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Lesson 11 went over Logical Reasoning and Logic Games. First up was Logical Reasoning. In this section of the lesson, we learned about Resolve the Paradox questions, Evaluate the Argument questions, and Cannot Be True questions. We learned how to identify these questions using key words and phrases, and then we learned about common listed incorrect answers to these questions so that we will know what to expect on test day without being thrown off by these incorrect answers.
Knowing what to expect on the page really comforts me and puts me in a more relaxed state, I am less anxious about making careless mistakes when I know what the LSAT test makers are throwing at me. If I did not take the PowerScore course, I would be able to study on my own, but I would lack this key information because I do not know how the LSAT test makers structure the test and the answer choices.
Lesson 11 also went over Logic Games. First, we reviewed all of the different types of logic games that we have learned about over the course – Sequencing, Linear, Grouping, Grouping/Linear Combination. These types of games account for over 95% of the games that will appear on the LSAT. There are a few other types of games that appear more infrequently, but that incorporate similar concepts to ones that we have already learned about.
Next, we went over “Killer Games” – games that have appeared on past LSAT’s that have “killed” the test performance of unwary test takers. We went over these games in order to identify the complex elements of these games, and then to learn how to overcome these complexities so that if a killer game appears on the LSAT that we take, we will know the best approach. As with any game, the keys are to stay positive, keep an awareness of time, and don’t be intimidated by size.
As with the science reading comprehension passages that we learned about in Lesson 10 in comparison to other reading comprehension passages, we can utilize the same kinds of procedures to tackle “killer games” that we use to tackle regular logic games. We have the knowledge needed to succeed, we just need to apply it!