Assume Statements Are True

This can be tough, at first. Assume everything you read on the LSAT is true.

In everyday arguing, you can prove someone wrong by showing that their information is wrong.

On the LSAT, this doesn’t work. You have to assume statements are true. If I say: “We’re doomed, a bomb is about to fall on us!”, then you shouldn’t try to figure out whether a bomb is actually falling.

Instead, try to weaken my argument using context. Maybe we can hide in a bomb shelter. Maybe the bomb is a dud. Etc. Those facts don’t contradict my fact, but they do weaken my argument that we are doomed.

That’s it for the logic tutorial! Check out my blog for more LSAT articles.

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