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Important Questions to Ask Yourself on LSAT Logic Games (Part 1)

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Manhattan Prep LSAT Blog - Important Questions to Ask Yourself on LSAT Logic Games (Part 1) by Ben Rashkovich

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I’ve found that one of the best ways to elevate your strategy on LSAT Logic Games is to figure out which sorts of questions lead you to the best diagrams and the right answers. These are questions that should be knocking around in your head during every game, guiding your thought process and giving you direction. Read more

A Guide to Note-Taking on the LSAT

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Manhattan Prep LSAT Blog - A Guide to Note-Taking on the LSAT by Ally Bell

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If you, like me, prefer to take your LSAT studying poolside during these hot summer days, here’s an analogy that you’ll relate to: Note-taking on the LSAT is like applying sunscreen. Like sunscreen, if you use too many notes on certain parts of the LSAT, you may be left with foolish-looking marks that didn’t end up being especially useful; but use too little, and the test will scorch you just like the sun. Also like sunscreen, there’s a time and place for notes on the LSAT. Unless you’re hanging at a nudist pool, you probably don’t need sunscreen literally everywhere, nor do you need notes everywhere on the LSAT. Unfortunately, figuring out sunscreen is generally a lot simpler than figuring out note-taking on the LSAT. Since this is an issue many of my students grapple with in all phases of their preparation, here are a few guidelines, and here’s hoping you’re reading them by the pool. Read more

LSAT Logic Games: Some Common(ly Overlooked) Deductions

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Manhattan Prep LSAT Blog - LSAT Logic Games: Some Common(ly Overlooked) Deductions by Chris Gentry

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Almost all test-takers seem to share two concerns about LSAT Logic Games: speed and speed. Oh, and people also seem to worry about speed for some reason.

Sound familiar? If so, you may want to read Daniel Fogel’s excellent post from a few months ago before you continue.

All done? Good! Read more

5 Logic Games Tips to Help You Speed Up

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Manhattan Prep LSAT Blog - 5 Logic Games Tips to Help You Speed Up by Daniel Fogel

Learning science has come a long way in recent years, and we’ve been learning with it. We incorporate the latest discoveries in learning science into our LSAT course to maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of your prep. Want to see? Try the first session of any of our upcoming courses for free.


In my last post, I discussed several big-picture ideas to help you make smart time-management decisions throughout the LSAT. Today’s post focuses on some much more granular, detail-oriented tips to help you maximize your efficiency on the Logic Games section. Read more

LSAT Logic Games Question Types

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Manhattan Prep LSAT Blog - LSAT Logic Games Question Types by Matt Shinners

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After getting over the general panic that many feel as soon as they start looking at a Logic Game, people start to categorize the questions into general types. Ordering, Grouping, Hybrid, etc…

While that’s important, it’s just as important to put a premium on breaking the questions into categories and knowing how to deal with each of them.

Note: This isn’t an exhaustive list, but it covers 98+% of questions. Read more

Announcing Free LSAT Crunch Time Workshops! Register Now!

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Manhattan Prep LSAT Blog - Free LSAT Crunch Time Workshops! Get Your Last-Minute Prep On

The September 2016 LSAT is on the 24th. It’s officially Crunch Time. That’s why we’ve put together a series of three free LSAT Crunch Time Workshops to help you brush up on LSAT Strategy, Logical Reasoning, Logic Games, and Reading Comprehension leading up to the test.

Here’s the slate: Read more

Taking the September 2016 LSAT? Matt and Mary Have Some Study Advice for You

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How to Pick the Best Diagram for a Logic Game on the LSAT

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Manhattan Prep LSAT Blog - How to Pick the Best diagram for a Logic Game by Allison BellLearning science has come a long way in recent years, and we’ve been learning with it. We incorporate the latest discoveries in learning science into our LSAT course to maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of your prep. Want to see? Try the first session of any of our upcoming courses for free.


Summer is here, and it is full of decisions. Will you do your logic games at the beach or poolside? Will you re-apply sunscreen or get through this LG section on time? The LSAT’s logic games section is similarly full of important decisions. One of the most important is how you will diagram each game. To guide me through that process, I use a sort of “decision tree.” Here are the steps. Read more

We Reviewed the June 2016 LSAT on Facebook Live. Here’s How it Went.

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Manhattan Prep LSAT Blog - June 2016 LSAT Review - Published!Last week, Manhattan Prep instructors Matt Shinners (180 LSAT, Harvard Law JD) and Christine Defenbaugh (180 LSAT, Columbia Law JD) broke down the June 2016 LSAT (Prep Test 78) on July 7th, 2016 on Facebook Live. Read more

LSAT Logic Games: Hierarchy of Rule Notation

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Manhattan Prep LSAT Blog - LSAT Logic Games: Hierarchy of Rule Notation by Christine DefenbaughLearning science has come a long way in recent years, and we’ve been learning with it. We incorporate the latest discoveries in learning science into our LSAT course to maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of your prep. Want to see? Try the first session of any of our upcoming courses for free.


In order to efficiently crush logic games, we need to face the fact that we’re human. Mortal. Imperfect. We make mistakes, we forget things – even things we knew 15 seconds ago! We put our keys down and forget where a few hours later, we spend 20 minutes looking for the sunglasses that are sitting right on top of our heads. It’s an epidemic condition, this ‘humany-wumany’ fallibility.

So, since implanting cyborg supplements is not yet possible in LSAT preparation, we’ve got to come up with a series of safety nets that give us the best shot at fighting the ever-present human amnesia. Read more