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Information about the LSAT

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.

  • 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:

LSAT Scoring

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.

LSAT Format

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
SectionQuestion TypeNumber of QuestionsTime
Logical Reasoning IArgument-based multiple choice24-2635 mins
Logical Reasoning IIArgument-based multiple choice24-2635 mins
Analytical Reasoning (logic games)Multiple-choice based on logic games passages23-2435 mins
Reading ComprehensionPassage- based multiple choice26-2835 mins
Writing SampleEssay Writing1

30 mins

Frequently Asked Questions


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.

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.

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 LSAT Exam Sections

Logical Reasoning is 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.

Here’s a link to a blog post on what to eat. Please bring a snack — it will help give you an edge for the last half of the test. As part of your snack, bring water or another drink to keep yourself hydrated — hydration is key for avoiding a foggy brain.
  • No. Why? Because not all mechanical pencils are #2 pencils, and the scantron machine only picks up #2 lead. So, to avoid students completing the test with a mechanical pencil that will make their answers invisible to the scantron machine, the ACT requires all students to use a regular #2 pencil. Also, a slightly dull pencil is actually preferable for bubbling in the answers on the scantron because it takes more time to fill in the scantron bubbles with a pencil that has a sharp point.
  • While mechanical pencils are banned, I actually still use a mechanical pencil on the real test when I write the essay. No proctor has ever said
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    anything to me about doing so, and I find it much easier to write a long essay with a pencil that maintains a sharp point, i.e. a mechanical pencil. I get the mechanical pencils that look like regular pencils, so that might be the reason a proctor has never mentioned it. Worst case scenario, the proctor would just tell you to use a different pencil if they “caught” you, so there’s no penalty for doing so. Just make sure that the mechanical pencil writes with #2 lead.

Dress comfortably. Wear a sweater and a T-shirt underneath. Who knows what the temperature will be in the classroom, so students will want to have options to make themselves comfortable.

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