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You Derive Me Crazy: Rock and Logic Games (LSAT Logic Games Series)

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Blog-Derive-RockNo matter how good you get at Logic Games, finding those difficult inferences will always be a challenge! In our “You Derive Me Crazy” blog series, we’ll take a look at some of the higher-level inferences that repeat on the LSAT, ensuring that you have all the tools necessary to tackle anything the LSAT throws at you on test day. 🎓💼

What do iconoclasm and music appreciation have in common? You’ll be exposed to both of them through my blog posts!

Last week, we featured some music by Britney. This week, I’m going to go old school and discuss what I like to call Meat Loaf frames.

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#MovieFailMondays: Citizen Kane (or, How Movies Can Teach You About Logical Fallacies and Help You Ace the LSAT)

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Blog-MFM-CitizenKaneEach week, we analyze a movie that illustrates a logical fallacy you’ll find on the LSAT. Who said Netflix can’t help you study? 🎥📖

In a bid to become the most iconoclastic film reviewer on the internet, this week I’m going to tackle Citizen Kane! Read more

The Week in (Law) Review – November 6, 2015 LSAT Roundup

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Blog-Week-In-Law-11-6All things LSAT-and-law-school-related from the past week, for your niche media consumption delight. 🎓💼

 

Harvard Law professor: “Don’t baby law school applicants”

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You Derive Me Crazy: Inference Gut Check (LSAT Logic Games Series)

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Blog-Derive-Inference Gut CheckNo matter how good you get at Logic Games, finding those difficult inferences will always be a challenge! In our “You Derive Me Crazy” blog series, we’ll take a look at some of the higher-level inferences that repeat on the LSAT, ensuring that you have all the tools necessary to tackle anything the LSAT throws at you on test day. 🎓💼

Let’s talk about something that we haven’t really brought up before in this crazy, Britney Spears-inspired blog series:

Questions.
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#MovieFailMondays: Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (or, How Movies Can Teach You About Logical Fallacies and Help You Ace the LSAT)

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Blog-MFM-IndianaJonesEach week, we analyze a movie that illustrates a logical fallacy you’ll find on the LSAT. Who said Netflix can’t help you study? 🎥📖

 

Indiana Jones – an amazing series of two movies that unfortunately also had two other films with the same name to dilute the awesomeness. Read more

The complete guide to the most common logical fallacies found on the LSAT

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Blog-Common-FallaciesThe LSAT is very much a test of critical reasoning. It wants to know if you just accept what you’re told, or if you’re able to look at facts given and still argue against conclusions.

In order to be able to argue against a conclusion, however, you first need to know what’s wrong with the argument. Since the LSAT doesn’t care if the premises are true (we’re expected to just accept them as such), we instead have to attack the assumptions.

It might seem like every argument on the LSAT is flawed in its own, special way. However, there are some broad categories that flaws fall into, and noticing these underlying flaws can help you spot the error before heading to the answer choices.

The following list isn’t comprehensive (and there is some overlap between the categories!), but it’s a solid starting point. Read more

#MovieFailMondays: Primal Fear (or, How Movies Can Teach You About Logical Fallacies and Help You Ace the LSAT)

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MFM_Primal Fear_Blog BannerEach week, we analyze a movie that illustrates a logical fallacy you’ll find on the LSAT. Who said Netflix can’t help you study? 🎥📖

Described on Wikipedia as a “neo-noir crime-thriller film”, with each of those terms hyperlinked to a relevant page, Gregory Hoblit’s 1996 film Primal Fear introduced the world to Ed Norton and made the world forget about Richard Gere’s turn as Lancelot in First Knight, among other things. Read more

The Week in (Law) Review – October 23rd, 2015 LSAT Roundup

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Blog-Week-In-Law-10_23_2015All things LSAT-and-law-school-related from the past week, for your niche media consumption delight. 🎓💼

U.S. News issues erroneous surveys, potentially invalidates Law School Rankings results 👍

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#MovieFailMondays: The Martian (or, How Movies Can Teach You About Logical Fallacies and Help You Ace the LSAT)

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Blog-MFM-TheMartianEach week, we analyze a movie that illustrates a logical fallacy you’ll find on the LSAT. Who said Netflix can’t help you study? 🎥📖

Since we covered Gravity a few weeks ago, we figured we should also cover its sequel, The Martian. Read more

The Week in (Law) Review – October 16th, 2015 LSAT Roundup

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Blog-Week-In-Law-10-16All things LSAT-and-law-school-related from the past week, for your niche media consumption delight. 🎓💼

Local woman narrowly averts disaster, becomes lawyer rather than librarian 📚😱➡️😅💼

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