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The PowerScore LSAT Logical Reasoning Bible

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Written by David M. Killoran; published by PowerScore.

Short Description

The PowerScore LSAT Logical Reasoning Bible™ is the most comprehensive book available for the Logic Reasoning section of the LSAT. This book will provide you with an advanced system for attacking any Logical Reasoning question that you may encounter on the LSAT. The concepts presented in the Logical Reasoning Bible are representative of the techniques covered in PowerScore's live courses and have been consistently proven effective for thousands of our students. The book features and explains a detailed methodology for attacking all aspects of Logic Reasoning problems, including recognizing question types, identifying common reasoning elements and determining their validity, the methods for efficiently and accurately making inferences, and techniques for quickly eliminating answer choices as you solve the questions. Entire chapters are devoted to every currently-tested question type, to section strategy and time management, and to even the most challenging reasoning concepts presented, such Formal Logic, Conditional Reasoning, and Causality.

Another title from PowerScore's Best Selling Standardized Test Preparation Bible Series™

Detailed Description

The following Logical Reasoning question types are covered in detail:


Must Be Must Be True Questions Main Point Questions
Weaken Questions
Strengthen Questions
Justify the Conclusion™ Questions
Assumption Questions
Resolve the Paradox Questions
Method of Reasoning Questions
Flaw in the Reasoning Questions
Parallel Reasoning Questions
Evaluate the Argument Questions
Cannot be True Questions
Point at Issue Questions
Principle Questions


In addition, the Logical Reasoning Bible features over 100 real LSAT Logical Reasoning questions that are used to illustrate and reinforce our techniques. This includes examples for each of the question types referenced above. The two Logical Reasoning sections on the LSAT represent approximately 50% of your final score and are frequently considered to be the most challenging aspect of the test. However, once you understand how to efficiently approach each question type and deconstruct the reasoning presented, the solution to each question can be quickly discovered. Through step-by-step analysis of every reasoning idea that you will encounter, detailed explanations for every answer choice, and extensive drills to enforce every major concept, this book with teach you how to correctly solve even the most complicated Logical Reasoning problems.

The Logical Reasoning Bible is also supplemented by a unique website that provides additional materials to complement the book and answer frequently asked student questions.

About the Author

David M. Killoran is an expert in test preparation with over 20 years of teaching experience and a 99th percentile score on a Law Services-administered LSAT. In addition to having written the renowned PowerScore LSAT Logic Games Bible, the PowerScore LSAT Logical Reasoning Bible, and many other popular publications, Dave has overseen the preparation of countless students and founded two national LSAT preparation companies.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 654 pages
  • Published: March 2014
  • ISBN-13:978-0-9912992-2-5
  • Product Dimensions: 8.375 x 10.875 x 1.3304 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.25 lbs.

Another title from PowerScore’s Best Selling Standardized Test Preparation Bible Series™

Preview the Logical Reasoning Bible

Chapter 2, pages 7-12
Chapter 8, pages 199-205

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Does the PowerScore LSAT Logical Reasoning Bible use real LSAT questions?
2. Is the Logical Reasoning Bible just a collection of problems or will it teach me how to understand and solve reasoning questions?
3. If some of the games in the book are drawn from the 10 Real LSAT PrepTests or 10 More Real LSAT PrepTests will that hurt my preparation?

1. Does the PowerScore LSAT Logical Reasoning Bible use real LSAT questions?
Yes, we believe using real questions is a must for high-level LSAT preparation. The Logical Reasoning Bible features 128 real questions drawn from previously released LSATs.

2. Is the Logical Reasoning Bible just a collection of problems or will it teach me how to understand and solve reasoning questions?
The purpose of the Logical Reasoning Bible is to teach you how to attack and solve every type of Logical Reasoning question that appears on the LSAT. There are extensive explanations of the PowerScore methodology, how-to’s on identifying argument structure and inference-making, helpful drills, and of course full explanations to all of the problems in the book. The book features real LSAT questions to help explain our approach and to provide you with practice with applying our techniques.

3. If some of the games in the book are drawn from the 10 Real LSAT PrepTests or 10 More Real LSAT PrepTests will that hurt my preparation?
No! First, there are over 2500 LSAT Logical Reasoning questions currently in release from Law Services, and we use only a fraction of those in the Logical Reasoning Bible. And, a number of the questions in the book are NOT drawn from the 10 Real LSAT PrepTests or 10 More Real LSAT PrepTests. Regardless, even if you encounter a problem in a practice test that you have seen in the book, the Bible will show you how to attack that question in the most efficient manner possible. You cannot be hurt by seeing the best way to solve a question, and many students realize after reading the Reasoning Bible that methods they previously used and thought were efficient were in fact inefficient.

In addition, the Logical Reasoning Bible contains a number of drills that will help you learn the skills taught in the book. Between the drills and questions, you will have a variety of opportunities to learn and apply the PowerScore methodology.

Table of Contents

  1. Chapter One: Introduction
  2. Chapter Two: The Basics of Logical Reasoning
  3. Chapter Three: The Question Stem and Answer Choices
  4. Chapter Four: Must Be True and Most Strongly Supported Questions
  5. Chapter Five: Main Point Questions
  6. Chapter Six: Conditional Reasoning
  7. Chapter Seven: Weaken Questions
  8. Chapter Eight: Cause and Effect Reasoning
  9. Chapter Nine: Strengthen Questions
  10. Chapter Ten: Justify the conclusion Questions
  11. Chapter Eleven: Assumption Questions
  12. Chapter Twelve: Resolve the Paradox Questions
  13. Chapter Thirteen: Formal Logic
  14. Chapter Fourteen: Method of Reasoning Questions
  15. Chapter Fifteen: Flaw in the Reasoning Questions
  16. Chapter Sixteen: Parallel Reasoning Questions
  17. Chapter Seventeen: Numbers and Percentages
  18. Chapter Eighteen: Evaluate the Argument Questions
  19. Chapter Nineteen: Cannot Be True Questions
  20. Chapter Twenty: Point at Issue and Point of Agreement Questions
  21. Chapter Twenty-One: Principle Questions
  22. Chapter Twenty-Two: Section Strategy and Time Management
  23. Online Appendix Information
  24. Glossary and Index

Student Comments

"This book is hands down the best book I've seen for LSAT prep! I have used Princeton, Kaplan, and Barrons. Your book is perfectly put together and so easy to understand. I have honestly learned more in 3 weeks with this book, than I did with 3 months of the other books combined."
- Jeff Thomas

"I studied for about a month using test prep materials from another company. After taking three practice LSATs I saw no improvement in my test scores. After studying with the Logical Reasoning Bible for three weeks, I saw my practice test score increase by six points! PowerScore helped me to understand everything on the test. The explanations provided by the book cover everything so thoroughly I didn't have a chance to get confused. My only regret is not buying a PowerScore book earlier."
- Stephanie Ross

"I completed (another company's) prep class and did not feel that I received enough training on the Logical Reasoning sections of the LSAT. The PowerScore Logical Reasoning Bible has definitely helped me to better understand the fundamental concepts that underlie the Logical Reasoning question types and expanded upon the knowledge I had already gained. "
- Dave Currens

"Two weeks before the LSAT I was freaking out because my score was not improving, especially in the Logical Reasoning section of the LSAT. I was taking a test prep class at the time (Princeton Review), but I still did not grasp a test taking strategy for the LSAT. One week after I completed the PowerScore LSAT Logical Reasoning Bible, my score went up 5 points! The concepts taught in the book even helped me improve in the Reading Comprehension section. When I finally took the LSAT, my score went up 8 points from what I started with two weeks before. Thanks PowerScore! Now I can pick the law school I want to go to."
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Andy Mielnik

"If you are going to take the LSAT, and you plan on studying on your own without taking a course, you MUST, MUST, MUST purchase the PowerScore LSAT Logic Games Bible and the PowerScore LSAT Logical Reasoning Bible. Save yourself hundreds of dollars by NOT purchasing any study guides from Kaplan, Barron's, Princeton Review, etc. Save yourself time by getting these PowerScore books as soon as possible. You'll be glad you did, and you'll notice a big improvement on your LSAT abilities."
- William Nones

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- Arno Keshishian

"This book is absolutely amazing. It explains the logical reasoning question types with such clarity. The concepts were so easy to grasp. I highly highly recommend this book, coupled with the Logic Games Bible, you practically can teach yourself. This illustrates how clear the explanations are presented."
- Barbra Ongwico

"The Logical Reasoning Bible helped me have the 'epiphany' I needed to conquer those sections of the LSAT, which ultimately enabled me to feel relaxed on test day. I recommend this book to EVERYONE who is preparing for the LSAT."
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Cammi Kelleher

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