Last week, we took a look at non-permissible assumptions on the LSAT. For Part II, here’s a breakdown of what you CAN assume…
Permissible Assumptions Part II: What you CAN assume on the LSAT
Let’s contrast Part I’s ulcer question with Question 6, Section 4, from the February 1995 LSAT.
Outside knowledge is verboten on the LSAT, but you are allowed to use common sense. For instance, no person in the world would disagree that grass is green or that people would tend to seek pleasure and avoid pain. These sorts of common-sense assumptions can come into play on LSAT questions.
The question from PT 57 hinges on whether someone with an ulcer is going to get a prescription for it.