I'm going to preface this with my opinion that the best preparation possible is a full-length LSAT prep course by TestMasters or PowerScore.
I studied on my own with the below book titles for about 2 - 3 months, and THEN took a full length TestMasters course, and the TM course STILL added 5 points onto my overall score.
If you think a PowerScore or TestMasters (www.testmasters180.com
) course is "too expensive" or that books are "much more cost effective," consider that with the extra 5 points provided to me by TestMasters I not only got into top 20 schools that I would have had absolutely, positively, with no question, had no chance of getting into, I also got scholarships, particularly one scholarship at the school I will attended, that represents a return on investment ($1250 for TestMasters) of over 2,000%.
And with no further ado, here are my book recommendations:
1. "10 More Actual LSATs"
2. "The Next 10 Actual LSATs"
3. "10 Actual LSATs"
Extremely Helpful, nearly crucial:
1. The Logic Games Bible
2. The Logical Reasoning Bible
3. Word Smart I & Word Smart II (vocabulary building can be enormously helpful for reading comprehension)
Moderately Helpful, sometimes confusing, sometimes repetitive:
1. Jeff Kolby's Mastering the LSAT
2. Kaplan LSAT 180
Watch Out for These, Most are Counterproductive:
1. Any Princeton Review book
2. Any Kaplan book that's not "LSAT 180"
3. Most other LSAT prep materials are fodder.
I'm thinking about taking the LSAT and i want to start preparing as soon as possible. The problem is, i don't know which LSAT books to read or prep courses i should be taking. I was wondering if any of you successful law students have any suggestions, like which books, etc helped you get a respectable LSAT score (168 or higher) or which prep courses led to getting into law school.
If anyone can help me out, i would greatly appreciate it!