Submitted by majorgeneraldave on May 15 2018
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.
Submitted by majorgeneraldave on May 8 2017
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.
Submitted by majorgeneraldave on Mar 17 2014
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).
Submitted by majorgeneraldave on Mar 15 2014
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.
Submitted by majorgeneraldave on Mar 14 2014
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!™):
Submitted by majorgeneraldave on Feb 21 2014
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
Submitted by majorgeneraldave on Feb 20 2014
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.
Submitted by majorgeneraldave on Jan 2 2014
[and a look at LSAT PrepTest 71, Logical Reasoning Section 1, Question 1]
First, LSAT SCORES ARE OUT TODAY I'M SO EXCITED I CAN HARDLY BREATHE.
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.
Submitted by majorgeneraldave on Sep 28 2011
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:
Submitted by majorgeneraldave on Aug 1 2011
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.