Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We went through the rare/pattern problem set that was assigned after last time. In the last few minutes we worked through questions the student had from a practice test."
"We spent the entire lesson working on the basics of diagramming for logic games, specifically sequencing games. We practiced diagramming not laws, working out inferences, and began work on how understanding conditional statements is essential for success in some games."
"This evening we started by reviewing the basic idea of an assumption, and how there are often many assumptions made in a argument. We went through several "necessary assumption" questions, and talked out the parts of arguments (conclusion, evidence, background evidence, negative/counter evidence, etc.) while making predictions of the assumptions involved. We discussed the strategy of eliminating wrong answers (e.g., answers that are just not relevant, among other types) and looking for things we predicted. We also talked about the secondary strategy of "negating" a necessary assumption to see if it undermines the argument. She followed along appropriately and demonstrated good understanding. We then reviewed a difficult "circle sequencing" logic game, with additional emphasis on looking for places where blocks of entities fit to make for two possibilities, along with typical ways to eliminate wrong answers, for example by eliminating things that can't be right. She demonstrated good understanding, but she needs to be in the habit of drawing little sketches to go with each question, especially if there is an "if" condition. Finally, we reviewed basic strategy for reading comp. She should continue to work on all parts of the LSAT and look for things that are giving her particular trouble. Overall, the student demonstrated good understanding and a good attitude, and it appears that she is motivated."