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LSAT Scaffolding Part II: Logical Reasoning

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Starting your LSAT prep can be a scary experience. You pick up a book and see all the complexity of the test at once. A long list of LR question types; many variations of logic games; Reading Comprehension, chapter after chapter! It’s a lot to take in, and most places that break the test down into categories like to impress with their long and exhaustive list.

 

This series of three blog posts—one for each section—will break down the LSAT at a much higher level. It’s important to start with a strong scaffold for the section.
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Here’s Where to Start Your LSAT Prep

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blog-startlsatWhen you first begin preparing to take the LSAT, it certainly feels like there is a lot—too much—to take in. There are dozens of practice tests; dozens, if not hundreds, of websites; and dozens of strategy guides! Where do you begin?!?! Read more

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

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

Readers, you’re in for a treat today. We’re going to examine an all-time classic, point out a huge flaw in the movie, and look at a deleted scene that functions as an answer to a completely different type of LSAT question! Read more

LSAT Logical Reasoning: Links vs. Objections

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blog-linksLogical Reasoning is a multi-faceted LSAT section with many, many different things going on.

Logical Reasoning is also a highly repetitive section with very few things going on.

Dickens I’m not.

What do I mean by this apparent contradiction? Read more

#MovieFailMondays: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (or, How Movies Can Teach You About Logical Fallacies and Help You Ace the LSAT)

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

Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it. Read more

#MovieFailMondays: Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (or, How Movies Can Teach You About Logical Fallacies and Help You Ace the LSAT)

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Blog-EpisodeIII (1)Each week, we analyze a movie that illustrates a logical fallacy you’ll find on the LSAT. Who said Netflix can’t help you study? 🎥📖

Finally. Finally we hit the final film of the prequel duology. After this, I will never watch them again. (Didn’t catch last week’s post on Episode II? Check it out here.) 

For this article, I could go into all of the plot holes left at the end of this film that create issues in the Original Trilogy. Why couldn’t Vader sense Luke on the same planet where he sensed his mother? What’s up with C-3PO’s memory? Can Jedi survive falls or not? What’s up with these Force ghosts? Etc…

But plenty of sites have discussed those.

Instead, let’s buy into the world for a minute. Palpatine had a plan, and it ended up working out. What logical fallacies did he induce in the Jedi to get away with it?

Well, there’s one main one. Read more

#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

#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