LSAT Preparation Tips
LSAT Prep Tips for Multiple Choice Questions
Most professors use banks of questions prepared by the book
publisher. Virtually all publishers make these available to students in
printed study guides and computer programs. For example, 1,400 questions
from the Janda, Berry and Goldman text are available from the
publisher's web site. Composing good multiple choice questions is
difficult and time consuming so professors who make up their own
questions usually repeat them every year or two. Review old examinations
in fraternity and Student Union files. This is not cheating any more
than using publishers questions.
Ask yourself how the choices interrelate. For instance are three of
the four about same item, asking you to make distinctions? The professor
is trying to see if you know the details.
Guess. Rarely does a professor penalize guessing by subtracting one
fourth of the wrong answers from the total right answers. The GRE, LSAT
and GMAT do, but they are more sophisticated.
- Eliminating one or two obviously wrong answers will improve your
odds in guessing.
- In case of doubt, go with your first impulse.
- In case of doubt, choose the longest answer. It is probably
longest in order to encompass the exact phraseology.
- In case of doubt, choose "b" if the professor wrote the questions.
They do not randomize the way automatic programs do.
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