Author Archive: lsatdan

Flaw of the Week

This week’s FOTW can show up in a couple of contexts.  I’ll describe it briefly, then note a couple of past LSAT questions showing how it might turn up. The gist of it is this – the premises mention two different categories (of people or things), and then the conclusion, without justification, is based on the …

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Flaw of The Week

There is a limited number of ways in which an argument can go wrong, and an even more limited number of flaws which the LSAT examiners love to test time after time.  I’m going to take a look at a few of them over the next several weeks.  The more you’re aware of a pattern …

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Say It Ain’t So!

A new animal reared its ugly head in the Logic Games section a few years ago – the “rule substitution” question, which asks you which of five possible alternate rules would “have the same effect” on the scenario.  Essentially, if you swapped out one existing rule for the right answer, the same arrangements would be …

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He Who Makes the Argument Determines the Scope

A common reason some otherwise attractive answer choices on the LSAT are incorrect is that they go beyond the scope of the argument.  Recognizing when answer choices are beyond the scope can take some getting used to, but the trick is to remember that the scope is determined by the person making the argument.  If …

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What About the Writing Sample?

Almost whenever I work with a student on a long-term basis, eventually he or she will ask about the writing sample.  I get questions like: How does it factor into my score?  (short answer: it doesn’t) If it doesn’t count for my score, why should I care? (see below) What should I do? What shouldn’t …

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Low-Cost, High-Quality LSAT Classes!

Campus Prep is the national provider of low-cost LSAT prep courses. They offer 30 hour prep courses with highly trained instructors (such as myself) for $150. They align with many campuses to provide these courses at this rate. They operate at UCLA and USC as well as U Washington, U Florida, and many other schools. …

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Cambridge LSAT’s new website

Morley at Cambridge LSAT has totally revamped the website, and it’s looking awesome.  If you’re preparing for the LSAT and you haven’t been to Cambridge LSAT, you’re missing out.

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My New Book for LSAT Prep

Greetings, future law students.  I’m dusting off the old blog, and I’ll be maintaining it.  I’m starting off with a shout about my new book, LSAT 60 Dissected.  I spent dozens of hours writing and editing this book, and I’m quite happy with the result.  I can’t give you an unbaised review of it (but …

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Great LSAT Prep Resource

Cambridge LSAT (www.cambridgelsat.com) is in the process of categorizing the LSAT Logic Games, and offering specific game types for sale.  I’ve already been recommending this great LSAT resource to my private students, and I’m happy to give it a plug here.  If you’ve been doing any sort of LSAT prep, the odds are strong that …

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Should you cancel your score?

If you walked out of the test thinking it went really badly, you may be considering cancelling your score and retaking the LSAT.  There’s no one-size-fits-all answer to this big question, but here’s a quick look at some of the relevant considerations: * Will it set you back a year in your application(s)?  Check the deadlines …

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