How to Ace Reading Comprehension | 7 Habits

1. Recognize the passage’s main point / opinion.Find the overarching theme of the passage. 2. Keep track of various opinions presented by individuals or groups.Understand the role that each paragraph plays in advancing each point of view. 3. Have a consistent and effective note-taking strategy.Read my LSAT Reading Comp note-taking advice so that you won’t have to re-read […]

Kaplan LSAT Prep Book Review

I looked at a copy of a Kaplan LSAT prep book titled Kaplan LSAT 2010 Edition: Strategies, Practice, and Review. It consists of generic advice and 3 Kaplan-written, not LSAC-written, practice tests and explanations (despite the fact that the book’s table of contents claims that these are “Real LSAT Practice Tests and Explanations”). I spent a […]

LSAT Vocab Made Easy

When I opened my first LSAT practice test, here’s what I came across in one of the Reading Comp passages: Eschewing Drescher’s idealization of British traditions of liberty, Eltis points to…draconian vagrancy laws…to ensure the industriousness of British workers…. And the actual sentence was longer than that! What the heck does that even mean?????? I […]

LSAT Reading Comprehension Tips and Tricks

or…How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the LSAT (Part 3 of 3) Who do you think does better on the day of the LSAT – the person who enjoys reading or the person who hates it? Part 1 of this series covered Logic Games, and Part 2 dealt with Logical Reasoning. This is Part 3. […]

5 Hardest LSAT Reading Comprehension Passages

This list is focused on exams published 2000-2010. These make for great bathroom/beach reading. Enjoy! *** 1. PrepTest 35 (October 2001), Passage 4 – Ronald Dworkin and Legal Positivism vs. Moralism (p234 in Next 10) 2. PrepTest 49 (June 2006), Passage 4 – Maize 3. PrepTest 50 (October 2006), Passage 4 – Riddled Basins of Attraction 4. PrepTest 55 (October 2008), Passage 3 – Maxine Kingston […]

LSAT Reading Comprehension Passages, Categorized

There are 4 Reading Comprehension passages per section. Each section contains one passage from each of the following categories: Natural Science, Social Science, Humanities, and Law.Many prep companies group the 4 RC passages per section into those categories and stop there. I’ve gone a step further and done a more comprehensive categorization of many Reading […]