Articles published in Logical Reasoning

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

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.


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

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

This is the Best LSAT Blog Post Ever

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Manhattan Prep LSAT Blog - This is the Best LSAT Blog Post Ever by Matt Shinners

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While the LSAT tests a variety of concepts, three Logical Reasoning structures show up more often than all others. We call them the 3 Cs:

  • Conditional Logic
  • Causality
  • Comparisons

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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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