This is the second preptest in the recently published compilation 10 Actual, Official, LSAT Preptests Volume V, which contains PT 62 to 71.
For those following along, here is the schedule we are following to bring you LG explanations for Preptests Volume V.
Preptest 63 Logic Games Explanations
PT 63 is a very new test and has some features that you can likely expect on test day. Namely, there has been something of a movement away from games that are really difficult to diagram and instead, the toughness comes from the questions. Even after doing the proper setups there remains a ton of flexibility possible for ordering the variables, which requires quick mental work.
Also, even a good mini-diagram won’t always allow you to answer the question easily. More mental work may be required to finish the problem. Take note of this especially in game 2 and 3.
A note on using the videos: the question number under discussion is written in a circle in the corner screen, so you can click through to just find one question if that’s all you need to see.
Preptest 63 Game 1 LG Explanation
A candidate for the easiest game ever, your goal is just to get this done fast to leave yourself breathing room for the harder ones.
Preptest 63 Game 2 LG Explanation
A moderately difficult game, you can make life way easier on yourself in two ways: first, there is a key inference to make involving the six spot. Secondly, you are better off “splitting” the game up. If you don’t know what I mean, watch the video. This is a key strategy that can save major time in games where it’s called for.
Preptest 63 Game 3 LG Explanation
Interestingly, this game is very similar to Game 2. It’s not uncommon to see sister games like this. Here, however, while you could employ the “splitting” strategy, I think you are fine without it.
Preptest 63 Game 4 LG Explanation
A vertical ordering game with some funky rules. Experience and intuition can lead to major payoffs here, so use your skill to find good candidate answers without resorting to trial and error.