Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"In today's session we went into an in-depth analysis of two of the most difficult Logic Games problems ever - the "Dinosaurs" game and the "Bookshelves" game. We finished with discussing the setup for the "Stained Glass" game and will return to that problem next week. I used these examples to show the variety of judgment calls that need to be made when facing particularly difficult logic games, especially relating to preliminary game board setup, use of hypothetical solutions, and answer choice prioritization. We also spent some time discussing conditional reasoning and the formation of logic chains."
"This session continued the intensive drilling on logic games. Complex sequencing games were covered, including two loose sequencing games. The session progressed to two distribution games, thereby laying the foundation for more intensive work on advanced logic games."
"The student and I had our first session and it went well. She had only taken one practice test previously so we went over some of the games in order to help her become more comfortable with her approach. We diagrammed several sections together. We will meet in two weeks and I have instructed her to complete two full tests so that she can become more familiar with the test format."
"Today we worked through sequencing games, which the student got very quickly. We looked briefly at combined linear/grouping games. She is going to work on shoring up linear and advanced linear and will also review grouping games. Then she is just going to work through the games sections of some practice tests to start getting faster and more confident."
"We discussed the student's past studying for the LSAT and goals for score achievement. His diagnostic is a 143, which he achieved without prior studying. Today we discussed the four types of logic games, which is the section where he can improve the most. After a high-level discussion, we worked on 2 types of games -- sequencing and distribution -- using problems from his diagnostic test as examples. Next session (scheduled for Wednesday) we will cover the other 2 types of games. I left him with 3 sequencing practice problems to prepare for Wednesday."
"Today, we continued our review of the old assessment exam's logic games, using these to lay out the step-by-step process to use for all games. This also allowed us to discuss a new type of game--the grouping game-- and to discuss, at length, the rules of formal logic. Between now and Friday, the student is going to take a 2nd practice exam and review it using online explanations. When we get together again, we're going to use the two tests to determine his most likely path to score improvement."