USING RATIONAL GUESSING TO MAXIMIZE YOU LSAT SCORE
ADAPTING TO LSAT TIME CONSTRAINTS
The LSAT is deliberately speeded, providing most test takers with less time than they need.
Practicing extensively on previously-given LSATs can help you develop the ability to quickly identify which LSAT test questions you should attempt first and which LSAT questions you should save for the end.
The questions that are easiest for you may not necessarily be the beginning.
Do not get bogged down. If you run into unexpected difficulties, make a rational guess to cut your losses.
USING RATIONAL GUESSING
We shall indicate how to maximize your LSAT score using incomplete information
AN LSAT SCORE IS DETERMINED ENTIRELY BY THE NUMBER OF CORRECT ANSWERS. As a consequence of this, we see that On the LSAT, there is no difference between having an incorrect answer and having no answer; that is, there is absolutely no penalty for guessing. Thus the LSAT is a "forced choice" test; that is, Every LSAT question should be given an answer. Therefore On the LSAT, there is no answer worse than no answer.
THE VALUE OF AN LSAT UESTION IS INDEPENDENT OF THE SECTION IN WHICH IT OCCURS AND IS INDEPENDENT OF THE DIFFICULTY OF THE QUESTION Example. An easy Analytical Reasoning Question counts the same as a difficult reading Comprehension Queston.
FOR EVERY QUESTION TO WHICH YOU ARE UNABLE TO DETERMINE THE ANSWER, FROM AMONG THE FIVE POSSIBLE ANSWERS GIVEN, ELIMINATE AS MANY OF THE INCORRECT ANSWERS AS YOU CAN. THEN, FROM AMONG THE REMAINING POSSIBLE ANSWERS, MAKE ONE OF THEM YOUR ANSWER (No harm in eliminating or selecting an answer based on a hunch).
Rational guessing will not necessarily give you a good score but it will help maximize your score.
TEST-TAKING ADVICE TO HELP RATIONAL GUESSING
For each LSAT question that you have eliminated one, two, or three of the five choices given, write next to the problem the choice(s) that you have not eliminated. This way when you go back to this problem, to either attempt to solve or just to guess an answer, you will have the information that you need in front of you; note that if you have correctly eliminated four of the five choices, you have the answer. For each LSAT section, in you rlast minute or two, make sure that each question has an answer.