Ideal LR Timing Strategy
In this lesson, we discuss proper timing (pacing) strategy for the LSAT logical reasoning section. Remember that this is a benchmark to eventually shoot for. In the first phase of your prep, you should spend a considerable amount of time learning how to do LR problems untimed. Later, after you are feeling confident with the various question
RC Question Types – Main Point/Main Purpose
On RC, there are fewer types of questions than we encountered in the logical reasoning section. Furthermore, it is perhaps considerably less difficult to identify and understand the task that each question demands of you. For that reason, we don't put a whole lot of emphasis on learning RC by question type. However, it is
Law Passage – Preptest 19, Section 3, Questions 9-14
The first thing I note here is that this passage is purely informational. There is no opinion that the author is trying to convey. Rather, we just get a brief tour of the development of law surrounding the disinterment of Native American cultural artifacts from burials. Note the various topics: standing, property law, and individual
RC Question Analysis Intro
Some general tips: Think about the problems, and talk about them, in the most concise way possible. Trust me, you don't need to talk like a graduate student writing a philosophy paper to understand and analyze these problems. We'll try to keep our analysis straightforward and easy to read too. Don't spend too much time
The Lawyer Method In Action – Where Is The Evidence? (Part II)
Again, pull up the June 2007 preptest that is available online. Here is the link: Let's continue on with question 19. Section 4 Question 19 Here is a classic RC question of the "MBT/MSS" type, where you are explicitly looking for something that is supported by evidence from the passage. It couldn't be any more
Must Be False Questions
For this rarer question type, you might have to call on any number of the skills you learned in earlier lessons. As such, these are an excellent question type for furthering your mastery of LR. These questions are, not surprisingly a close cousin of Must Be True Questions. With MBT, we look for anything that
Most Strongly Supported Questions
Most Strongly Supported Questions are a tricky relative of the now all-too-familiar Must Be True questions. However, whereas Must Be True questions have an answer that, if the stimulus facts are true, must also be true, that isn't necessarily the case with Most Strongly Supported questions. Instead, the best answer on a Most Strongly Supported question is
Parallel Reasoning Questions
Parallel reasoning questions are hard, I won’t dispute that. However, they are beatable. I’m going to teach you how to make peace with them and also benefit a lot from the process of solving them. Some common advice for those who have trouble finishing the LR section on time is to just skip parallel reasoning
Point At Issue Questions
Now we move on to another minor question type, point at issue questions. In point at issue questions, you have two separate arguments that intersect, with two authors who disagree on something. You have to figure out what exactly they disagree over. This sounds easy, but the LSAT lays a lot of traps. If you
Method Of Argumentation/Identify The Role Questions
Method of Argumentation/Identify The Role Basics LSAT logical reasoning “method of argumentation” questions (also sometimes called “method of reasoning” questions) and Identify The Role Question make up two of the more minor question types on the LSAT LR section. They are closely related question types, such that it's fine to think of them as the
Must Be False – Problems and Explanations
PT 19 Section 3 Question 13 As usual, we need to find an answer choice that conflicts with some information in the passage (it and the passage information cannot both be true at the same time). (A) This could be true or false with no problems. We only know that some people think there are
Resolve The Paradox Questions
Continuing our lessons handling various logical reasoning question types, today we look at LR “resolve the paradox” questions, also known as “explain the discrepancy” questions. These questions are not closely related to any other type in terms of the methods for solving them, and they are by no means the most frequent opponent you will
Strengthen Questions
LSAT logical reasoning strengthen questions are very similar to the weaken questions we covered last time, but instead of trying to kick the argument over, you are trying to keep it up. Unlike with weaken questions, where we try to show that the conclusion may not follow from the premises, with LR strengthen questions your goal is
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