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What Is the LSAT?
The LSAT exam is the law school entrance exam which all prospective students must take to demonstrate their knowledge and abilities to colleges, similar to the SAT or ACT exams for undergraduate degrees. The test is very similar in structure to the SAT exam in that there are multiple choice questions which are graded and an ungraded writing section, however there are some differences.
The LSAT has four sections: two logical reasoning sections with around 25 questions, one analytical reasoning section comprised of four logic games with around 6 questions each, and one reading comprehension section with around 25 multiple choice questions. The test also requires a writing sample, although it is not graded. The test is scored from 120 to 180, with the average being 150.
How Tutoring Helps
It is highly recommended that students who will be taking the LSAT take prep classes. These classes not only explain methods to answer each of the different types of questions that will be tested on the exam but also impart strategies students should use to determine the correct answer if they are unable to solve the problem outright. These strategies and skills are extremely useful outside of the test and have tremendous carryover value into all other school subjects as well as future job interviews and assessments.
For example, the logic games often include complex scheduling problems involving many different parameters which must be solved to get the correct answer. This is a skill that would be useful in future jobs where one may have to balance and work through complex models or scheduling conflicts.