May 5, 2016 at 1:13 pm #1790carmenstclaireParticipant
Hi fellow students, I was wondering if any of you have studied the chapters, Evaluating an Argument or Numbers and Percentages in the Logical Reasoning Bible? I cannot say that I remember any of these examples in the more recent LSAT tests. And I don’t believe they are mentioned in Mike Kim’s LSAT Trainer.
May 9, 2016 at 4:19 pm #1801carmenstclaireParticipant
Hi Mike, I’ve just taken LSAT tests 7, 9 and they have different question stems, Evaluate the Argument and If Argument is true, it would undermine which of the following? But even the LRB isn’t very illuminating as to these question stems.
Is there a major difference between the first 10 tests published and what is currently being given?
May 12, 2016 at 2:58 pm #1830Mike KimKeymaster
Hi Carmen —
In general, there was a bit more variation to the q stems on those previous exams, but all question types are related to one another, and, when you get a twist, it tends to be a variation on something more common —
There are a few different types of q’s that could involve the phrase “evaluate the argument” — so not sure if I can help you there — if you want to write out the entire stem I can help out —
The second stem, “If Argument is true, it would undermine which of the following,” can be considered a variation (or flip side) of “If argument is true, it most supports which of the following?” — it is an unusual q, but again, it can be understood as a twist on something more common, and it’s the type of twist you can expect on newer tests as well —
We are basically being asked to find an answer the argument directly counters, and so we can expect that —
- some wrong answers will likely not actually be directly related to the argument (I would expect this of the majority of choices)
- some wrong answers to be consistent with, and supported by, the argument
- and the right answer to specifically go against the information given in the argument.
Hope that helps — by the way, for q’s from tests 29 forward, you can use the questions by type tool — to look up unusual stems to see what category they belong to or how they relate to more common q types — Mike
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