LSAT NECESSARY: An LSAT prep test guide for the non-logical thinker by Aram ShahLSAT NECESSARY: An LSAT prep test guide for the non-logical thinker by Aram Shah

LSAT NECESSARY: An LSAT prep test guide for the non-logical thinker

byAram ShahForeword byDMD Sapneil Parikh

Paperback | May 16, 2016

Pricing and Purchase Info


Earn 130 plum® points

Prices and offers may vary in store


In stock online

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores


Learn from this proven “how to” guide to gain points on the LSAT-quick! It’s simple, concise, and teaches you the fundamentals on how to think before stepping into a test prep course or taking the LSAT.  It’s the ultimate primer: it’s necessary.

This step-by-step guide will teach you how to:

Think logically with easy-to-follow critical-thinking scripts.
Spot argument patterns to predict answers quickly.
Master sufficient and necessary conditions.
Solve for assumptions easily.
Make inferences fast.
Make bullet-proof sketches to crush logic games.
Learn to “not read” properly in reading comp to bag points faster.
Strategically skip questions to increase your LSAT score.
Written by a natural non-logical thinker and business entrepreneur who battled this beast and got into his top choice law schools. Read this prior to taking a prep course or finding a tutor. It will cut your learning time in half.

Caution: If you’re scoring above a 150 then this book is not for you!

Now is the best time to apply to law school: applications are down, and schools want you. Let LSAT NECESSARY be your first step to success.

Title:LSAT NECESSARY: An LSAT prep test guide for the non-logical thinkerFormat:PaperbackDimensions:274 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.62 inPublished:May 16, 2016Publisher:99 Pages or Less Publishing LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1943684030

ISBN - 13:9781943684038


Table of Contents

Foreword by Sapneil Parikh, DMD xii1. Introduction: Relearning How to Think 12. Lsat: Ready, Steady, Go 12Finding the Truth (0-100) 12Sufficiency vs. Necessity 16Cause and Effect: "The Married Couple" 31"The Home-Wrecker" 323. Logical Reasoning Is Selective Reasoning 36Don't Get Lost in the Sauce 37Common Argument Structures 37Basic Argument Forms 39The Olympic Long-Jumper 424. Deducing The Truth In Inferences 46"All" Statements 46MBT vs. CBT 47MBF vs. CBF 48"No" Statements 48"Some" Statements 495. Closing the Gap: Finding the Assumption 54Non-Related Arguments 54Related But on Steroids 606. Passive Patterns 67Conclusion Patterns 69Spotting Conclusions Fast 73Evidence Patterns 74Valid Argument Patterns 76Sufficient Assumption Patterns 78The "U" Pattern 80The Reverse "U" Pattern 81The Block Method: "Some" and "Most" Statements 827. The Tricks of the Trade in Logical-Reasoning Questions 90Seven Questions to Attack Logical-Reasoning Arguments 92Seven Questions to Attack Logical-Reasoning Non-Arguments 93How to Paraphrase Dense Arguments 94Best Practices by Question Type: Non-Arguments 97Best Practices by Question Type: Arguments 1048. Reading Comprehension: Researching, Not Reading 121The Purpose: Explain or Argue 123How to Scan Keywords 123The Most Important Question to Ask: Why? 124The Push-Up Method 125How to Take Notes 125How to Predict 126Don't Do the Questions in Order 126The Three-Minute Rule 128Mastering the Comparative Passage 1299. Practice Makes Almost Perfect 131The Six-Month Study Plan 132The First Three Months 132The Fourth and Fifth Months 132The Sixth Month 134Timing Strategy 13210. Playing Games (Analytical Reasoning) 137Multiple Sketches 137Logic Games are Fun 139The Fantastic Four 140Ordering Games (sequencing, ordering,scheduling, ranking) 140Grouping I Games (selecting, choosing) 143Grouping II Games (distribute, accompany,form groups with 2+ entities) 149Matching Games (distribute, accompany, form groups) 151Hybrid Games (combination of actions) 153Mastering Rules and Deductions 154Attacking the Questions 157Timing Strategies for Games 15811. Perfect Practice: Scripts to Think 160Logical-Reasoning Thinking Script (Argument Questions) 161Reading-Comprehension Thinking Script 16312. Check The Scoreboard: Bagging Points 167The Million-Dollar Game 167Treat the LSAT Like a Business 168How to Get Faster 169Scoring Strategy: Working Backwards 17113. How To Review Your Practice Tests The Right Way 17314. The 15-Point Triage Rule 176How to Bag 15 Points in Reading Comprehension 177Focus on Big-Picture, Detail, and Inference Questions 178How to Bag 15 Points in Logic Games 181Focus on the Single-Action Games 181How to Bag 15 Points in Logical Reasoning 184The Chunking Strategy 184The Main-Point Mantra 185Final Words 189APPENDIX A: The Secret Language of Lawyers 193APPENDIX B: Time-Draining Questions on the LSAT 195APPENDIX C: Know Your Capabilities-Timing with Accuracy 198APPENDIX D: Common Evidence and Conclusion Patterns 200APPENDIX E: Logic-Games Homework-Practice Drillsby Question Type 204APPENDIX F: Reading-Comp Question Identification Types 217APPENDIX G: Reading-Comp Structure Patterns 220APPENDIX H: 25 Signs You're Ready to Sitand "Write" the LSAT 224APPENDIX I: Common Wrong-Answer-Choice Trapsin Logical Reasoning 227APPENDIX J: Acceptance Letters 229Index 248About The Author 259