“Early Bird” Starts – LSAT Logic and Language
“Early Bird” start date for the next LSAT
How Early Should You Start Your LSAT Prep?
This is a common question. But, remember this:
Your grades are a bigger factor in law admissions than your LSAT score. Therefore, you should not allow your LSAT preparation to interfere with your school in any significant way.
As a result, for the most part our advice is to NOT get into LSAT prep in a serious way until your exams are finished in April. Remember, that the difference between an “A” and a “B” grade can be as little as a few extra hours of study!
Early Bird Prep For Those Who Want To Get Started Now!
What should be the focus of LSAT preparation? To answer this you must understand what the LSAT is about.
The LSAT is a test of:
Reading and reasoning in the context of the logical reasoning, reading comprehension and analytical reasoning question types.
The LSAT does NOT test a particular set of background skills (although conditional reasoning is a concept that is at the root of many question types).
LSAT questions require you to clearly understand:
* the main point or conclusion;
* the justification or reason for the main point or conclusion; and
* how that justification bears on that main point or conclusion.
In addition, you may also be asked to recognize inferences that can or cannot be made from this information.
These skills which consist of:
1. Reading – What is being said and why?
2. Reasoning – How does the justification bear on the conclusion?
3. Recognizing inappropriate inferences (many of which are attractive)
4. Making appropriate inferences (many of which are disguised)
are what the LSAT is designed to test.
Make no mistake! LSAT test takers have difficulty with these skills. (That’s what a low LSAT score represents!)
In our years of teaching LSAT courses, we have learned that, that the average test taker does NOT read LSAT questions efficiently and accurately. (That’s why they get average scores.) This is no surprise. LSAT questions are designed to obfuscate the main point. LSAT accomplishes this in highly predictable ways.
Richardson – Mastering The LSAT Students – They are included free with our Mastering The LSAT course. You are required to pay the full course fee at the start of the seminar.
Richardson – One or Two weekend course students – You are entitled to one seminar for free. The charge is $75 for each additional seminar. Your course fee is payable at the start of the seminar.
Non-Richardson LSAT stutdents – $150 per seminar.