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Cirrus on September 24, 2019

What is the strategy for dealing with these questions on the actual LSAT?

The diagramming of the paragraph and each answer choice can easily lead to the correct answer but I'm worried about the time it would take up. Should we skip and leave a question that requires so much diagramming until after we have completed the rest of the section?

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Irina on September 25, 2019


None of the questions require diagramming per se on the LSAT, personally I would recommend to only use diagramming for formal logic questions that are difficult to follow otherwise. Diagramming is primarily used for practice questions to help you visualize the structure of the argument and practice the rules of inference. With enough practice, you should be able to do most of it in your head. It is certainly not practical time-wise to diagram every single question that uses conditional logic.

Good luck with your studies.

Andrea on September 25, 2019

Hi @cjahangiri,

Which example question are you referring to?

Generally, with practice conditional logic will start to feel very intuitive. Diagramming is especially helpful in the beginning when you're learning the lay of the land, but with practice you may notice you no longer need to diagram as much as you once did. The great thing about conditional logic is that it's so specific. Though this may seem like it makes the right answer harder to spot, it is very helpful for ruling out wrong answers. Once thing you could try to save time is looking for things that are wrong with an answer choice that can make it quick to cross out to narrow down your list of contenders.