The passage states which one of the following?

Allie on March 29, 2019

S and N

How did you know not to look for key terms such as "all" and "no" and do the S and N diagramming? How do you know when to use a different technique? Are there other key word indicators?


Jacob on March 29, 2019

Hi @AllieC

This is a great question, and unfortunately there is no easy rule that will tell you with 100% certainty that the indicator words are indicating a sufficient or necessary condition.

Instead, like many other aspects of the LSAT, the answer is work-intensive: it just takes practice. Practice in this context means practicing recognizing all of the key indicator terms; but also recognizing when the LSAT writers are using some sneaky technique to make the normal indicator word not perform its normal function.

The good news is that those sneaky techniques are still conquerable: just remember to always think about what an indicator word is saying in its particular context, and you’ll be fine.

I hope that helps! Please let us know if you have further questions and good luck with the practice!