Logical Reasoning is the largest section of the LSAT: half of your points come from LR. And there are some very easy wins: question types have patterns, and some of them are easy to improve at rapidly.
This seminar has two goals:
- Give you the best strategies for mastery of logical reasoning
- Give you fast, efficient strategies for the question types that are the most common or easiest to improve at
- Show you exactly how top scorers approach LR questions
This class is aimed at advanced students. Beginners can still get value from it, but I won’t be slowing down to cover basics. I’ll assume you already know conditional reasoning diagramming techniques, have some familiarity with LR question types and have done at least ten logical reasoning sections. (Note: If you want a refresher of conditional diagramming, I’ll have some videos covering it).
The seminar has the following structure
- Lesson 1: Intro + Fact Based Questions
- Lesson 2: Fact based questions
- Lesson 3: Non-critical Arguments
- Lesson 4: Critical Arguments – Strengthen, Weaken and Necessary Assumption
- Lesson 5: Flaw questions
- Lesson 6: Method of Reasoning and Sufficient Assumption
- Lesson 7: Parallel and Flaw Parallel
- Lesson 8: Point at Issue, Evaluate and Principle
Length: Roughly 13 hours
Recording: The seminar is a recorded online course, so you can do it at your own pace.
General strategies covered
- Prephrasing (The most important tool for speed and accuracy)
- How to review, in order to avoid repeating mistakes
- How often to diagram
- How to use bubbling and mini-breaks for improved focus
- Skipping questions to have time at the end + a second chance
Question types that will get particular focus
- Parallel Reasoning (both types)
- Flaw Questions
- Principle Questions
- Sufficient Assumptions
- Necessary Assumptions (including how to negate, better)
- Must be True
- Point at Issue
In my experience, these are the question types that are most common, or most learnable, or both.