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LSAT: Writing Sample - Chapter Summary
Included in this chapter are interactive, online video lessons and practice quizzes that will assist you in preparing for the writing sample portion of the LSAT exam. These lessons will cover relevant exam topics, such as:
- The purpose, timing and scoring of the writing sample portion of the LSAT
- The IRAC Method
- How to use the IRAC Method on the LSAT writing sample
- Establishing and maintaining a formal writing style
- Supporting claims with evidence and reasoning
Our lesson instructors will cover all necessary points to ensure that you are armed with the best information possible for doing well on this portion of the exam. Take advantage of the self-assessment aspect of the quiz and rest assured knowing that our expert instructors are available to answer any questions. The LSAT exam will be much less daunting if you use our helpful study guides to prepare.
1. LSAT Writing Sample: Purpose, Timing & Scoring
Learn about the essential factors involved in completing the (Law School Admissions Test) LSAT writing sample. Discover the significance of the LSAT writing sample as part of a law school application and explore resources to improve your writing skills.
2. The IRAC Method
In this lesson, we study a type of legal analysis commonly referred to as the IRAC method. IRAC is an acronym that stands for: issue, rule, application, and conclusion, and using this method can help you in your legal writing.
3. Using the IRAC Method on the LSAT Writing Sample
This lesson will take you through the steps needed to write an effective LSAT essay. The IRAC Method, typically used in law schools, takes a particular set of facts and identifies the issue, states the rule, applies the rule to the facts and comes to a conclusion in order to create a persuasive, well-organized essay.
4. How to Establish and Maintain a Formal Writing Style
Writing a research paper requires a different kind of language than other kinds of writing. We call this writing in a formal style. Fortunately, the rules for writing in a formal style are quite easy. This lesson shows you how to do it.
5. How to Support Your Claims in Writing With Reasoning and Evidence
What makes an essay persuasive? How can you convince people that your position is the stronger side? In this lesson, we'll explore reasons and evidence and how to use them in a persuasive essay to convince others to support your side.
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