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WHAT IS THE LNAT?

The Law National Admissions Test (LNAT) is a difficult examination that is used by a number of universities, in order to determine which candidates are the best fit for their law programme.

The LNAT requires an understanding of various cultural, social and ethical issues. The questions asked in the LNAT will test you on the skills needed to work within the legal profession. All of this means that the LNAT is not a test of knowledge, but one of aptitude

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ABOUT THE LNAT ESSAY

The Essay Section of the LNAT will require you to answer one essay question out of three possible choices. Your answer should be no longer than 750 words, and a standard essay should be between 500 to 600 words. You will only have 40 minutes to conduct the entire essay, and so time management is crucial.

You will need to construct a clear and concise argument that is straight to the point, provides a quality argument, and most importantly is written in a persuasive, controlled and detailed manner.

The best preparation for your LNAT in regards to the essay section of the assessment, is to practice drafting essay plans and reading high quality newspapers (usually in the form of a broadsheet). Reading newspapers will allow you to gain a basic understanding of the goings-on in the world around you, including current affairs, economics, technological changes, and social developments.

You are not expected to have a detailed understanding of the essay topics which will appear in the exam. What is expected from you, is to create an argument based on explanations, assumptions and analysis that fundamentally form a persuasive and conclusive argument.

When choosing which question you are going to answer, it is important that you feel comfortable enough to write approximately 600 words on that topic in a clear, informative and analytical manner. You will need to keep yourself informed of current affairs and read up on what is going on both internationally and locally, if you wish to score high marks on your LNAT.

STRUCTURE OF THE ESSAY

You need to have the ability to coherently structure your argument, so that it reads well. The sole purpose of LNAT essay questions are to demonstrate your ability to persuasively conduct an argument and convey your thoughts in the best way possible.

Although your essay does not get marked, and it does not form part of your LNAT score, it will be the only piece of writing that your chosen university will have access to. If your multiple-choice grade is borderline, then it is likely that your university will make their decision based upon your answers to the essay section; therefore, it is very important you are prepared for this section.

During the planning stages of your essay, you should ask yourself the following four questions:

The structure of your essay is important. You need to be able to convey each stage of your thought process. You will no doubt have had to write lots of essays prior to taking your LNAT assessment. Thus, you will be no stranger to the basic format of any essay: the introduction, the main body and the conclusion. This is no different in the LNAT.

LNAT ESSAY QUESTIONS: TOP TIPS

For this section, you will have 40 minutes in which to answer one question from a choice of three possible essay topics.

Generally, the essay section should be between 500-600 words.

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TOP TIP 1

Planning your answer and working through a mental structure of what to include in your answer will help in terms of time management. If you make a solid plan before you begin writing, chances are you will have a better understanding of what you want to include in your essay.

TOP TIP 2

Aim to spend the first 15 minutes of your time planning and writing your introduction. Spending this much time on this part of your essay will demonstrate to the assessor that you have carefully thought about what you want to say.

You should spend 15 minutes on the main body of your essay. This will include all of the main points and arguments you wish to make. Get straight to the point; do not waffle. Provide evidence and examples to support your reasoning and hypothesis.

You should spend the remaining 10 minutes concluding and re-reading your essay. Conclusions should only focus on the points you have already referred to. Summarise your key points and demonstrate your view/opinion on the overall matter.

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TOP TIP 3

You need to think realistically about how much time you have to make the number of points you want to discuss. Distributing your time between each point will not only make your essay read more coherently, but it will ultimately demonstrate to the assessor that you have not spent too much time on one point, and not enough time on another.

TOP TIP 4

Assumptions work as well as facts. As long as you say what the assumptions are and what they mean in terms of the argument, your essay will still gain strong marks.

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TOP TIP 5

The essay does not want you to ‘sit on the fence’ with your answers. You need to take a side and make a compelling argument.

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SAMPLE LNAT ESSAY QUESTIONS

To help you get a better understanding of what the LNAT involves, let’s take a quick look at a few sample questions.

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Should we be patriotic?

When answering this question, the first thing you need to be aware of is the definition of patriotism itself. Patriotism is defined as having an emotional attachment to and pride in a nation, which an individual recognises as their homeland. This question is asking you to analyse two things.

-Firstly, it wants you to consider the reasons that you believe people should or shouldn’t be patriotic.

-Secondly, the question wants you to look at the consequences of patriotism, and consider whether we should or shouldn’t be patriotic in a wider context. For example, you could look at the positive effects of patriotism; i.e. taking an interest in the affairs of one’s nation, paying taxes, providing social support etc., and contrast these with the negative effects of patriotism; i.e. nationalism, war and hatred.

Introduction. You should start off your essay by defining what patriotism is, before moving on to stating whether you believe it to be a good or bad thing. Then, you should state (briefly) why you believe this. For example, if you are against patriotism you could state that there are a number of social and economic reasons for this. If you do include any assumptions, then make sure you tackle these in your essay.

For. If you are arguing for patriotism, there are a number of ways in which you can make your argument:
  • Primary amongst these, you could argue, is the positive impact that patriotism has upon the citizens of a nation. Patriotism encourages people to keep to the laws of the country, work for the greater good of the nation and provide support to other citizens within that nation.
  • Patriotism often has the result that people of one nation are seen as a ‘family’, and will stand up for one another, living in unity and respect. The more patriotic the citizens of a nation, the more they will work to build a stronger and healthier nation. This is particularly true for moments of national crisis. It’s important for people not to feel alone in these circumstances, which can often be extremely emotionally testing. A good example of this is the 9/11 attacks in America. The people of the USA banded together to support one another, making the events much easier to cope with from an emotional standpoint.
  • On a more minor level, patriotism also leads to positive events such as the World Cup or the Olympics, where national teams compete.
Against. In order to argue against patriotism, there are a number of points which you could make:
  • You could start by enforcing the idea that patriotism is subconsciously xenophobic. We are all members of the human race, and are no different to one another. Countries are just arbitrary borders designed to enforce the idea that English are different from Spanish, Italians from Germans etc. This is not healthy, and often leads to a severe clash of cultures.
  • Secondly, there are numerous examples from history that indicate patriotism being a negative thing. Primary amongst these is the world wars. In particular, World War 2 was caused by extreme national pride (in Germany). Combined with severe social unrest, this led to an uprising which resulted in the deaths of millions of people.
  • You could also argue that despite the success of events such as the World Cup, there is still an underlying xenophobia prevalent from the citizens of each nation towards other nations. I.e. the English are rooting against the Italians, or the Germans, or the Spanish. Such events could easily be held without this. Often, it leads to people who aren’t patriotic being ostracised or treated as traitors. This is not healthy.

Counter. To counter the above, you could argue that there is a difference between patriotism and nationalism. Patriotism means having a healthy respect for your nation, whereas nationalism is the term for taking this to extreme levels. World wars were caused by nationalism and not patriotism. Patriotic people are not encouraged to hate people of other nations; just to take pride and respect in their own. Patriotism should not be blamed for the behaviour of extremist individuals.

Rebuttal. You could respond to the above by stating that although there is a difference between patriotism and nationalism, patriotism breeds nationalism. By enforcing an unnecessary and unhealthy idea that people of one nation are different from those of another, we generate tension between countries, which leads to a sense of hatred from disenchanted individuals. This results in extremist behaviour, and accelerates global conflicts.

Conclusion. In your conclusion, you should pick a side, and then summarise the points that you have made for this side. Just as in the essay, it is a good idea to acknowledge the other side of the argument or one particular key facet of this side; before dismissing it with a strong counter argument. Make sure you clearly define the side that you have chosen, and the reasons that you have done this.

Should schools have a uniform?

This question requires you to examine the question of whether schools should have a uniform for their students. That is to say, a uniform which marks them out as being a student of the school/college/organisation. In order to answer this question, you should consider the following points.

Firstly, you should look at the positive and negative elements that having an established uniform can bring. Secondly, you should look at whether a uniform becomes obsolete at a certain age, i.e. in school but not in sixth form.

Introduction. In your introduction to this essay, you should state where you stand on the issue of schools having a uniform. You can use brief and overarching examples, i.e. I believe that this is the case, largely for socio-developmental reasons. You can include assumptions that you expect to make, provided you support them in your essay, and then look at whether you believe there is a particular age at which a uniform loses its value.

For. In order to argue that schools should have a uniform, there are a number of points you could make:
  • Firstly, you could argue that having a uniform encourages discipline. Just as you would set rules for children to abide by, in order to encourage order, you would set out a uniform as a code of conduct.
  • Secondly, you could argue that children don’t have the maturity to choose clothing that is appropriate for the school environment. They are at a rebellious age, particularly in their teens, and giving them the choice of what to wear to school could have negative consequences.
  • Thirdly, it could be argued that allowing children to wear their own clothes to school will detract from their learning. Schoolkids and teenagers are at a vulnerable age, where they should be focusing on their education. Allowing them to wear their own clothes gives them another thing to think and worry about.
  • Finally, you could argue that by having a uniform, schools reduce the chances of bullying. Schoolchildren are competitive, and there is a danger that certain individuals will be singled out for their choice of clothing, leading to conflict and distress.
Against. In order to argue against school uniforms, there are a number of points you could make:
  • Primarily, you could argue that we should be encouraging children and teenagers to express their individuality. Their choice of clothing is a fantastic way to do this, and is a key form of expressionism. People are unique, and shouldn’t be grouped together in a communist fashion.
  • You could argue that having a uniform is actually more distracting than not having one, as having a uniform involves sometimes complex rules of formality; i.e. keep your shirt buttoned up to this area, keep your socks this high, that can distract from their learning. Allowing children to wear a relaxed and comfortable choice of clothing will have positive effects in the long run.

Counter. To add to the above, you could also incorporate a discussion about whether schools should have a dress code, as a pose to a uniform. This would be a more relaxed code of dress, which allowed children to wear their own clothes, whilst still keeping to a set of ground rules i.e. no offensive t-shirts, skirts above knee height, etc. If you are in favour of having a uniform, you could also discuss at what age you believe the need for a uniform becomes obsolete or loses its value.

Conclusion. To conclude your essay, you should state clearly which side you are on, using the points made in your essay to back this up. You should also summarise any other arguments that you have made in the essay, for example on whether schools should have a more relaxed dress code instead of a uniform.

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