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PowerScore Full-Length Course Lesson 9 was an overview of two different sections on the LSAT – Logical Reasoning and Logic Games.
First, we went over Logical Reasoning questions, specifically questions that deal with numbers and percentages. We went over 3 common misconceptions people have relating to numbers and percentages, such as “Decreasing percentages automatically lead to decreasing numbers”. These common misconceptions easily trip up students when they are taking the LSAT, especially since students are in a hurry and do not take time to really think each question through thoroughly. But, now that I am aware of these common misconceptions, I can avoid making these common mistakes. After going over practice “numbers and percentage” LSAT problems, we moved on to Logic Games.
The Logic Games that we learned about in Lesson 9 were logic games dealing with numerical distributions. These games can either be fixed or unfixed, meaning the distributed set stated in the stimulus may or may not be attached to a specific variable in the receiver set. We again followed up this lesson by going over practice LSAT problems, working through 2 full games as a class. Then, we went over limited solution set games. We did not need to take in any new information, per se, concerning limited solution set games. Instead, the lesson reinforced the idea that when a game provides so many rules and restrictions, there can only be so many solutions to this restricted game. Thus, one should work through the restrictions in the beginning and figure out all of the possible solutions, since there are not many, so that answering the questions that follow the stimulus will be much easier and also much quicker.
I like that PowerScore reinforces many lessons that we have learned in the past, and not only did the lesson reinforce this idea for us, we also got to put this idea into practice by going over 3 full games as a class.
Next up, we will take another proctored LSAT to again check our progress, this way we know what we need to continue to practice as the weeks leading up to the LSAT get fewer and fewer!