Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I started by focusing on logical reasoning questions and ended with a grouping game. She said that she is doing well with logic games, but she finds grouping games to be challenging. In her class she went over assumption questions. We reviewed the basics of assumption questions: the difference between a supporting and a defending assumption and how to spot which one is needed, the five ways to support a causal relationship in the conclusion with an assumption, and assumptions and conditionality. The student completed some practice sets of assumption questions. She did very well on the strengthen questions I gave her at the end of last session. We closed by doing a grouping game together, and I gave her a couple more games to complete before our next session."
"I had the student take three practice sections and we reviewed them. He is doing significantly better on logic games."
"We reviewed a number of Logical Reasoning questions. We worked a lot of the strategy of predicting the correct answer choice before reading them, both as a speed-saving technique and also to reveal a more naturalistic approach to these questions than diagramming. We then worked on a number of linear/advanced linear Logic Games, as per the schedule we worked out from PT 7 and 9."
"I had the student take parts of all 3 sections of the LSAT. We went over questions she missed. We went over the logical reasoning and reading sections. We discussed how to approach assumption questions."
"Went over logical reasoning question types and tips for tackling the different types; focused on wrong answer types (irrelevant, outside the scope etc.); reiterated general guidelines for reading comprehension and compared tricks one can use on logical reasoning for tackling reading comprehension questions."
"We spent two hours on logical reasoning, focusing mainly on main point, necessary assumption, and sufficient assumption questions. The student does really well with timing but has to focus on closely reading the stimulus, as well as picking the answer choice that doesn't exceed the scope of the argument. Next session we will work on reading comprehension."