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LSAT For Dummies Paperback – October 29, 2004

ISBN-13: 978-0764571947 ISBN-10: 076457194X Edition: 1st

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 362 pages
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 1 edition (October 29, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 076457194X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764571947
  • Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 8.3 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 2.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #378,292 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Amy Hackney Blackwell is an attorney and writer. She holds a JD from the University of Virginia School of Law, an MA in history from Vanderbilt University, and an AB from Duke University. Her past occupations include various teaching jobs — LSAT test-prep, paralegal training, and two years of teaching English in Japan on the JET Program; several years as a researcher in the UVA Law Library; and a stint as a theatrical technician and lighting designer. Oh, yes, and she is a member of the South Carolina Bar and worked as a lawyer for several years, but doesn’t do that now. Her writing credits include Mythology For Dummies (written with her husband, Christopher W. Blackwell, and published by the folks bringing you this volume), The Everything Book of Irish History and Heritage (Adams Media, 2004), and The Essential Dictionary of Law (Barnes & Noble Books, 2004).

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This book was very bad.
Bob Joneskin
I recommend this book as introductory material to the LSAT.
G. Sham
There are too many typos/errors in the book.
Tracy

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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By K. Eaglestone on January 11, 2010
Format: Paperback
This book does an excellent job of making the LSATs seem simple. It provides commonsense and "zen" strategies that work perfectly well for the sample problems provided in the book but unfortunately they simply don't translate well to the actual test material. They do say in this book that it is only helpful if used in conjunction with actual LSAT practice tests which I absoutely agree with. While it does provide some interesting insights and approaches and make you feel like you are completely capable of nailing the LSAT it drastically overly simplifies what is involved in answering LSAT questions and will leave you stunned on test day if you don't use other methods of preparation. In short, it's a good book to flip through when you're feeling overwhelmed by study material or having a panic attack, but should only be used as some light reading to supplement your study routine.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Madeleine Eve on December 23, 2004
Format: Paperback
I have been out of school for a number of years, and have only recently decided to pursue a law degree. Since I'm kind of just feeling around this law thing, I have sampled a number of lsat prep books and found this one particularly useful. I thought it "reached" me at least, and can recommend it to many other prospective law students. Someone else bought it for me, but I'd say it's definitely worth the money.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Legum Lector on December 22, 2004
Format: Paperback
I have to differ with the earlier reviewers. I found LSAT for Dummies to be very, very helpful. It gives solid common-sense advice, and explanations for the sample questions are very clear and easy to follow. The sample questions turned out to be very similar to the ones on the actual test, so there were no surprises there. Yes, there are a couple of misprints, which I hope the Dummies will fix before printing more books (one star off for those).
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By karried on September 9, 2009
Format: Paperback
they call this the lsat for "dummies" and if you rely on this to coach you, you will achieve the score of a dummy. i spent a few weeks reading a little each night, getting every question right, thinking i am a genius only to purchase a kaplan book a few weeks prior to actually taking the lsat, at which time i figured out that most of the questions in the dummies book are what kaplan considers "one star questions". Every question was of the easiest level, which led me into a false sense of security. i ended up taking the lsat not fully prepared and i will have to retake it now. I partially blame this book for my low score. Kaplan wasn't much better either. Going forward i plan to only practice with actual lsat questions written by lsac, because any other type of questions are nothing like the actual ones you will face on test day.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By J. Defreitas on October 14, 2009
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Positives:

1) It's cheap!

2) Shows you how to condense information into shorthand notation.

3) She explains things in a very concise and simple format.

3) For anyone seriously considering taking the LSAT this is a good book to start with but terrible choice to end on.

4) Corrections are available from the dummies website and you can download them via MS word format.

Negatives:

1) It's a fact this book has typo's.

2) This book has answers that are flat out wrong, and its disappointing that this book went to print in 2004 has not been reprinted for 2009 with all of the corrections added. The only reason this book gets a 4 star is the corrections are available from the dummies website and you can download them via MS word format. This also provides proof that the publisher knows that this book is riddled with mistakes.

3) If you only have 3-4 weeks to prepare this isn't the book for you and I do not care for the fact that this author acts as if this would be enough time. If your an average student you need 2-3 months to prepare no less.

4) If you are not self motivated ditch the book idea and sign up for a class.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By G. Sham on May 2, 2005
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This book provides a straightforward look at the LSAT. The tips are useful and the content is easy to comprehend for people who are interested in entering law school. "LSAT for Dummies" succeeds in making the test seem less daunting and absolutely doable for future LSAT testers. I recommend this book as introductory material to the LSAT.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By M. Campbell on April 20, 2006
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This was the first test prep book I used. I just finished it over the weekend. I will certainly have to buy a more indepth book to continue my preparation. The logic games section has good tips, but the book and this section in particular, is just too short.
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13 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Kerin Seward on December 15, 2004
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Please do not make the same mistake I did -- this book was awful. It had a lot of misinformation and actually had wrong answers in the testing section explanations! It was very confusing, to say the least. Do yourself a favor and purchase the print version of Master the LSAT by Jeff Kolby and Scott Thornburg -- it provides useful guidance and a lot of help with the games section.
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