I don't know that anyone should be "trying" to IRAC on a question. If you've done enough practice questions walking in, IRAC should just happen with each issue you address.Read whatever book(s)you want going in if it makes you happy. The key, once you're in law school, is to do practice exam, after practice exam, after practice exam. And don't just do them. Really work on them, take a question or two off your prof's old exams and go to office hours with it; ask for help. Most profs will do this, and it makes a big difference.
(And some say they care but then don't give you any extra points for writing well.) That's why, when preparing for exams, you should look at old exam questions used by your profs and (if they're available) old answers that got As.
Maybe I'm a law geek or something
Brewha, youre such a magnanimous human being. Can I be your friend?