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Introducing The New Writing Section of the LSAT

Updated: 14 hours ago

If you a law school hopeful preparing to take the LSAT, there’s some good news and some bad news. The bad news is that there is a brand new addition to the exam – a more robust writing portion.


The good news is that Ginsburg Advanced is here to help you preview the new section!


The writing section of the LSAT is designed to assess your ability to construct a compelling argument based on a given source material. It consists of a prompt that presents an issue and provides background information, followed by instructions asking you to analyze the argument and provide your own perspective.


To help you prepare for this new component of the LSAT, we have broken down the writing section into five key aspects:


1. Understanding the Prompt: The prompt will present an argument and ask you to respond to it. Make sure you fully understand the background information provided and the instructions given.


2. Analyzing the Argument: Take the time to carefully dissect the argument presented in the prompt. Identify any strengths or weaknesses in the reasoning and structure of the argument.


3. Developing Your Argument: Once you have analyzed the given argument, it’s time to develop your own perspective. Clearly outline your position and support it with logical reasoning and evidence.


4. Time Management: The writing section of the LSAT is a timed exercise, so it’s crucial to manage your time effectively. Practice brainstorming, outlining, and drafting within the allotted time frame.


5. Building a Strong Argument: Focus on constructing a well-structured and coherent argument that directly addresses the prompt. Make sure to support your argument with relevant examples and evidence.


At Ginsburg Advanced Tutoring, we understand that the addition of the writing portion may seem daunting. However, we assure you that with our expert guidance and support, you can tackle this new challenge with confidence.


Our classes and tutoring sessions now incorporate strategies and techniques specifically tailored to help you excel in the writing section of the LSAT.


Frequently Asked Questions:


1. Does the writing portion count towards my LSAT score?


While the writing section is not factored into your overall LSAT score, it is still important to perform well as law schools will have access to your response.


2. Will law schools consider the writing portion in my application?


Though the writing section may not be a primary factor in your application, it can provide law schools with additional insight into your analytical and argumentative skills.


3. How does Ginsburg Advanced Tutoring prepare students for the writing section?


Our tutors focus on teaching students how to effectively brainstorm, outline, and draft a persuasive argument based on source material. We also emphasize time management strategies to ensure that students can complete the writing section within the allotted time frame.


You can conquer this challenge and showcase your writing skills to impress law school admissions committees with our support by clicking here.

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