Flaws: Volume V Flaws

The following work-in-progress is a hyperlinked list of the ANSWERS to flaw questions in “10 Actual Official LSAT Preptests Volume V.” This document should immediately increase your accuracy on flaw questions by explaining what each answer means. If you carefully study the different flaws and the words the LSAT authors use to describe it, you should be able to get more right answers in less time in the LSAT logical reasoning section,

I recommend that this document be used as part of the 7Sage “blind review” method. Try to figure out each flaw question on your own, and then, without checking your  answer, look at that question in this document.  If you aren’t familiar with the labels I use  to describe the different flaws, just click the hyperlink to see what Wikipedia or other authors have said about this specific flaw. Then, after you are clear on what each answer actually means, choose your answer. If it is the same answer you originally chose, congratulations! If you changed your answer, congratulations again–you may have just learned something that will help you get into the law school of your choice!

62-2-5: Childhood lead poisoning (p. 17)

  1. Statistical errors
  2. Circular reasoning
  3. Overlooked possibility
  4. Assumption
  5. Assumption

62-2-7: Flawed parallel pattern (p. 17) is fallacy of division

62-2-8: Space exploration (p. 18)

  1. Fallacy of composition
  2. Possibility v. Certainty
  3. Possibility v. Certainty
  4. Possibility v. Certainty
  5. Argument from ignorance

62-2-11: Athlete’s foot (p. 19)

  1. “Can cure” does not equal “always cures”
  2. Survey problem
  3. Assumption
  4. Overlooked possibility
  5. Assumption

62-4-9: Parallel flawed pattern (p. 30) is “if a husband is right-handed, the wife is probably right-handed; so if the wife is left-handed, the husband is probably left-handed.”

62-4-10: Moon of Jupiter (p. 30) [THIS NEEDS WORK!]

  1. Assumption (that a “necessary” condition is always necessary–this assumption is always true!)
  2. Overlooked possibility
  3. Assumption
  4. Overlooked possibility
  5. Assumption

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