Best LSAT Prep Books 2022
The LSAT Trainer
First and foremost, we suggest The LSAT Trainer as a great book to begin with. It covers all three sections of the test, and, more importantly, it teaches you the fundamentals of reasoning and logic which is paramount to doing well on the LSAT.
If you are clueless about the LSAT, then Kim’s book is an excellent introduction. Fortunately for new comers, the LSAT Trainer does not presume the reader is familiar with formal logic or the LSAT. It starts from the ground up. On the other hand, those who are more familiar with the LSAT will still find lots of helpful tips in the book. We highly recommend the book for beginners and intermediates, but experts might be able to skip it.
The structure of the LSAT Trainer is a bit strange for most students. One might expect it to be subdivided into three sections, logical reasoning, analytical reasoning, and reading comprehension-just like the LSAT. Instead, it jumps around the different sections, which is actually a good thing. Students sometimes want to focus on just one of the three sections of the test, master it, and then move on to the next section. This is ill-advised.
First, if you do happen to master a particular section, such as logical reasoning, and then work on another section, it is likely that your skills will degrade to a degree through not actively practicing that section. In other words, if you don’t use then you lose it. You need constant reinforcement and repetition to do well.
Second, it takes considerable amount of time to master a section. Let us say that you have 6 months to prepare for the LSAT. It might take you 3 months to master a section. If you focus on just one section, then that would require 9 months, but you only have 6. It would be wise to work on all three at the same time so that you sufficient amount of leeway to cover them in enough detail.
Lastly, the LSAT Trainer also supplies study schedules, which are super helpful. To do well on the LSAT you need and plan. You don’t want to study haphazardly. You like to learn more about the LSAT trainer, then you checkout their website: https://www.thelsattrainer.com/
You can also buy it on amazon: LSAT Trainer
Official LSAT PREPTESTS & LawHub
Second on our list is a must for any serious LSAT student. To do well on the LSAT you need know the LSAT from top to bottom, and the official practice exams offered by LSAC gives you firsthand experience with the test.
As of now, the LSAT is administered online rather than a testing center. You can find online practice exams at LawHub, which is a service offered by LSAC. There are a couple of tests that included for free, but we suggest you to purchase the LSAT Prep Plus subscription to gain access to over 80 exams. You can also purchase paper based copies of the exam from a local bookstore or Amazon. These exams either come as single test packets or books that contain ten prep tests.
We strongly advise students to use LawHub over the physical copies, since the exam will continue to be digital for the near future and it is in your best interest to get familiar with the computer based format of the test.
You can find them here.
PowerScore LSAT Books
The PowerScore series is another set of books that is a great resource. The set includes three individual books that covers the three sections of the LSAT.
We would say it is not absolutely necessary to purchase all three books, although some students do that.
Each bible is extensive in its scope and quite dense. Each one is over 700 pages and that might be difficult for students to digest. On the other hand, if you do read and understand them from cover to cover, then you will know everything there is.
The PowerScore bibles can be your main resource or used as a supplement. The LSAT Trainer is a bit more compact and you can start there. If you want more detailed info, then look for the PowerScore books. Many students find that logic games gives them trouble, and the Logic Games Bible can be an excellent resource to draw from.