What is evidence?
Reason's why the author thinks his main point is correct.
What is the Conclusion?
the authors main point, what he wants to convince you of.
The One-Sentence test
The sentence that the author's argument cannot live without is the conclusion.
The connection between evidence and conclusion
-makes the argument work
-closes logical gap in argument
-the missing piece of evidence
Evidence + Assumption = Conclusion
Identify the question type
Untagle the stimulus
Make a Prediction
Evaluate the answer choices
Sufficient > Necesary
Trigger >than> Result
Forming the Contrapositive
The logical equivalent of th "If then" statment
Steps to forming the Contrapositive
1) Reverse the terms
2) Negate each terms
3) "and" becomes "or"; "or" becomes "and"
The Kaplan 5-Step Method for Logic Games
Answer four key questions to set up the games structure
Create a simple & effective picture of the setup and the action
Make sketch work, think of what each rule means and doesn't mean
Combine rules with common elements , figue out everything that is true
Attack the question systematically
Step 1: Overview
4 Key Questions
What is the situation?
What are the entities?
: 6 horses
What action do I need to perform?
What are the Limitations?
: one horse per position, 1-6 positions
Step 4: Making Deductions
locks of entities
: Entities that move together
when a game is reduced to just two possible scenarios
Entities that are placed definitively
: # of constraints on the game that create opportunities for deductions
when an entity or position appears in more than one role
Hold off on Complete & Accurate list Questions till last
SESSION 2 LSAT