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LSAT Explanations — PrepTest 61 — Free PDF – Guest Post

What follows is a guest post from John Rood of Next Step Test Prep.

See below for free explanations to LSAT PrepTest 61

Until now, it has been difficult for students to get high-quality explanations to a lot of LSAT questions. The LSAC’s SuperPrep book has complete explanations, but to only 3 tests (and those tests are very old). Students who take prep courses have gotten these materials for years, but prep companies have wisely kept their most helpful material for their $1,000+ prep courses rather than their $15 off-the-shelf books.

Next Step Test Preparation has released complete explanations for 10 of the most recent LSAT Preptests (52-61). These are the tests contained in LSAC’s 10 New Actual Official LSAT PrepTests” book. (You’ll need that book to get any value out of our explanations — but you should have that book anyway as it’s the cheapest source of recent exams).

However, some students will get dramatically better score increases from explanations than others. Here are the right and wrong ways to use LSAT explanations:

Wrong way: read a LSAT question, then read the explanation, then read the next question, etc. This approach assures that you don’t actually attempt the questions and are probably not internalizing either the patterns on the exam nor your own strengths and weaknesses.

Right way: Take a full, timed practice test. (You should be doing this at least 1-2 times per weeks). Then, after you’ve completed the full test, correct it. Look at every question you missed and figure out why you missed it. Then, and only then, look at the explanation.

The right way assures that you’re making your best effort to get everything right, then applying what you know on questions you missed, then, finally, looking at a professional explanation to crystallize that lesson in your mind.

Free LSAT Explanations

For LSAT Books readers, we’ve made available complete explanations for PrepTest 61, completely free. Keep in mind that you’ll also need PrepTest 61 from the LSAC — the test questions aren’t printed in our book.

Download Explanations (Opens PDF)

If you find this resource helpful, the complete book is available for purchase here: http://promos.nextsteptestprep.com/explanations-check-out/

Next Step Test Preparation provides complete courses of one-on-one LSAT tutors for about the price of a crowded lecture-style prep course. Email us or call 888-530-NEXT (6398) for a complimentary consultation.

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LSAT India, Australia, New Zealand and Asia

The LSAT Goes International

“Dan Bernstine, president of the LSAC, said: “The Law School Admission Test has been used very successfully in the US and Canada for over 60 years. Interest in using the test for law school admission has spread to Australia, Japan, Korea, China, and countries in Eastern Europe. We are very excited about the opportunity to adapt this excellent tool in a way that will be useful for assessing the critical thinking skills of applicants to law programs in India.”

http://www.indiaprwire.com/pressrelease/education/2009030921134.htm

The Necessity of LSAT Growth  – Declining  Revenues and A Franchise Under Attack!

The simple fact is that LSAT is a business. The conventional view about business is that “it is either growing or dying.” It is clear that LSAT revenues are under attack  in North America. The reasons include:

– a major decline in the number  of applicants to law school. A law degree  is no longer seen as an automatic ticket to the “middle class”. Furthermore, there is the question of graduating with too much law school debt

decline in the number  of LSAT test takers as a result of fewer applicants to law school

– the ABA is reconsidering the question of whether to require “a valid and reliable admissions test” (not that the requirement of a test is NOT the same as a requirement of  the LSAT). In other words,  it is possible  that the LSAT will not be required for  law admissions.

– Even if a “valid and reliable admission test” continues to be required, there may be substitutes for the LSAT. After all,  the GRE has successfully targeted  the GMAT market. Many applicants  to MBA programs  now consider the GMAT vs. GRE question. The question of using the GRE as an alternative to the LSAT should be considered by law schools who want to  be more applicant friendly. There are question formats that both have and do overlap with the LSAT question formats. Foir example LSAT Logic Games and the GRE Analytical section overlapped  during the 1990s. LSAT Reading Comprehension is similar  to  GRE Reading Comprehension questions. Continue reading