Using your notebook organizer pages

    • April 9, 2017 at 5:37 pm #3041

      How do you recommend using the LG sheets with diagrams? Where do the questions go versus the set up? How are these pages to be used distinctly from the other LG review sheets?

    • April 10, 2017 at 10:56 am #3047
      Mike Kim

      Hi Rachel —

      For the Games Notes pages —

      You want to use these to

      1) do your work as you are solving a game and
      2) also to serve as a record of your process, one that you can use to review your work.

      What I suggest is

      1) you use the top space to draw your initial diagram / do all your major diagramming work (as you would in white space of test booklet)
      2) use the (A) – (E) answer choices to keep track of your problem-solving process — this is much more important for LG than it is for LR or RC because, for Logic Games, there are certain times you ought to work to eliminate wrong answers, certain times you should instead go right after the correct answer and so on, and you can use your notations (whether you crossed out wrong answers etc.) to review your processes after you’ve solved a game.
      3) You can use the lined space next o the A-E answers for either creating diagrams that are necessary for that particular q, or for taking notes about a q — such as marking which wrong answers you had a hard time dealing with, etc. during your review process.

      For the LG Review Notes Page —

      You can use this page to keep track of work that you have trouble with / want to repeat — for example, if you find a particular drill in the Trainer book challenging and want to remind yourself to give it another shot in a week or so, you can note that, or, similarly, if a particular game gives you trouble and you want to make sure to remember to try it again, you can list that as well.

      HTH and good luck with your studies — Mike

    • April 13, 2017 at 9:36 am #3054

      Is it meaningful to be able to match the primary flaw with the language FAILS TO CONSIDER versus TAKES FOR GRANTED? They are obviously two sides of the same coin, and it often seems arbitrary to select one over the other (e.g. LSAT TRAINER p. 75, Scenario 3, Section 1: could be FAILS TO CONSIDER that the employee could be disgruntled because of the mayor’s illegal campaign connection or TAKES FOR GRANTED that an unreliable motive produces an unreliable conclusion). Do I need to learn which in order to better identify the flaws? ( I found it easy to identify the flaws but impossible to match FTC and TFG.)

    • April 14, 2017 at 12:23 pm #3056
      Mike Kim

      Hi Rachel —

      You certainly don’t have to worry about choosing between them and I’m sorry if anything in the Trainer gave that impression —

      As you mentioned, pretty much all flaws on the LSAT can be described using either of those terms, and it’s never more correct to use one form vs another —

      So, ideally, you want to get comfortable
      a) differentiating between your own understanding of a flaw vs ways to describe the flaw in wording
      b) thinking about flaws in a variety of ways &
      c) by habit, reaching for these two phrases (or their equivalents) whenever you have trouble identifying or articulating to yourself what the flaw is —

      HTH — Mike

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