# 5 Quick Tips to Supercharge Your Logical Reasoning Performance

• Reviewed by: Matt Riley
• During my time writing for this blog, I’ve repeatedly vented about my hatred for logic games. Fortunately for everyone, I won’t be talking about logic games this week; instead, I get to talk about a section that is near and dear to my heart — logical reasoning — and the dead horse that is my vendetta against logic games will get at least a weeklong reprieve.

Note: As of August 2024, the LSAT will no longer have a Logic Games Section. The June 2024 exam will be the final LSAT with Logic Games. Learn more about the change here.

Without further adieu, here are my five quick tips for upping your logical reasoning score.

1.) Identify the Question Types

Your first step for any logical reasoning question is to read the prompt and identify the question type. Identifying the question type will inform your strategy as you work through the stimulus. By knowing it up front, you’ll strengthen your ability to comprehend the most relevant aspects of the stimulus for answering the question. If you ever find yourself moving directly into the stimulus, stop immediately and question your life choices.

2.) Diagram, Diagram, Diagram

Diagramming is one of the most important skills to master if you want to succeed on the logical reasoning section. If you’re familiar with logical reasoning questions at all, you know that many of the different question types involve conditional language. By becoming familiar with diagramming, you’ll be able to mentally compartmentalize the different parts of these prompts more quickly and work through the questions more efficiently. This is especially the case for parallel reasoning and parallel flaw questions — if you’re not comfortable diagramming, these questions can eat up valuable minutes of your time and become extraordinarily difficult to answer.

3.) Know the Flaws

In addition to conditional language and diagramming, I think flaws in reasoning are the most common aspect of logical reasoning questions. Consequently, you should be able to identify any of the most often tested flaws at a moment’s notice. This will not only help you with the identification questions, but also with parallel flaw questions and the like. You should have them committed to memory by the time test day rolls around.