New Advise-In Solutions LSAT Logic Games Video: Dealing with Time Pressure in LSAT Analytical Reasoning

LSAT logic games (LSAT analytical reasoning questions) are intimidating for many takers of the LSAT.  The major problems for most LSAT takers are dealing with the time pressure of logic games and avoiding panic.  That’s an issue with all parts of the LSAT but especially logic games.  The paradox of analytical reasoning is that because the section is almost entirely about time, the right way to approach it is to worry about time—less.

Understanding that paradox and knowing what to do with it was central to my getting a 180 LSAT score on my first and only try.   This new video, “LSAT Analytical Reasoning: Dealing with Timing Pressure in LSAT Logic Games”, explains part of Advise-In’s approach to analytical reasoning.  If you want to see that approach in action, you can also watch “Simplifying LSAT Line Games (and Making You Faster): Advise-In Solutions’ Step-by Step Approach to LSAT Line Games”.

There are a lot of analytical reasoning videos on the internet. Advise-In’s approach is distinctive for a few reasons:

1. It’s proven.  It’s how I got a perfect score and how my clients do as well as they do on the LSAT.

When you take the LSAT, you want the pressure of the day to melt away. The way to do that is to have clear, repeatable techniques that are simple to apply and that make the right answer clear with a minimum of (which is not to say no) mental strain. That’s particularly possible in LSAT logic games. If you can keep the logic games clear and straightforward, you’ll be less likely to make careless mistakes or to so sap your mental energy that you won’t have as much left for the rest of the LSAT as you should. And that’s what it takes to get your best LSAT score.

If you’re preparing for the LSAT, you shouldn’t be afraid of analytical reasoning, but should look at it as the section where, more than any other, you can simply be a mechanic. What’s important in logic games is getting your initial diagram correct from the start and thinking it through fully.  After that, for about two-thirds of the questions (on average), you should not have to think much at all; the answers should jump off the page. 

2. You see the 180 LSAT scorer who teaches all Advise-In clients. If you look at most big-box mass-LSAT prep company videos, you see the person they want you to see, presumably the best they have, in their opinion. If everyone were equally good, well, they’d do a video with every instructor. If you like the person they have as their front-person, great, but good luck getting that person to teach you. Mass-prep companies won’t (as far as I know) guarantee that, and many are likely not even working with the company still. You get who they give you. That’s just how Wal-Mart-type LSAT prep works.  Unlike Wal-Mart, though, you can’t actually buy what you just saw in the window.

In contrast, at the end of this Advise-In video, you see my number and, if you call it, you’ll talk to me. If you’re a client, you’ll work with me. If you don’t like the video, well, Advise-In isn’t for you. If you do, there’s no bait-and-switch.

My clients already enjoy unlimited access to over 50 LSAT prep videos at no extra charge.  Of course, even over 50 videos can’t substitute for the intensive, customized programs that I design and implement for my clients. Nor will they substitute for the detailed analysis of each piece of paper that my clients send to me over the course of their programs. And by definition, the videos won’t incorporate the real-time adjustments I make to each client’s program based on their performance and needs.  But they’re an exciting additional resource for my clients.

I hope this video is helpful for you as you prepare for the LSAT.

~ by Kyle Pasewark at Advise-in Solutions on August 4, 2011.

One Response to “New Advise-In Solutions LSAT Logic Games Video: Dealing with Time Pressure in LSAT Analytical Reasoning”

  1. Reblogged this on bajerry.

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