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PowerScore, Full-Length Course, Lesson 3. It is another Sunday night at 6:00PM and the instructor begins by stating the topics of today’s lesson: “weaken” questions and logic games.
The instructor summarizes each topic briefly and then jumps into today’s lesson on page 3-1 of our PowerScore lesson book. We read through the first section of lesson 3, each student reading a portion, and then we put our newly learned knowledge to the test by working through practice problems as a class.
I really appreciate PowerScore’s method-of-teaching because we immediately use the knowledge that we learned in the lesson on real LSAT practice problems. This style of teaching imprints the knowledge on my mind because, in order to do the practice problems successfully, I must get a good handle on the concepts in the lesson. Drilling the knowledge with several practice problems, one right after another, teaches me how to apply the lesson’s concepts to taking the LSAT. Not only do the practice problems within the lesson drill my knowledge, each lesson’s homework section is comprised of several practice problems too, which gives me that much more practice in using my knowledge and skills on real LSAT problems. The more practice problems that I do, the more comfortable I become in my knowledgeable approach to each problem, and the more likely that I am to answer the question correctly.
I am now more knowledgeable about the types of questions on the LSAT and the types of answers that the LSAT test-makers include to throw you off if you are not careful – with this knowledge I am more aware of what to expect on the page and what I should look out for. The relationship between the question stem and the answer choices is becoming more familiar to me and I begin answering questions with confidence, un-racked by nerves or anxiety. Thus, I can think clearly, or, think successfully.
Following the section of the lesson on “weaken” questions, we proceeded to discuss logic games. We are progressing onto more complex logic games and my ability to conquer logic games is increasing steadily. We began discussing logic games using easy, simple games, but in Lesson 3 more complex games are being introduced, specifically linear games.
I appreciate PowerScore’s progression of lessons – we start with simple games to learn a basic foundation of skills, then we build on those skills with each succeeding lesson – steadily but slowly, so it is not too challenging. In this way, I am not overwhelmed in approaching the lessons on logic games because we start slow and work our way up when we are ready.
Next lesson, Lesson 4, will go over how to approach advanced linear games, and I feel that Lesson 3 has prepared me to confidently attack the advanced games on Wednesday. 10:00PM rolls around and the lesson concludes with the instructor reminding us to put today’s lesson into application by doing the Lesson 3 Homework. I have many linear practice problems to do before Wednesday, but by doing them I can rest assured that all of that time spent will lead to a higher LSAT score and less anxiety on test day.
On to Lesson 4!