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Breaking Down the LSAT

If you’ve ever dreamed of getting into law school, you know the LSAT test is an integral part of the admission process. It provides a standard measure of acquired reading and verbal reasoning skills that law schools can use as one of several factors in assessing applicants. It’s important to be as prepared as possible before you take the test, to achieve our dreams of getting accepted to your school of choice. Here is a breakdown of what to expect on the LSAT:

What Is The LSAT?

The LSAT, or Law School Admission Test, is a 101-question, multiple-choice test for applicants to law schools. As part of the admission process, American Bar Association (ABA)-approved law schools, most Canadian law schools, and many other law schools require applicants to take the LSAT.

What Types Of Questions Are Asked?

The LSAT is composed of these sections: Logical Reasoning, Analytical Reasoning, Reading Comprehension, and unscored experimental section and an essay.

Logical Reasoning

  • This section assesses your ability to analyze and evaluate arguments. Not only will you have to determine whether arguments are strong or weak, but you’ll also have to understand precisely what causes that strength or weakness.
  • There are two sections, with 25 questions on each section and you will have 35 minutes per section to complete it.

Analytical Reasoning

  • This section assesses your skills in basic logic, including deductive reasoning and finding structure within organized data. You must be able to determine relationships between concepts, analyze situations and draw conclusions based on set guidelines, and apply logic to ambiguous or complex situations
  • There are 25 questions in this section and will have 35 minutes to complete it.

Reading Comprehension

  • This section presents scholarly passages and assesses your ability to identify main ideas and details, draw inferences, and make extrapolations.
  • There are 27 questions, with 35 minutes allotted to answer them.

The Essay

  • The essay section of the LSAT, tests your ability to form an argument based on given facts, support an argument and to use written English to express an idea.
  • You will have 35 minutes to complete this section.

For more information about the LSAT, click here.

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