Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today's full lesson was spent reviewing logical reasoning practice questions. We identified "resolve the paradox" question types as a problem area and discussed time management and wrong answer elimination strategies."
"We used a book the student found in the library for analytical problems. We worked through the logic by writing out the set facts and variables and then creating charts that allow us to make a sequence of "if, then" scenarios. She will be reading through the "how to" section of the book for additional insight into evaluating and approaching different types of questions."
"After a hiatus we were back at work. We worked on Logical Reasoning during the session. We have found the Logical Reasoning section as an area where we need to spend our efforts. The student is improving from what I can tell and I hope to see continued improvement as we discuss various logical tests and reasoning behind the questions and practice more material."
"Concluded review of linear games, with the student exhibiting a near mastery of the concepts and tools necessary to solve this type of problem. Began review of complex linear games."
"We went over various techniques to approaching logical reasoning questions, including diagramming question prompts."
"I met with the student and we once again went over the games section together. She really started doing well with both her accuracy and also her speed. She is getting more confident in the games through practice. I am having her complete the first two tests we have gone over, minus the games sections, so that we can make sure she is on the right track in the other sections."
"Reviewed home study questions, worked on new problems, discussed timing strategy, order of questions and games."
"Today the student and I went over several logical reasoning questions again -- very similar to the past few sessions. She did very well today, particularly on the first three questions we did which happened to be the last three, or advanced, on a real logical reasoning section. We also spent time going over the inferences you can and cannot deduce from a necessary or sufficient argument. I had planned out an example over the weekend, and we went through that. She was able to restate the reasoning very well, and I will look for several more of these problems for next time. We also spent some time discussing the school process, and what she can expect after she takes the assessment."
"The student and I worked through the setup and answering questions. She did well in solving the problems and drawing the proper inferences where necessary. We then had extra time which I used to teach her some of the logical fallacies employed by the makers of the assessment in drafting their questions and answers."
"Advanced Linear logic games, making diagrams for the initial setup and for each rule, making smaller versions for local rules next to relevant questions."
"We focused on advanced linear games this lesson, mostly by going over the games I gave the student to try on his own. He was having a very hard time moving past the set-up portion of these types of games. When I reviewed the set-ups he worked on, pretty much everything he wrote down was correct, which was encouraging. What we worked on together was moving beyond the basic set-up and pushing a little harder to make some inferences before moving on to the questions. When we did this together and started to work through the games themselves, I realized that he was having a hard time knowing the best approach to answering the questions themselves - whether to go to the answer for help or to do his own work first. We reviewed the concept of local vs. global questions and I tried to really nail into him the idea that you should always work through a local question as much as you possibly can before going to the answers at all, and that way you should easily be able to pick out the correct answer when you do read them. Overall this was a good productive lesson. I told him that next time we are going to start working on grouping games."
"We covered linear/grouping combination games, including: the linear/grouping combination setup drill, and the 2 linear/grouping combination LSAT logic games in the logic games test prep book."