Looking for a free LSAT Writing Template to help you crush LSAT Writing? Look no further!
LSAT Writing is the essay portion of the LSAT (Law School Admission Test). You’ll be given a prompt that will provide you with two choices and ask you to argue for one over the other based on two criteria. Here’s a Writing Sample Topic from the June 2007 LSAT.
LSAT Writing isn’t scored but because your essay is sent to every law school you apply to and they don’t receive your LSAT results until you complete LSAT Writing, it’s still important to take it seriously.
Go through past PrepTests and do a few writing prompts to practice. Have an idea of how you’re going to approach it and plan the structure of your essay.
To help you get started, here’s an LSAT Writing template that I created when I was preparing to write the LSAT.
The presented scenario puts [the subject] in a difficult position in terms of [the dilemma]. In order to [the subject’s desire], [the subject] must choose between [choice #1] and [choice #2]. Each choice has its own merits.
However, given [the subject]‘s two main objectives which are [objective #1] and [objective #2], it is clear that of the two choices, [the choice you want to argue for] would better serve [the subject].
With regard to the first objective of [objective #1], [the choice you want to argue for] is the far superior alternative. First, it would allow [the subject] to [argument #1 in favour of the choice you want to argue for]. Second, it [argument #2 in favour] as well as [argument #3 in favour]. And lastly, it [argument #4 in favour].
Some might argue that [the other choice a.k.a the one you don’t want to argue for] has the potential to [objective #1] because it [argument in favour of the other choice]. However, it also [argument #1 against the other choice]. In addition, as [the other choice] also [argument #2 against], it is reasonable to say that it is not the ideal alternative for [the subject].
Shifting our attention to the second objective, [the subject] indeed might find [the other choice] equally attractive since it [argument in favour of the other choice]. And while this may be true, it could also potentially [counter-argument].
In contrast, by choosing to [the choice you want to argue for], [the subject] would [argument #1 in favour of the choice you want to argue for] and [argument #2 in favour]. Although [argument against the choice you want to argue for], it is still [argument #3 in favour] and is therefore the more favourable alternative for [the subject].
To summarize, [the subject] should [the choice you want to argue for] because it better meets the two objectives. [The other choice] has the potential danger of [argument against the other choice]. On the other hand, [the choice you want to argue for] would not only allow [the subject] to [objective #1] but would also [objective #2].
I recently found this template again while organizing the files on my G-Drive and figured I’d post it here for others to use if they want to.
If you’re having trouble understanding the template or you have any questions, feel free to leave me a message. I’d be happy to help(“: