Have you ever wondered why Defender Assumptions are often connected to stimuli that have no obvious errors? Well, one of our students was wondering just that, and decided to ask us about it in our LSAT Forum. PowerScore instructor Clay Cooper first weighed in with an excellent explanation of how Defenders work, and then LSAT Logical Reasoning Bible author Dave Killoran followed up with a discussion of whether you should know if you will be seeing a Defender or Supporter answer choice just based on reading the stimulus. If you’ve ever struggled with Assumption questions (and who hasn’t?), then check out this post. It might just gain you an extra point or two come test day!
Here’s a quick preview. Make sure to check out the full thread to read the entire explanation Clay and Dave provided to this student:
The Forum posts selected for this series are chosen because they have a universal quality to them. In other words, we’ve selected posts that contain information that can be used by test takers of any background and score level. So, although the specific question posed by the students may not be one you have, when our instructors answer they have gone beyond the specific question and brought in broader elements that you can use. Consequently, these posts, and the situations therein, are virtually guaranteed to resonate with you on some level. Make sure to register for the LSAT Forum for free today, and get your own LSAT and Admissions questions answered by a PowerScore expert.
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