The LSAT Writing section (formerly known as the Writing Sample) is similar to a mini law school final exam. Like most law school final exam questions, you are (1) asked to make a choice between competing options, (2) required to use some rules/laws (i.e., goals/objectives on the LSAT Writing section), (3) given a fact pattern that provides arguments you can make supporting either choice, and (4) asked to write a persuasive essay supporting your choice.
The LSAT Writing section is ungraded. However, “ungraded” is not equivalent to “irrelevant.” While it isn’t as important as the graded part of your LSAT score, your writing section is likely to become relevant as a “soft factor” if you are a borderline candidate for any law school to which you apply.
There are some very useful tips on how to write an effective essay in the LSAT Writing section. If you’d like to view ScoreItUp’s one-hour online video tutorial on the LSAT Writing section, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org – I’m making the LSAT Writing tutorial available for free this month (through June 30, 2020).
As a reminder, in all of ScoreItUp’s courses, students receive (1) the video tutorial on the LSAT Writing section and Personal Statement (as well as general admission advice) for free, and (2) discounted tutoring rates to help you perfect your LSAT score or polish your personal statement. Please email me at email@example.com for more details!