Are you looking for the best LSAT books to help you prepare and boost your score on the test? Look no further. Below are our team’s reviews of the Top 10 best LSAT prep books.
Although any of these LSAT study guides would be an excellent choice, see for yourself which of the following materials meets your particular needs best. If you own a Kindle or other eReader, note that some of the top LSAT books are also available as eBooks.
As the turtle found that slow and steady was the way to win the race, so is the approach of the PowerScore Logical Reasoning Bible.
Providing a comprehensive approach to every type of Logical Reasoning problem, this outstanding LSAT prep book provides clear and detailed instructions for developing approaches for surmounting the Logical Reasoning section. The techniques and tips offered are not quick cures, but rather approaches that require significant practice on the test-taker’s part to develop.
The PowerScore Logical Reasoning Bible also offers drills for improving identification and solving of different types of Logical Reasoning problems as well as useful advice for quick elimination of wrong answers.
Over 500 pages in length, this LSAT preparation book is not suited for quick study. However, it promises to be extremely useful for test-takers who mimic the turtle’s approach to winning races – slowly but surely.
The Logic Games section is undoubtedly one of the most difficult aspects of the LSAT. Not surprisingly, therefore, many test-takers find that the Logic Games portion of the test is their LSAT Achilles heel.
Enter the PowerScore Logic Games Bible. This guide, now revised for 2013, is one of the very best LSAT books for preparing for this part of the test, offering clear and easy-to-master techniques for approaching each of the different types of games as well as guidance on where to look to make deductions and how best to draw inferences. Its tips on diagramming and symbol usage to set up the games can be test-taker specific in that some benefit from these techniques more than others.
Nevertheless, given its use of actual LSAT questions and its provision of thorough explanations, the PowerScore Logic Games Bible is an excellent and highly-recommended source for tackling the Logical Games section of the LSAT.
Focusing on the Reading Comprehension section of the test, this LSAT study guide offers strategies for decoding and deconstructing reading passages and questions.
PowerScore’s LSAT Reading Comprehension Bible spends considerable effort in categorizing each of the different types of questions a test-taker might encounter in this section. It also offers tips and strategies for focusing on the important aspects of the passage.
Although this guide is the weakest of the PowerScore Bible series of LSAT prep books, the Reading Comprehension Bible nonetheless provides a plethora of useful information on breaking down the test’s reading comprehension section. Thus, it still makes our list of the 10 best LSAT prep books.
A distinct alternative to the PowerScore Bible series, Manhattan’s LSAT Reading Comprehension Strategy Guide takes a more concise approach to surmounting the Reading Comprehension section of the test.
Manhattan’s LSAT prep book offers a definitive strategy for approaching Reading Comprehension passages, but one that is flexible in nature, allowing the test-taker to adapt the strategy to his/her natural abilities.
Of particular note is the guide’s focus on identifying the characteristics of a wrong answer, enabling test-takers to systematically work through Reading Comprehension problem questions in an efficient manner.
Overall, this is a strong study guide that is ideal for those who prize more flexibility in their learning style. Highly recommended as one of the top LSAT books.
The very latest in LSAC’s 10 Actual series, the 2014 10 Actual, Official LSAT Prep Tests Volume V contains LSAT tests numbers 62 through 71.
These LSAT tests were administered between December 2010 and December 2013. The book also includes, as usual for the series, an answer key for each test, a writing sample for each test,score-conversion tables, and sample Comparative Reading questions and explanations.
This study guide compiles the most recent official versions of the test. Thus, there is not question that is one of the most important and best LSAT books currently on the market.
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Containing 10 actual LSAT tests, this book provides previously administered tests from 2007 to 2010 (PrepTests 52-61).
While the book does not provide any guidance on strategies for taking the LSAT, it does provide a single source for some of the most recent LSATs, offering test-takers a one-stop shop for highly effective LSAT practice.
Highly recommended, as are all the other titles in LSAC’s official test prep series.
This book, put together by the Law School Admission Council – aka the official LSAT test maker – compiles three former February LSATs from 1996, 1999, and 2000.
However, a unique feature of this book is that it provides explanations for every section on these tests from the people who actually draft the LSAT. The explanations that accompany the answers are thorough and cogent. However, the book itself does not offer the level of strategic advice found in non-official LSAT prep guides.
In sum, the Official LSAT SuperPrep is a very useful tool for understanding the LSAT from the perspective of those that write it. As such, it is one of the best LSAT books and simply a must-have for every thorough LSAT student.
A companion book to the PowerScore Logic Games Bible, this book is not a manual but, as its name suggests, a true workbook in which test-takers can hone the skills they learn in the Logic Games Bible book.
The Workbook, now revised for 2014, begins with drills in which isolated skills can be practiced over and over again. It then provides 10 individual games, taken from actual LSATs, which enable the test-taker to apply and reinforce the skills picked up in the drills. Finally, it offers five complete Logic Games sections, allowing the test-taker to emulate testing conditions.
Given that many students require a more pronounced effort to ace the Logic Games section, this workbook provides an outstanding resource.
For a systematic approach to the Logical Reasoning section of the LSAT, look no further than this book.
Offering a guided approach to these problems, this book helps you identify the type of Logical Reasoning question you are encountering and provides you with a methodology for answering that question. In addition, there are numerous drills and practice opportunities to review and repeat the Kaplan method. In particular, the consistent approach to solving Logical Reasoning problems is one of the book’s key assets. In its current edition, Logical Reasoning Strategies & Tactics now includes two complete logical reasoning practice sections and provides access to four additional sections online.
Conclusion: A good prep tool and among the best LSAT books for this section of the test. If you are interested in the Kaplan approach to LSAT prep, you may also want to look into their 2014 LSAT Premier study guide.
Practice, practice, and more practice makes perfect.
The last item in our list of the Top 10 best LSAT books is one more tool in the practice arsenal for the test. Containing ten actual previously administered LSAT tests from October 1999 to October 2002, this book provides an ample source for early rounds of practice.
Of special note, this title does not contain comprehensive reading questions that were introduced in June 2007. For more recent official tests you should go with the latest volumes in LSAC’s official test series, which are all among the best LSAT prep books.