LSAT Score Analysis
The most effective way to improve your LSAT score is to concentrate on improving your success with questions that cause you the most difficulty. First you have to identify the types of questions and then determine both why you chose the wrong answer and why you did not choose the right one. Follow the following steps:
1. Find the sections where your percent right was low and determine whether this was because you ran out of time or whether you just chose the wrong answer. If you ran out of time, determine whether you need to 1)re-budget your time for a particular section, 2)try to read more efficiently, or 3)skip more quickly over difficult questions to be checked later.
2. Retake the test at home without any time pressure. Find the questions that you get wrong the second time as well as the first and determine if you are confused by the kind of question or by the answers. Learn to recognize the questions you have difficulty with. Practice them and their typical approaches and if you continue to have difficulty learn to skip over (guess) these quickly when you see them.
|Reading Comprehension||Logical Reasoning||Analytical Reasoning|
|main idea||main point/thesis||Assignment|
|meaning of phrases||assumptions||Ordering|
|organization||structure of argument|
|application in new setting||reasoning errors|
|tone/attitude of author||impact of new evidence|
|explaining conflicts in facts|
3. If you use POE narrowing answer choices to 2 or 3 and simply guess the wrong one, determine why you are choosing the wrong one, not just why the right one is right. Remember that the right answer will always be clear and unarguable, answer the specific question asked, and be more likely to paraphrase the text than repeat the exact words or phrases. If you are consistently saying to yourself "I can see how that could be right" you are probably falling into the testmaker's trap and being distracted by the wrong answer.
4. PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE! Do every single LSAT question available in the Reserve Reading Room or from LSAC before you take the real exam.