Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"This session the student and I continued to work on logic games. We started by going over the second numerical distribution problem that I asked her to work on her own. We then went through a grouping game I had given her to try before going on to our next chapter: Identifying templates and possibilities that limit games. We quickly went through how to do this and how to identify games in which this is possible. We then went through a few games in which we used these skills to quickly solve games."
"The student and I went over the basic strategy to attack logic games and six question types on the logical reasoning section. We established a calendar for his preparation for test day."
"Reviewed logical reasoning questions and logic games that the student had completed since last session. Looked at study strategies and discussed plans for next sessions."
"The student took the LSAT in December and wants to take it again in February to improve her score. In this session we thoroughly discussed the questions she missed on the December exam, of which nearly all were logic games and logical reasoning problems. She ran out of time on the test to finish the last logic game, so we discussed diagramming strategies and the importance of being familiar with every type of game so as to not lose time. We also discussed not taking more than 2 minutes on a particular problem. On the logical reasoning problems, we went over the principle that identifying the conclusion in the passage is the key to many problems. We also discussed elimination of answer choices that contain extreme or irrelevant statements. She has ordered some LSAT prep books which will not only provide more sample questions/tests, but will also allow us to discuss in detail particular types of questions so that every type of question will become familiar."
"In this session we worked on reading comprehension, went over practice he did, logical reasoning and logic games. I left him with assignment to do 2-3 timed test sections before we see each other next."
"Between our last session and now, the student took her first full, timed practice exam. She finished each section with a few minutes to go. She's going to begin timing each section as she goes through just to become more comfortable with the idea. We spent our first hour working on a set of games from a previous exam. She did very well on two, and missed several on two, but she was able to get the right answers on a second try. We spent our second hour working on logical reasoning questions focusing on the abstract questions. She was able to understand the questions she got wrong."
"We reviewed the first full practice exam completed by the student. We worked through the logic games and practiced completing the first question in a game without diagramming. For the logical reasoning sections, we reviewed incorrect answers and questions about which she had questions. To practice critically reading logical reasoning passages, she practiced answering questions by providing her own answer before looking at the available answer choices. She scored a 156 on her first practice exam. The logic games section will continue to be the primary area of focus, but we will include drills and strategy for the other two sections. I recommended that before our next meeting she practice logic game setups, complete another logic games section in as much time as needed, complete a reading comprehension section, and complete a full practice test within the time constraints. For the logic games section, she is going to complete two full games and the first question on each of the remaining games. For reading comprehension and logical reasoning, she is going to try to complete reading all the passages--even if that means guessing between some answer choices."
"The student and I met for our first session today. She worked mostly on Logic Games and Reading Comprehension, since those are her two problem areas. We talked about different strategies for approaching each section, including sketching out the games and road-mapping the passages. She had already improved immensely by the end of the lesson! I've suggested that she do at least 2 Logic Games and 2 passages before our next session - 1 untimed and 1 timed for each - and we'll review those on Wednesday. In our next lesson we will also work on Logical Reasoning."
"The student and I went over a set of logic games. I taught him the basic timing of the section and basic strategies for ordering games. I gave him an additional practice LSAT to do."
"Today's session went great. It is encouraging to see the student ready and eager to do well on the exam. I am impressed with how much of the LR we spoke about she has already gone and gathered. After working through LG sets we already did to build confidence, she was given a timed set (not section). Timing was a major issue. The set would ideally take about 8.5 minutes. This time was almost doubled. I believe more time spent taking the exam under timed circumstances will help her improve her marks all around."
"The student and I worked on games and logical reasoning. He does continue to improve in both sections. We are working now on refining strategies in preparation for his 2/8 test date."