Logic Games: Before, After, But Not Both | PrepTest 53

This post is the third of a three-part series on conditional sequencing rules in Logic Games. The first part of this series covers an easier version of the conditional sequencing rule. This post will explain the “before, after, but not both” rules of the 2nd game in PrepTest 53 (December 2007).   PrepTest 53, Game […]

LSAT Logical Reasoning Vocabulary Words

UPDATE: If you want even more help with LSAT vocabulary than the words below (and don’t want to have to memorize hundreds and hundreds of words), check out the LSAT Vocabulary Builder: Words You Need to Know. You probably know the meanings of most words in the Logical Reasoning section. However, if you know what […]

Logic Games: Before, After, But Not Both | Part 2

This post will explain the “before, after, but not both” rules of the 2nd game in PrepTest 53 (December 2007). PrepTest 53, Game 2 The game starts off, “A competition is being held to select a design for Yancy College’s new student union building…” The rules I’m about to describe are exactly like the rule I described in the […]

Logic Games: Before, After, But Not Both

This post will explain a more difficult rule of this type in the 4th game of PrepTest 52 (September 2007). PrepTest 52, Game 4 Let’s look at the 4th rule of the 4th game in PrepTest 52. The game starts, “A bread truck makes exactly one delivery…” 4th rule of the game: “Either Malpighi’s delivery is earlier […]

LSAT Logic Games Vocabulary Words and Phrases

Logic Games vocab is a tricky thing. The problem generally isn’t knowing what each word means. The problem is knowing how the words interact with each other and what various phrases actually mean. For this reason, I’ve decided to go over several things in this article rather than simply doing a vocab list: 1. Words […]

LSAT Vocab Made Easy

When I opened my first LSAT practice test, here’s what I came across in one of the Reading Comp passages: Eschewing Drescher’s idealization of British traditions of liberty, Eltis points to…draconian vagrancy laws…to ensure the industriousness of British workers…. And the actual sentence was longer than that! What the heck does that even mean?????? I […]

Words Indicating Sufficient / Necessary Conditions, and Time

In conditional statements (if-then) statements, the sufficient condition is the one that goes before the arrow, and the necessary condition is the one that goes after the arrow. Sufficient —> Necessary X —> Y is equivalent to: if X, then Y. X is the sufficient condition, and Y is the necessary condition. Logic Games and […]

LSAT Words: “Except” “unless” “until” and “without” mean…

I’ve talked about Sufficient and Necessary Condition indicator words before. However, I left out a couple of important words (except, unless, until, and without) that factor into conditional reasoning. These special words don’t *quite* fit the mold that the others do, so I decided to give them their own article. The words “except,” “unless,” “until,” […]