LSAT Reading Comprehension
The LSAT contains one reading comprehension (RC) section. In recent exams, the section consists of four passages of 400-500 words, one passage each related to law, arts and humanities, physical sciences, and social sciences, with 5-8 questions per passage for a total of 26-27 questions out of 100-101 total.
In June 2007, LSAC introduced a "comparative reading" structure for one of the four passages. Comparative reading presents the examinee with two short passages with differing and/or complementary perspectives on a topic. The two passages combined are approximately the same length as the removed passage.
Below, we have organized these tasks in the relative order you should master them, essentially our free LSAT Reading Comprehension book. However, the Zen LSAT analyzer's algorithm is built to make sure you practice on the tasks that will most efficiently improve your score to your potential, so it is a far better guide to build your self-prep. We're working to get introductions and explanations up for each question type, so check back if what you're looking for is not ready, yet.
|Strand||Type||Section||Predicted # on Modern Test|
|Passage Structure||Main Idea||RC||3.0|
|Passage Structure||Primary Purpose||RC||1.6|
|Passage Structure||Overall Organization||RC||0.5|
|Passage Structure||[Passage Piece] Function||RC||1.3|
|Explicit Evidence||Passage or Author Says||RC||2.9|
|Explicit Evidence||Expert Says||RC||0.4|
|Explicit Evidence||Meaning of or Referring to||RC||1.6|
|Explicit Evidence||Mentioned by Both||RC||0.7|
|Evaluating Evidence||Additional Info Strengthens||RC||0.6|
|Evaluating Evidence||Additional Info Weakens||RC||0.7|
|Evaluating Evidence||Evidence For or Against||RC||1.0|
|Evaluating Evidence||Refers to [Piece] in Order to||RC||1.7|
|Opinion and Tone||Passage or Author Implies||RC||1.7|
|Opinion and Tone||Expert Implies||RC||1.0|
|Opinion and Tone||Attitude on [Piece]||RC||1.0|
|Extrapolation||Would Agree About||RC||2.7|
|Extrapolation||Most Supported by Passage||RC||1.7|
|Extrapolation||Application of or Analogous to||RC||2.2|