Tips for Taking the LSAT Analytical Reasoning Section
Part of the LSAT For Dummies Cheat Sheet
The analytical reasoning section of the LSAT offers four logic problems followed by 5–8 questions for each problem. The LSAT analytical reasoning problems can be tough, but don't despair. If you work the problems correctly, the answers are usually instantly clear. Try these tips for taking the analytical section of the LSAT:
Stay calm; keep focused.
Work one problem at a time; work the whole problem, and then move on to the next one.
Do as much thinking as possible before you tackle the questions.
Read the facts carefully.
Draw a diagram and rewrite the rules in shorthand.
Make connections and deductions.
Read the questions carefully.
Check all answers; eliminate the wrong ones.
Choose an answer and hit the next question.
When you finish one problem, forget it, and clear your brain for the next one.