Tips for Essay Questions
- Spend 30-60 seconds planning your answer
- Answer exactly the question asked, not what you thought it would
- Answer all parts of the question
- Write in paragraphs. Many questions have several parts, so make
each one a paragraph.
- Be sure to write enough; use all your time; don't leave the room
- Write an essay, not a list or diagram (unless requested)
- Display that you know the material
- Use the same vocabulary as the textbook and lectures
- Define your terms briefly
- If you cannot answer the entire question, answer any parts you
- Give examples; give examples; give examples
- Stimulate your analysis with words like these. Memorize them
- for example...
- the next stage was ...
More LSAT Tips
Almost all LSAT takers could fall into this category. Students prepare
for the LSAT by studying books, tutorials, practice exams etc.
Many students take LSAT preparation or training courses. Popular courses
such as Princeton Review or Kaplan provide students with in class
training and resources to help them prepare.
No matter what style of preparation you prefer, almost all students take
timed practice exams before test day.
Do what works for
Students know their strengths and weaknesses for test preparation. We
suggest you find a method that works best for you and stick to it. The
more you prepare, the more confident you will be on test day.