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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Reading Comprehension Bibles
« on: September 02, 2008, 09:34:44 AM »
Thanks! I pre-ordered one. The LGB has been great, so I hope this is of the same quality.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: buying Preptest 54 (Jun 08) from
« on: September 01, 2008, 10:24:47 AM »
I ordered and received mine within 5 days.

Studying for the LSAT / Kaplan
« on: August 25, 2008, 09:31:47 AM »
Has anyone had a positive experience with Kaplan? Everything I have seen here is negative. Unfortunately, Kaplan is the only prep course available in my area. I've signed up for the Kaplan Extreme LSAT course. Any suggestions for how to get the most out of the Kaplan program? I will be supplementing my study with the Bibles.

Studying for the LSAT / Speed
« on: August 25, 2008, 08:30:55 AM »
Anyone have specific suggestions for how to improve speed on each section? Accuracy isn't a major issue, but efficiency is. Any tips besiders just doing each question type over and over and over again? Or is that the best bet?

Studying for the LSAT / Logic Games Bible
« on: August 23, 2008, 09:40:40 PM »
Looking for suggestions as to how to best use the Logic Games Bible. It's a little overwhelming, as it just seems to be approach after approach after approach to each question type, all running together. I'm not sure how I will ever remember all the guidance about when to use block sequencing vs. non-block sequencing, and does it matter if I make a vertical diagram or a horizontal diagram? Also, is the Bible best paired with the Ultimate Set-Up guide so I can practice each question type as I go?

Thanks for any advice.

EarlCat, What are your thought on LSAT Workout by Princeton Review. I know you mentioned it is a good choice for 165+ scorers looking to improve (situation I am currently in). However, do you think the logical reasoning drills they offer are worthwile?? After doing some of them they seem fairly different from the actual LSAT.

Some of the args are good, but others left me scratching my head.  The book uses no real LSAT questions, which always involves the danger of deviating from what LSAC would do.  In this case, he intentionally deviated in order try and make the content more challenging than the actual test (and thus, a workout).  Mission accomplished.  Unfortunately, on some of the args I think he missed the mark by too much, and I have to call BS on some of the explanations.  :(

I'm still a big fan of the book for Games and RC.  It's worth the cover price alone just for the games IMHO and if you're breaking 165, you should get this book.

Other than than the args, my only other complaints are: 1) There is very little white space--some games have extra content at the top of the page leaving no room for diagramming and sometimes even requiring you to turn the page for additional questions.  2) The answer explanations are often hard to find and once you find them, the questions are in the order you should have attacked them on the test rather than in numerical order.  This makes it harder if you only want to find the explanation for just one or two questions.

Would you mind clarifying how you would use this book with regard to the Logical Reasoning sections? Does it have any utility there at all? Or should I simply skip that section of the book?

Planning to use the Kaplan Extreme program to study for the December LSAT. I'll be supplementing that with the Powerscore Bibles and taking the Preptests that Kaplan does not use for full length in class testing. Anyone used Kaplan recently? I've heard they have revamped the course. In particular, anyone used their Kaplan Extreme program? I've listed the highlights of the course here, if anyone cares to offer a critique.


Kaplan Extreme includes:

LSAT Extreme is 109 prep hours (85 instructional hours + 24 exam hours) spread across 28 sessions. It includes:

10 classrooms sessions
6 recent, full-length LSAT practice tests, proctored under realistic conditions
9 topic-based workshops
3 attack sessions focused on section management
In addition to the 109 hours, LSAT Extreme includes 4 hours of one-on-one tutoring.

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