Tips on How to Start the LNAT Section A Preparation
The Law National Aptitude Test (LNAT) is split into two sections, A and B. Here is some advice on the steps to take for the LNAT Section A preparation to help your child feel well-equipped when taking the test.
What Is Section A?
Section A is the multiple choice section. Your child will be given twelve passages of text to read followed by three or four multiple choice questions. They will have 95 minutes to complete Section A of the test.
They do not need to have any particular knowledge to complete Section A. However, it is important that they spend some time on LNAT Section A preparation so that they know what to expect during the test. As part of their LNAT Section A preparation, it is also a good idea to practice the skills the admissions tutors are looking for your child to demonstrate. It would be worth brushing up on these skills together so that your child is confident when it comes to the test.
Skills the admissions tutors are looking for in Section A
Section A is all about your child’s comprehension and reasoning skills. The admissions tutors want to know that your child can understand, analyse and interpret information. In the test, they will need to work out what the question is asking, pinpoint which part of the text is relevant, and choose the best answer from the multiple choice provided.
Questions to Consider when tackling LNAT section A preparation
As part of your child’s LNAT Section A preparation, you should ask them the questions listed below when reading the passages of text. This will get them to start considering the questions when completing practice questions so that by the time of the real test comes along, it will be second nature to them. Our LNAT tutors can provide you with Section A practice questions and fully worked solutions. It is also good preparation for them to read articles in high-quality newspapers while considering the points below.
- Is the statement one of fact or opinion?
- Have you focused on the detail or jumped to a conclusion?
- Have you made a logical deduction about the information?
- Is there something in the statement that has been left unsaid?
- Is the statement supported by evidence?
- What is the writer’s attitude? For example, are they being serious or making a joke?
- Is the statement relevant or irrelevant to the question?
Top tips for LNAT Section A Preparation
As part of your child’s LNAT Section A preparation, you should direct them to practice questions on the LNAT website where they can familiarise themselves with the format of the questions and what types of questions will be asked.
When they begin to tackle the questions, it is a good idea for them to:
- Read the question carefully and make sure they understand what it is asking;
- Look for any keywords in the question and answer options before reading the passage of text;
- When they then go on to read the passage of text, they should look out for those keywords;
- Consider the questions listed above when deciding what a statement means and selecting their answer; and
- Use a process of elimination to find the correct answer. By discounting the incorrect answer options, it helps to narrow down the answers until they are left with one. If they are unable to narrow the options down to just one, then they should go with their gut feeling when selecting an answer and come back to it later.
Note: No points will be deducted for an incorrect answer, so make sure you answer every question even if you are unsure.
With respect to your child’s LNAT Section A preparation you should also ensure that they:
- Read high-quality newspapers. They should not be afraid to read difficult articles because this will help them to get used to dealing with unfamiliar words. If they do come across any words they don’t know, encourage them to find their meaning and look it up.
- Decide how long they want to spend on each passage of text and the multiple choice questions. They will have 95 minutes to complete Section A, therefore they could decide to spend 7 minutes on reading each passage of text and then answering the connected questions. The remaining 11 minutes could then be used to go back over any questions they found difficult.
- Make note of any important LNAT dates that they need to record in their diary. It’s important that they not only know how to answer the questions but also know the precise date and time of the test itself.
It’s best to go through with different strategies for approaching section A of the LNAT test with your child and discover the best way for them to approach answering the questions. Read our guide to LNAT preparation 2018 for more tips and hints on practicing for the law test.
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