Tag Archive: drills

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How to Stack Up in LSAT Reading Comprehension

As my class for the October LSAT progresses, I am running into a common enemy: Reading Comprehension.

For some reason I will never understand, students do not always enjoy practicing their Reading Comprehension skills. Even when I explain to them that a good score in this section will inevitably lead to a deep understanding of the hidden mysteries of the universe and a better-looking spouse in the future, I just do not see the determination in their eyes.

All joking aside, acing the Reading Comp on the LSAT is very important and, with good practice, very possible. Too many students stumble along and don’t really improve because of a lack of good practice in this area.

I very often find that students are bad at diagnosing their own problems.

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Breeder’s Cup LSAT Game

I’m not an avid fan of horseracing. In fact, the first (and only) time I went to the Santa Anita track the population consisted almost entirely of old men with beer guts sitting amidst the litter of discarded betting sheets. Also, Berlin was playing in the infield to approximately 50 people and it was so

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LSAT Study Off-Track? A Tip for Overcoming a Common Obstacle

A student came up to me the other day with a perplexing problem. He had improved to a point where he was reasonably adept at Logical Reasoning problems, but he felt that he could not improve past a certain plateau. He had followed all of my advice and could recite the methods that we teach backward and forward. And when he got a question wrong, he could understand why he got it wrong and why the correct answer was correct, but he did not feel he was learning anything from his mistakes.

So then I asked him to show me an example of a question that he got wrong. When he did so, I wanted to beat him senseless. So I did. Well, not really—at least not physically. The question was a form of argument that we had covered extensively in class, but it had surfaced in a type of question that didn’t normally contain that kind of argument.

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World Exclusive: The June "Mauve Dinosaur" Game, Explained!

We’re so first. Watch the brand new video of Matt Riley slaying (har har) the Mauve Dinosaur from the just-released June 2009 LSAT. Click on the video on the right to see the definitive set-up. There are three parts to the video so make sure you check them out! Also, if you’d like to see a written explanation of the game, Matt has it up here