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LSAT Prep Timeline

Do you have any idea how long it took me to make those corners? YOU DON'T DO YOU?

I’ll keep it short. I’ve been meaning to create a timeline to help you visualize how your LSAT prep should go. This week, after the end of the semester and before I start my summer job, seemed like the right time.

So I did. It’s above.

How To Assess Games Difficulty

Charlie Day is figuring it out.

Charlie Day is figuring it out.

A few weeks ago, we discussed whether you ought to spend a little time assessing Reading Comprehension passage difficulty. That discussion also applies, in pretty much exactly the same way, to LSAT Games. You should assess difficulty! You shouldn’t spend much time doing it, though! And you should definitely not try comparing games in a section to each other.

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.

Three Jokes About Bankers

[and a look at LSAT PrepTest 71, Logical Reasoning Section 1, Question 1]


Second, welcome to 2014! Before we move on, I just want one minute here to look back: 2013 was the best year ever for Velocity LSAT, and that's thanks to you guys. We know that we wouldn't be here without you, and we're glad that if we're going to do this whole LSAT thing, we at least get to do it together.

FAQ Four

FAQ Four

Don't you hate it when they photoshop
some guy's head on a picture of you?
Yeah. Me, too.

Today, we continue our series of mailbag questions, in preparation for the LSAT at the end of this week. Time's a-wasting - let's get to it!

Q: Dave, do you have any tips for dealing with test-day anxiety?

A: This is an important question, and one that I get a lot. Since it seems to have deep and complex psychological roots, test-day anxiety is tough for me to crack. But here are some thoughts that might help:

Anti-Logical Douchebag of the Year, Part 1

This morning, we’re going to do three things together: First, take a look at real-world instances of two logical errors that occur regularly on the LSAT; Second, we’ll announce our first nominee for Anti-Logical Douchebag of the year, and; Third, I’ll enlist your help to come up with a better name for the award than that. Sounds fun, right? Let’s get started.


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