Students who plan to prepare for the LSAT begin by taking a diagnostic test. Tutors use the results to help the student realistically assess his or her goals and to design a curriculum ideally suited to that student. Our individualized approach to LSAT preparation has led to dramatic score improvements, sharper reasoning skills, and heightened self-confidence for our students. We emphasize a thorough analysis of the exam itself, a detailed evaluation of the student's strengths and weaknesses, and the development of an individual program that meets the student's needs. Tutors present methods for identifying and understanding the specific question types encountered on the exam. Meetings, homework, and timed practice tests all provide opportunities for the exercise and refinement of the individually tailored approaches to each section of the test.
A separate set of guidelines is geared to the LSAT's writing sample, which is weighed in admissions decisions at certain law schools. Because law school faculty as well as admissions officers may read these samples, we teach students how to compose an essay that would be an appropriate argumentative response to a law school examination question.
Length of Program
Our full program is rigorous and comprehensive. Typically, our students dedicate a few months to working on the LSAT. A student interested in preparing for the LSAT should realistically assess the likelihood of admission to law school based on his or her undergraduate GPA and projected performance on the LSAT. Students who have completed our program achieve their best possible results on this important exam.
What Kind of Exam Is It?
- The LSAT is a paper-and-pencil test that plays a pivotal role in law school admissions.
- By most accounts, the LSAT is weighed at least as heavily as the undergraduate grade point average (GPA) in determining a candidate's "Academic Index" at the majority of selective law schools. In some cases, the LSAT counts for more than the college GPA.
When Is It Taken?
- The LSAT is usually offered four times a year: February, June, October, and December.
- Many of our students choose to study over the summer in preparation for the October test administration.
|Section||Number of Questions||Minutes per Section||Content|
|Logical Reasoning||49-51||2 35-minute sections||Multiple-choice questions that ask the test-taker to identify and assess reasoning in given arguments|
|Analytic Reasoning||22-24||35||Multiple-choice questions that ask the test-taker to make inferences based on a series of specified constraints and conditions|
|Reading Comprehension||26-28||35||Multiple-choice critical reading questions based on given passages|
|Essay||1||35||Two essay prompts that ask the test-taker to:
|Experimental (unscored and unidentified)||Varies||35||Logical Reasoning, Analytic Reasoning, or Reading Comprehension multiple-choice questions|
How Is It Scored?
- Based on the test-taker's performance on the multiple-choice portions of the LSAT, test scores range from 120 to 180.
- The essay is unscored, but it is photocopied and sent to the applicant's selected law schools as part of the LSAT score report.
For additional information about preparing and registering for the LSAT, follow the link below to the Law School Admission Council's official website:
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External Link: http://www.lsac.org (link will open in a new window)