LSAT BOSS: Analytical Reasoning
This book exclusively covers the Analytical Reasoning section of the LSAT: 23 to 24 questions crafted to assess your ability to read, process, and analyze multi-paragraph passages. Every Analytical Reasoning section contains four discrete logic games that explore a diverse set of permutation and combination “puzzles”, from sequencing and grouping to “in-out” games and more complex and unusual game setups. One trait these games share, though, is that they present dense, often complicated information that demands efficient and confident deductive reasoning and careful organization of key information.
The questions presented on the Analytical Reasoning section will test your ability to engage with and ultimately comprehend logic statements and logical deductions. Unlike Logical Reasoning, though, the Analytical Reasoning section requires a high degree of deductive reasoning skills. As a result, students with test anxiety and other disabilities often feel intimidated or frozen when it comes to achieving mastery before test day, especially when complex games require a high degree of spatial reasoning. To make matters worse, there is a common misconception that Analytical Reasoning is the “least learnable” section of the LSAT, and that significant improvements in efficiency and performance are unlikely. I know that this is a misconception because, in my years as an LSAT instructor and curriculum developer, I have helped countless students–many of whom once felt frustrated or even
hopeless about Logic Games–develop the skills and confidence needed to tackle this notoriously difficult section of the LSAT and even get a perfect score.
This book is intended to empower all students to achieve their dream scores. The lessons that follow will methodically walk you through the Ginsburg methodology for Analytical Reasoning, an approach that is the product of more than 8,000 hours of one-on-one LSAT tutoring, spent largely with students navigating test anxiety and disabilities. While the backgrounds, strengths, and goals of these test-takers varied, most had struggled with a common obstacle: the lack of graduate-level exam preparation resources designed specifically for students with disabilities. This book is intended to level the playing field, helping unique learners develop a mastery of the skills and competencies assessed by the Analytical Reasoning section, the mindfulness to study in a healthy manner, and the confidence to excel on test day.
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