what LSAT prep book should i use FIRST?

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what LSAT prep book should i use FIRST?

Postby partypajamas » Fri Jun 22, 2012 12:24 pm

i am a sophmore in college and extremely interested in law school. id like to buy some books to see if the LSAT is something i want to invest in....what are some of the best beginner books? i know practice tests are best, but i want a somewhat beginning book to get my feet wet and understand strageties, tips, etc...

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Re: what LSAT prep book should i use FIRST?

Postby Nova » Fri Jun 22, 2012 12:25 pm

Power Score LR and AR bibles for the basics. Then read Manhattan for a more refined and sophisticated approach.

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Re: what LSAT prep book should i use FIRST?

Postby dowu » Fri Jun 22, 2012 12:27 pm

Nova wrote:Power Score LR and AR bibles for the basics. Then read Manhattan for a more refined and sophisticated approach.


You talkin about the Manhattan LR book? What makes it more sophisticated than the LRB? I'm not sure how much you can teach past what students should be looking for in right/wrong answer and identifying question types.

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Re: what LSAT prep book should i use FIRST?

Postby Nova » Fri Jun 22, 2012 12:50 pm

nmop_apisdn wrote:
Nova wrote:Power Score LR and AR bibles for the basics. Then read Manhattan for a more refined and sophisticated approach.


You talkin about the Manhattan LR book? What makes it more sophisticated than the LRB? I'm not sure how much you can teach past what students should be looking for in right/wrong answer and identifying question types.


PSB keeps it basic and simple. Manhattan is written by 99th percentile test takers, and tailored specifically for test takers already scoring relativity well. Its hard for me to describe, but after reading a few pages of the Manhattan guides, it is clear that it is written at a higher reading level and is intended to cultivate a higher level of thought than the PSBs

Here are the reviews (admittedly, some may have been written by Manhattan themselves), http://www.amazon.com/Manhattan-Logical ... Descending

I would still suggest reading both. PSB to get ones feet wet. Manhattan to crystallize the concepts.
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Re: what LSAT prep book should i use FIRST?

Postby Systematic1 » Fri Jun 22, 2012 1:27 pm

Why not post this in the LSAT Prep Forum for starters?

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Re: what LSAT prep book should i use FIRST?

Postby Nova » Fri Jun 22, 2012 2:10 pm

Systematic1 wrote:Why not post this in the LSAT Prep Forum for starters?


Sorry his thread is not systematic enough for you, Systematic.

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Re: what LSAT prep book should i use FIRST?

Postby partypajamas » Fri Jun 22, 2012 2:26 pm

so powerscore lr for first book to get my feet wet? can anyone link the best version on amazon? seems like multiple versions

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Re: what LSAT prep book should i use FIRST?

Postby partypajamas » Fri Jun 22, 2012 2:27 pm

are there any online practice tests or any guides i can print out or something too?

thanks for all the advice guys

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Re: what LSAT prep book should i use FIRST?

Postby Nova » Fri Jun 22, 2012 2:29 pm

http://www.amazon.com/PowerScore-LSAT-L ... gy_b_img_b

Pretty sure that is the most recent one

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Re: what LSAT prep book should i use FIRST?

Postby Nova » Fri Jun 22, 2012 2:32 pm

This is a free sample test from LSAC. The curve if tighter than recent tests have been (-8 for a 170).


http://www.lsac.org/jd/pdfs/SamplePTJune.pdf


You can buy PT bundles of 10 for about 20 dollars. The 2 most recent ones are 29-38 and 52-61. 62,63,64,65, and soon to be 66 can all be bought individually for $8 a piece.

http://www.amazon.com/Actual-Official-L ... gy_b_img_b

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Re: what LSAT prep book should i use FIRST?

Postby Systematic1 » Fri Jun 22, 2012 3:09 pm

Nova wrote:
Systematic1 wrote:Why not post this in the LSAT Prep Forum for starters?


Sorry his thread is not systematic enough for you, Systematic.


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Re: what LSAT prep book should i use FIRST?

Postby Nova » Fri Jun 22, 2012 3:10 pm

Systematic1 wrote:
Nova wrote:
Systematic1 wrote:Why not post this in the LSAT Prep Forum for starters?


Sorry his thread is not systematic enough for you, Systematic.


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