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With the news of LSAC now allowing students to take the LSAT as many times as they want, rather than a limited amount within a two year time span, we have received questions about how this will alter how a student should approach his or her preparation. PowerScore LSAT Bible author Dave Killoran provided some advice to a student on our LSAT Forum on what this will mean moving forward.

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.

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When practicing LSAT Logical Reasoning, many students get stuck wondering how to identify which word to negate in a long and complicated sentence. In today's LSAT Forum Post of the Day, LSAT expert Jonathan Evans provides a student with a key phrase you can introduce to any statement to quickly convey the concept of its negation.

Well, the results are in. Overall, the June 2017 Reading Comprehension section proved to follow the general theme found elsewhere on the June 2017 test: the section was fairly average. While the Psychology passage in Passage 2 was challenging, the remaining three passages were all moderate to easy. There were no big surprises with passage positioning, as the easiest two passages were located in Passage 1 and Passage 3, so most test takers probably found enough time to reach both of them. There were seven questions in each of Passage 1, 2, and 4, while Passage 3 only had 6, for a total of 27 questions. The difficulty and types of questions were also fairly balanced throughout although again, Passage 2 seemed to have a bit more of the difficult questions. One interesting anomaly was that every single passage included a Parallel Reasoning question. That equals the four total Parallel questions found on the two Logical Reasoning sections.

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.

Which prep course should you take after reading the PowerScore LSAT Bibles? This is a fantastic question that we get frequently, and in today's LSAT Forum Post of the Day, LSAT expert Nikki Siclunov offers some tips to a student on how to find the best course fit for you.

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

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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?