The LSAT is to some degree a test of "critical thinking"
-- but only to some degree.
A great deal of what's on the LSAT is not only not common-sense
-- it's totally counterintuitive. That's why many people
who are very smart in the real world have trouble on standardized
exams like the LSAT -- they just don't "test well."
(Get it? Heh.) At the same time, there are plenty of people who
are no smarter than anyone else who do amazingly well on standardized
exams like the LSAT.
What we do is to break the exam down into its component parts,
and at every level from the most fundamental and basic principles
and definitions to the most arcane and obscure of shortcuts and
tricks, we teach exactly what the highest scorers do to get those
scores -- and then help you implement those techniques and exploit
those Formulas in ways that work for you.
Much of what we teach is industry-unique, the result of over a
decade of analyzing REAL LSATs and of working with students at all
levels to find techniques that will work for them -- which is a
big part of why our students go up much more than the students of
any other courses.