Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We spent the first couple minutes going over her background in academics and her process so far preparing for the LSAT. So far she hasn't taken a test, she has only familiarized herself with some basic LSAT info in prep books she's read. She told me that she finds the logic games section to be the most confusing, so we will focus on that section for the early stages of our LSAT prep together. Today we went through all of the basics for diagramming rules and setting up games - particularly for linear games, but knowing that these rules carry over to all games. The student and I worked on conditionals and then did a few set-up drills to make sure all of the rules were making sense to her and sticking. We ended by starting some game set-ups that include making inferences and a few questions."
"Read from McElhaney's "Trial Notebook," did vocabulary exercises, reviewed Arguments tests, preview of logic games."
"The student and I discussed his previous test and his goals for the next test. I then went over the basic strategy for logic games and logical reasoning questions. I sent him a practice test as well."
"Today the student and I went through 17 LSAT questions from a practice test, using the last questions in two logical reasoning sections. These are the hardest questions, but she has definitely improved on the assumption questions and seems more confident of her answers. We used the same approach as before, where we not only discuss why the correct answer is right, but also why the other answer choices are incorrect. She took a practice test yesterday and felt much better about it overall. Between now and Tuesday, she is going to take at least one full practice test. If there are any she gets wrong and would like to discuss, she will send them to me so we can work through them. We also spent some time going over necessary and sufficient factors in an argument. For Tuesday, I am going to get some more practice questions on that, as well as prepare a good way to explain how to approach necessary and sufficient questions. We also spent some time discussing the logistics of the exam, such as what to bring, and I recommended taking at least one practice test in the morning at the same time and under similar conditions as the actual exam."
"Logical Reasoning: Focused on pre-phrasing, explicitly identifying conclusion and evidence. Logic Games: Continued emphasis on writing down information."
"We went over must be true, main point, and conditional reasoning (necessary/sufficient) questions from the logical reasoning section of the test."
"We reviewed strategies for critical reading passages and practiced the logic-games section, including ranking games for difficulty."
"Final session. Reviewed full prep test. Discuss Limited Options in games, prediction step in LR and routine for final week."