The PowerScore 2018 LSAT Bibles: Changes and Updates

Posted by Dave Killoran on

Each year I make revisions and updates to the LSAT Bibles, and there are several different reasons for that. First, at least three new LSATs are released each year, and I like to make changes to some of the content to account for new directions taken by the test makers. Second, I talk with many different LSAT students and also teach various sessions throughout the year, and the feedback I receive helps me shape and improve parts of each book. And, finally, as I discussed last year, the books have changed so much over time that providing new versions each year helps students know they are getting the most up-to-date versions possible.

Because of this, one of the most common questions we receive is: what has changed, and do I need to get the newest editions? So that's what I'll be talking about in this post.

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Topics: LSAT Logic Games, LSAT Logical Reasoning, LSAT Reading Comprehension, LSAT Prep

June 2017 LSAT Logic Games Explanations: Games 3 and 4

Posted by Jon Denning on

In my post yesterday I provided complete explanations of Games 1 and 2 from the recently-released June 2017 LSAT, and today I'll complete the section by deconstructing Games 3 and 4. If you missed the first article in this set however I encourage you to give it a read before proceeding here, as I also provided an overview of the section and, in particular, what it meant for the test's scoring scale.

As before, I'll outline exactly how to attack each game below, and then provide a direct link to the interactive question explanations on our LSAT Discussion Forum.

Let's take a look at these games:

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Topics: LSAT Logic Games, LSAT Prep

June 2017 LSAT Logic Game Explanations: Games 1 and 2

Posted by Jon Denning on

With the release of the June 2017 LSAT on Wednesday, July 5th, test takers everywhere have been in performance review mode, analyzing what went right and wrong and trying to make as much sense as possible of their results. 

To assist in that, we've released detailed discussions of the Logical Reasoning and Reading Comprehension sections, and even the Scoring Scale, so you can compare your analysis to ours. 

Of course, if you're anything like me then the Logic Games section is top priority for examination, so while these take a little longer to deconstruct I've made it through the first two games and want to share my thoughts on them with you here:

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Topics: LSAT Logic Games, LSAT Prep

My LSAT Prep Regimen, Part 2

Posted by Marvin Dike on

Note: PowerScore student Marvin Dike is blogging about his comprehensive and detailed study methodology so that our readers can learn from his experience. Make sure you read Part 1!

Congrats! You finished the Power Score class or you finished reading all the PowerScore Bibles, so you're ready to take the LSAT soon right?!!?

WRRROOOONNNNGGGGG.

All you have really done is gotten a grasp of the foundational curriculum, you haven't mastered it. You understand conditional logic, you can read a question stem properly, you know how to approach a reading comp passage. Not close to mastering any of it to be honest. If you're okay walking into that test without mastering it then be my guest and best of luck. My 5 year old niece knows how to read and knows how to sound out words but she hasn't *mastered* reading. You have a foundation to build on, so let’s build shall we?

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Topics: LSAT Logic Games, LSAT Prep

A Comprehensive List of Rarely Tested Logic Games (Outliers and Oddballs)

Posted by Jon Denning on

 

A tutoring student of mine prepping for June asked me recently if I could put together a list of Circular, Mapping, and Pattern games that have appeared over the years, hoping to ensure that if the next test continues recent trends of LG weirdness he'll be ready.

So while it's always a reasonably safe bet that you won't see any games like the ones noted below, savvy test takers are ready for any eventuality. To that end you'd be wise to review a few games from each of the categories here, particularly those from any tests in the 2000s or later.

Here's the list:

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Topics: LSAT Logic Games, LSAT Prep

Enroll in a PowerScore Full-Length LSAT Course and get two Advanced Courses for Free!

Posted by PowerScore Test Preparation on

Are you preparing for the June LSAT? If so, we have great news! For a limited time, everyone who enrolls in the PowerScore Full-Length LSAT CourseLive Online LSAT Course, or On Demand LSAT Course will be given access to both of our Advanced LSAT Courses for free!

The Advanced Logic Games Course is taught by Dave Killoran, author of the renowned PowerScore Logic Games Bible, and the Advanced Logical Reasoning Course is taught by Dave Killoran as well as PowerScore Vice President and Senior Course Developer Jon Denning. 

The two Advanced Courses normally sell for $350 each, with each course featuring over twenty hours of online instruction. 

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Topics: LSAT Logic Games, LSAT Logical Reasoning, LSAT Prep

Announcing PowerScore's Free LSAT Logic Games Video Series

Posted by Jon Denning on


This is something of a departure from my typical posts, which cover LSAT news, provide concept-specific advice, and offer answers to the most common student questions I receive.

Instead today I'm writing to alert you to a newly-introduced preparation resource that should prove immensely valuable for any students out there struggling with Logic Games: our free LG video series!

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Topics: LSAT Logic Games, LSAT Prep, LSAT Forum

How To Guess Like a Pro on the LSAT (Part I: Logic Games)

Posted by Nikki Siclunov on

(To learn more about guessing on the Logical Reasoning section, check out Part II of this blog series. For guessing on the Reading Comprehension section, read Part III. )

 

Since there is no penalty for guessing on the LSAT, it goes without saying that you shouldn't leave any bubbles blank. Precisely how you guess, however, depends on a number of factors: Are you a strong test-taker? Can you at least narrow down your possible choices? Which questions do you need to guess on?

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Topics: LSAT Logic Games, LSAT Prep