Who Should Take the JMU LSAT Test Prep Class?

All American Bar Association (ABA) Certified Law Schools require a valid LSAT score as part of the admissions process. This course is ideal for current undergraduates, recent graduates, and anyone looking to apply to law school. The LSAT is a paper-based test that is administered four times annually. We recommend that students take the LSAT Test Prep class as close to their chosen exam date as possible.

LSAT Course Content Information

Logical Reasoning Topics:

• Easy-to-apply strategies for solving each type of Logical Reasoning question appearing on the test
• Logical concepts, including inferences involving conditional statements and the key tool of counterexamples
• An overview of the most common fallacies found in Logical Reasoning Flaw questions

Analytical Reasoning Topics:

• A taxonomy of Analytical Reasoning game types and tips for setting up each type of game found on the LSAT
• Tips for quickly representing the game’s rules in shorthand, and for combining these rules into powerful “super rules”
• Tips for using answers to previous questions to quickly eliminate incorrect answer choices on subsequent questions

• A full description of Reading Comprehension passage types
• A step-by-step approach to questions that concern the passage as a whole
• Identifying key words in the question that indicate how to use the passage to find the correct answer
• Recognizing the correct answer after narrowing the choices down to two

General Topics:

• Utilizing the process of elimination
• Mastering time management skills
• Minimizing test anxiety
• Identifying common distracters

Course Plan

Session 1:    LSAT Introduction; AR Introduction; AR Ordering Games

Session 2:    AR Ordering Games; LR Introduction; LR Conclusion Questions; LR Role Questions

Session 3:    AR Question Answering Strategies; LR Argument Evaluation; LR Weakener Questions; RC Introduction

Session 4:    AR Grouping Games; LR Strengthener Questions; RC Global Questions

Session 5:    AR Conditional Grouping Games; LR Assumption Questions; RC Local Questions

Session 6:    Mid-Course Review; LR Conditional Statements; LR Inference Questions

Session 7:    AR Games with Overlapping Categories; LR Strategy Questions; LR Flaw Questions and Fallacies

Session 8:    LR Matching Structure and Matching Flaw Questions; RC Paired Passages

Session 9:     AR Combination Games; LR Principle Questions

Session 10:  AR Combination Games; LR Point at Issue Questions; LR Explain/Resolve Questions