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Gracelover
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For four months now, I have been drilling logic games heavily, printing out ten copies, redoing them over and over again.....But although I did improve (went from a minus 16 to a minus 10), I stopped improving after the first month of drilling logic games. I still average a minus 10....so frustrating.

One thing I've been wondering is, do you have to be good at math (or at least have a knack for math) to ace this game? I've sucked at math for the longest time, and when practicing the LSAT logic games I can't help but think back to when I was in the 9th grade and I was looking at a mathematical word problem going blank while everyone else was gettin' it....

So now I've changed my strategy. Not only do I print out 10 copies, redoing them ten times each, but I also spend some time analyzing them, taking notes on how the rules interact with each other and what inferences I should have made from them, playing around with the game board by rearranging the rules etc...

So how long did it take you guys to finally perfect the logic games section? Please tell me I have hope...

One thing I've been wondering is, do you have to be good at math (or at least have a knack for math) to ace this game? I've sucked at math for the longest time, and when practicing the LSAT logic games I can't help but think back to when I was in the 9th grade and I was looking at a mathematical word problem going blank while everyone else was gettin' it....

So now I've changed my strategy. Not only do I print out 10 copies, redoing them ten times each, but I also spend some time analyzing them, taking notes on how the rules interact with each other and what inferences I should have made from them, playing around with the game board by rearranging the rules etc...

So how long did it take you guys to finally perfect the logic games section? Please tell me I have hope...

## Comments

Definitely a good idea to do the logic games from 1-35 if you haven't already. Some of the earlier ones may not be of the type you'll see on test day, but there are many that are extremely pertinent to the modern LSAT, even the games in preptest 1.

I don't think you need to be good at math. I can't think of any game where I need to have knowledge of math (like, algebra.)

Lastly, this works for me and a lot of other test takers I'm sure. Give it a try: recycle your work. So do the questions that say 'IF this goes in THIS SLOT, what could be true?' first. Then later, if there's a question that asks you for 'What must be false' you can look BACK at your work in the other question and quickly eliminate answer choices. Also, spend time doing the set-up diagram. I know it's hard because you want to move onto the questions but it pays off well later.

I took a preptest today and I went from a minus 10 to a minus 5 in the logic games section!!! I am so happy!!! Granted, there were only 22 questions, and maybe this section was comparatively easier (preptest 44 logic games, hard or easy, overall?), but it is still an improvement and I actually finished all the games in time!

Thank you so much you guys!!! I can't wait until the day when I can brag that I went from a minus 5 to a minus 0....until then, 10 more re-dos, and post-analysis of redo's, coming up!!

I am in the same boat as you... The way I have improved (going from -15 to -10) in about 2 weeks, is that when I analyze my answers I make sure I can explain why my answer was wrong and the right answer is the right answer.

Make sure you are understanding the reasons for why your answer was wrong well enough to explain to someone else (preferably some one that is not studying for the LSAT).

As for how long it has taken me, its been a long time. I had to sit out a cycle and plan to reapply this cycle. I would say just understanding the question types and learning to read the rules properly can help cut down questions missed. I remember not too long ago I use to get tripped up on those " could be a complete and accurate" and also the " Must be True" question types. The could be complete questions I missed due to inexperience in how to handle them. The must be true question types that I would miss would be due to not writing out all possible scenarios.

If there are any games you are stuck on, always watch the 7sage youtube explanations. It helped me out immensely.

Feel free to pm me if you have any additional questions.

Also, how does the scoring system work?

Thanks for the help,

joey