Sample LSAT Syllabus

This syllabus provides a full, in-depth overview of all major topics covered on the LSAT. We've split 16 sessions into four sections: Logical Reasoning, Analytical Reasoning, Reading Comprehension, and Practice Testing. Your LSAT tutor will adapt sessions based on your unique strengths and weaknesses. In between sessions, you'll spend focused time practicing and refining their skills in testing conditions. Your tutor will work with you to clarify challenging concepts, work through practice questions, and reinforce best-practice LSAT techniques.

Sample Sessions

Your syllabus will be customized, but here is an example of how we work

For the most effective program, we recommend meeting your tutor twice weekly for 90 minutes per session

1

Logical Reasoning

Fact Set vs Argument

In Session

  • Distinguish a fact set vs argument
  • Analyze stimuli for inferences and gaps
  • Conclusively show why a wrong answer is wrong (not just why a right answer is right)

Homework

  • PowerScore LR Chapters
  • LSAT Prep Plus: Select LR questions

2

Logical Reasoning

Conclusion; Premises

In Session

  • Differentiate between conclusion and premises
  • Identify judgements
  • Identify definitive versus probable or conditional language

Homework

  • PowerScore LR Chapters
  • LSAT Prep Plus: Select LR questions

3

Logical Reasoning

Diagnosing the flaw

In Session

  • Diagnose and concretize a flaw
  • Pre-phrase ways to instantiate the flaw
  • Predict and evaluate answer choices

Homework

  • PowerScore LR Chapters
  • LSAT Prep Plus: Select LR questions
4

Logical Reasoning

Necessary vs. Sufficient Assumption

In Session

  • Identify necessary vs sufficient assumption questions
  • Recognize weak answers; the negation test
  • Pre-phrase a claim

Homework

  • PowerScore LR Chapters
  • LSAT Prep Plus: Select LR questions
4

Analytical Reasoning

"Must be true" questions

In Session

  • Quickly eliminate as many answers as possible
  • Deploy strategies for testing answer choices
  • Sketch models

 

Homework

  • PowerScore AR Chapters
  • LSAT Prep Plus: Select AR questions
5

Analytical Reasoning

Rule substitutions

In Session

  • Apply rule deductions to global model
  • Brainstorm alternative equivalent rules
  • Show why a rule fails

Homework

  • PowerScore AR Chapters
  • LSAT Prep Plus: Select AR questions
6

Analytical Reasoning

Process of elimination

In Session

  • Practice quickly scanning answer choices
  • Prove/disprove answers
  • Identify model that puts the least pressure on the rules

Homework

  • PowerScore RC Chapters
  • LSAT Prep Plus: Full length test #1
5

Reading Comprehension

Reading & eliminating answers based on strong language

In Session

  • Find relevant evidence
  • Break answer choices into component parts
  • Apply analysis tools learned in LR
  • Full length test review

Homework

  • Powerscore RC Chapters
  • LSAT Prep Plus: Full length test #2
6

Reading Comprehension

Breaking answers into component parts; analyzing

In Session

  • Identify direct evidence (stated in passage, organization of passage)
  • Use inference to tease out author perspective, tone, and analogy
  • Identify the purpose at the passage, paragraph, and term level
  • Full length test review

Homework

  • Powerscore RC Chapters
  • LSAT Prep Plus: Full length test #3
22

Practice Testing

Targeted drills

In Session

  • Full length test review
  • Build endurance, comfort with test

Homework

  • LSAT Prep Plus: Full length test #4
23

Practice Testing

Targeted drills

In Session

  • Full length test review
  • Build endurance, comfort with test

Homework

  • LSAT Prep Plus: Full length test #5
24

Practice Testing

Targeted drills

In Session

  • Full length test review
  • Build endurance, comfort with test

Homework

  • LSAT Prep Plus: Full length test #6
25

Practice Testing

Targeted drills

In Session

  • Full length test review
  • Build endurance, comfort with test

Homework

  • LSAT Prep Plus: Full length test #7
26

Practice Testing

Targeted drills

In Session

  • Full length test review
  • Build endurance, comfort with test

Homework

  • LSAT Prep Plus: Full length test #8
27

Practice Testing

Targeted drills

In Session

  • Full length test review
  • Build endurance, comfort with test

Homework

  • LSAT Prep Plus: Full length test #9
28

Practice Testing

Targeted drills

In Session

  • Full length test review
  • Build endurance, comfort with test
  • Test day prep

Homework

  • N/A (Final session before testing)

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