When Premise Met Conclusion

When Premise Met Conclusion

Show notes

LSAT questions may seem like random, stream-of-consciousness, mostly nonsensical musings, but there is structure to the madness. If you can pick out the structure from among a sea of double negatives and dependent clauses, you’ll be laughing all the way to a full ride at your dream law school. This week, Branden and Jelena will show you how.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  1. How to identify the pieces of the argument in several different ways, including indicator key words, statement type, and statement order
  2. How to anticipate the correct answer to Reading Comp main point questions
  3. Which Logical Reasoning question types to practice in order to become an argument structure expert
  4. How good (or otherwise) Jelena and Branden are at making up arguments on the spot

Links and further resources from from this week’s episode:

Common Argument Forms: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_valid_argument_forms

How to Argue, A Crash Course in Philosophy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKEhdsnKKHs

Struggling with Logical Reasoning? Watch This!: https://youtu.be/ODLWvAjCViY

Common LSAT Flaws Webinar with Branden: https://youtu.be/LvJX_rmcuQY

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Jelena Woehr

Jelena Woehr

Jelena was born & raised in Golden, CO. There she cut her teeth on logic by getting into, then out of, an impressive amount of trouble. When not organizing student protests or lobbying the school board, Jelena competed in equestrian sports & constitutional debate. Jelena took the June 2017 LSAT, partly out of curiosity and partly because she developed a serious Logic Games addiction. After three months of study, Jelena achieved a score of 178. While she didn't end up falling in love with law school, she did find herself really enjoying the LSAT—so much that she left her previous career in tech startups behind and began teaching. Jelena prides herself on helping her students understand not just the systems and methods they can apply to get a good score, but the underlying logic & its applicability to the challenge of learning to think like a law student. Outside of her work with the LSAT, Jelena is a writer, creative content producer, & a competitive equestrian endurance rider.

Branden Frankel

Branden Frankel

In 2000, Branden graduated with a BA in Philosophy from UC Santa Barbara. For a few years after, he cast about in vain for entry-level philosopher positions, but, when he was visited by the Ghost of Student Loans Past, he knew it was time to make a change. In June 2006, Branden took the LSAT, scoring a 175. Thereafter, he attended UCLA School of Law, graduating in 2010 and practicing patent law for several years. Since 2013, he has taught dozens of live LSAT classes and tutored scores of successful test takers. When he's not considering the finer points of a particularly tricky Logical Reasoning question or kicking it with his daughter, Branden writes Science Fiction. You can find him after work at the local Starbucks, typing furiously, then deleting what he typed, then typing more, and so on for hours.


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