Using the IRAC Method on the LSAT Writing Sample


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Were Mr. Johnson's rights violated when he was strip searched during a traffic stop for a broken headlight on a Memphis highway?

This issue statement could be improved by _____.

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1. Your _____ should be written in the form of a question.

2. Suppose you are writing the essay based on the Goldilocks example. Which facts are likely unnecessary to your application/analysis?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

To pass this quiz and worksheet, you have to be familiar with the IRAC format, one of the ways to structure an appropriately written legal paper. Each of the five questions will give you a multiple-choice list of potential answers.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Questions test your knowledge of:

  • What gives a reader a general idea of your argument's focus
  • Improvement of an issue statement
  • Information that is not necessary for an application or analysis

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on the IRAC method on the LSAT
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the part of the essay that should answer your initial question
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about what should be written in the form of a question

Additional Learning

Increase your efficacy on the essay portion of the LSAT by completing the lesson titled Using the IRAC Method on the LSAT Writing Sample. The objectives covered include the following:

  • Review the importance of the essay part of the LSAT
  • Understand the acronym IRAC
  • Know how to effectively use the IRAC