Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Game 1: September 2009 LSAT, PrepTest 58 Section 3

If you're looking for free interactive explanations to LSAT logic games, you've come to the right place.

This game is from PrepTest 58, which was administered in September 2009. The pencast form is pretty good for showing how a 180 LSAT test-taker attacks the logic games section and has 15 minutes to spare.

Questions 1-6 is a fairly straightforward sequencing game, although it focuses on barrier rules rather than traditional tree rules. It also has a slight twist that throws people off, where the slots are not finite, but can either hold 1 or 2 actors.

The general task is to determine the year in which, from 601-5, and emperor started six different monuments. Mercifully LSAC just named them F, G, H, L, M, and S, although they could spiced up the game with some real-world monuments.

Would monument 'T' have been for 'Terra Cotta Army'?
This game is almost strictly a sequencing game, relying on a free agent monument and three(!) meta-awareness questions to to keep things interesting. On older PrepTests, there wouldn't even be three "fully determined" et al. questions on an entire section. We think this shows that LSAC is committed to increasing not only the complexity of the rules in logic games but also the questions.

September 2009 LSAT PrepTest 58 LG 1-6