This program prepares students to perform well on the LSAT (Law School Admission Test) by providing up to 30 hours of one-on-one coaching over the course of a year. The instructor will work directly with each student by phone and video conferencing to provide assignments and progress reviews. The course covers timing strategy and problem-solving strategies for the Reading Comprehension, Logical Reasoning and Analytical Reasoning sections of the test, as well as for the essay. Students will also learn how to overcome test anxiety, avoid common test-taking pitfalls and use time effectively on the exam.
- Students will learn how to analyze logic, including if/then statements and deductive and inductive reasoning. They will learn to identify the main types of logical reasoning, including analogy, cause and effect, and statistical arguments. Students will learn how to organize complex deductive arguments, such as if/then arguments. They will also learn to identify faulty argument types, including argument against the person, false analogy, false cause, ambiguity, circular reasoning and false appeal to authority.
- Students will learn to skim Reading Comprehension passages for structure and will become familiar with tools for distinguishing between two very close answer choices. They will develop a systematic approach for organizing Analytical Reasoning information and learn how to create a powerful diagram and how to recognize the main types of Analytical Reasoning questions. Students will develop an understanding of the underlying agendas for the Analytical Writing tasks and specific steps for creating an essay that will earn a passing score.
- Students will learn how to maximize their use of time on the test, how to overcome test anxiety and poor performance on standardized tests, how to avoid the most common timing pitfalls and how to gain significant extra points through timing strategy.
Course Number: EDUC-90050
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