RC Tasks

First off, a succinct definition from Wikipedia, edited to fit within Zen philosophy:

The [LSAT] contains one reading comprehension ("RC") section. In recent exams, the section consists of four passages of 400-500 words, one passage each related to law, arts and humanities, physical sciences, and social sciences, with 5-8 questions per passage [for a total of 26-27 questions out of 100-101 total]. The questions ask the examinee to [analyze the passage's structure, identify explicit evidence mentioned by the author or quoted experts, evaluate the evidence used by the author, identify the tone and opinion of the author or quoted experts, and extrapolate the author's and/or expert's opinions to new situations].
In June 2007, a change was made to the test that replaced one of the four passages with a "comparative reading" [passage]. Comparative reading presents the examinee with two short passages with differing [and/or complementary] perspectives on a topic. The two passages combined are approximately the same length as the removed passage.

How Reading Comprehension Has Changed

Passage Types
  1. Expository 7
  2. Two Passages 7
  3. Opinion 6
  4. Debate ~5
  5. Transition ~3
Passage Structure 6
  1. Main Idea or Title 3
  2. Primary Purpose 1
  3. [Passage Piece] Function 1
  4.  Overall Organization 0
Explicit Evidence 6
  1. Passage or Author Says 3
  2. Meaning of or Referring to 1
  3. Mentioned by Both ~1
  4. Expert Says 0
Evaluating Evidence 4
  1. Refers to [Piece] in Order to 2
  2. Evidence for or Against 1
  3. Additional Info Strengthens 1
  4. Additional Info Weakens 1
Opinion and Tone 4
  1. Passage or Author Implies 2
  2. Attitude on [Piece] 1
  3. Expert Implies 0
Extrapolation 7
  1. Would Agree About 3
  2. Application of or Analogous to 2
  3. Most Supported by Passage ~1
  4. Continue Argument 1