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« on: June 19, 2006, 09:53:20 AM »
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Re: NOVA book
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2006, 10:18:42 AM »
I can only speak from experience that the LRB was pretty thorough prep and was all I used to supplement my TestMasters class when I was studying.

Hopefully Vera will weigh in.  I know she's pretty familiar with the NOVA books.

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Re: NOVA book
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2006, 11:57:17 AM »
The bibles were pretty decent. I have NOVA arriving today, so I will let you know how things turn out.

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Re: NOVA book
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2006, 12:04:47 PM »
I found NOVA to be completely useless, and you are good with games so I think you will be of the same opinion. The best prep for RC is the LSAT SuperPrep. There is a lot of really good information there, I highly recommend reading it multiple times. One suggestion for when you read it: within the text they refer to actual passages from past LSAT's and provide the test number (but not the full passage). I think it's useful to refer to that particular preptest, read the passage and try to answer the question before looking at the explanation provided in the SuperPrep. Examine your logic/thinking and compare to what they think your logic should be. Their LR section is also pretty good and in no way contradicts the LRB.

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Re: NOVA book
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2006, 12:11:40 PM »
So what format is the SuperPrep? Is it the tests and then detailed explanations, or is it moreinstructual like the bibles and prep courses?

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Re: NOVA book
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2006, 12:16:38 PM »
So what format is the SuperPrep? Is it the tests and then detailed explanations, or is it moreinstructual like the bibles and prep courses?

The first section is just about approach. They classify the different types of questions, similarly to how the LRB does it but they don't have as many classes and provide examples for each type. This section is followed by 3 preptests. At the end of each preptest they provide their explanations (which I thought were very good)

Re: NOVA book
« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2006, 12:45:42 PM »
can someone tell me where can I get the NOVA book from and also what is the format? Does it cover everything or just RC? I worked through the Bibles and found them helpful. Is NOVA the same quality. Thanks everyone.

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Re: NOVA book
« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2006, 12:56:09 PM »
The NOVA book is actually not that bad in helping with RC, and from what I remember, it covers a lot of areas fairly extensively.  If you're looking for the NOVA, PM me.

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Re: NOVA book
« Reply #8 on: June 19, 2006, 05:03:19 PM »
I agree, the SuperPrep was very valuable.

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Re: NOVA book
« Reply #9 on: June 19, 2006, 10:20:48 PM »
The bibles are much better than nova.  Nova is pretty good for RC but thats about it.