LSAT training can be broken down section-by-section. My recommendations for covering the basics:
Analytical Reasoning (Games): 3 ninety-minute lessons.
Logical Reasoning (LR): 4 ninety-minute lessons.
Reading Comprehension (RC): 1 ninety-minute session.
My LSAT methodology is uniquely effective: (relatively) easy to learn and (relatively) easy to apply. I provide a specific step-by-step method for every section, every question type, and every answer-choice on the LSAT. Encapsulated in my LSAT Training Manual, these methods include some fascinating and unique concepts that I have discovered after reading these stupids tests over & over for the last 14 years.
Analytical Reasoning (Games)
My 4-step method for Games provides a specific step-by-step method attacking any LSAT game. If you would like to download my 4-step method for Games in PDF, click here.
1) Step 1 enables students to get right to work and organize the situation, no matter how difficult the game may be.
2) Step 2 provides the only two necessary options for creating a sketch, no matter how difficult the game may be.
3) Step 3 trains students how to write down rules into the same form as the sketch and how to quickly identify most possible deductions.
4) Step 4 trains students to answer the questions in a specific order, using a specific step-by-step method for each question type (three major question types).
5) Step 4 also trains students to evaluate the answer choices in a specific and efficient manner.
This stuff really needs to be seen in person, but my methods for Logical Reasoning really are different (yeah, yeah, easier & more effective and all that fun stuff). For those somewhat familiar with the LSAT, the concepts of "conclusion" and "evidence/premises" still play a major role. Beyond that, my approach is a game-changer. I have discovered some amazing (and logical!!) patterns to Logical Reasoning which I do not believe are being taught by any of the large LSAT prep companies. Please note that these methods aren't "tricks"; they are in fact logical and applicable to the LSAT and to law school. Also, please note that Logical Reasoning is extremely challenging. A lot of students underestimate the difficulty of improving their Logical Reasoning scores. In fact, even after taking a commercial test-preparation course, most students improve only on the Analytical Reasoning (or Games) section. My training changes all of that.
True story: I am about 10 minutes early for my meeting with a student. We meet in an open-area business/food court and I notice a woman reading an LSAT book. Naturally, I approach and introduce myself. She informs me that she is doing quite well in her studies (mid 160s) but was still struggling with Reading Comprehension. I know she was using a commercial LSAT prep book and I believe she had completed a course. Since the actual test day was less than 2 weeks away, I didn't recommend my services, but I did give her a quick 5-minute lesson on my approach to Reading Comprehension (its super-basic and can be explained fairly quickly, especially to an already-high-scoring LSAT student). She absorbs what I have to say, thanks me, says she'll give it a try, and then my student arrives.
After awhile, she approaches us in the middle of our lesson and relays her experience with using my method. While she typically would get 10 wrong answers (out of 25-26) per section, she got only 5 wrong when using my method. She tried again and got only 4 wrong. Granted, this might sound quite impressive and its certainly true, but please note that a student scoring in the mid-160s on the LSAT is one smart cookie. She had the capability within her, I just enabled her to use it. But still, that's cool, right?