As an LSAT student you have likely heard this hypothesis: that Logic Games is the section that is easiest to improve. One way to efficiently drill games to perfection is using the foolproof method. Foolproofing is the 7Sage concept of perfecting each individual Logic Game until the inferences are practically second nature.

When done correctly, foolproofing can result in incredible progress in just a few weeks’ time. I am sure this leaves some students wondering why they don’t see that progress. That may be because you need to fix the way you are foolproofing.

The most common misinterpretation of the foolproofing process is that we should drill a lot of games to see as many inferences as possible. The purpose of foolproofing Logic Games is not to hit a certain number of Logic Games—the point is to memorize the game and inference types. Doing so is impossible if we are not spending enough time (sometimes, even a dozen repetitions!) to completely understand the implications of an individual game.

Another common misapplication of the foolproof method relates to time. Many students will foolproof Logic Games by doing individual games untimed. While it is helpful to be able to identify the inferences in an untimed setting, a Logic Game is not truly mastered (i.e., foolproofed) until we can make those inferences in a timed setting. Covering a large number of games is a great outcome but not a requirement of an efficient foolproofing process.

The next time you sit down to foolproof Logic Games, make sure you do so efficiently. Requiring yourself to complete a game perfectly within the 7Sage target time ensures you will not move on from a game until it is truly memorized.