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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Anyone tried this book?
« on: September 13, 2005, 07:26:30 AM »
I have the book.  It is an improvement over the previous "LSAT Answers", which explains 10 More.  The answers in "Explained" are laid out in a more visually pleasing way than before (it used to be an unformatted paragraph of info).  The explanations are decent for LR and RC, but the way they deal with AR doesn't fit with my methods and some of their diagrams are a little too difficult to follow.  There are the usual typos but I've been pleasantly surprised to find that they don't resort to saying an answer is right or wrong "just because".  There were a lot of major reasoning mistakes in the "LSAT Answers" but I haven't found anything of significance in "LSAT Explained".

I don't think you're wasting money on the book, but I don't think GetPrepped's explanations are of the same caliber as what I've seen of Kaplan and possibly Princeton Review. 

If you get this book you'll want to try to figure out why you got a question wrong before you turn towards "Explained" for explanations.  Personally, I wouldn't want my understanding of the LSAT or the individual questions to hinge on these books but they are a decent supplement for thinking in greater depth and getting another perspective on the questions. 

If you wanted some quality explanations of 4 preptests in order to better your general understanding of the LSAT I would recommend SuperPrep and The Official LSAT PrepTest with Explanations (which can also be obtained as ItemWise)...LSAC did a very good job analyzing those questions.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Itemwise?
« on: September 12, 2005, 08:58:04 AM »
My understanding is that itemwise is just "The Official LSAT Prep Test with Explanations" turned into online version.  It's the February 1997 LSAT, so there should be 101 questions.  The explanations weren't quite as thorough and astute as those in SuperPrep but, if nothing else, it's useful as another preptest.  You could get itemwise but you could probably order a usable, used copy of the book for less.

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0942639685/ref=wl_it_dp/103-2597247-3311822?%5Fencoding=UTF8&coliid=I1W3HUXXCBR5LE&v=glance&colid=2HDAJ97RQ56AS

http://www.alibris.com/search/search.cfm?qwork=8755828&wtit=The%20official%20lsat%20Prep%20Test%20with%20Explanations%20%20Volume%201&matches=12&qsort=p&cm_re=works*listing*buyused

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: June 97 Scale
« on: September 12, 2005, 08:38:34 AM »
Reported   Raw Score
Score   Lowest   Highest
180 99 101
179 98 98
178 97 97
177 96 96
176 95 95
175 94 94
174 93 93
173 92 92
172 91 91
171 90 90
170 89 89
169 88 88
168 86 87
167 85 85
166 84 84
165 82 83
164 80 81
163 79 79
162 77 78
161 76 76
160 74 75
159 72 73
158 70 71
157 69 69
156 67 68
155 65 66
154 63 64
153 61 62
152 59 60
151 58 58
150 56 57
149 54 55
148 52 53
147 50 51
146 49 49
145 47 48
144 45 46
143 43 44
142 42 42
141 40 41
140 39 39
139 37 38
138 36 36
137 34 35
136 33 33
135 31 32
134 30 30
133 29 29
132 27 28
131 26 26
130 25 25
129 24 24
128 23 23
127 22 22
126 21 21
125 20 20
124 19 19
123 18 18
122 17 17
121 16 16
120 0  15

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Question about a grouping game......
« on: September 02, 2005, 02:30:21 PM »
If you can find a bookstore that has it, The Official LSAT SuperPrep provides a lengthy explanation to this very logic game on pages 4-11.  In addition, it includes tips & explanations for LR & RC as well as 3 of the previously undisclosed February tests (96, 99, 2000).  There are also explanations for every question from those three tests.  I found it very useful early on in my studies.  If you want to order the book, the best price I found for it was $23.58 (with shipping) at: http://www.booksamillion.com/ncom/books?id=3256927785826&isbn=0942639936

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Doing a 24 preptests in 30 days -- Crazy?
« on: September 02, 2005, 07:02:42 AM »
It doesn't sound crazy, but I'd be careful.  Since the end of July I've completed 26 preptests and I have 23 to do before test day.  I'm not burning out, however I would be if I hadn't altered my strategy.  After the first 10 tests I kept scoring in the exact same range over and over.  I was just benchmarking myself for the next 10 and getting frustrated.  I've since switched to taking a timed test every other day and using the other day to take a test untimed, focussing more thought on the questions and practicing new strategies.  This alternation combined with a goal of implementing 1 or 2 new strategies each week for each section has allowed me to move above the plateau I hit.  Once you're relatively comfortable with the timing, change course and try to really understand the test/testmakers. 

I'm also canabalizing several of the preptests so that my timed tests will have 5 sections, if you did that you might be able to get your weekends off from LSAT prep (and still complete all the tests in one form or another).

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