(LSAT.AE1) / ISBN : 978-1-64459-481-0
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Hatch LSAT For Dummies, 3rd Edition TK course helps you understand the principles of logic games and learn effective strategies for diagramming, inference-making, and solving complex logic puzzles. The course helps to learn how to identify argument structures, analyze logical flaws, and strengthen your critical thinking skills to tackle the Logical Reasoning section with ease and develop advanced reading comprehension techniques, such as active reading and passage mapping, to navigate dense passages and answer questions efficiently.

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17+ Lessons | 507+ Exercises |


5+ Full Length Tests | 507+ Practice Test Questions



  • About This Course
  • Assumptions
  • Icons Used in This Course
  • Where to Go from Here

The L Team: The LSAT and Its Administrators

  • Getting to Know the Enemy
  • Taking a Quick Look at the Types of Questions
  • You Gotta Score!
  • Registering for the LSAT
  • Preparing for the LSAT
  • What Have You Done for Me Lately? The LSAC

Test-Taking Basics: Setting Yourself Up for Success

  • Planning Your LSAT Test-Taking Tactics
  • To Guess or Not to Guess
  • Readying Yourself for Battle
  • Life after the LSAT: What to Do Now?

The Lowdown on Law School Admissions

  • Choosing a Law School
  • Filling Out All the Forms — Applying to Law School

Gaming the Analytical Reasoning Questions

  • Analyzing the Analytical Reasoning Section
  • Setting Yourself Up for Success Step by Step
  • Attending to Some Analytical Reasoning Do’s

Proper Placement: Analytical Reasoning Ordering Games

  • Spotting Ordering Games
  • Becoming Chairman of the (Game) Board
  • Answering Ordering Questions
  • Ordering the Approach to an Advanced Game

Type Casting: Grouping Games

  • Classifying Grouping Games
  • Following the Rules of Division
  • Expanding the Grouping Game Board
  • Mastering Practice Grouping Games

Analyzing Arguments: The Basics of Logical Reasoning

  • What You Can Expect in the Logical Reasoning Sections
  • Taking a Systematic Approach
  • Making a Case: Essentials of Informal Logic

Conclusions, Inferences, Assumptions, and Flaws in Logical Reasoning Questions

  • Jumping to Logical Conclusions
  • Using Your Noggin to Make Inferences
  • Making Assumptions
  • Finding Flaws in an Argument

Strengthening and Weakening Arguments

  • Understanding How These Questions Work
  • Build It Up: Strengthen/Support Questions
  • Tear It Down: Weakening Questions
  • A Twist: EXCEPT Questions

Examining Other Logical Reasoning Question Types

  • Reconciling Discrepancies and Paradoxes
  • Finding Points of Agreement and Disagreement
  • Reasoning by Pattern
  • Exploring Arguments Based on Principles
  • Figuring Out an Argument’s Structure
  • Knowing the Role Played by a Claim

Rites of Passage(s): Types of Reading Passages and Questions

  • Presenting Reading Passages
  • Approaching Reading Questions

Safe Landing: Mastering the Approach to Reading Comprehension

  • Reading Comprehension Strategy
  • Pacing Yourself through the Passages
  • Starting with the Questions
  • Giving Sample Passage 1 a Shot: Influenza Vaccination
  • Conquering Sample Passage 2: Manifest Destiny

Pick a Side, Any Side: Responding to the Writing Sample Prompt

  • Picking a Side — No Ridin’ the Fence
  • Walking through a Practice Essay

Practice Writing Samples

  • Topic 1: Choosing a Law School
  • Topic 2: The Sporting Goods Store

Ten (Plus One) Myths about the LSAT

  • The LSAT Doesn’t Have Anything to Do with Law School
  • You Can’t Study for the LSAT
  • You Must Take a Prep Course to Do Well on the LSAT
  • Some People Just Can’t Do Analytical Reasoning Problems
  • You Can Spot Difficult Questions Before You Work Them
  • B Is the Best Letter to Guess
  • No One Reads the Writing Sample
  • Finishing a Section Is Better Than Concentrating on Two-Thirds of It
  • A Great LSAT Score Guarantees Admission to a Great Law School
  • The LSAT Is Used Only for Admissions Purposes
  • Your Score Won’t Improve if You Retake the LSAT

Ten Kinds of Law You Can Practice

  • Business/Corporate
  • Criminal
  • Domestic Relations/Family Law
  • Employment/Labor
  • Intellectual Property
  • International
  • Personal Injury/Insurance Defense
  • Real Estate
  • Tax
  • Trusts and Estates/Probate

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