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LSAT Tip of the Week: Analytical Reasoning Practice Problem #3

Posted by Dhara Shah on Mon, May 21, 2018 @ 09:16 AM

This week, we will focus on an example of how to setup an analytical reasoning (logic games) question. Our practice question will be from the June 2007 LSAT.

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LSAT Tip of the Week: Analytical Reasoning Practice Problem #2

Posted by Dhara Shah on Mon, May 14, 2018 @ 09:16 AM

This week, we will focus on an example of how to setup an analytical reasoning (logic games) question. Our practice question will be from the June 2007 LSAT.

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Tags: LSAT Test Prep, LSAT Prep, LSAT mindset, Getting in to Law School, lsat logical reasoning, lsat analytical reasoning, LSAT practice problems

LSAT Tip of the Week: Analytical Reasoning Practice Problem #1

Posted by Dhara Shah on Mon, May 07, 2018 @ 09:16 AM

This week, we will focus on an example of how to setup an analytical reasoning (logic games) question. Our practice question will be from the June 2007 LSAT.

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Tags: LSAT Test Prep, LSAT Prep, LSAT mindset, Getting in to Law School, lsat logical reasoning, lsat analytical reasoning, LSAT practice problems

LSAT Tip of the Week: Logical Reasoning Practice Question #2

Posted by Dhara Shah on Mon, Apr 30, 2018 @ 09:16 AM

This week, we will go over a practice problem from the Logical Reasoning Section of the June 2007 LSAT.

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LSAT Tip of the Week: Logical Reasoning Practice Question #1

Posted by Dhara Shah on Mon, Apr 23, 2018 @ 09:16 AM

This week, we will go over a practice problem from the Logical Reasoning Section of the June 2007 LSAT.

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LSAT Tip of the Week: Three Types of Analytical Reasoning Questions

Posted by Dhara Shah on Mon, Mar 05, 2018 @ 09:16 AM

There are three major types of Analytical Reasoning, or Logic Game, questions. These include sequencing, grouping, and matching games. This week we will talk about how to spot each type of question. Sequencing games are generally the most common, and you can spot these by generally looking for one set of variables. For example, there will be 7 runners and 7 places they could finish in. Note that there could be more variables, but this still constitutes as a sequencing question. Next, we have grouping games. Grouping games will also only have one set of variables, but here there are usually multiple places each variable can go. For example, there could be 10 people that need to be placed on 2 teams. Finally, we have matching games. Matching games differ as they usually have two sets of variables but there is no order to put them into. For example, you could have 6 people and 3 types of pets. Now that you know the major types of logic games, head to TestSherpa to see example problems and test your understanding!

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LSAT Tip of the Week: Logic Games & Diagramming

Posted by Dhara Shah on Mon, Feb 26, 2018 @ 09:16 AM

The LSAT Analytical Reasoning, or Logic Games, can seem daunting if you walk in without a game plan. This week we will briefly discuss diagramming to give you a solid foundation on how to attack these questions. First, get comfortable with diagramming. There are many different ways to diagram, so try them all out and see which one works best for you - here is one by the LSAT Trainer. While you diagram, look for key phrases that will help you pull out rules. Magoosh does an excellent overview of different logic patterns and how to diagram them. The three major types of logic games are sequencing, grouping, and matching. Each of these will be diagrammed in its own way, so make sure you know how to approach each one. Once you tackle and master diagramming, you will see a drastic improvement on your logic games section.

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LSAT Tip of the Week: Logical Reasoning Strategies

Posted by Dhara Shah on Mon, Feb 19, 2018 @ 11:16 AM

The logical reasoning section can be one that you feel like you could only truly perfect if you had all of the time in the world. So, this week we will focus on time saving tips and tricks that will ensure that you get the best score possible. The first step is simple, just carefully read through the question. Before taking a look at the answer choices, try to come up with a possible answer in your head and maybe even quickly write it down. You can read a variety of scenarios on how to “pre-phrase” your answer on Powerscore. Once you have your pre-phrased answer, read through each answer choice. Since you pre-phrased your answer you know what you are looking for in the answer choices, so either in your head or on your exam say if the answer choice could be viable or not. Once you have eliminated any that are completely wrong, go back and carefully read the 2-3 options that may be correct and find the one that is the most accurate. Practice this technique and by the time your LSAT rolls around, you will be breezing through the logical reasoning section and can spend the extra time focusing on the harder questions.

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LSAT Tip of the Week: The Logical Reasoning Section

Posted by Dhara Shah on Mon, Feb 12, 2018 @ 09:09 AM

In order to truly master the logical reasoning section on the LSAT you must first master the different types of questions that you may encounter. Learning to identify the question type will allow you to attack each problem in the most efficient manner. There are about seven reoccurring question types which include: flaw, assumption, inference, strengthen, weaken, paradox, and principle. You can read more about the frequency of each of these question types in this article on Magoosh. As stated in the article, the three types of questions you will encounter most frequently will be assumption, flaw, and inference questions- so we will spend some time highlighting these three this week. First, an assumption question will give you an argument that is missing an important component, and you must choose the answer choice that best fits in with the argument. You can find a detailed explanation and example on 7sage. Next, a flaw question is one in which there is not proper support between the premise and conclusion – AKA there is a “flaw” in the relationship between the two. You can find example questions and a detailed explanation on lawschooli. Finally, in an inference question you must choose the answer that is most supported.

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LSAT Tip of the Week: Understanding the Author's Premise

Posted by Helenka Mietka on Mon, Jan 29, 2018 @ 09:03 AM

The Argument Section on the LSAT requires a brain in critical thinking mode. This article by Magoosh outlines why it is such an important section. You must be able to identify the author’s conclusion, or the point they are trying to make, as well as the evidence used to support that argument. In this article we will focus on the evidence, also called the author’s premise. Let’s consider this example:

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