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    • Identifying Root Causes

Just like doctors, consultants focus on identifying and treating the underlying causes of a problem. When you address a problem, you shouldn’t ever stop at the superficial level of observable symptoms, but must dig deeper and find the real issue underlying what you are dealing with.

For example, imagine a doctor who has a patient complaining of persistent headaches. A good doctor is not just going to keep dishing out painkillers, but are going to want to establish what is causing the pain. It might be, say, that the headaches are caused by poor eyesight. If so, the patient will be dispatched to the optician to get some glasses to solve the problem more permanently.

Given that all the questions are worth the same marks, you simply cannot allow yourself to become bogged down on one particularly tough PST question and leave yourself without time to answer two easy ones.

To avoid this, you should keep track of how far through the test you are relative to how much time has elapsed – that is, make sure you are actually getting through questions at a rate of one every two minutes.

For instance, if you are 10 minutes in, you should at least be just finishing question five.

If you get to the end of the test and have some time left besides that required to fill in the answer sheet, you can go back and look at the question again.

Often, coming back and looking with fresh eyes will break you out of an analytic rut. However, if you still simply can’t make head nor tail of the question, or if you end up without any more time to devote to it, you should simply pick one of your circled likely-answers at random and put that down on the answer sheet.

Critical Reasoning Test Strategies

We have already said quite a bit above about how you should approach individual kinds of question. However, we can also make some helpful remarks about how you should be approaching each question more generally.

The first fact to note is that whenever you first sit down to a practice test, you will realise that a minimum of 20% of your mistakes are simply due to mis-read questions.

How you should proceeds next depends upon whether you have to chose between qualitative or quantitative answers:

Here, you simply identify the relevant data and solve the problem directly. Run through all the calculations on paper and then see which of the multiple choice answers matches the solution you generate.

Working “Backwards”

Often, though, you will not have enough time to work through all the calculations required to answer a particular question via the conventional approach. In such cases, you will need to take a more strategic approach.

We can do this by effectively working backwards from the answers. This is not as strange a method as it might sound – you simply need to build a framework of the relevant calculation and plug in the suggested answers until you find one that works.

Complete as much LNAT preparation work as you can

The most important tip to avoid retaking the LNAT test is to be as possible. This includes doing as many practice LNAT test questions and LNAT practice tests as possible.

Your LNAT preparation should not just include doing practice LNAT questions and practice LNAT tests. You should also go through LNAT content reviews. After completing the LNAT test practices, you should also try to identify where your LNAT weaknesses are. Then work on them until they become LNAT strengths.

Start doing regular LNAT practice tests

Doing regular LNAT practice tests will demonstrate how well you will score in the actual exam. You should set a high LNAT score that you wish to achieve. Then over several practice LNAT test sessions slowly work your way towards that target LNAT score. However, don’t expect that every LNAT practice you do will be better than the previous one.


Set yourself an LNAT target score

When you set an LNAT score that you wish to achieve, you can then complete each LNAT practice test accordingly.. Eventually, you will be able to achieve that high LNAT score consistently. By doing so, you will be more likely to pass your LNAT exam. Thereby, avoiding the need to retake the LNAT exam.

Be mentally prepared for your LNAT exam

Other than doing the preparation work for the MCAT exam, you should also prepare yourself mentally. There are a few ways that you can do this. First, do the practice tests under exam conditions. This means setting a time limit for yourself and do the practice tests as if it’s the actual exam. That way, you will feel less anxious during the actual MCAT. Plus, you should be able to achieve a similar score to your practice tests.


Another way you can prepare yourself mentally is to actually relax before your LNAT exam. We’re not asking you to not study for your LNAT exam. You should also remember that there will be things that you don’t know during the LNAT exam. Don’t be surprised and don’t get thrown off your game. Stay focused and you won’t have to retake the LNAT test.

Tips to Avoid Retaking the LNAT 

While the LNAT may seem difficult to pass in one try, it isn’t impossible. Using the tips that we’ve provided, you will have a better chance at passing the exam in your first try and avoid retaking the MCAT test. Remember to do your best and the results will speak for itself.

Our Practice Aptitude Test Books

  • Passing Verbal Reasoning practice test book. This is regularly featured in Amazon’s top ten study guide. It includes a section on LNAT and other critical thinking tests.
  • Plus, our Numeracy Test Practice book, which reached Number One when the publisher Pearson offered it for free (throughout the UK’s first 2020 lockdown).
  • In fact, our Numerical Reasoning Test Practice book reached Number One when the publisher Pearson offered it for free (throughout the UK’s first 2020/21 lockdowns).


Things to know before applying for a law course

Certain universities will require students to take the LNAT which is short for Law National Aptitude Test. Furthermore, while applying for the Cambridge Law school the applicants will have to sit for the Cambridge Law Test. Cambridge is one of the best Law schools in the world next to Harvard in the US.






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