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LSAT For Dummies


LSAT For Dummies


2. Aufl.

von: Lisa Zimmer Hatch, Scott A. Hatch, Amy Hackney Blackwell

15,99 €

Verlag: Wiley
Format: EPUB
Veröffentl.: 14.02.2014
ISBN/EAN: 9781118678091
Sprache: englisch
Anzahl Seiten: 432

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<b>A detailed study guide that guarantees a high LSAT score</b> <p>If you thought you left standardized tests back in high school, think again. <i>LSAT For Dummies, 2rd Edition</i> is an all-inclusive study guide arming you with tips and know-how for your next career move. This updated edition includes three full-length practice tests, a review of foundational concepts for every section, thorough explanations, and additional practice problems for all question types. Whether you're taking the LSAT for the first time or the third time, this book will provide the guidance and skill set you need to obtain a score that reflects your abilities. Instead of facing the process alone, turn to the trusted For Dummies brand for proven test-taking strategies and ample practice opportunities.</p> <ul> <li>Ideal for those who want to break into this increasingly competitive field, in which a high score on the LSAT lends prospective lawyers an undeniable advantage</li> <li>Examines every topic and common pitfalls covered in the test, which consists of five 35-minutes sections of multiple-choice questions and a 35-minute writing sample</li> </ul> <p>For aspiring law school students, <i>LSAT For Dummies</i> is the most advantageous guide to increasing your score on a test that can make or break your legal aspirations.</p>
<p><i>Introduction 1</i></p> <p><b>Part I: Getting Started with the LSAT 5</b></p> <p>Chapter 1: The L Team: The LSAT and Its Administrators 7</p> <p>Chapter 2: Test-Taking Basics: Setting Yourself Up for Success 17</p> <p>Chapter 3: The Lowdown on Law School Admissions 27</p> <p><b>Part II: Analytical Reasoning: Following the Rules of the Logic Game 35</b></p> <p>Chapter 4: Gaming the Analytical Reasoning Questions 37</p> <p>Chapter 5: Proper Placement: Analytical Reasoning Ordering Games 49</p> <p>Chapter 6: Type Casting: Grouping Games 65</p> <p><b>Part III: Logical Reasoning: Picking Apart an Argument 79</b></p> <p>Chapter 7: Analyzing Arguments: The Basics of Logical Reasoning 81</p> <p>Chapter 8: Conclusions, Inferences, Assumptions, and Flaws in Logical Reasoning Questions 89</p> <p>Chapter 9: Strengthening and Weakening Arguments 99</p> <p>Chapter 10: Examining Less Common Logical Reasoning Question Types 107</p> <p><b>Part IV: Reading Comprehension: Read ’Em but Don’t Weep 117</b></p> <p>Chapter 11: Rites of Passage(s): Types of Reading Passages and Questions 119</p> <p>Chapter 12: Safe Landing: Mastering the Approach to Reading Comprehension 129</p> <p><b>Part V: The Writing Sample: Penning a Persuasive Argument 147</b></p> <p>Chapter 13: Pick a Side, Any Side: Responding to the Writing Sample Prompt 149</p> <p>Chapter 14: Practice Writing Samples 155</p> <p><b>Part VI: The Real Deal: Full-Length Practice LSATs 161</b></p> <p>Chapter 15: Some Rainy-Day “Fun”: LSAT Practice Exam 1 163</p> <p>Chapter 16: Practice Exam 1: Answers and Explanations 203</p> <p>Chapter 17: Perfecting with Practice: LSAT Practice Exam 2 239</p> <p>Chapter 18: Practice Exam 2: Answers and Explanations 283</p> <p>Chapter 19: Even More “Fun”: LSAT Practice Exam 3 315</p> <p>Chapter 20: Practice Exam 3: Answers and Explanations 353</p> <p><b>Part VII: The Part of Tens 391</b></p> <p>Chapter 21: Ten (Plus One) Myths about the LSAT 393</p> <p>Chapter 22: Ten Kinds of Law You Can Practice 397</p> <p><i>Index 401</i></p>
<p><b>Lisa Zimmer Hatch, MA,</b> and <b>Scott A. Hatch, JD,</b> have been preparing individuals to excel on standardized tests, gain admission to college, and secure careers since 1987. For nearly 30 years, they have provided their award-winning standardized test preparation throughout the world. <b>Amy Hackney Blackwell, JD, PhD</b> is a writer and former attorney. She holds a JD from the University of Virginia School of Law, an MA in history from Vanderbilt University, an AB from Duke University and a PhD from Clemson University.</p>
<p><b>Learn to:</b></p> <ul> <li>Prepare for test day with expert tips and strategies</li> <li>Identify common pitfalls and increase your score</li> <li>Gain confidence by taking multiple practice tests</li> </ul> <p><b>The comprehensive, easy-to-use guide to tackling the LSAT</b></p> <p>Scoring well on the LSAT is paramount for those applying to law school, and this updated resource provides you with the latest on how to prepare for the test with three full-length practice exams and complete explanations for all question types, including those infamous “logic games.”</p> <ul> <li>Take the LSAT Plunge — get familiar with the four parts of the test and the three types of questions, and plan your test-taking tactics to maximize your chances</li> <li>Analyze this — discover the keys to analytic reasoning, with step-by-step techniques for working out the solutions of the test’s logic games</li> <li>Pick an argument — pinpoint conclusions, assumptions, and flaws in logical reasoning questions, and strengthen and support your arguments</li> <li>Reading and writing — get acquainted with reading comprehension passages and questions, and wow ‘em with a well-argued writing sample</li> <li>Practice, practice — there’s a reason they call it “law practice.” It starts here, with three full-length, full-strength practice LSATs</li> </ul> <p><b>Open the book and find:</b></p> <ul> <li>A review of foundational concepts for every test section</li> <li>Details on logic questions and pitfalls to avoid</li> <li>Advice on how to analyze arguments</li> <li>Strategies for analyze arguments</li> <li>Ways to combat test-taking anxiety</li> <li>What admissions officers are really looking for</li> <li>Ten myths about the LSAT</li> </ul>

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