Logical Reasoning on the LSAT
This week’s podcast discusses the logical reasoning section of the LSAT. Our guests are Eva Lana, President and CEO of Binary Solution, a test preparation company; Nikki Siclunov, Managing Director of PowerScore Test Preparation’s New York City operations and co-author of the PowerScore’s new LSAT Logical Reasoning Bible Workbook; and Andrew Brody, National Content Director of LSAT Programs for The Princeton Review.
Our first guest, Eva Lana, offers information about the logical reasoning section of the LSAT. She discusses the differences between the logical reasoning and logic games sections, and says that the wording of the sections are the biggest difference among them. She also offers example words and phrases that can be helpful to students when concluding answers in logical reasoning questions: like, for example, however, rather, because, result in, if, only, less.
Nikki Siclunov, our second guest, defines the logical reasoning section by breaking down its composition and timing. Like Lana, Siclunov believes the games and logical reasoning sections to be very different; major aspect of that difference is the number of questions offered in each individual section. The fifty questions in the reasoning section, compared to the four questions in the games section, says Siclunov, show the importance the reasoning section has on a student’s score. He also explains how important it is for students to understand the differences between arguments and conclusions when preparing for this section, and stresses the importance of slowing down and approaching the logical reasoning questions carefully.
Our final guest, Andrew Brody, suggests that the logical reasoning section is the most important section on the test because it offers the most number of points. He talks about how important it is to practice for this section in order to obtain a comprehensive understanding of how to best answer the questions. He also says that applying the process of elimination when choosing between questions is one of the soundest strategies students can have when preparing for the logical reasoning section.
Nikki Siclunov – Managing Director of PowerScore Test Preparation’s New York City operations and co-author of the PowerScore‘s new LSAT Logical Reasoning Bible Workbook
Andrew Brody – National Content Director of LSAT Programs for The Princeton Review
Eva Lana – President and CEO of Binary Solution