The only proven way to perform well on the LSAT is to practice, practice, practice. And the best way to practice is by working through questions from official LSAT exams. The LSAC publishes released LSAT questions in the form of PrepTests in its 10 New Actual, Official LSAT PrepTests book series and the Official LSAT SuperPrep. However, except for the Official LSAT SuperPrep, the LSAC publications provide LSAT questions and answers without explanations. The more useful resources are those that provide step-by-step guidance or detailed explanations as to how to solve the problems as they will help you learn from your errors and improve your performance. To master Analytical Reasoning (logic games) questions, you will need to learn diagramming techniques and strategies to solve each game type that has appeared on the LSAT. For Logical Reasoning questions, you will need to understand the principles of the logic on which the questions are based. And for Reading Comprehension questions, you must not only be able to recognize key words and phrases in the text that will help you anticipate questions, but also be able to read in the way that the LSAT demands. Here are resources that offer practice questions with detailed analyses of the answers.
Manhattan LSAT offers free sample questions on its website for the Logic Games and Logical Reasoning sections. The samples have detailed explanations that mirror Manhattan LSAT’s approach to logic questions. Additionally, sample problems can be found for all three sections in their respective Manhattan LSAT strategy guide. 170+ test taker approaches are explained for each of the sample questions in the strategy guides. Finally, free explanations to all LSAT questions ever written are available on the Manhattan LSAT Forum.
Law School Admissions Council
The Law School Admissions Council offers free sample LSAT questions on its website, LSAC.org, including 14 Reading Comprehensions questions, 8 Analytical Reasoning questions, and 9 Logical Reasoning questions. LSAC also includes directions for each question type, explanations for each answer, and the comparative level of difficulty of each question. For more practice, the LSAC published the Official LSAT SuperPrep that includes PrepTests from February 1996, February 1999, and February 2000, along with explanations, plus sample Comparative Reading questions and explanations.
Fox Test Prep
Each volume of Fox Test Prep’s Cheating the LSAT series focuses on one official LSAT and provides a detailed analysis of each question. While Fox Test Prep has been around for only a handful of years, their books are quickly increasing in popularity and have received positive reviews from students. Cheating the LSAT gives detailed, yet succinct explanations for each question, peppered with a dose of refreshing humor. While some prep books gather practice tests and questions from LSATs that are 20 years old, Fox uses the most recent tests that are available. The author, Nathan Fox, scored a 179 on the February 2007 test.
PowerScore publishes the LSAT "Test Preparation Bible Series" that includes concept books and companion workbooks for each of the 3 LSAT multiple-choice question types: Analytical Reasoning/Logic Games, Logical Reasoning and Reading Comprehension. The workbooks contain drills and practice questions from official LSAT exams, along with detailed explanations as to how to work through each question. In addition, by purchasing a book you gain access to additional PowerScore practice questions online.
Outside LSAT’s Advanced LSAT Practice: 905 Difficult Logical Reasoning, Games, and Reading Comprehension Questions from the 10 Actual and 10 More Preptest Books and other Official LSAT Tests harvests only the most difficult practice questions from official LSAC PrepTests. The book contains 905 questions organized by question type and in order of increasing difficulty so that as your skills improve you practice on more difficult questions.
Nova’s Master the LSAT provides practice questions from official LSAT exams along with detailed solutions. To help you master each problem type, Nova provides “mentor” exercises that provide LSAT advice, LSAT tips, hints and partial solutions to ease your transition into problem solving.
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