Q: most important miscellaneous games to study

User avatar
rftdd888
Posts: 146
Joined: Thu May 27, 2010 3:08 am

Q: most important miscellaneous games to study

Postby rftdd888 » Tue Sep 24, 2013 2:00 am

if for instance someone is studying through the cambridge packets and has a firm grasp on all normal game types (pure sequencing, simple and basic ordering, determined assignment, undetermined assignment for example) - which "miscellaneous" kind of games are the most important to be prepared for at this point?

as in, are their any weird mapping/oddball games that are particularly noteworthy/famous that everyone should see at least once before writing the test?

thanks folks

User avatar
malleus discentium
Posts: 878
Joined: Sun May 26, 2013 2:30 am

Re: Q: most important miscellaneous games to study

Postby malleus discentium » Tue Sep 24, 2013 4:48 pm

rftdd888 wrote:if for instance someone is studying through the cambridge packets and has a firm grasp on all normal game types (pure sequencing, simple and basic ordering, determined assignment, undetermined assignment for example) - which "miscellaneous" kind of games are the most important to be prepared for at this point?

as in, are their any weird mapping/oddball games that are particularly noteworthy/famous that everyone should see at least once before writing the test?

thanks folks


The point of the games' being miscellaneous is that you're unlikely to see anything like them again. So in that sense, it's not important to "be prepared" for them, simply because you can't. They're worth doing, however, to the extent that you never know if the LSAT is going to throw you a structural curveball and doing these games will let you practice doing things that are not regular sequencing or grouping games. So in this way they're all important. Don't stress over them, but practice with them.

bp shinners
Posts: 3091
Joined: Wed Mar 16, 2011 7:05 pm

Re: Q: most important miscellaneous games to study

Postby bp shinners » Wed Sep 25, 2013 6:58 pm

malleus discentium wrote:
rftdd888 wrote:if for instance someone is studying through the cambridge packets and has a firm grasp on all normal game types (pure sequencing, simple and basic ordering, determined assignment, undetermined assignment for example) - which "miscellaneous" kind of games are the most important to be prepared for at this point?

as in, are their any weird mapping/oddball games that are particularly noteworthy/famous that everyone should see at least once before writing the test?

thanks folks


The point of the games' being miscellaneous is that you're unlikely to see anything like them again. So in that sense, it's not important to "be prepared" for them, simply because you can't. They're worth doing, however, to the extent that you never know if the LSAT is going to throw you a structural curveball and doing these games will let you practice doing things that are not regular sequencing or grouping games. So in this way they're all important. Don't stress over them, but practice with them.


And recognize that if you think you see one on test day, you should double-check, because it's significantly more likely that it's really a grouping/ordering/combo game they've gussied up to confuse you instead of a misc. game.




Return to “LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: cctv, dontsaywhatyoumean, Instrumental, ThatOneAfrican, tracy9524 and 6 guests