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LSAT Preparation Books

A Note on LSAT Books and LSAT Preparation

NOTE: We strongly encourage all prospective LSAT test takers to download the Official LSAT Practice Test from the LSAC website to get the most accurate assessment of their LSAT study needs before deciding on any specific test prep strategy.

We strongly advise all prospective law school applicants to consult at least two books before taking the LSAT (Law School Admissions Test).

First, we recommend one of the official guides published by the LSAC (Law School Admission Council), the test's author. This is the only LSAT preparation book with material from the people who write the actual test. There is a difference between the official questions you will be asked on the exam and the practice questions contained in all other books.

Secondly, we recommend one of several "unofficial" guides to the LSAT. There are indeed ways to study for this test and to materially improve your score, and these books can help you master them. The better unofficial guides lay out many time-proven test-taking strategies, and provide clear explanations for the reasoning behind the correct answers to the practice problems.

You will greatly increase your chances of receiving a higher LSAT score if you go to the test armed with LSAT test-taking strategies (as given by one of the unofficial test guides) and are familiar with actual questions from previous exams (as laid out by the LSAT book).

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Official Guides

The Official LSAT SuperPrep II: The Champion of LSAT Prep by LSAC

The Official LSAT SuperPrep II: The Champion of LSAT Prep Buy this book from Amazon.com

This is the latest LSAC publication and it contains three recent tests. We wish it contained more tests for the price (see the reviews on previous LSAC publications immediately below), but sometimes we all have to make lemonade out of lemons. This said, if you decide to by pass this newest guide in favor of one of the other official guides below, we would completely understand!

The Official LSAT PrepTest 77: (Dec. 2015 LSAT) by LSAC

Official October 2015 LSAT Prep Test Buy this book from Amazon.com

The December 2015 official LSAT test is, obviously, the most recent official LSAT test available.

The Official LSAT PrepTest 76: (Oct. 2015 LSAT) by LSAC

Official October 2015 LSAT Prep Test Buy this book from Amazon.com

The October 2015 official LSAT test is, obviously, a great one to use for benchmarking your preparations.

The Official LSAT PrepTest 75: (June 2015 LSAT) by LSAC

Official June 2015 LSAT Prep Test Buy this book from Amazon.com

And, just as obviously, the same can be said about the June 2015 LSAT test.

10 Actual, Official LSAT PrepTests Volume V: PrepTests 62 through 71 by LSAC

10 New Actual, Official LSAT Prep Tests (LSAT Series) Buy this book from Amazon.com

We highly recommend this book, for several reasons. It contains the 10 most recent actual LSAT exams. You can practice taking these exams under simulated test conditions. Moreover, the LSAC books are the only LSAT guides with questions that have actually appeared on the test. You'll find that there is a hugely material difference between the official questions and the test questions fabricated by most, if not all, of the test prep services – no matter how good those services are in other respects. We have talked with many clients who purchased this book, and they all overwhelmingly recommend it. Many test-takers said that because they had worked through all 10 practice tests in the weeks preceding the LSAT, they were not surprised by any questions when they actually sat for the exam.

10 More Actual Official LSAT Prep Tests (LSAT Series) by LSAC

10 More Actual Official LSAT Prep Tests (LSAT Series) Buy this book from Amazon.com

We have not spoken with any LSAT experts who have detected a qualitative difference between any of these 3 official books. Only buy this if you want more prep test practice.

Next 10 Actual, Official LSAT Prep Tests by LSAC

Next 10 Actual,Official LSAT Prep Tests Buy this book from Amazon.com

We have not spoken with any LSAT experts who have detected a qualitative difference between any of these 3 official books. Only buy this if you want more prep test practice.

Unofficial Guides

Master the LSAT by Jeff Kolby and Scott Thornburg

Master the LSAT Buy this book from Amazon.com

This review book (with software and online course) is the consensus favorite amongst our clients and consultants. Its greatest strength lies in its easy-to-follow methodology for understanding the "logic" behind LSAT questions. The book provides many detailed solutions to actual LSAT questions, and comes with two official LSAT tests.

ACE the LSAT: Logic Games

Ace the LSAT Buy this book from Amazon.com

If you want extra help with logic games – and for many test takers the logic games section can often make a 3 to 5 point swing in their total LSAT score – then this is the book for you. In addition to helpful advice on identifying test patterns and strategies for attacking the logic games, the book also contains licensed copies of 8 authentic LSAT games.

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