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How to Organize Your Writing Sample for the LSAT

It’s always a good idea to organize your approach to the LSAT writing sample. Some of the following tips can help you do just that. Here’s a writing sample topic of the type that appears on the LSAT: [more…]

How to Answer Possible Listing/Assignment Logic Game Questions on the LSAT

The easiest logic game question type to answer on the LSAT is the possible listing/assignment question. It’s usually the first question of the set. You don’t need to refer to the game board to answer it [more…]

How to Answer Quantity Logic Game Questions on the LSAT

When the answers to a logic game question on the LSAT are all numbers, you’re likely dealing with a question that asks how many of the elements could occupy one of the positions in an ordering problem [more…]

How to Answer Add-a-Rule and Open Logic Game Questions on the LSAT

Some logic game questions on the LSAT are ones that either add a temporary condition or ask an open question about the original conditions. Both types ask for answers that are true, false, or possible. [more…]

Tips for Answering Analytical Reasoning Questions on the LSAT

As you tackle the logic games in the analytical reasoning section of the LSAT, follow these “to do’s” to optimize your experience and increase your chances of a better test score. [more…]

How to Answer Ordering Questions on the LSAT

You will encounter ordering questions on the LSAT/ When you’ve assembled your game board to the best of your abilities and within a reasonable time frame [more…]

How to Identify the Types of Grouping Games on the LSAT

One way to identify grouping games on the LSAT is by recognizing the language the facts and rules don’t use. Although some grouping games may also include an element of ordering, most are noticeably bereft [more…]

What You Can Expect in the Logical Reasoning Sections of the LSAT

A section of logical reasoning on the LSAT contains about 25 or 26 questions that you must answer in 35 minutes. Every question consists of a short statement called an [more…]

A Systematic Approach to Logical Reasoning Questions on the LSAT

The LSAT is intended to make you think like a lawyer. What do lawyers do? They argue. They make statements and support them with evidence to convince a judge or jury that they’re right or that their opponents [more…]

Informal Logic Basics You Should Know for LSAT

You can score well on the LSAT logical reasoning questions without knowing the elements of informal logic, but if you understand a few terms and concepts, you’ll score even higher. You really just need [more…]

How to Draw Logical Conclusions for LSAT Questions

For the logical reasoning questions that test your ability to draw logical conclusions (or hypotheses), the LSAT gives you a series of premises (the evidence), and you choose an answer that best concludes [more…]

How to Make Inferences for the LSAT

Logical reasoning inference questions on the LSAT ask you to make an inference from a series of statements. These questions may contain the word infer, [more…]

How to Make Argument Assumptions for the LSAT

Making an argument without assuming at least one or two points is nearly impossible. If you back up everything you say, it can take forever, and sometimes you have to assume something just for the sake [more…]

LSAT Test Prep: Knowing the Role Played by a Claim

The LSAT will ask you questions about claims made in arguments. If you make a statement in an argument, you have a reason for doing it. You may want to provide an example to illustrate your point, you [more…]

How to Find Flaws in Arguments for the LSAT

Not every argument is convincing. In fact, many arguments have something wrong with them. The LSAT-makers place the flaws there to test your ability to spot them. As a lawyer, you have to spot your opponents’ [more…]

How to Answer Argument Strengthening Questions on the LSAT

Sometimes lawyers want to bolster their arguments, and the LSAT may test your ability to do so. They look for evidence, court decisions, and laws that support the claims they’re making. Spotting evidence [more…]

How to Answer Argument Weakening Questions on the LSAT

Almost as important as strengthening your own arguments is tearing down your opponent’s. The LSAT will test your ability to attack your opponent’s argument. Lawyers spend at least as much time attacking [more…]

How to Answer Except Argument Questions on the LSAT

Many strengthen/weaken questions on the LSAT don’t ask for the choice that best strengthens (or weakens, or supports, or undermines) the argument but instead for the one choice that [more…]

How to Reconcile Discrepancies and Paradoxes on the LSAT

Sometimes a set of facts just doesn’t seem to hold together, in real life, and on the LSAT. One of the pieces seems to, if not quite contradict another, at least create a questionable relationship. That [more…]

How to Answer Pattern-of-Reasoning Questions on the LSAT

The LSAT exists partly to test your ability to understand how arguments work. A well-structured argument is a beautiful thing. A reader can follow the steps of the reasoning from start to finish with no [more…]

How to Answer Argument Principles Questions on the LSAT

The LSAT will expect you to understand arguments based on principles. Lawyers often base their arguments on particular principles or propositions. These propositions sound like statements of truths, especially [more…]

How to Answer Structure-of-Argument Questions on the LSAT

The LSAT expects you to understand the basics of a good argument. Individuals who argue use a variety of tactics to make their points and disarm their opponents. They may deny something the other person [more…]

LSAT Test Prep: Reading Comprehension Strategy

You should use much more of your precious time analyzing reading comprehension questions on the LSAT than reading the passages. The plan is to read just as much of the passage as you need to figure out [more…]

LSAT Test Prep: Writing Sample Tips

The writing sample on the LSAT is a 35-minute exercise in written advocacy. The test gives you a situation in which someone has to choose between two alternatives, each of which has advantages and disadvantages [more…]

The Types of Reading Passages You’ll Find on the LSAT

The approximately 27 questions in the LSAT reading comprehension section break down into four sets to accompany three single passages and a pair of comparative passages. You can count on passage length [more…]

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