Tag Archive: advice on logic games

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Test Your Skills on the Toughest LSAT Logic Games Ever

With the October LSAT just around the corner, you should be in the refining stages for each of the three question types. This includes Logic Games, which – as perhaps the most learnable section – is a great place to invest some fine-tuning.

Once you’ve mastered the fundamentals, one great way to get prepared for LG is to challenge yourself with some of the hardest Games known to mankind. Additionally, practicing on these Games will familiarize you with the identifying characteristics of uniquely challenging games, enabling you to pick them out of the lineup on test day.

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3 Other Games that Can Help You on LSAT Logic Games

The first time you laid your eyes on an LSAT logic game you probably thought that the section looked like a piece of cake. A few simple rules about a motley crew of 7 ethnically diverse characters who are up to some juvenile shenanigans — how hard can these questions be?

Once you started to a read a few of the questions, however, your confidence probably transformed into bewilderment. How could the authors of this game expect the simple directions and minimal rules to adequately equip you to answer the sea of questions? By the end of your first LSAT practice test, you probably declared the entire section to be nothing more than nonsense and tomfoolery.

As you continue prepping, however, the LSAT games section will start to make a lot a more sense, and can even become pretty fun.

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Sink Your Teeth into an Easter Bunny LSAT Logic Game

Easter was yesterday, and by all reports the Easter Bunny had another successful campaign. But before any old rabbit can gain the title of Easter Bunny, he must audition.

Here’s an LSAT logic game on that very subject:

Seven bunny-rabbits: Fluffy, Harry, Jack, Playboy, Roger, Trix, and Velveteen, each audition exactly once for a position as Easter Bunny. No two rabbits audition at the same time. The following must obtain:

Roger and Peter audition consecutively.
Velveteen auditions at some time before Jack or at some time after Trix, but not both.
Fluffy auditions at some time after Trix and at some time before Roger.
Harry auditions at some time after Fluffy.

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Super Tuesday’s Super Sample LSAT Logic Game

It’s primary season, and while President Obama isn’t facing any significant challenge in the Democratic primaries (unless you consider Vermin Supreme a significant challenge), the GOP has quite a battle going on. Today, on Super Tuesday, voters will cast their ballots in Alaska, Georgia, Idaho, Massachusetts, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Vermont and Virginia. Will Romney maintain his lead in the delegate count, or will Santorum come surging from behind? Find out in this sample LSAT logic game. Results guaranteed. Or not.

(Also, if you’re waiting for a February LSAT score, it’s down to today or tomorrow. Good luck!)

In a primary election, four candidates, Gingrich, Paul, Romney and Santorum, finish ranked from first (best) to fourth (worst) in each of two states, Virginia and Tennessee.

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And the Oscar Goes to: LSAT Logic Games!

Oscar nominations were announced yesterday (Gary Oldman for Best Actor, you better believe it) and the following 7 movies were among those nominated: The Artist, The Descendants, Hugo, Moneyball, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, The Help and War Horse. Although winners will not be announced for another month, the following details have been leaked regarding the winners:

• Only four of these seven movies will receive an Oscar
• If Hugo does not receive an Oscar, then The Descendants will receive one
• If Moneyball receives an Oscar then The Artist will not, unless Tinker Tailor receives one
• If The Artist and Tinker Tailor both receive Oscars, then The Descendants cannot receive an Oscar

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Nothing Puts You in the Holiday Spirit Like LSAT Diagramming

Knowing how to identify and diagram conditional relationships is necessary for doing well on the LSAT (That is, If Do Well on LSAT -> Know how to Diagram); they are seen throughout Logical Reasoning and many of the most confusing rules in Logic Games are often conditional. If you misrepresent one of these rules, it is quite literally game over.

Learning to diagram properly may be difficult at first, and rightly so, as you’re essentially learning a new language, that of logic, but if you master this vital skill early in class you’ll have an excellent foundation for understanding future, more difficult concepts. Below are a number of harder conditional diagramming drills to help you learn this vitally important skill. Try and diagram every conditional relationship you encounter and infer any supported conclusions.

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Tis the Season for a Christmas LSAT Logic Game

This Christmas, due to the lingering effects of the recession, along with the rise of easy online shopping options like Amazon and Best Buy, Santa Claus has been forced to cut costs to remain competitive. He has outsourced gift production to India (largely due to the high demands of the Elves Union), and has downsized his reindeer squad to 7: Blitzen, Cupid, Dasher, Komet, Prancer, Vixen, and, of course, Rudolph. With only 7 reindeer pulling his sleigh, however, ensuring the optimal order of the reindeer is essential for flight. Help Santa save Christmas by figuring out the best reindeer order for his sleigh with the following restrictions:

• Each reindeer must be assigned a position pulling the sleigh, and each reindeer can only be assigned one position, 1 through 7

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More Fun and Games with Analytical Reasoning

Most LSAT students have a love/hate relationship with the analytical reasoning section (aka logic games). When things click, analytical reasoning can be surprisingly enjoyable. When they don’t, it can be immensely frustrating. Some students come to love games so much that they’ll sacrifice study time from other fun sections, like reading comp.

Analytical reasoning most often becomes a frustrating affair when students neglect to take time upfront to get a grasp of the game and the rules. Rushing the setup to get to the questions quicker is a surefire way to actually lose time because you’ll constantly be checking your answer.

Below are two hard homebrewed games, tailored especially to help your analytical reasoning practice.