## Preparing for the LSAT Experimental Section

In my LSAT study schedules, I recommend that you include extra sections in your practice exams. Why would I recommend such a cruel and difficult task? Because LSAC uses test-takers as lab rats (like many organizations that administer standardized exams – think back to the SAT). LSAC includes an unscored experimental section on the LSAT and […]

## LSAT Test-Taker Survey

I asked the following questions to some subscribers and website visitors who recently took the LSAT: What do you know now that you wish you’d known before starting your LSAT prep? What would you have done differently? Here are their responses: – I wish I hadn’t focused exclusively on the LSAT. My one track mind […]

## The LSAT Curve | Test-Equating at LSAC

There’s a lot of confusion about the LSAT’s curve. The LSAT is not actually scored to a curve, but most test-takers think it is. This series is my effort to explain LSAC’s process of test-equating, raw score conversions, percentiles, and why the test isn’t actually curved. Because I dislike statistics (and because most of you […]

## LSAT Graph / Spreadsheet: How Many Questions to Score 170 / 160

After I compile a lot of data, I like to analyze it. When I wrote the article on Raw Score Conversion Charts for LSAT PrepTests, I decided to create a graph illustrating the maximum number of questions you can miss on every LSAT PrepTest and still get a 170. (I also made one about getting a […]

## Creating the LSAT’s Raw Score Conversion Chart (aka, the Curve)

Let’s suppose that, on a given exam, the 170-scorers got 12 questions wrong altogether on the 4 scored sections. That’s an average of 3 questions wrong per scored section. Let’s assume they got an average of 3 questions wrong on the games section. However, let’s say that a subset of those 170-scorers all took the […]

## Interview with Former LSAT Question-Writer

I interviewed Stephen Harris, former LSAT question-writer and author of Mastering Logic Games. (Yes, he’s written hundreds of the questions that appear in your books of LSAT PrepTests.) In a previous interview, you wrote, “”One thing I have learned from studying thousands of LSAT items is that, first appearances notwithstanding, there is a benevolent intelligence at work […]

## LSAT Cultural Bias Interview

I interviewed Stephen Harris, former LSAT question-writer and author of Mastering Logic Games, about whether the LSAT is culturally biased. (He’s written hundreds of the questions that appear in your books of LSAT PrepTests.) Our discussion follows. *** Do you think the LSAT is culturally biased? If so, what steps can be taken to correct for that? In […]

## Being an LSAT Testmaker | Interview

I interviewed Stephen Harris, former LSAT question-writer and author of Mastering Logic Games. (Yes, he’s written hundreds of the questions that appear in your books of LSAT PrepTests.) Our discussion follows. You mentioned in our other interview that you worked on a freelance basis and that ACT/LSAC only bought the items (questions) they liked. What were you […]

## Former LSAT Question-Writer Interview

I interviewed Stephen Harris, former LSAT question-writer and author of Mastering Logic Games. (Yes, he’s written hundreds of the questions that appear in your books of LSAT PrepTests.) Our discussion follows. *** What inspired you to become a writer of LSAT questions (an “item-writer”), and what’s the process by which one gets that job? Good question. It’s […]

## Behind the Scenes with a Former LSAT Question-Writer | Free Book

If you’re reading this, you’re probably applying to law school. I know this process isn’t easy, and it can be incredibly frustrating at times. However, each year, many people overcome the hurdles and get into the law schools of their dreams. You ask yourself, how’d they do it? What allows some to break into the […]