The LSAT Advanced Prep Weekend
— LSAT PREParation (@LSATPreparation) August 31, 2015
Who: John Richardson
Where: University of Toronto – St. Michael’s College – Room TBA
When: November 7, 8 – 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Price: $495 + HST = $559.35
Registration: See below
Why: Lately I have been receiving a number of calls where people say something like …
I have already taken the LSAT. I have taken this LSAT course or that course. I have used this LSAT tutor or that LSAT tutor, I have used this LSAT book or that book. I am overwhelmed by all the steps and procedures. I need to take the LSAT again, etc, etc, etc.
It’s clear that these people do NOT need a “beginners” LSAT course. What they do need is to learn:
“How to get a larger number of right answers by applying a fewer number of skills.”
Furthermore, the reasons that people have trouble with the LSAT are more related to their reading than to their reasoning. The single most important skill tested on the LSAT is to accurately read and understand the INFORMATION you are expected to then REASON with.
That said, the focus of this weekend will be overwhelmingly on LSAT Logic Games and LSAT Logical Reasoning
But, I would like you to start right now. Here is a post that describes your objective in LSAT preparation and what you must achieve. Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication in both LSAT and in life.
During the weekend, you will learn how to:
– why the LSAT is more of reading test than a reasoning test. In fact, the LSAT really should be called the “READ Test“
– identify a smaller number of LSAT skills/techniques that are ALWAYS relevant
– Simplicity is virtue. How to make the complex simple
– learn how to better understand what the LSAT question is telling you and HOW to work with that information (it is not possible to work with all the information that the LSAT throws your way)
– the Logic Games Toolbox (doing more with less)
– adjust the order in which you do the questions
– understand the differences between “diagramming” and “positioning” and how to get started answering questions more quickly
– conditional statements, parallel reasoning and how to better use “conditional statements” (a former president of Law Services call “conditional reasoning” the “basic LSAT reasoning task”) – but watch our for the most common of LSAT mistakes in conditional reasoning
– how to get your “best guess on record more quickly” (sometimes you are better off getting a question wrong quickly than getting it right slowly). “Different strokes for different folks.” How your personality type will affect the way that you answer LSAT questions.
– while we are on the topic of personality, there is some evidence that LSAT Prep affects your brain
– why you should NOT categorize LSAT Logical Reasoning questions and what you should ask about all Logical Reasoning questions
– identifying and avoiding the most common LSAT Logical Reasoning flaws
– how to strip LSAT arguments down to their bare essentials (so, what’s an LSAT argument anyway?)
– and more (plus you will actually have a lot of fun) …
My goal is to help you do more with a fewer number of skills that ALWAYS matter.
I once wrote a post on “Pre-LSAT Prep” …
But, before the weekend …
1. I urge all attendees to purchase and read “The New Official LSAT SuperPrep” from LSAT. There is a new edition available, but if you can’t get the new edition, the Old “Official LSAT SuperPrep” is fine.
2. I want you to read my list of “Best LSAT Blog Posts“. I have worked hard on them over the years.
Registration – Three ways:
1. Phone VISA or Mastercard: 416 410 7737
3. Use this form: