AR Tasks

The analytical reasoning section makes up approximately one-quarter of all points on a modern LSAT, and is generally regarded as the section that responds the most to memorization and intense practice. This page summarizes and links to all the information posted on Zen of 180 about this crucial section.


First off, a succinct definition from Wikipedia, edited to fit within Zen philosophy:

The [LSAT] contains one analytical reasoning section, informally known as the "logic games" [LG] section. Each test's section contains four different "games." The material generally involves [rules that govern how to sequence, assign, and group different] elements [or "actors"]. The examinee is presented with a setup of two or more of these rules that govern the game--almost always combining two or more of the rule types--and is then asked to [make deductions from the rules' interactions, apply the rules to a given scenario, identify how actors affect other actors, and analyze the game overall].

Logic Games from a Zen Student Perspective
Rule Types



Grouping
  1. Together
  2. Separate
  3. Conditional Together
  4. Conditional Separate
  5. Fixed
General Features
  1. Min and Max
  2. Free Agent
  3. Limited
Question Tasks

Strict Rules
  1. List
  2. Must Be
  3. Cannot Be
  4. Could Be
Conditional
  1. [If] Must Be
  2. [If] Cannot Be
  3. [If] Could Be
Conditional Situational
  1. [If] Must Be [There]
  2. [If] Cannot Be [There]
  3. [If] Could Be [There]
Meta-Awareness
  1. Determine
  2. Number or List of Possibilities
  3. Restate Rule
  4. New or Removed Rule