How to use the Logic Games Book

How do I incorporate the LG book into my LSAT studying plan?

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Book Overview

The Blueprint guide to Logic Games is a comprehensive reference guide to all of the key Blueprint Logic Games strategies. It has in-depth walkthroughs of our breakdown of different types of Logic Games, the rules that govern them, and how to draw deductions from them to create visual aids that will lead any test-taker through a systematic approach to the trickiest section on the LSAT. This book provides dozens of drills meant to reinforce these concepts and guide learners through applying the strategies they can use from day one of studying through exam day.

A Quick Q&A

What is this book, anyway?

The Blueprint guide to Logic Games is a comprehensive guide to Blueprint’s strategies for taking on any Logic Game the LSAT can throw at you. This book walks through all of the essential steps of how to tackle a Logic Game: game identification, rule breakdowns and deductions, initial setups, and time-saving strategies to help you solve games like an LSAT master.

Okay, but don’t we have that in the course already?

Yep! Wait, hold on, don’t go! This book does cover material that’s in our course — and that’s on purpose. This book was written to be a companion for our course. Rather than introduce new concepts, this book is meant to be a reference guide to the strategies you’ve been introduced to in class, so you’ll always know where to look if you’re stuck on a particular step in the game-solving process.

So, what’s actually in this book?

This book is a written version of the journey through Logic Games that we take through our course. The book is roughly broken into five parts:

  1. The basics of Logic Games. What do Logic Games look like, and how on earth are you supposed to study for them?

  2. The structure of a Logic Game. How can you tell what a game is looking for? What “types” of games are there?

  3. A breakdown of Logic Game, well, logic. What’s a “conditional statement,” and why does that matter for Logic Games? How can you use conditional logic to help break down the different kinds of rules you’ll encounter in Logic Games?

  4. Your step-by-step guide through each Logic Game type. Once you know what kind of game you’re looking at, what kinds of rules govern that game? What additional information can you gather once you understand how to analyze those rules in the first place?

  5. Advanced strategy tips. Once you know the basics of how to approach a game, how do you start solving games more quickly and efficiently? How do you approach Logic Games as a section instead of as four disconnected games?

Fine, I guess that makes sense. What, specifically, do I use this book for?

Thanks for your generosity, theoretical student! Here at Blueprint we believe in our methods, and that means we want you to be able to apply what you learn in class to the practice you do afterwards. But we also know that we have quite a lot of methods — the LSAT is a tricky test, after all. This book is meant to be three things:

  1. A one-stop shop reference guide. This book gives you a place to remind yourself of the fundamental concepts covered in class without having to rewatch entire video lessons. Felt a little fuzzy during the lecture on how to use numerical distributions to help create scenarios in unstable grouping games? Don’t quite remember how to write out the contrapositive of a tricky rule in an ordering game? No problem, we’ve got a quick rundown of the step-by-step approach, written down and ready to be put into practice.

  2. A companion for targeted QBank practice. We all know the feeling of working through Logic Games and getting stuck. A grouping game that seemed stable until you started working through the questions. A deduction that didn’t become clear until halfway through the game. A conditional rule did NOT lead to a helpful scenario, so why was it there in the first place!!? These are universal frustrations. Once you’ve identified a problem, we want you to be able to pull up the relevant chapter of this book and look at it next to your practice set so you can cross-check your process against our recommendations to help smooth out your approach.

  3. A self check-in. Studying for the LSAT is a lengthy process. As you’re working through the course, it’s important to step back every once in a while and make sure that you’re still approaching every logic game in a way that will lead to the most correct answers in the least amount of time. Let this book be a tool to help you make sure you’re sticking to the tried-and-true strategies that have led thousands of students to success.

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