Jonathan Evans

A Texas native and UT Austin alum, Jonathan Evans has years of experience preparing students for success in almost every major standardized test. Now he focuses on the GRE, LSAT, and GMAT, and has earned official scores in the 99th percentile of all three. Jonathan is passionate about teaching and relentless in helping students achieve their goals.

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September 2017 LSAT Logical Reasoning Recap

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TOO ILLICIT TO QUIT

Y'all ready to make some illicit inferences? It's that time again, post-Grey Day; September LSAT scores are out. Congratulations to all who wrote the exam! At PowerScore, we strive to give students the most up-to-the-minute information possible about past and upcoming LSATs, and in keeping with this goal, we are proud to share our recap of the September 2017 Logical Reasoning sections. Recaps of both Logic Games and Reading Comprehension will follow shortly, so please subscribe to the blog to get notified of these and other upcoming posts, including weekly discussions of interest to all preparing for an upcoming LSAT or law school admissions.

Let's get down to business! Here are the highlights from the September 2017 LR sections:

  • A rare circular reasoning fallacy (!) on a flaw question.
  • Continued importance of ability to prephrase accurate, abstract descriptions of scenarios presented in Flaw and Method of Reasoning questions.
  • Fill-in-the-blank question used for a hybrid Main Point/Must Be True task.
  • Slightly above-average number of difficult questions among the first ten.
  • Continued high frequency of questions involving conditional reasoning.

Read below for further discussion and statistics about the questions.

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Topics: LSAT Logical Reasoning, LSAT Prep, LSAT Forum

June 2017 LSAT Logical Reasoning Recap

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DON'T CALL IT A COMEBACK

Grey Day has come and gone. LSAT scores are out. Congratulations to all who wrote the June exam! For everyone preparing for an upcoming LSAT or interested in the breakdown of the June LSAT's composition, we've analyzed the test in detail and would like to share our insights with you. Today we'll get our recap kicked off with Logical Reasoning. Subscribe to this blog to get notified of our upcoming posts, including complete video explanations of the games and an in-depth recap of Reading Comprehension.

Ready for the "TL;DR" version of the June 2017 LR sections? Here are the highlights:

  • Heavy use of conditional reasoning and formal logical structure on a broad cross-section of questions.
  • Continued importance of causal reasoning, but principally on a restricted set of question tasks.
  • Compared to the December 2016 test and statistical averages, a higher ratio of Weaken questions to Strengthen questions.
  • Use of a couple minor informal fallacies.

Read below for a detailed discussion of the above points and statistics about the questions.

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Topics: LSAT Logical Reasoning, LSAT Prep, LSAT Forum

December 2016 LSAT Logical Reasoning Recap

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 Trends in Logical Reasoning: What's In? What's Out? What's Next? 

The LSAC Winter Collection is out! It's a hot one, and we're not just talking leather and fur.   

It is hard to make Logical Reasoning glamorous, but it's not an overstatement to say if you succeed on LR, you'll likely succeed on the LSAT. If you struggle with LR, you're going to be playing catch-up everywhere else, and not just because LR is half your score. 

Logical Reasoning questions illustrate the principles tested throughout the LSAT, so if you master arguments, you're on your way to succeeding both with games and reading comprehension. Argument sections are not as neat and tidy as logic games sections or reading comp, in which you can categorize everything by game or passage, but LR sections do reveal trends in what the LSAC considers important, so they bear analysis.

So how did the December LR sections stack up?

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Topics: LSAT Logical Reasoning, LSAT Prep, LSAT Forum