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What is LNAT watch
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- 27-03-2016 22:18
- 27-03-2016 22:24
- 27-03-2016 22:32
Law National Aptitude Test.
- 42 multiple choice questions based on small texts you'll read in the exam, usually looking at their argument and stuff
- A short (500-700 words) essay on one of three titles you'll be given in the exam, asking you to make an argument supporting/opposing something
Most of the 'top' universities for law ask for prospective undergraduates to sit it.
[*]University of Birmingham (dropping next year)[*]University of Bristol[*]Durham University[*]University of Glasgow[*]King's College London[*]SOAS, University of London (students offering BTEC only)[*]University of Nottingham[*]University of Oxford[*]University College London
- 27-03-2016 22:33
But aside from that joyous note, it's an aptitude test used by some universities to help assess which candidates are suitable for their law course. For competitive courses, a lot of great students will all have similar, or the same, grades, so the LNAT score and essay are used to differentiate between them.
The universities listed on this page require you to sit the LNAT before they consider your application:
You sit the LNAT at a test centre near you (it costs £50 I think), and the universities get your score and essay the next day, and you get your score in February. You have to sit it by mid-January, though you can do it before or after applying to universities.
Essentially, it's difficult. The first part is a multiple choice section - you pick answers based on extracts you read, and there are 42 marks available (it's done on a computer). It's hard to describe, so I recommend googling for a practice test. The second part is an essay on an unprepared topic (though you get a limited choice of questions) - they're testing your ability to argue mostly, and though it's on a computer, it's time limited (as is the other section) and there's no spell check.
As it's an aptitude test, it's hard to prepare for, but I recommend buying several test prep books and doing lots of practice questions and papers, ideally timed. And as it's so difficult, I recommend not applying for more than 2 or 3 unis that consider the LNAT - if you had a bad day, then you could face lots of rejections.
- 27-03-2016 22:40
It's not as bad as the other posters are making out. It's challenging, but if you have more than two brain cells you should do fine.
- 27-03-2016 22:45
Its like the UKCAT or BMAT for Law. Most of the Russell Group universities ask for them as a requirement (I had to sit it for Glasgow University).
It consists of many multiple choice questions (based on close reading type passages) and then an essay.
It isn't actually that bad, and there is no way to really revise for it, apart from maybe being clued up on current affairs and common debating topics (for the essay)
- 28-03-2016 00:44
I'm going to point out that it's nothing like the UKCAT/BMAT - those are tests of knowledge of the subject area designed to test whether a) you have what it takes to study medicine and b) whether you actually have the proclaimed interest in the subject. The LNAT really isn't that hard, especially because the 'pass mark' is around 22-44/42. The most challenging aspect I would say is the essay, because it is timed and you have to write a well-constructed argumentative essay on an unknown topic.