Logical reasoning, is a section where you have to understand arguments. Many people have said that formal logic can assist you in the logical reasoning portion as much as the logical games. I beg to differ. firstly, formal logic is presented in a manner which is dissimilar to LSAT Arguments. Sure when you break the Argument down to its most fundamental/rudimentary state it can be translated as formal logic. However books on informal logic are better for preparing for the lsat because, much like the lsat, it has arguments and passages similar to that of the LSAT. Furthermore, all of the testprep companies and testprep booklets always give you an introduction to logic. So buy an informal logic book. it can seriously help.The best-informal logic- book in the market right know is called:Informal Logic: A handbook for Critical Argumentation by Douglas walton.
My question is that being that time is of the essence how many of these techniques can one employ, especially when trying to break down formal logic questions. Maybe my speed is not yet up to par but diagramming all the concepts(contrapositives etc.) in one question alone will eventually locate the answer but eat up your time.