LSAT | Analytical Reasoning ("Logic Games")
The analytical reasoning ("logic games") section of the LSAT has been in its basic present form since 1991.
The analytical reasoning section generally contributes approximately twenty-two (22) out of the approximately one hundred (100) questions that go into computation of an LSAT-taker's final score.
Each LSAT comprises one scored analytical reasoning section. The analytical reasoning section consists of four subsections. Each of these subsections provides a "logic game" that comprises a set of rules about at least one set of variables. Each logic game is then followed by five to eight questions regarding these variables.
LSAT-takers are given 35 minutes to take the analytical reasoning section.
The LSAT is a paper-based test, unlike many other standardized tests that are taken on a computer (e.g., GRE, GMAT). LSAT-takers' answers are recorded ("bubbled in") on an answer sheet using a soft lead pencil, which answer sheet is then scanned and electronically graded. No credit (or penalty) is given for marks in the test booklet. There is no penalty for guessing.
Strategy and Tactics
Many LSAT preparation companies are available today to assist students in preparing for the LSAT and the analytical reasoning section thereof. These LSAT prep companies typically provide in-class instruction regarding logical principles, test-taking strategy, and diagramming techniques. These LSAT courses may also include proctored mock LSATs. LSAT prep providers may also offer online LSAT testing, automated analysis of a student's LSAT performance, and one-on-one LSAT tutoring.
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