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Our LSAT Prep
We ensure that each student receives the level of LSAT prep that is best suited and well-tailored to his or her needs in order to reach the student’s goal score. We consider many factors, including where you are in your education, when you intend to apply to law school, where you would like to apply, what previous experience or challenges you have had prepping for the LSAT (if any), and your goals for your score. From there, we develop a tutoring and study plan based on your specific needs, along with back up options if your plans change.
We make sure our students are fully prepared to handle every aspect of the test. We prep using previously-released LSATs so that students use material straight from the test maker. The LSAT in particular requires a strong command of making deductions, identifying subtle shifts in language, and deconstructing arguments, among other skills. We work with students closely to make sure they fully grasp these skills, along with step-by-step methods for answering each type of question and managing each section. The skills you’ll learn will not only help you achieve a fantastic LSAT score, but will also be vital to your success as a law student and eventually as a lawyer.
The LSAT is Different
Standardized tests can feel like an exercise in futility: learning to take a test, not how to succeed in your degree program, your subsequent career, or in life.
The LSAT is different. It actually does test the necessary skills that you will use in both law school and in your law career.
Thus, there is nothing futile about LSAT prep. Learning to take the test is necessary for success on this exam, school, and your career.
Because doing well on the LSAT and learning the skills necessary for it and correspondingly for your law career are vitally important, you need the best possible tutor.
We have the best LSAT tutors: They are practicing lawyers who ensure that you not only succeed on the LSAT but also connect what you are learning to the practice of law so that you will succeed in your career as well.
For more info on the LSAT and how to best take and prep for the test, check out some of our blog posts on the test:
- Life, Liberty, and the LSAT: an application of LSAT strategies to the show “Making a Murderer”
- For Students Studying for the LSAT: insight into the sections of the test
Information on the LSAT
The LSAT, or the Law School Admissions Test, is a standardized exam required for admission to nearly every law school approved by the American Bar Association. It is a crucial component of the application and acceptance process in law schools in the United States, Canada, and a growing number of other countries. There are over 100,000 individuals worldwide taking the LSAT each year.
LSAT Basic Information
The cost of the test is $180 per exam, and you receive one free score report. Additionally, to apply to most law schools, a subscription to the Credential Assembly Service (CAS) is needed. The subscription costs $185 and also includes one free score report.
When can you take the test
The LSAT had been offered four times a year: February, June, September or October, and December. However, beginning in 2018, the LSAT will be offered five times a year.
Additionally, while it is true that historically the LSAT didn’t allow you to retest more than three times, things have changed. Starting with the September 2017 LSAT, there will no longer be limits on the number of times you can take the exam.
Understanding the Sections
Logical Reasoning – designed to measure the ability to analyze and critically evaluate arguments. The questions are based on excerpts from a variety of literature, including but not limited to newspapers, magazines, and scholarly journals.
Analytical Reasoning – also known as the logic games section; it tests one’s ability to understand the structure of relationships and to draw logical conclusions about that structure. The parts of the logic games are as follows 1) A premise that establishes the game’s scenario and how the subjects are involved, including their relationship to each other. 2) A series of conditions that restrict certain relationships among the subjects. 3) A logical progression of questions on the viable relationships among the subjects.
Reading Comprehension – evaluates the ability to identify main ideas and details and to draw inferences and make extrapolations on scholarly passages. It consists of four passages, each with a set of five to eight questions. One of the readings will be a comparative passage, which has two short passages. The reading passages are drawn from a variety of subjects in biological and physical science, social science, humanities, and topic areas related to law.
There are five 35-minute sections but only 4 of them count towards your score. The extra section is known as the variable or experimental section. It is used to “pretest” new items.
- The sections are not given in any particular order
|Section||Question Type||Number of Questions||Time|
|Logical Reasoning I||Argument-based multiple choice||24-26||35 mins|
|Logical Reasoning II||Argument-based multiple choice||24-26||35 mins|
|Analytical Reasoning (logic games)||Multiple-choice based on logic games passages||23-24||35 mins|
|Reading Comprehension||Passage- based multiple choice||26-28||35 mins|
|Writing Sample||Essay Writing||1||30 mins|
How is it scored
The test is scored on a scale of 120 – 180. The average score is 150, and most competitive law schools are looking for a 162 or higher. Additionally, the scaled score is based on a raw score of 99, 100, or 101 questions.