Musicp. 78
The Impact of Mozartp. 78
What to Expect on Test Dayp. 79
Do a Dry Runp. 79
Wake Up Earlyp. 79
Dress for Successp. 79
Fuel Upp. 79
Bring Suppliesp. 80
Warm Up Your Brainp. 80
Plan a Mini-vacation (at Least!)p. 80
What's Nextp. 80
Introduction to LSAT Logicp. 81
Argumentsp. 81
Contextp. 82
Chain of Reasoningp. 83
Assumptionsp. 83
Validity, Truth, and Soundnessp. 83
Conditionalsp. 84
Contrapositivep. 85
Sufficiency and Necessityp. 86
Compound Conditionalsp. 87
Negationp. 87
Fallaciesp. 88
Slippery Slopep. 89
Correlation-Causationp. 89
Equivocationp. 90
Ad Hominem Argumentsp. 90
Appeal to Authorityp. 91
Appeal to Majority/Quantity-Quality Fallacyp. 91
Circular Argumentp. 92
Begging the Questionp. 92
Reductio Ad Absurdump. 92
Sampling Errorp. 92
Percent Versus Numberp. 93
What's Nextp. 93
LSAT Logical Reasoningp. 95
Anatomy of a Logical Reasoning Questionp. 96
Plan of Attack for a Logical Reasoning Sectionp. 96
Plan of Attack for Logical Reasoning Questionsp. 97
Logical Reasoning Question Typesp. 98
Question Type: Assumptionp. 99
Question Type: Weaken/Strengthenp. 101
Question Type: Conclusionp. 102
Question Type: Method of Argumentp. 104
Question Type: Principlep. 105
Question Type: Point of Contentionp. 106
Question Type: Role of Factp. 107
Question Type: Flawp. 109
Question Type: Paradoxp. 110
Question Type: Parallel Structurep. 111
Practice Logical Reasoning Questionsp. 114
Answers and Explanationsp. 126
LSAT Analytical Reasoningp. 131
Anatomy of an Analytical Reasoning Scenariop. 132
Plan of Attack for an Analytical Reasoning Sectionp. 132
Plan of Attack for an Analytical Reasoning Scenariop. 133
Analytical Reasoning Scenario Typesp. 135
LSAT Reading Comprehensionp. 169
General Strategiesp. 170
Choose a Passage to Attack Firstp. 170
Consider "Sacrificing" One Passagep. 170
Read the Question Stems Firstp. 171
Determine the Main Idea of the Passagep. 171
Skim the Rest of the Passage for General Structurep. 172
Answer the Questionsp. 173
Common Question Typesp. 175
Question Type: Main Idea/Primary Purposep. 176
Question Type: Specific Detailp. 177
Question Type: Purpose of Detailp. 177
Question Type: Conclusion/Inferencep. 177
Question Type: Extrapolationp. 178
Question Type: Structurep. 178
Question Type: Weakenp. 179
Question Type: Strengthenp. 179
Question Type: Analogyp. 179
Question Type: Author's Attitudep. 180
Question Type: Exceptp. 180
Practice Questionsp. 181
Practice Question Answers and Explanationsp. 184
LSAT Essay Writingp. 187
Writing Techniquesp. 188
Carefully Read the Promptp. 188
Plan Your Essayp. 188
Clearly State Your Positionp. 188
Provide Relevant Examplesp. 189
Write Your Essayp. 189
The Decision Promptp. 190
Essay Templatep. 190
Information Categoriesp. 191
Sample Decision Promptp. 192
Sample Decision Prompt Responsesp. 192
The Argument Promptp. 194
Sample Argument Promptp. 195
Sample Argument Prompt Responsesp. 196
Practice Writing Promptsp. 197
Decision Promptp. 197
Argument Promptp. 201
Practicing for the LSAT
Practice Test 1 with Answers and Explanationsp. 207
Answer Sheetp. 208
p. 210
p. 220
p. 226
p. 234
Practice Test Answer Keyp. 242
Explanationsp. 243
Logical Reasoningp. 243
Analytical Reasoningp. 247
Reading Comprehensionp. 257
Logical Reasoningp. 262
Practice Test 2 with Answers and Explanationsp. 267
Answer Sheetp. 268
p. 270
p. 274
p. 284
p. 292
Practice Test Answer Keyp. 304
Explanationsp. 305
Analytical Reasoningp. 305
Logical Reasoningp. 317
Reading Comprehensionp. 321
Logical Reasoningp. 326
Practice Test 3 with Answers and Explanationsp. 333
Answer Sheetp. 334
p. 336
p. 344
p. 354
p. 358
Practice Test Answer Keyp. 367
Explanationsp. 368
Reading Comprehensionp. 368
Logical Reasoningp. 372
Analytical Reasoningp. 376
Logical Reasoningp. 385
Practice Test 4 with Answers and Explanationsp. 391
Answer Sheetp. 392
p. 394
p. 402
p. 412
p. 424
Practice Test Answer Keyp. 430
Explanationsp. 431
Reading Comprehensionp. 431
Logical Reasoningp. 436
Logical Reasoningp. 440
Analytical Reasoningp. 445
LSAT Vocabulary Listp. 457
Categorization of LSAT Question Typesp. 481
LSAT Question Typesp. 481
Analogyp. 481
Assumptionp. 481
Author's Attitudep. 481
Conclusion/Inferencep. 482
Exceptp. 482
Extrapolationp. 482
Flawp. 483
Main Idea/Primary Purposep. 483
Method of Argumentp. 483
Paradoxp. 483
Parallelp. 484
Point of Contentionp. 484
Principlep. 484
Purpose of Detailp. 485
Role of Factp. 485
Specific Detailp. 485
Strengthenp. 485
Structurep. 486
Weakenp. 486
Additional Resourcesp. 487
LSAC Resourcesp. 487
Advantage Educationp. 487
Human Resourcesp. 487
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