Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today we went over the different types of questions that you confront on the logical reasoning section of the exam as covered in the powerscore book, these include strengthen, weaken, basic assumption, necessary assumption, must be true and so on. Learning to identify these different question types and developing unique strategies for each of them is key in doing well the LSAT and should be the focus of ones studies a in ones initial study period."
"The student and I worked on time management and discussed a practice test. We talked about sources of time consumption, and I showed her a spreadsheet breaking down how much time she has for each passage. We also worked on a couple of logic games that involved diagramming (advanced linear, mixed grouping/linear and pattern)."
"The main concept we covered tonight was principle questions. The student showed a good understanding, and she will need to reinforce the things we discussed by practicing--principles are broadly applicable rules. We reviewed how principles are somewhat similar to assumptions, but are broadly applicable to other situations, and that the focus is on whether a principle needs to be defined (by expanding scope) or applied (by focusing scope on specific facts). We also reviewed the format of the writing sample. The student should review this and settle on a standard way of organization, and practice a couple examples. I also quizzed the student on different questions types--she shows a good understanding of strategy, but she must continue to reinforce it with practice."