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[Page 1 of 26] Welcome To Kaplan's Grouping Games Of Selection Workshop This is one in a series of workshops focusing on the different types of logic games that appear regularly on the LSAT. In this workshop we will: introduce you to Grouping games; show you how to recognize Grouping games of Selection; recommend Master Sketch and scratchwork strategies; make you aware of the two ways in which the LSAT adds a twist to the standard Grouping game of selection; and examine questions most commonly associated with this game type. You should already be thoroughly familiar with the Kaplan 5-Step Method for Logic Games — we're going to dive right in and use it. You are bound to see at least one Grouping game on Test Day — so let's learn about how they work. Grouping Games You should start all logic games the same way: by employing Step 1 of the Kaplan Method. What is the S ituation in the game? Who are the E ntities? What is the A ction of the game? What are the L imitations of the game? Of the four, identifying the A ction is most important. You know that the game is a grouping game when the action to be undertaken is to assemble the entities into groups. As it turns out, there are two types of grouping games presented on the LSAT: 1. Games that provide a pool of entities and ask you to select a group from that pool are called Grouping games of Selection ; these games are the focus of this workshop. 2. Games that ask you to divide a group of entities into subgroups are called Grouping games of Distribution ; these are covered in the "Grouping Games of Distribution" workshop. The character of both types of grouping games depends heavily on the numbers of entities in the groups. This is a crucial point, worth making into a hard and fast rule: When dealing with grouping games, always keep close track of the numbers! [Page 3 of 26] Introduction To Grouping Games Of Selection

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When you see games that begin like this: James is making exactly four of seven types of paint — apple red, burnt siena, gold, indigo, maroon, navy blue, and tangerine — in accordance with the following conditions... you should immediately pickup on the fact that you are looking at a grouping game of selection. The key feature that sets selection games apart from other types of games is that the size of the group that is to be selected is either specified, or that a limit is placed on the size of the group. In the game above, you are told that exactly four of the seven types of paint will be made; in other words, James is selecting a group of four from the seven possible paints. Once you have identified a game as being a Grouping game of Selection, be sure that the next thing you figure out is what the conditions are on the size of the group selected. Always keep track of the numbers in grouping games.
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