Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I met for our last session ahead of his test on Saturday. We began by working through a complete logical reasoning section. This section appears to be his strength. His timing was quite advanced, and he scored 21/27 overall. I went over some basic strategy for the section overall, and we also discussed the questions he missed in detail. We then worked through a number of logic games. I illustrated the games for him when needed and helped him through some deductions. Finally, we ended by going through some logical reasoning questions. He did very well on the questions we completed. He is better prepared for the test overall, and I believe he is capable of scoring very well."
"We reviewed Logic Games. We went over confidence and approaches to different question types. The student should do all of the RC in the prep book (focus on mapping techniques), and a full practice test."
"We went over a full practice test. The student is doing fine on Logical Reasoning. I stressed the usual things: keep track of the function of each sentence and do a full analysis of the argument before looking at answer choices. For Reading Comprehension, I encouraged him to look at the relevant portion of the passage and compare it to the answer choice and not to rely on his memory of the passage. For logic games, practice old games, try to recognize themes within and across games, and make sure there is a sound, concise proof for your answer choice."
"We worked on Logical Reasoning and Logic Games. I think the student is well set up for Logical Reasoning provided he slows down and thinks through his answers. He finished very quickly initially, but he did much better when going through the other answer choices on a second attempt. Logic Games will take practice, but with time, he will get there."
"We're still moving at a comfortable pace through a variety of AR and LR problems, covering as much as we can. The student still need more games practice, so we will drill with some of the worksheets until she has enough experience to be confident in handling new variants. LR practice continued with "resolve the paradox" types, where the easiest path to the solution is to identify and rephrase the paradox into a question, e.g., "If X should be negatively affected in this way, why isn't that happening?" The answer needs to address the WHY. The homework is 3 preptests, scored and evaluated, and a couple hours of AR drills to increase exposure to novel question types. The student should come prepared with any questions next time."
"After a long break between sessions, we resumed working on LSAT prep tests to prepare for the LSAT date. Worked roughly 90 minutes of logic games and 60 minutes of logical reasoning. Both sections dramatically improved since our first session; in particular, it shows you've spent the time between our meetings well. Some things to discuss as always, but showing a big difference in the right direction. Thanks!"