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5 Tips to Help You Pass the LSAT

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Obtaining good scores in the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) is very important for the candidates wishing to get admission into one of the top law schools. The LSAT does not check the knowledge a candidate has acquired so far. Rather, it determines to what extent the applicant can show their competencies in the field of law.

The LSAT is very different from other tests because of its very unique nature. The candidate wishing to clear the LSAT can easily grab the structure and the format of the test because of its very narrow focus. Here we are going to provide some tips that will help you get prepared for the LSAT.

1. Read the questions in the test carefully

There are three sections in the test in which critical information is provided. These sections are ‘Logical Reasoning‘,  ‘Analytical Reasoning‘ and ‘Logic Games‘. Most of the questions given in the test are very logical in nature. If you don’t pay attention to every word given in the test, you will misunderstand the entire logic of the test. Reading too quickly and recklessly can cause you to lose marks quickly.

2. Read everything actively

It is very important for you to ensure that you don’t miss any important information out of carelessness. For this, read everything very carefully. Keep a notebook with you in which you can take notes of all the important points.

In order to be able to answer every question accurately, make sure that you comprehend everything thoroughly. Practice reading the passage and then understand what is on the test.

3. Understand what is on the test

The content of the test should be known ahead of time so that you can prepare yourself for it. You should know the format of the test as well as the type of questions you will be required to answer in the test. In other words, you need to learn about the basics of the test. When you get the understanding of the test, you will have a better understanding of the logical reasoning arguments.

4. Pay attention to writing samples

Many students don’t get through the test because they overlooking the writing samples. Most of the law schools check the writing samples when they review the application.  Practicing 5 or 6 writing samples before writing the test will help you obtain a good score.

Don’t attempt all the questions

If you want to score well in LSAT, you should never try to attempt all the questions. Even the students who have obtained the highest percentile attempt only 65% of the questions. Attempting all the questions it not recommended, because the students who try to solve every question hurry through every section and end up answering each question in haste.

There are certain questions in the test which are designed so the students will put more time and energy in them. Sometimes is it wise to postpone these types of questions if there are some easier questions also present on the test. Prioritize the questions you answer.

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