Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I went into greater depth on how to break down reasoning text into its logical components. We discussed identifying premises, examples, evidence, claims and conclusions, and how making these distinctions can clarify several types of reasoning questions. She caught on quickly."
"We reviewed flaw questions, then went back to conclusion and argument questions to make sure that the student has a thorough grasp of argument structure and the language the SAT uses. Next week we will review her flaw and role homework as well as her reading comp prep."
"Review and discussion over the diagnostic test. Introduction to logic games. Demonstrated two-step linear games. Worked through various problems. The student seemed to grasp concepts well and took very good notes on setting up diagrams."
"The student and I focused first on specific types of logical reasoning problems - parallel arguments and principle arguments. We worked on strategies and techniques for handling those problems. Then we looked at a full logical reasoning practice section, while also focusing on the timing element."
"We discussed the student's experience with prior tests. The student took a practice test before we met and we spent most of our time reviewing his answers from the logical reasoning section. I also explained strategies for drawing a helpful logic games diagram and we practiced by drawing diagrams for two games and by answering some of the questions on both games. The student is going to complete the logic games section from the practice test before next time. He is also going to try to buy a book of previous LSAT tests."
"We were able to do some useful work. The student has moved past that first-improvement stage of his study, to the point where he has lots of possible strategies floating around in his head, but not the experience to determine which strategy is likely the best to bring to bear at a given point. Practice will definitely take care of this. He is committed to his score, so I believe he'll be able to push on. In our session today we looked at a couple of games from PrepTest 75, one easy and one not-so-easy. We ended in the middle of the latter, so he is going to take a nap and try to tackle it with fresh eyes. He'll also be continuing the exercises we covered in previous lessons to prepare for our Monday session."