Ch 3: LSAT: Analytical Reasoning

About This Chapter

This chapter is designed to prepare you for the analytical reasoning portion of the LSAT exam. You'll review key terms and strategies to help you feel confident on test day.

LSAT: Analytical Reasoning - Chapter Summary

This chapter explains forms of analytical reasoning you can expect to be tested on within the LSAT exam. These lessons expand on related terms and methods while also looking at how reasoning can be evaluated. Topics covered include:

  • A sampling of LSAT analytical reasoning questions
  • Deductive reasoning
  • Conditional statements within mathematics
  • Distinguishing between correlation and causation
  • Logical equivalence
  • Inferring truth

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10 Lessons in Chapter 3: LSAT: Analytical Reasoning
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Analytical Reasoning Questions on the LSAT

1. Analytical Reasoning Questions on the LSAT

The analytical reasoning section of the LSAT includes a particular type of question you'll want to be familiar with before the exam. Read on to learn more about what the section tests, how the questions are structured, and where to find study resources you can use to prepare.

Sample LSAT Analytical Reasoning Questions & Explanations

2. Sample LSAT Analytical Reasoning Questions & Explanations

In this lesson, you will learn more about the LSAT, specifically the Analytical Reasoning section. For clarity, explanations of the example questions used will be given.

Strategies for Analytical Reasoning Questions on the LSAT

3. Strategies for Analytical Reasoning Questions on the LSAT

In this lesson, we address strategies one can use to improve their score on the LSAT's analytical reasoning section. We discuss the test, the section in question, and the type of logic games used before explaining useful strategies for each type of game.

Deductive Reasoning: Examples & Definition

4. Deductive Reasoning: Examples & Definition

Deductive reasoning involves drawing conclusions from specific statements called premises. Learn more about deductive reasoning and test your knowledge with a quiz.

How to Reason Deductively From a Set of Statements

5. How to Reason Deductively From a Set of Statements

In this lesson, you will learn that deductive reasoning is a very useful skill to have in a variety of scenarios. Deductive reasoning requires applying the rule of non-contradiction to a case to determine what conclusions can be logically determined.

Conditional Statements in Math

6. Conditional Statements in Math

Sometimes, what is true in the mathematical world of logic is false in the real world. Check out this lesson to learn how to identify conditional statements and how you can differentiate between what is logically true and what is true in reality.

Correlation vs. Causation: Differences & Definition

7. Correlation vs. Causation: Differences & Definition

When conducting experiments and analyzing data, many people often confuse the concepts of correlation and causation. In this lesson, you will learn the differences between the two and how to identify one over the other.

Logic Laws: Converse, Inverse, Contrapositive & Counterexample

8. Logic Laws: Converse, Inverse, Contrapositive & Counterexample

Logical statements can be useful, but only if we are able to determine their validity. In this lesson, we'll look at the various forms of a logical statement and see how they relate to each other.

Inferring Truth From Given Facts & Rules

9. Inferring Truth From Given Facts & Rules

In this lesson, you will not only learn about what inference means, but also how to apply it to determine what could or must be true within given facts and rules.

Recognizing When Two Statements Are Logically Equivalent

10. Recognizing When Two Statements Are Logically Equivalent

This lesson will cover how to determine when two statements have the same meaning and are logically equivalent. Tools that can be used to determine the logical equivalence of two statements will covered.

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