Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"This session the student and I started by going over the essay he wrote. He hit all of the major points of the stimulus and did a great job arguing his side. The one note I gave him was to make a small outline before starting to write so that he can bullet point all of the points he wants to make so he doesn't forget while writing the essay itself. We then moved on to logical reasoning. We looked over the practice questions on flaw questions I gave him to work on and he got them all right, which was great. We started with a drill in diagramming conditionals in arguments. The student did well with this, we noted a few things - the if and only if construction yields a double-arrow, that "only if" designates a necessary, etc. We then moved on to parallel reasoning questions which utilize this skill."
"The student and I went over a logic games section in detail with me walking through the strategy for each. We then also went over some logical reasoning questions."
"The student and I reviewed reading comp section. We also looked at some logical reasoning questions that student had practiced. Finally, we went over some logic games."
"We went over advanced linear logic games. We covered the basics of logical reasoning and must be true questions."
"During today's session, the student and I worked on analytical reasoning and logical reasoning problems in the second practice test. She also started on test 65 (actual college entrance exam) in her book. I will meet with her again on Monday."
"The student and I reviewed reading comprehension with a focus on passage reading. We also discussed logic games, and logical reasoning with a focus on reading prompts closely for clues."
"We reviewed logic problems that the client had difficulty with between sessions and then reviewed assumption problems."
"The student has not taken the LSAT before, nor has she taken a full practice exam. We will have to move quickly to get her ready for the time crunch. Today we discussed her goals with regard to law school and her future career, and how the LSAT score fits into those goals. We went over several sample logical reasoning problems. She got most of them correct. We discussed the necessity of looking for keywords in the prompt that are reproduced in the correct answer choice, showing that the strength/logical flaw/weakness is based on that premise or argument. We also did multiple logic games all the way through, question by question. We discussed the importance of proper diagramming and marking correct diagrams for use on future questions. We were able to eliminate lots of incorrect answers by simply looking at the conditions and looking at previous filled-in diagrams. To prepare for next session she will do a full logical reasoning section (timed), as well as some logic games."