The LSAT consists of five sections of multiple choice questions and one thirty-five minute writing sample. The writing sample is not graded. It will be submitted, along with your test results, to any law school to which you apply. The multiple choice question section of the test is administered in five, thirty-five minute sessions. These questions are designed to measure an applicant’s ability to read and comprehend complex text and draw reasonable inferences. There are three different types of multiple choice questions on the LSAT.
Reading Comprehension Questions
This type of question measures applicant’s ability to read and comprehend lengthy, complicated text. The length and complexity of these questions are similar to the material an applicant will encounter in law school.
Analytical Reasoning Questions
These questions measure ones ability to understand the structure of relationships and draw conclusions from that information.
Logical Reasoning Questions
This type of question asks the applicant to analyze, evaluate and then complete arguments. This type of question asks you to use critical thinking skills to come to a conclusion. They also occasionally ask you to identify the weaknesses in an argument.
As you can see, the LSAT is designed to be a rigorous experience. Having the guidance of someone who has taken the test themselves is invaluable. You are allowed to take the test more than once, but your test scores will be averaged together it is very important to do well every time you test. Current and former law students are probably your best bet when it comes to tutoring. It is also important to find a tutor that has current knowledge of the LSAT. The test does change over time to reflect current admissions requirements.