Law School Admission Test, or LSAT is a
standardized test developed and put into use in 1948
the test has gone through various revisions over the
years, both in terms of content and scoring
practice. LSAT utilized today by all
Association-accredited law schools as a means of
providing a more objective method, through which
potential law students can be evaluated.
In its current incarnation is the LSAT consists of
five sections, containing multiple choice questions.
Four of these sections are scored; a fifth section
includes experimental questions and is not scored,
but will be used in the development of questions of
future studies. Finally, there is an additional
section with a written test, which is not scored.
Four scored sections of the LSAT address logical
thinking (two separate sections), analytical
reasoning, and reading comprehension.
Each of the two logical reasoning sections-includes
a series of questions that illustrate a set of facts
or an argument. After each question, you will be
directed to identify a statement that would enhance
or weaken the point argument identify a logical flaw
in the argument, or identify the argument essential
assumption. Although the question order is random,
the questions tend to get far from the easiest to
the most complex.
Analytical reasoning section of the LSAT is often
referred to as the game logic. The material in this
section generally requires that you order, group, or
match the various items presented. Each query has a
setup that provides some basic information on the
particular situation. You are taken to make certain
deductions from the limited information.
In recent years, this part of the study consists of
three individual passages, each containing around
500 words. You are directed to identify the author's
main idea or theme, draw certain inferences from it
material, describe how the passage is structured and
identify certain specific pieces of information from
the text. There are typically as many as eight
questions for each passage.
There is an additional comparative reading section,
providing different perspectives on a particular
subject or something.
Written test section of the LSAT is at the end of
the study. You are presented with a particular
problem, and two identified criteria for formulating
a decision. You must select an option and write
essay favors one of these criteria over the other.
Controversial topics are avoided, so you are not
likely to have a strong, preexisting bias towards
Different points systems and scales have been used
with LSAT over the years. The current system runs
120-180, and the median score is approximately 151.
When you apply the law, LSAT scores are
automatically reported to this institution. Without
knowing your score, you can cancel this report not
later than six calendar days of the test.
Although the score from this particular test
session will not be reported to any law school, a
law school in which you are using in the future.
You can take the LSAT multiple times, be advised
that a test was taken on this date.