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My approach to the LSAT
I believe that most approaches to the LSAT are too mechanical and rigid. This is fine for the questions that a teacher has already prepared, but can be frustrating for the student when they approach a new question. The student comes to the question with the burden of too much knowledge, and wastes precious time and effort trying to sift through everything they’ve learned and remember. When I approach an LSAT question, by contrast, I use only a few intuitive, flexible strategies to solve it based on the type of question it is.
In the case of a Reading Comprehension question, I don’t try to understand the whole passage. After all, I don’t get any points for understanding the passage. Instead, I skim the reading passage to get a basic idea of what the passage is about and how it is laid out, then use the questions to tell me what information I need to know specifically. My goal is to read only what I absolutely have to. This approach saves me a lot of time and lets me cut through all the chaff in the passage that I don’t need to know.
For Logic Games, I don’t have set, rigid diagrams based on the type of game. This approach leads to confusion, especially as the newer LSATs feature variations on games and even completely new types of games. Instead, I test the game: when are the conditions satisfied? When are they not? What are the unstated corollaries in the game? This intuitive approach allows me to solve a game quickly, even if I’ve never seen that type of game before.
Last, with Logical Reasoning, I never diagram out a question or create charts. My goal is, instead, to understand their reasoning on a fundamental level. Start with the conclusion. What do they believe or predict? Then, what’s their rationale for believing this? Do they have facts that back it up? It’s only once we’re sympathetic to the original stimulus that we can analyze it and answer the question.
In my videos, I detail these strategies. I explain exactly how I apply them to actual LSAT questions, and how you can apply them too. I don’t believe in strategies that are impossible to apply during the actual, time-pressured exam. That’s a waste of your time and mine. And believe me: these videos are effective. I’ve had a number of students get to 170+ using my strategies. You can do the same.