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LSAT For Dummies, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-1-118-67805-3
432 pages
February 2014
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Introduction 1

Part I: Getting Started with the LSAT 5

Chapter 1: The L Team: The LSAT and Its Administrators 7

Chapter 2: Test-Taking Basics: Setting Yourself Up for Success 17

Chapter 3: The Lowdown on Law School Admissions 27

Part II: Analytical Reasoning: Following the Rules of the Logic Game 35

Chapter 4: Gaming the Analytical Reasoning Questions 37

Chapter 5: Proper Placement: Analytical Reasoning Ordering Games 49

Chapter 6: Type Casting: Grouping Games 65

Part III: Logical Reasoning: Picking Apart an Argument 79

Chapter 7: Analyzing Arguments: The Basics of Logical Reasoning 81

Chapter 8: Conclusions, Inferences, Assumptions, and Flaws in Logical Reasoning Questions 89

Chapter 9: Strengthening and Weakening Arguments 99

Chapter 10: Examining Less Common Logical Reasoning Question Types 107

Part IV: Reading Comprehension: Read ’Em but Don’t Weep 117

Chapter 11: Rites of Passage(s): Types of Reading Passages and Questions 119

Chapter 12: Safe Landing: Mastering the Approach to Reading Comprehension 129

Part V: The Writing Sample: Penning a Persuasive Argument 147

Chapter 13: Pick a Side, Any Side: Responding to the Writing Sample Prompt 149

Chapter 14: Practice Writing Samples 155

Part VI: The Real Deal: Full-Length Practice LSATs 161

Chapter 15: Some Rainy-Day “Fun”: LSAT Practice Exam 1 163

Chapter 16: Practice Exam 1: Answers and Explanations 203

Chapter 17: Perfecting with Practice: LSAT Practice Exam 2 239

Chapter 18: Practice Exam 2: Answers and Explanations 283

Chapter 19: Even More “Fun”: LSAT Practice Exam 3 315

Chapter 20: Practice Exam 3: Answers and Explanations 353

Part VII: The Part of Tens 391

Chapter 21: Ten (Plus One) Myths about the LSAT 393

Chapter 22: Ten Kinds of Law You Can Practice 397

Index 401

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