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How to Get Sufficient Assumption Questions Right

An awesome superhighway for LSAT questions

One way to get from Point A to Point B. But maybe overkill?

On the LSAT, you can expect about 4 or 5 questions of the type I lovingly refer to as Sufficient Assumption Questions (2 or 3 of them in each Logical Reasoning section).

These questions are phrased in one of the following ways:

  • Which one of the following principles, if valid, most helps to justify the reasoning above? 
  • Which one of the following, if assumed, allows the conclusion to be properly drawn?
  • The conclusion above follows logically if which of the following is assumed?


Quick Hit: Proportion Confusion and The World's Deadliest Peanut

Quick Hit: Proportion Confusion and The World's Deadliest Peanut


Last time we spoke, we talked about a typical flaw in LSAT Logical Reasoning, and I enjoyed myself so much that I've decided to KEEP THAT BALL ROLLING. We're talking about—you guessed it, without me even telling you with me just having told you one sentence ago!—another kind of error that's typical on the test. This is one of my favorite flaws (but really, how can I pick a favorite? That's like asking me which of my children I love most.* It's Sophie's Choice, is what it is!†).

Quick Hit: How To "Polish Your Flint" (if you know what I mean)

Quick Hit: How To "Polish Your Flint"


Today, our Hotness is Oldness, chosen particularly for The One Who Goes By The Name CocoSunshine. Because with a name like that, I can see that I do NOT want to piss her off.

You guys probably know by now how I feel about flaw types on the Logical Reasoning section of the LSAT [I LOVE THEM AND WISH I COULD GET MORE PHYSICAL WITH THEM], so it'll come as no surprise to you that we're back on that topic.

Quick Hit: Mutual Causality for Her Pleasure


Flaw Types on the LSAT and Reading Every Answer Choice in the Logical Reasoning Section

Today, we're going to have a twofer; yes, about flaw types and answering Flaw Questions, but also about how to deal with answer choices, generally (I KNOW. IT'S ALMOST LIKE WE'RE WORKING OUT OF A COMPLETE, COHERENT SYSTEM OR SOMETHING).

Again, we start with our Four-Fold Path™ (not really ™, but as you know, it's important for test prep people to ™ things, and I didn't want to miss out on the fun).

Quick Hit: Structural Reading and Your Changing Body

Hot Tip: 66.2.19

As you get deeper into your LSAT prep, you'll find that one of the most important skills on the LSAT—in both the Logical Reasoning and the Reading Comprehension!—is the ability to condense what you read into smaller, salient bits. I call this Structural Reading, and this passage—and its question—provides a typical example of the utility of this sort of reading. The awesomeness will be made more plainly evident if you read the argument first as it was originally presented. So please, take your time. I'll be here when you get back.

Quick Hit: Hands off my Banana

Quick Hit: 63.1.2

(I'm talking about PrepTest 63, Section 1, Question 2, if you weren't hip to my jive).

I think that for today's bit of LSAT enjoyment, we'd enjoy doing a Logical Reasoning problem together, concentrating on what I will call here the Four-Fold Path of Velocity (for LSAT Prep!™):

Quick Hit: Your Introduction to LSAT Games (Part 2 of 2)

Hi, there. So, you come here often? Really? Yeah, I'm totally into—Wait. We're not here for that. We're here because you want the world's best LSAT prep, and that's what we've got. So let’s pick up where we left off yesterday, and talk about Grouping Templates for LSAT Games

Quick Hit: Your Introduction to LSAT Games

So, today I thought it'd be nice to have a post especially for those of you new to the LSAT, and looking for the best way to get into your LSAT prep. It seems like it might be fun if we took an introductory look at LSAT Games.

Over time, the Games section of the LSAT has evolved to become very highly predictable and hews closely to a small number of patterns of games. This is good; it means that the Games section is the most highly learn-able section of the test.

It's February LSAT Week!

It’s LSAT week! The February 2014 LSAT is literally one week away!

What a time to be alive! The air is buzzing with possibility - the time for greatness is upon us now.

If you’re one of my students, then I know you’re ready for the test. Now, let’s make sure you’re also ready for test day. Let’s take a minute and walk through expectations, what to bring and what to leave, and then we’ll close out this post with some words of encouragement.

First: What to bring on LSAT-day.

It helps to have a list that you can check off - we’ve split ours into three parts.


Quick Hit: Don't be That Guy

You know how sucky it is when you're at a social gathering, and somebody's telling you an awesome story about this ninja they met in Iga, and then some other guy butts in and he's all like, "Actually, ninjutzu was started as a reaction to the showy, antiquated style of the samurai, by a former..." and you tune him out almost immediately, but while you do so, you have a vision of stabbing him in the kneecap with a fork, ninja-style? Yeah, I know. You're sitting next to THAT GUY, and that sucks.


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