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LSAT practice questions to get you ready for test day

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While the average score is around 150, a score above 160 may improve your chances of getting into a top law school.


By Shekinah Kannan 

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Interested in a career in law? You’re probably aware of the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) – the entrance exam required for admission to most leading law schools. 

Administered by the US Law School Admission Council (LSAC), its website states: “The purpose of the LSAT is to test the skills necessary for success in the first year of law school. Those skills include reading comprehension, reasoning, and writing, and the test results help admission decision-makers and candidates alike gain valuable insight as to law school readiness.”

Along with an impressive GPA, an above-average LSAT score is among the crucial factors law school admission officers consider when reviewing applications. The exam is an integral part of applying to law schools across the US, Canada, and a growing number of other countries.

The LSAT scale ranges from 120-180. While the average score is around 150, a score above 160 may improve your chances of getting into a top law school. 

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That said, while an LSAT practice routine is necessary and should be set in place early on, getting accustomed with some of the common questions that appear in the test can be useful for test-takers.

There are many online resources at your disposal, and a fair amount of LSAT practice questions will keep the low scores away. Here are some online resources that could prove useful:

Manhattan Review

ManhattanReview.com’s free questions (92, in total) are some of the most efficient and helpful available online today, as they come with detailed solutions.

For example, those looking to brush up on their logical reasoning skills can do so by analysing answer breakdowns and thorough explanations on incorrect answers. 

Kaplan

Kaptest.com offers free LSAT testing systems that cover main focus areas: Logical Reasoning, Analytical Reasoning (Logic Games), and Reading Comprehension. Each is backed by LSAT questions types that will help learners with pacing.

The interface is incredibly realistic, making it incredibly easy for test-takers to get accustomed to their upcoming exam – and the questions it comprises. 

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Khan Academy 

On KhanAacademy.org, future test-takers practice with previously administered LSAT exams to help candidates get a real feel of the actual exam. 

A quick diagnostic test is used in the beginning to determine learners’ strengths and weaknesses. From there, a personalised practice plan will be unlocked. 

Varsity Tutors

On VarsityTutors.com, aspiring lawyers can sign up for free LSAT Questions of the Day. To use the tool, test-takers must choose a concept from the page to take a timed quiz.

Options include the core areas of Logic Games, Logic Reasoning, and Reading. Daily questions are chosen at random from the website’s various other learning tools that span diagnostic tests, full-length practice tests, personalised tutoring materials.