LSAT Podcast Episode 37: The November 2019 LSAT Logic Games Section

Dec 27th, 2019

With a last look at the November 2019 LSAT, Dave and Jon review the latest Logic Games section, analyzing the four games and their questions. Listen in as they provide advice on how to best approach each game and its setup, and give thoughts on the section as a whole and how it affected the test’s scoring scale.

Episode Timestamps:

0:00 – Intro. The holiday season is upon us and we’re going to close out the year by talking about the November 2019 LSAT Logic Games section. In honor of the rigors of the season, Dave and Jon are both drinking coffee. And in the spirit of chilling out during the holidays, the song of choice is Electric Relaxation from A Tribe Called Quest.

3:35 – This week in the LSAT world. Things are fairly uneventful during December while LSAC is closed, and the blogs and podcasts put out by LSAC tend to harp on the same themes: applicant numbers. Most relevant for LSAT prep purposes is the discussion of the LSAT scale that closes this section of the podcast.

The Logic Games

11:49 – The November 2019 LSAT Logic Games section: how tough was this section? Not terrible, but it ends with a very difficult game that made the entire section feel extremely challenging. If you haven’t done this section yet, you can access on it our Digital Platform here:

14:37 – Game #1: Agent Training. This is a decent start to this exam, although you better read that last rule closely!

24:24 – Game #2: Soup Recipe Ingredients. This is a very reasonable game, and if you show the two base templates, this game is manageable.   

36:54 – Game #3: Computer Technicians. Another very manageable game, and again templates are the best method of attack. Follow that RT block and you can handle this game like a pro!

48:04 – Game #4: Factory Site Visits. The close of this section dramatically increases difficulty, and Dave claims this game is harder than the infamous Flowers game from September 2019. He’s explains why, and then walks you through how to analyze a game like this during the actual exam. An invaluable look into how LSAT experts break down challenging games into controllable pieces. And if you did struggle with this game, Dave talks about The Benefits of Failure in your practice, and how to move ahead positively!

1:10:20 – Outro