I have had 3 courses for learning how to score well on the LSAT (Kaplan, Princeton, Law School Admissions Council). Lesson 5 of this course has shown me that there is a light at the end of the tunnel. The instructor makes it clear and not overwhelming. At the end of the other courses, I still felt nervous about taking the LSAT. After both of these courses, I feel sure that I will be ready.
Words cannot express how much I truly appreciate your LSAT Courses both part I and II. I have learned more in your courses than in all the LSAT courses I've taken in the past. I had periods of tension, but nothing like what I experience in a classroom. I prefer online studies more than classroom setting. Thank you once again and all your staff members. You really improved my knowledge in understanding the LSAT.
Course Code: tp5
In this first lesson, you will learn how to relax when you start feeling panicky on test day. You will review specific tips on how to approach LSAT question types, how to eliminate the wrong answers, how to guess when you are not sure of the right answer, and how much time to spend on each question. Then you will examine the tools you need to develop your own personal reading strategy. You will see how to focus on what is important and ignore what is not. You will discover how to eliminate wrong answers that hook unprepared test-takers.
In this lesson you will take an in-depth look at the characteristics of and approaches to main theme synthesis, specific information, and inference reading comprehension questions. Then you will examine some time-tested techniques for approaching passages. You will discover what to do while you read the passage to prepare yourself for each LSAT reading question type.
This lesson will draw on everything you have learned about reading comprehension so far. Through careful analysis of previous LSAT reading passages, you will develop a system for the reading comprehension section to allow you to move through it quickly. Then you will examine another reading comprehension passage from a prior LSAT test.
In this lesson you will tackle the LSAT logical reasoning questions. You will review the elements of a logical argument and the major types of inductive arguments you will see on the LSAT. Then you will look at the several different types of logical reasoning questions: strengthen or weaken conclusions, drawing conclusions from premises, assumptions, inferences, and method of reasoning. You will learn the general qualities of each question type and how to recognize each one in the LSAT logical reasoning section.
In this lesson you will get a little more detail about how to answer questions that ask to strengthen or weaken conclusions and questions that ask you about methods of reasoning. You will learn how to pick out the type of argument the author makes and choose the best answer based on the author’s manner of reasoning. Then you will examine and analyze sample questions dealing with drawing conclusion, assumption, and inference questions.
In this final lesson, you will examine how to approach and answer all types of logical reasoning questions from prior actual LSAT tests. You will be given step-by-step guidance as you practice this section of the test. Then you will examine one more set of LSAT logical reasoning questions. You will also review important concepts that you will need to remember for test day.
Benjamin N. Gialloreto graduated from Drexel University (BS, Computer Science) and Loyola (New Orleans) School of Law. He has been practicing law since 1990 and is a former Deputy City Solicitor for the City of Philadelphia Major Trials and Civil Rights Units. He is currently Independent Counsel to the School Reform Commission in the Philadelphia School District and is a partner in the Philadelphia-based law firm Gallagher & Rowan, P.C. Professor Gialloreto has been proctoring this LSAT preparation course since 1999. He also teaches online Paralegal Certificate courses for the Center for Legal Studies in Golden, Colorado. He conducted Civil Rights Seminars at the Philadelphia Police Academy and Philadelphia Prison Academy as part of recruit training and annual education for Police and Prison Supervisors. Finally, Professor Gialloreto proctors our test prep course for the GMAT, SAT, and ACT, and has assisted with the GRE test prep courses.
10 More Actual, Official LSAT Prep Tests, (PrepTests 19 - 28), ISBN: 978-0-9793050-3-0, available from lsac.org and other bookstores.
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Once a session starts, two lessons will be released each week, for the six-week duration of your course. You will have access to all previously released lessons until the course ends.
Keep in mind that the interactive discussion area for each lesson automatically closes 2 weeks after each lesson is released, so you’re encouraged to complete each lesson within two weeks of its release.
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