A significant number of LSAT logical reasoning questions are argument based questions. Thus, it is very important to understand what an argument means and what are the different parts of an argument. The video provides an overview of “Arguments”.

An argument primarily has three parts:

  1. Conclusion
  2. Premises
  3. Assumptions

While the conclusion and the premises are stated in the argument, assumptions are not. Assumptions are implicit premises or ideas taken to be true but not stated by the author of the argument. Understanding an argument requires understanding the underlying logic or hidden premises or underlying assumptions in an argument. The video below provides a very good review of “Assumptions” in arguments:

One way to categorize a question is according to what it asks you to find in the option statements i.e. Assumption questions or Inference questions or Weaken questions etc. Another way to categorize questions is according to the underlying reasoning of the arguments. One of such categorizations is Causal Arguments i.e. arguments in which the reasoning is around causality of two or more events. The below video gives an excellent overview of Causal Arguments:

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