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LSAT考试科目之阅读理解官方介绍

2016-05-10 11:19

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  LSAT考试由五个35分钟的section组成,这些section包括1个阅读理解、1个分析推理和2个逻辑推理,以及一个不计入成绩的加试section。加试有可能是上述任一种题型。

  LSAT阅读理解section由四套题目组成,每套题目包含5-8道题。这四套题目包含三套长阅读和一套短阅读。长阅读有一篇完整的文章构成,短阅读也称为对比阅读,由两段短文章组成,自2007年6月引入LSAT考试。

  以下是官网对阅读理解部分的介绍:

  Both law school and the practice of law revolve around extensive reading of highly varied, dense, argumentative, and expository texts (for example, cases, codes, contracts, briefs, decisions, evidence). This reading must be exacting, distinguishing precisely what is said from what is not said. It involves comparison, analysis, synthesis, and application (for example, of principles and rules). It involves drawing appropriate inferences and applying ideas and arguments to new contexts. Law school reading also requires the ability to grasp unfamiliar subject matter and the ability to penetrate difficult and challenging material.

  The purpose of LSAT Reading Comprehension questions is to measure the ability to read, with understanding and insight, examples of lengthy and complex materials similar to those commonly encountered in law school. The Reading Comprehension section of the LSAT contains four sets of reading questions, each set consisting of a selection of reading material followed by five to eight questions. The reading selection in three of the four sets consists of a single reading passage; the other set contains two related shorter passages. Sets with two passages are a variant of Reading Comprehension called Comparative Reading, which was introduced in June 2007.

  Comparative Reading questions concern the relationships between the two passages, such as those of generalization/instance, principle/application, or point/counterpoint. Law school work often requires reading two or more texts in conjunction with each other and understanding their relationships. For example, a law student may read a trial court decision together with an appellate court decision that overturns it, or identify the fact pattern from a hypothetical suit together with the potentially controlling case law.

  Reading selections for LSAT Reading Comprehension questions are drawn from a wide range of subjects in the humanities, the social sciences, the biological and physical sciences, and areas related to the law. Generally, the selections are densely written, use high-level vocabulary, and contain sophisticated argument or complex rhetorical structure (for example, multiple points of view). Reading Comprehension questions require you to read carefully and accurately, to determine the relationships among the various parts of the reading selection, and to draw reasonable inferences from the material in the selection. The questions may ask about the following characteristics of a passage or pair of passages:

  The main idea or primary purpose

  Information that is explicitly stated

  Information or ideas that can be inferred

  The meaning or purpose of words or phrases as used in context

  The organization or structure

  The application of information in the selection to a new context

  Principles that function in the selection

  Analogies to claims or arguments in the selection

  An author’s attitude as revealed in the tone of a passage or the language used

  The impact of new information on claims or arguments in the selection

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