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1. Chin up. You've been studying for a long time. You're ready for this. As a bonus, you still have three weeks to improve even more.

2. Take 1 to 2 LSATs a week. These LSATs ought to be very recent ones (50's and higher). Take them under simulated testing conditions with our LSAT Proctor and Timer.

3. Use the Fool Proof Method for Logic Games and the Blind Review Method for Logical Reasoning and Reading Comprehension to review your simulated LSATs.

4. Sleep, a lot. Otherwise, you forget everything you learned.


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Okay, we've been working our asses off here trying to get LSAT prep materials up here for you in time for the June LSAT. Time is ticking down! So... three super exciting announcements! (or do they just sound super exciting to me because I haven't been getting enough sleep?)

LSAT Premium is ready to go!

LSAT Premium has all the great curriculum from LSAT Complete, and adds 10 very recent LSAT PrepTests (56 to 65).  And of course, 7Sage's signature explanation videos for every single question, that's 1000 more questions explained in our HD videos.

Logic Games Explanations for PrepTests 30-65 are all available

We put up the logic game explanations for PrepTests 46-65 earlier this week, and now they are all up.  That is over 140 logic games, all explained in HD.  What's the fee?  Zero dollars and zero cents.  Yeah, we are actually serious about our mission to liberate the LSAT :).

LSAT Free - The free trial version of LSAT Complete is available

Okay, so this is old news for some of you 7Sagers.  But in case you haven't heard, we opened up the first four days of our LSAT Complete course for everyone to try for free, no strings attached.  You can register and start using LSAT Free in less than 60 seconds.

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BAM! Logic game explanations organized all neat-like, right here. No more sloughing through YouTube to hunt down each one. It's like shooting fish in a barrel. Come and frolic amidst them!

You will find video explanations for every logic game from every LSAT test administration going back over a decade. From LSAT PrepTests 29-65 (October 1999-December 2011), that's explanations for over 140 logic games! Why are these available for free? Because we love you. But, our love doesn't trump copyright laws... yet. So, we are unable to display the actual LSAT questions these lessons explain. To get those, you'll have to sign up for our online course.

Make sure you also use the Fool Proof Method to improve your logic games score!

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This is an essential logic game because it tests the fundamentals of conditional logic. You have to be able to solve this game with complete mastery if you want to do well on the LSAT. This game is about an album which contains photographs picturing seven friends: Raimundo, Selma, Ty, Umiko, Wendy, Yakira, Zack who appear either alone or in groups with one another. It's from LSAT PrepTest 45, December 2004, Section 3, Questions 13-17, Logic Game 3.

Watch the video lesson below and learn the essential skills you'll need to tackle other logic games on the LSAT.

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For more Logic Games explanations like this one, hop over to our Logic Games page. There, we've recorded video explanations for every Logic Game going back over a decade. All in HD, with variable playback speed, and you get to ask questions. Oh, the best part: it's completely free.

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This is a simple sequencing game about Garibaldi meeting with foreign dignitaries Fuentes, Matsuba, Rhee, Soleimani and Tbahi. It's from LSAT PrepTest 44, October 2004, Section 3, Questions 1-6, Logic Game 1.

If you want to do well on the Logic Games section of the LSAT, this game should be completed in about 5 minutes. Watch the video lesson below to see how to setup and solve this game quickly.

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For more Logic Games explanations like this one, hop over to our Logic Games page. There, we've recorded video explanations for every Logic Game going back over a decade. All in HD, with variable playback speed, and you get to ask questions. Oh, the best part: it's completely free.

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This logic game is about a tour group that visits five archaeological sites discovered by Ferrara, Gallagher, or Oliphant in the eighth, ninth, or tenth century. It's from LSAT PrepTest 44, October 2004, Section 3, Questions 13-17, Logic Game 3.

This game is difficult because you're being baited to confuse sufficient and necessary conditions. If you know your conditional logic well, if you can run contrapositives in your sleep, then this game is rewarding. Otherwise, this game is rough. There is also a tricky rule/premise in there that tests whether you know what "recent" means. Watch the lesson below and learn how to solve this game quickly.

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For more Logic Games explanations like this one, hop over to our Logic Games page. There, we've recorded video explanations for every Logic Game going back over a decade. All in HD, with variable playback speed, and you get to ask questions. Oh, the best part: it's completely free.

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[This is a lesson excerpt from our online course, for which we invite you to enroll.]

Thomas Edison said that genius is "1 percent inspiration and 99 percent perspiration." Rene Descartes said "You just keep pushing. You just keep pushing. I made every mistake that could be made. But I just kept pushing." Lucretius, the Roman philosopher, said "Constant dripping hollows out a stone." The point is that hard work counts a lot. Especially when it comes to the LSAT. Yes, how well you do on the LSAT does depend on your raw intellect too, but do not discount how large a role your work ethics will play.

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