LSAT Logical Reasoning Section

LSAT – Logical Reasoning

In the LR section of the LSAT, your ability to logically analyze and draw critical conclusions will be assessed. Each question of this section is preceded by arguments. After reading those arguments, you must dissect the given set of facts and critically analyze them to draw out a conclusion, identify errors or locate any logical omissions.

Practice Support for You

Do ensure that you have practiced this section well before you decide to take the test. After all, a perfect score can be achieved only if you practice and prepare well. Use ExamFocus’ sample practice questions to sharpen your skills.

Understanding the Scoring Scheme

LSAT follows the procedure of calculating the raw scores and then scaling them. The total number of correct answers that you give, result in your raw score. LSAC uses the raw score that you receive and converts it into a scaled score, using a statistical method called equating. Your raw score is therefore converted on a scale ranging from 120 to 180 to give your final scaled LSAT score. You also receive your scores in percentages which are called the percentile scores.Logical Reasoning Format: This part of the LSAT consists of two sub-sections. Each sub-section comprises 24 to 26 questions.Type of questions: The questions are usually in the form of passages, consisting of short arguments or discussions. Each passage is followed by a prompt. This prompt is actually the question, which you will have to solve.Time consumed: You will get 35 minutes to solve each sub-section of the LSAT Logical Reasoning section.Marking scheme: Like the other sections of the LSAT, this section too is scored based on the number of correct answers that you provide. There is no negative marking. The ‘raw score’ that you receive is converted to a ‘scaled score’, which forms an integral part of your final LSAT score.

How to Improve Your Skills

Once you have understood the features of this section of the LSAT, you will need to identify the type of questions that you will have to answer. Rigorous practice is mandatory for success.ExamFocus brings to you hundreds of Logical Reasoning practice questions that will help you hone your skills through their challenging level of difficulty. On clicking the following five links, you shall go to the page that offers hundreds of sample questions for your practice.