LIFE CYCLE OF THE COURSE
COURSE COMPONENTS- click here for Syllabus
- Initial Diagnostic Test & Intake Session (Optional)
- Orientation (Introduction to Binary Thinking: Why Less Is More)
- Theory Module (12 Lectures= 5 Games, 4 Arguments, 3 Reading )
- Application Module (at least 25- 35 Practice LSATs, with a maximum of 95 Practice LSATs)
- Custom Admissions Gameplan & Exit Session
DESCRIPTION OF COURSE CYCLE: Application Follows Theory
- DIAGNOSTIC TEST & ORIENTATION: The Diagnostic is a past LSAT that students generally take before beginning their course of study to establish a base LSAT score. An Orientation kicks off our course by explaining the importance of Binary thinking to the LSAT and to legal reasoning.
- THEORY MODULE: This first phase of the course provides specific techniques for the solution of every type of LSAT question. LSAT questions are organized on the frame level according the 3 sections of the LSAT, which are Analytical Reasoning (GAMES), Logical Reasoning (ARGUMENTS) and Reading Comprehension (READING). During Theory, the goal is to build an understanding of the LSAT that evolves from the particular to the general. Specific LSAT questions are categorized within a single Casebook entitled The Deconstruction. The Casebook includes: (i) minimalist techniques for spotting and solving every category of LSAT question, followed by (ii) typical as well as boundary cases for each category of question. The theoretical chapters in the Casebook are underpinned by a detailed system of maps that facilitate the high level abstract thinking that a test-taker needs in order to quickly spot the relevant issues in any LSAT question. Approximately 3000 LSAT questions are studied during Theory, and they are organized along the lines of our unique and intuitive classification system.
- APPLICATION MODULE: The second phase of the course provides immersive practice through timed test-taking. Each practice LSAT is followed by an Anaylsis which requires as a first step, that students repeat the questions they got wrong without consulting the answer key. This is known as a Second Pass (or Second Blind Pass) and it is a process that is applied by most "natural" high scorers (i.e., people who achieve high marks readily and tend to self-study). The Second Pass helps testtakers strengthen weak areas rapidly. Students are encouraged to perform an Analysis on at least 25- 35 actual LSATs, which can be obtained in the authentic test format on the Official LSAT database known as the LawHub. This official database has over 70 actual LSATs, and our students also have access to an additional 25+ LSATs (i.e., all past, published exams and several past LSATs that were not released as numbered Preptests) .