Articles published in Logical Reasoning

The Spookiest Parts of the LSAT

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Manhattan Prep LSAT Blog - The Spookiest Parts of the LSAT by Patrick Tyrrell

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:
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Conditional Logic Doppelgangers

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Manhattan Prep LSAT Blog - Conditional Logic Doppelgangers by Ally Bell

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

Three Guidelines to the Logical Reasoning Negation Test

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Manhattan Prep LSAT Blog - Three Guidelines to the Logical Reasoning Negation Test by Chris Gentry

If you’ve been studying for the LSAT, you probably know that one Logical Reasoning question type (Necessary Assumption) involves something called the negation test. If you’re not aware of this, I recommend you stop reading this and search out information on that question type first! Read more

What to Do When You’re Down to Two LSAT Answer Choices

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Manhattan Prep LSAT Blog - What to Do When You're Down to Two LSAT Answer Choices by Ally Bell

You know that feeling when you’re at a restaurant, and there are two things on the menu that you really, really want for dinner? Everyone has a different way of handling that decision. Some might go with the cheaper one, or the tastier one, or the healthier one, or the one they’ve never tried before. If you’re like me, you just wait to see what pops out of your mouth when the server takes your order. Read more

Logical Reasoning Flaw Questions in the News

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Manhattan Prep LSAT Blog - Logical Reasoning Flaw Questions in the News by Patrick Tyrrell

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1/6 of our questions in Logical Reasoning are Flaw questions, and about 45-50% of the answer choices in Logical Reasoning Flaw questions (over the past ten tests) refer to one of these 10 Famous Flaws: Read more

Regaining Focus on LSAT Logical Reasoning

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Manhattan Prep LSAT Blog - Regaining Focus on LSAT Logical Reasoning by Matt Shinners

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It seems silly to think that you’d lose focus while reading an LSAT Logical Reasoning stimulus. I mean, they’re only a handful of sentences long, right? And it’s all part of the same idea, unlike Reading Comp, where they jump between viewpoints and sometimes add a paragraph of background just to confuse you.

But it still happens. Read more

When Should I Stop Studying for the LSAT?

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Manhattan Prep LSAT Blog - When Should I Stop Studying for the LSAT? by Chris Gentry

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.


I want to be clear: I don’t mean give up on the LSAT. I mean, how can I tell that I don’t need to slave over Reading Comprehension passages anymore, or that I can finally give Logic Games a rest????

How can I tell that I can rest—that I’m ready to stop studying for the LSAT? Read more

More LSAT Keywords

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Manhattan Prep LSAT Blog - More LSAT Keywords by Matt Shinners

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There are certain LSAT keywords that people learn while prepping for the test, which tend to fall into a few categories: Read more

The Three Buckets of LSAT Answer Choices

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Manhattan Prep LSAT Blog - The Three Buckets of LSAT Answer Choices by Daniel Fogel

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Every time I wade through the LSAT answer choices of a Logical Reasoning or Reading Comprehension question, I follow the same time-saving process—as I read each option, I place it into one of three buckets: eliminate, defer, like. Read more

Having Fun with Logical Reasoning Flaws in Everyday Life

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Manhattan Prep LSAT Blog - Having Fun with Logical Reasoning Flaws in Everyday Life by Chris Gentry

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Okay, so maybe “having fun” is a stretch. And okay, that’s definitely a stretch—not maybe a stretch.

But an effective way to prepare for the Logical Reasoning portions of the LSAT is to practice your Logical Reasoning skills outside of the LSAT context. Read more