Negating “Assumption Negation”

This week, I’ve got “assumption negation” in my crosshairs. (That’s right: I’m about to negate the unnecessary “assumption negation” approach to Necessary Assumption questions—say that five times fast.) I used to teach Necessary Assumption questions…

It’s Not About “Tips”

Reaching a higher level of LSAT performance isn’t about tips and tricks. As I wrote last week, the only thing we do here at LSAT Demon is increase our students’ real understanding. If it ain’t about understanding the test, then we ain’t about it.…

LSAT the Easy Way

Last week, I announced in class that LSAT Demon is now a “contrapositive-free zone.” That’s because “contrapositive” is a five-syllable word that (1) appears only in LSAT classes—never on the actual test, (2) doesn’t really mean anything beyond…

The LSAT Is the Foundation of Your Legal Career

Settling for anything less than your best on the LSAT is building your legal career on a shaky foundation. I understand the desire for it to be over. Nobody wants to live with the LSAT forever—except for me, of course. But we have to deal with what actually…

Slow Down to Speed Up (And Ask a Better Question)

This week’s lesson is written with my fellow LSAT teachers in mind. Trust me when I say that I feel their pain. I’ve spent the last fourteen years of my life answering questions like, How can I improve at speed? How can I get faster? What can I do to finish…

What Does the LSAT Test?

LSAT novices—and refugees from major prep companies, their minds clouded by useless gimmicks and bad habits—wash up on LSAT Demon shores sounding like this: I’m lost. I have no idea what this test is even asking. The test is so subjective! I can’t…