Fox LSAT Self-Study Guide

Hey Nathan, limited budget here and I'm planning to use your books for self study. Where should I start? You're the coolest!

—fake email I just wrote myself

Hey, I get real emails like this all the time. I'm too lazy to dig one up. Let's just call this fake one "representative," okay?

I've written six LSAT books. For some reason, people find them helpful. They contain a ton of real LSAT questions, which is essential. I tried my best when I was writing them to make the explanations clear, comprehensive, and irreverent AF.

I didn't have the budget or the means to take an LSAT class or work with a tutor when I was studying for the LSAT. I used books to study, and did it on my own. You can too.

What follows is a step-by-step schedule that makes the most of my books and free class to create a full self-study program for the LSAT. If you follow everything in this guide, you will work your ass off. You will do 13 full practice tests, 550 additional Logical Reasoning questions, 30 additional Logic Games (at least two times each), and you'll hear an estimated 1000 swear words and terrible jokes (just a rough estimate). Your score will improve. A lot.

Make sure you look at each week's work at the beginning of each week so that you can make sure you have the right books on hand. You don't need them all at once. They're listed in the order you'll need 'em in. Buy them one at a time, or get them all in one giant Amazon shipment, or beg them off your friends:

Introducing the LSAT
The Fox LSAT Logical Reasoning Encyclopedia
The Fox LSAT Logic Games Playbook
Cheating the LSAT
Breaking the LSAT
Exposing the LSAT
10 Actual, Official LSAT PrepTests Volume VI

Okay, let's do this.

Week 1

1) June 2007 Diagnostic Test—Here's a free test. Print it out. Take it in one sitting or do it one section per day, I don't care. Time yourself, 35 minutes per section. (Or adjust your time longer, if you're getting accommodations.) Don't do the writing sample, that's a waste of time.

2) Introducing the LSAT—Start reading my book Introducing the LSAT after you have finished your diagnostic. Read this book cover to cover in one week max. Your law school reading will cover this much ground every day, if you're actually planning to be a lawyer for God's sake. Time to get on with it.

3) Review—Review your diagnostic test using my free online LSAT course. You can even watch the video on the writing sample if you'd like. (That 15-minute video is the only writing sample prep you'll ever need to do.)

Week 2

1) Flaw Questions—Complete the “easier” questions in the Flaw section of The Fox LSAT Logical Reasoning Encyclopedia. Don't just do the questions; also read why the right answer is right and the wrong answers are wrong. Students frequently get questions right for the wrong reasons. Plus, how else will you hear my terrible jokes?

2) Weaken & Strengthen Questions—Complete the “easier” questions in the Weaken and Strengthen sections of The Fox LSAT Logical Reasoning Encyclopedia.

3) Logic Games—Read the beginning of The Fox LSAT Logic Games Playbook and then complete and review Group One, Games One, Two, and Three.

4) PrepTest 61, the test that leads off Cheating the LSAT—Complete Section 1. Review using Cheating the LSAT.

Anytime I say "Complete Section," do the section timed. Draw a line where you ran out of time. Finish the remainder of the questions if they aren't too hard. (It's different for everyone. You'll have to feel it out.) Then read whichever explanations you like. (All of them, or just the ones you've missed. Up to you.)

5) PrepTest 61—Complete Section 2. Review using Cheating the LSAT.

6) PrepTest 61—Complete Section 3. Review using Cheating the LSAT.

7) PrepTest 61—Complete Section 4. Review using Cheating the LSAT.

Week 3

1) Sufficient & Necessary Assumption Questions—Complete the “easier” questions in the Sufficient & Necessary Assumption sections of The Fox LSAT Logical Reasoning Encyclopedia.

2) Must Be True Questions—Complete the “easier” questions in the Must Be True section of The Fox LSAT Logical Reasoning Encyclopedia.

3) Logic Games—Complete and Review Group One, Games Four, Five, and Six in The Fox LSAT Logic Games Playbook.

4) PrepTest 62, the test that leads off Breaking the LSAT—Complete Section 1. Review Section 1 using Breaking the LSAT.

5) PrepTest 62—Complete Section 2. Review Section 2 using Breaking the LSAT.

6) PrepTest 62—Complete Section 3. Review Section 3 using Breaking the LSAT.

7) PrepTest 62—Complete Section 4. Review Section 4 using Breaking the LSAT.

Week 4

1) Explanation Questions—Complete the “easier” questions in the Explanation section of The Fox LSAT Logical Reasoning Encyclopedia. (Hey, from this point forward can I just say The Encyclopedia already? God damn!)

2) Main Conclusion Questions—Complete the “easier” questions in the Main Conclusion section of The Encyclopedia.

3) Agree/Disagree Questions—Complete the “easier” questions in the Agree/Disagree section of The Encyclopedia.

4) Logic Games—Redo Group One Games in The Fox LSAT Logic Games Playbook, and review them as necessary.

5) PrepTest 63, the test that leads off Exposing the LSAT—Complete Section 1. Review Section 1 using Exposing the LSAT.

6) PrepTest 63—Complete Section 2. Review Section 2 using Exposing the LSAT.

7) PrepTest 63—Complete Section 3. Review Section 3 using Exposing the LSAT.

8) PrepTest 63—Complete Section 4. Review Section 4 using Exposing the LSAT.

Week 5

1) Strategy of Argumentation Questions—Complete the “easier” questions in the Strategy of Argumentation section of The Encyclopedia.

2) Matching Pattern & Matching Flaw Questions—Complete the “easier” questions in the Matching Pattern & Matching Flaw sections of The Encyclopedia.

3) Logic Games—Complete and Review Group Two, Games One, Two, and Three in The Fox LSAT Logic Games Playbook (henceforth, The Playbook).

4) PrepTest  72—Complete Section 1. Review Section 1 (From this point forward, this guide will refer to PrepTests contained in 10 Actual, Official LSAT PrepTests Volume VI.)

5) PrepTest  72—Complete Section 2. Review Section 2.

6) PrepTest  72—Complete Section 3. Review Section 3.

7) PrepTest  72—Complete Section 4. Review Section 4.

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Week 6

1) Updated Diagnostic Test (PT 73)—To simulate the test, take it in one sitting. Time yourself, 35 minutes per section (or adjusted for accommodations). Take a 15-minute break after the third section. If you cannot find the time to sit down and do this, do one or two sections a day. Still, make sure to time yourself during the sections to get a true diagnostic result.

2) Review each section thoroughly.

3) Flaw Questions—Complete the “harder” questions in the Flaw section of The Encyclopedia.

4) Weaken & Strengthen Questions—Complete the “harder” questions in the Weaken & Strengthen sections of The Encyclopedia.

5) Logic Games—Complete and Review Group Two, Games Four, Five, and Six in The Playbook.

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Week 7

1) Sufficient & Necessary Assumption Questions—Complete the “harder” questions in the Sufficient & Necessary assumption sections of The Encyclopedia.

2) Must Be True Questions—Complete the “harder” questions in the Must Be True section of The Encyclopedia.

3) Logic Games—Redo Group Two Games in The Playbook and review as necessary.

4) PrepTest  74—Complete Section 1. Review Section 1.

5) PrepTest  74—Complete Section 2. Review Section 2.

6) PrepTest  74—Complete Section 3. Review Section 3.

7) PrepTest  74—Complete Section 4. Review Section 4.

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Week 8

2) Explanation Questions—Complete the “harder” questions in the Explanation section of The Encyclopedia.

2) Main Conclusion Questions—Complete the “harder” questions in the Main Conclusion section of The Encyclopedia.

3) Agree/Disagree Questions—Complete the “harder” questions in the Agree/Disagree section of The Encyclopedia.

4) Logic Games—Complete and Review Group Three, Games One, Two, and Three in The Playbook.

5) PrepTest  75—Complete Section 1. Review Section 1

6) PrepTest  75—Complete Section 2. Review Section 2

7) PrepTest  75—Complete Section 3. Review Section 3

8) PrepTest  75—Complete Section 4. Review Section 4

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Week 9

1) Strategy of Argumentation Questions—Complete the “harder” questions in the Strategy of Argumentation section of The Encyclopedia.

2) Matching Pattern & Matching Flaw Questions—Complete the “harder” questions in the Matching Pattern & Matching Flaw sections of The Encyclopedia.

3) Logic Games—Complete and Review Group Three, Game Four, Five, and Six in The Playbook.

4) PrepTest  76—Complete Section 1. Review Section 1

5) PrepTest  76—Complete Section 2. Review Section 2

6) PrepTest  76—Complete Section 3. Review Section 3

7) PrepTest  76—Complete Section 4. Review Section 4

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Week 10

1) Updated Diagnostic Test (PT 77)—To simulate the test, take it in one sitting. Time yourself, 35 minutes per section (or adjusted for accommodations). Take a 15-minute break after the third section. If you cannot find the time to sit down and do this, do one or two sections a day. Still, make sure to time yourself during the sections to get a true diagnostic result.

2) Review each section thoroughly.

3) Flaw Questions—Complete the “hardest” questions in the Flaw section of The Encyclopedia.

4) Weaken & Strengthen Questions—Complete the “hardest” questions in the Weaken & Strengthen sections of The Encyclopedia.

5) Logic Games—Redo Group Three Games in The Playbook and review as necessary.

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Week 11

1) Sufficient & Necessary Assumption Questions—Complete the “hardest” questions in the Sufficient & Necessary assumption sections of The Encyclopedia.

2) Must Be True Questions—Complete the “hardest” questions in the Must be True section of The Encyclopedia.

3) Logic Games—Complete and Review Group Four, Games One, Two, and Three in The Playbook.

4) PrepTest  78—Complete Section 1. Review Section 1

5) PrepTest  78—Complete Section 2. Review Section 2

6) PrepTest  78—Complete Section 3. Review Section 3

7) PrepTest  78—Complete Section 4. Review Section 4

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Week 12

1) Explanation Questions—Complete the “hardest” questions in the Explanation section of The Encyclopedia.

2) Main Conclusion Questions—Complete the “hardest” questions in the Main Conclusion section of The Encyclopedia.

3) Agree/Disagree Questions—Complete the “hardest” questions in the Agree/Disagree section of The Encyclopedia.

4) Logic Games—Complete and Review Group Four, Games Four, Five, and Six in The Playbook.

5) PrepTest  79—Complete Section 1. Review Section 1

6) PrepTest  79—Complete Section 2. Review Section 2

7) PrepTest  79—Complete Section 3. Review Section 3

8) PrepTest  79—Complete Section 4. Review Section 4

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Week 13

1) Strategy of Argumentation Questions—Complete the “hardest” questions in the Strategy of Argumentation section of The Encyclopedia.

2) Matching Pattern & Matching Flaw Questions—Complete the “hardest” questions in the Matching Pattern & Matching Flaw sections of The Encyclopedia.

3) Logic Games-Redo Group Four Games in The Playbook and review as necessary.

4) PrepTest  80—Complete Section 1. Review Section 1

5) PrepTest  80—Complete Section 2. Review Section 2

6) PrepTest  80—Complete Section 3. Review Section 3

7) PrepTest  80—Complete Section 4. Review Section 4

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Week 14

1) Updated Diagnostic Test (PT 81)—To simulate the test, take it in one sitting. Time yourself, 35 minutes per section (or adjusted for accommodations). Take a 15-minute break after the third section. If you cannot find the time to sit down and do this, do one or two sections a day. Still, make sure to time yourself during the sections to get a true diagnostic result.

2) Review each section thoroughly.

3) Logic Games—Complete and Review Group Five Games in The Playbook. Redo and review as necessary.

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