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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: 8.3 x 0.9 x 10.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 2.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #484,636 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).

Customer Reviews

This book was very bad.
Bob Joneskin
All in all, this book doesn't use real questions from previous LSATs, and anything that doesn't do that isn't an effective prep book.
CAGarrod
I thought this was a nice intro prep book, but you will definitely want to buy the LSAT prep book with the actual tests to practice.
Kelly

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20 of 20 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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14 of 15 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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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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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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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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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By G. Sham on May 2, 2005
Format: Paperback
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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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By NeilC on June 10, 2011
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First, this book is riddled with misinformation; Some answer explanations don't make much sense and, even worse, don't correspond to their questions. For example, on page 53, question number 10, "If the contractor includes Andrew in the crew, which of the following pairs of workers must he also include", lists the answer options as follows: (A) Harry and Ingrid (B) Harry and Mary (C) Ingrid and Jesus (D) Mary and Ernie (E) Nick and Oliver. However, in the answer explanation on page 57 the answers are listed as follows: (A) Harry and Jesus (B) Harry and Ingrid (C) Ingrid and Oliver (D) Mary and Ernie (E) Nick and Oliver. As shown, options (A), (B), and (C) don't correspond with each other. This is just one of quite a few.

Second, the difficulty level of the questions in this book is grossly unrepresentative of real LSAT questions. The questions are made up singlehandedly by the author, whose process, as presumable, does not parallel the enormous amount of time, considerable amount of resources, and painstaking effort put in by LSAC officials who carefully construct the real, official questions on the LSAT. Leading readers of this book to believe that the author's questions are representative of actual questions, in my opinion, is highly unethical and reading with this assumption can be pernicious for the reader.

I hope I've made my point. I DO NOT recommend this book. This book is full of factual and substantive errors. If you prepare for the LSAT with this book, you almost certainly will not do well. Please consider the alternatives available on Amazon.
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