Day One: Introductions and Logical Reasoning
After refreshments, you'll be taken through your syllabus, course expectations, and course-success tips. Next, your instructors will take you through the fundamentals of the Logical Reasoning section, explaining arguments, conclusions, premises, concessions, Logical Reasoning question types, common incorrect answer choice types, conditional logic, diagramming, and tangible methods for answering every single question type. LR is the most frequently-tested section on the LSAT, and is a section that lots of people struggle to either fundamentally grasp, or finish timed, so make sure you're here for Day One! When class ends, get home fast (or stay on campus), and get back online! Follow your personalized next steps. Your instructors will be available online to answer your questions and encourage you. Make sure you sleep by twelve so you can focus well in tomorrow's class.
Day Two: More Logical Reasoning and Test Strategy
We'll collaboratively solve our way through examples of question types one type at a time, targeting the types you and the other members of your class have the most trouble with (e.g., assumption, vulnerable to criticism, flawed parallels). As you work through the day's exercises, we'll be keeping an eye on you to see where you personally need assistance, and we'll incorporate this into your personalized study plan. By the end of the day today, our goal is to have you able to solve any Logical Reasoning question in an untimed setting. When class ends, get home fast (or stay on campus), and get back online! Follow your personalized next steps. Your instructors will be available online to answer your questions and encourage you. If we feel you're ready, we'll start working on full LR sections, and, subsequently, on timing them. If you need a bit more help grasping LR untimed, we're here! Either way, make sure you sleep by twelve so you can focus well in tomorrow's class.
Day Three: Reading Comprehension
Where other courses just teach you how to skip hard passages and extract main ideas, we'll do our best to revolutionize how you read! We'll take you through tangible tips about passage-reading and question-answering, addressing everything from punctuation, grammar, and logical structure to vocabulary and how to pick up on subtle subtexts. We'll also go through all the question types that normally show up on the Reading Comprehension section, introduce you to timing tactics, get you to apply our tips directly through reading out loud in class, and help you implement science-based reading tactics to better your ability to search for specific words and phrases. When class ends, as always, get home fast (or stay on campus), and get back online! Follow your personalized next steps. Your instructors will be available online to answer your questions and encourage you. Make sure to sleep early in preparation for tomorrow!
Day Four: More Reading Comprehension and Test Strategy
We'll practice all the skills we need to succeed on the RC section by tackling complex texts across a range of disciplines - we'll go through everything from Darwin to Derrida, and by the end, you'll have significantly heightened your ability to pay attention to and process difficult readings. While some courses may tell you RC is unpredictable, you should start to see a meaningful difference to your score by this time! As always, you'll come home to personalized next steps and instructor attention.
Day Five: Analytical Reasoning
We'll get into Analytical Reasoning: the section that's either pretty good or horrendously bad for most people, and that lots of people at first try to intuit to, understandably, limited success. We'll teach you how to quickly process game rules and set-ups, diagram games for maximal convenience, solve simple Analytical Reasoning games (i.e., those involving sequencing, grouping, and a mixture of sequencing and grouping), and get through the most common question types effectively. We'll focus on showing you two methods of approaching AR - one plug-and-chug-heavy, the other inference-based - and will help you cultivate your own AR methodology. Work hard as soon as you get home, and seek out your instructors for personalized next steps!
Day Six: More Analytical Reasoning and Test Strategy
On our final day together, we'll get through the more "difficult" AR games (i.e., the odd ones), and spend the rest of our time together ironing out weaknesses in a small-group setting, planning for the next course administration, discussing law school admissions, and perfecting the content we've worked through over the past five days! When you get home, the course doesn't end: though class is out, you'll have another six days of one-on-one evening help, during which time we will seek to get you from having understood the content and being able to use it in an untimed setting to getting near-perfects untimed on all sections, and eventually doing a full, timed test at a 170+. After the next six days of one-on-one guidance, we'll give you next steps to work on before our next course; we'll then check in once a week with you until the next course rolls around!