A large part of LSAT prep is training your brain. When it comes to reading comprehension, that means reading a lot of difficult passages. When I was prepping, I made a point to critically read at least one difficult passage every morning (the time when my test would be taken). The key here is to use passages that challenge your ability to maintain focus; find difficult passages and make a habit of actively reading them.

Below are five websites that provide passages very much like those on the LSAT. And each site provides reading material for free.

World Bank

The World Bank’s “Open Knowledge Repository” is a collection of papers, reports, and journal articles published by the World Bank or written by World Bank authors. Focus especially on the papers and articles; they are especially good for LSAT practice.

Directory of Open Access Journals

The Directory of Open Access Journals provides free access to peer-reviewed journals. This a tremendous resource for anyone. There are over 10,000 journals included in this database. The subjects include law, philosophy, science, and political science. In other words, it has all of the LSAT’s favorite passage types.

New York Times

The New York Times is one of the most respected newspapers in the world. The articles are well-written, and you’ll certainly stay up to date with the news by reading the material this paper publishes. I suggest that LSAT beginners go here for practice. These articles are not quite as difficult to read as a lot of official reading comprehension passages; so it provides a good starting place for many students who struggle with the reading comprehension portion of the test.

OMICS International

OMICS is another directory of open access journals. The directory has over 700 peer-reviewed journals. The real value for LSAT students is that this database is focused on science and medicine. Many student struggle with science passages; this website provides a great solution to that problem. Read, read, and read some more.

The Economist

The Economist is recommended by a lot of LSAT tutors, and with good reason. It provides articles on two of the LSATs favorite topics: economics and science. The articles are not quite as difficult to read as the LSAT, but like the New York Times they are great for beginners.

Whichever resource you choose, be sure to actually use it. Active reading becomes much easier after you make it a habit. So get to it.

5 Websites to Help with LSAT Reading Comprehension

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