Logical Reasoning Question Types

I’ve seen different breakdowns, but there are essentially 10 different types of questions you’ll encounter on the Logical Reasoning section.

You absolutely don’t need to memorize what they are. (What would be the point of that? You’re not being hired to compose LSATs.)

The purpose of this guide is to show you what your basic strategy should be for each question type, so that you’ll know what to do when you see each one. You may notice a lot of overlap between them in strategy. You can use this as a reference guide, for when you identify question types that tend to give you trouble. 100% of the time, these strategies work every time, making them even better than Brian Fantana’s cologne.

This guide will reference questions from the June 2007 LSAT, which is available for free online. If you haven’t taken that yet, do that first before you read this so you don’t spoil the questions. (Don’t worry about not having learned the question types and strategies before you try your first test – it’s best to go in “raw” the first time anyway and leave the detailed analysis for later.)

Conclusion Questions

Role Questions

Flaw Questions

Inference Questions

Parallel Reasoning Questions

Disagreement Questions

Discrepancy Questions

Assumption Questions

Strengthen/Weaken Questions

Method Questions

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