What would the LSAT be without Logic Games? Within the next four years, we may find out thanks to a recent settlement between LSAC and two blind plaintiffs, Angelo Binno and Shelesha Taylor.
This post was written by Laura Damone, a Manhattan Prep LSAT instructor.
The recent change to a digital format for the LSAT has raised some alarms for students. However, the other graduate and professional school exams—the GRE, GMAT, and MCAT—have all been digital for years, and the new format provides some key opportunities to increase your efficiency.
Thinking of doing some LSAT Logic Games practice questions? Although they seem different at first glance, there are distinct similarities between Logic Games and the Reading Comprehension section of the LSAT. Both have two distinct phases: in Reading Comp, you use certain skills and strategies while reading the passage, then utilize a different set of skills and strategies to answer questions. Read more
The mention of Logic Games is enough to keep many a law school hopeful up at night, which is why we’re giving you some LSAT Logic Games tips. Maybe your humanities classes taught you to blaze through dense reading and your social science classes taught you to argue your way out of any situation. But figuring out which birds go in the forest, or what color the lambdasaur should be? Either I was out sick that day, or that stuff wasn’t covered. Read more
One of the most challenging things about LSAT Logic Games, formally known as the LSAT Analytical Reasoning Section, is that it tests skills that are totally foreign to most college curriculums. By the time we reach the LSAT-preparation stage of our lives, many of us haven’t done a puzzle in well over a decade. And yet here they are: four little puzzles standing between you and your law school dreams. Why are they there? What relevance could they possibly have to a career in law? Read more
If you’re a new trick-or-treater to the neighborhood, you have no strategy but to try every house. However, once you’ve lived there a few years, you’ve been around the block (literally). You know your different neighbors’ tendencies. You know what kind of candy they’re likely to give out. You know which houses to avoid:
I taught a class yesterday, and while we were working through a particular game in the Logic Games section (this one had ordering rules nested inside conditional logic), many people had questions about the best way to draw those rules. Read more
Diagramming Conditional Logic is a huge part of LSAT success, and can also be a major hurdle for many students to overcome. I’ve noticed over the years that there are two major sticking points in Conditional Logic for many of my students: pairs of conditional statements that look similar but mean different things. These Conditional Logic doppelgangers are if versus only if and mutually exclusive pairs. Let’s tackle both. Read more
The Logic Games section is hard. Most students at the beginning of their prep cite it as the hardest section. It’s also the section that is most helped by process.
Even with process, though, it can be difficult, and it’s one of the sections that students complain about running out of time on. Read more
If only my readers were old enough to know the plot of the original 1984 Karate Kid movie, or if only I were young enough to know whether the 2010 Jaden Smith reboot had the same plot… Read more