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Re: Introducing The LSAT Trainer

Postby TheMostDangerousLG » Tue May 14, 2013 9:05 pm

The site looks great, and I'm seriously interested in the book. Would you mind posting the full table of contents, please? I'm only able to see the first page in the Amazon preview.

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Re: Introducing The LSAT Trainer

Postby The LSAT Trainer » Tue May 14, 2013 9:42 pm

Glad you like it! -- let me ask you a question that may be potentially embarrassing for me -- is there a way to post PDFs or images (not urls) on here? If so, I'm afraid I can't figure it out -- help :) -- if not, I'll go ahead and copy and paste the list in a post.

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Re: Introducing The LSAT Trainer

Postby JamMasterJ » Tue May 14, 2013 9:44 pm

The LSAT Trainer wrote:Glad you like it! -- let me ask you a question that may be potentially embarrassing for me -- is there a way to post PDFs or images (not urls) on here? If so, I'm afraid I can't figure it out -- help :) -- if not, I'll go ahead and copy and paste the list in a post.

snapshot the pdf - upload to imgur.com - post the forum link (the one with IMG at the beginning and end)

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Re: Introducing The LSAT Trainer

Postby The LSAT Trainer » Tue May 14, 2013 9:51 pm

JamMasterJ wrote:
The LSAT Trainer wrote:Glad you like it! -- let me ask you a question that may be potentially embarrassing for me -- is there a way to post PDFs or images (not urls) on here? If so, I'm afraid I can't figure it out -- help :) -- if not, I'll go ahead and copy and paste the list in a post.

snapshot the pdf - upload to imgur.com - post the forum link (the one with IMG at the beginning and end)


thanks -- I wish I had known about this this morning-- let's see if I can make it work -- don't make fun of me if I screw up -- mk

http://i.imgur.com/7FjiNFU.jpg

I give up trying to post the image -- I keep getting a message "you cannot use certain bbcodes -- hopefully the link above works for everyone -- if someone knows how to help me -- thanks in advance -- mk
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Re: Introducing The LSAT Trainer

Postby JamMasterJ » Tue May 14, 2013 9:54 pm

after you upload copy directly below these words:
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Re: Introducing The LSAT Trainer

Postby lsatkid007 » Tue May 14, 2013 10:36 pm

The LSAT Trainer wrote:
JamMasterJ wrote:
The LSAT Trainer wrote:Glad you like it! -- let me ask you a question that may be potentially embarrassing for me -- is there a way to post PDFs or images (not urls) on here? If so, I'm afraid I can't figure it out -- help :) -- if not, I'll go ahead and copy and paste the list in a post.

snapshot the pdf - upload to imgur.com - post the forum link (the one with IMG at the beginning and end)


thanks -- I wish I had known about this this morning-- let's see if I can make it work -- don't make fun of me if I screw up -- mk

http://i.imgur.com/7FjiNFU.jpg

I give up trying to post the image -- I keep getting a message "you cannot use certain bbcodes -- hopefully the link above works for everyone -- if someone knows how to help me -- thanks in advance -- mk


I like it.

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Re: Introducing The LSAT Trainer

Postby TheMostDangerousLG » Tue May 14, 2013 10:50 pm

The LSAT Trainer wrote:
JamMasterJ wrote:
The LSAT Trainer wrote:Glad you like it! -- let me ask you a question that may be potentially embarrassing for me -- is there a way to post PDFs or images (not urls) on here? If so, I'm afraid I can't figure it out -- help :) -- if not, I'll go ahead and copy and paste the list in a post.

snapshot the pdf - upload to imgur.com - post the forum link (the one with IMG at the beginning and end)


thanks -- I wish I had known about this this morning-- let's see if I can make it work -- don't make fun of me if I screw up -- mk

http://i.imgur.com/7FjiNFU.jpg

I give up trying to post the image -- I keep getting a message "you cannot use certain bbcodes -- hopefully the link above works for everyone -- if someone knows how to help me -- thanks in advance -- mk


That's perfect, thanks!

Ooo, I seriously, seriously want a copy of this book. Been reading through the lessons posted on the site, and this already appears to be superior material. A lot of in-depth ideas, subtle concepts, and common sense tips not discussed in other prep books (and I've read just about all of them).

I'm currently fighting the urge to clear out my sad bank account so I can get a copy of this and go through it by June. And I had promised myself I was done with prep books (damn you!). :shock:

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Re: Introducing The LSAT Trainer

Postby The LSAT Trainer » Wed May 15, 2013 1:43 am

TheMostDangerousLG wrote:
The LSAT Trainer wrote:
JamMasterJ wrote:
The LSAT Trainer wrote:Glad you like it! -- let me ask you a question that may be potentially embarrassing for me -- is there a way to post PDFs or images (not urls) on here? If so, I'm afraid I can't figure it out -- help :) -- if not, I'll go ahead and copy and paste the list in a post.

snapshot the pdf - upload to imgur.com - post the forum link (the one with IMG at the beginning and end)


thanks -- I wish I had known about this this morning-- let's see if I can make it work -- don't make fun of me if I screw up -- mk

http://i.imgur.com/7FjiNFU.jpg

I give up trying to post the image -- I keep getting a message "you cannot use certain bbcodes -- hopefully the link above works for everyone -- if someone knows how to help me -- thanks in advance -- mk


That's perfect, thanks!

Ooo, I seriously, seriously want a copy of this book. Been reading through the lessons posted on the site, and this already appears to be superior material. A lot of in-depth ideas, subtle concepts, and common sense tips not discussed in other prep books (and I've read just about all of them).

I'm currently fighting the urge to clear out my sad bank account so I can get a copy of this and go through it by June. And I had promised myself I was done with prep books (damn you!). :shock:


ha!

let me ask you this -- if you could pay $50 for an extra point on the LSAT, would you do it? what do you think the odds are that my book will help you pick up at least one point?

Thanks for the comments -- even if you don't end up picking up the book, I hope you find all the free tools useful -- MK

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Re: Introducing The LSAT Trainer

Postby LSAT Hacks (Graeme) » Wed May 15, 2013 11:22 am

The LSAT Trainer wrote:ha!

let me ask you this -- if you could pay $50 for an extra point on the LSAT, would you do it? what do you think the odds are that my book will help you pick up at least one point?

Thanks for the comments -- even if you don't end up picking up the book, I hope you find all the free tools useful -- MK


As someone who sells LSAT materials, I obviously have a bias in endorsing this advice, but it's very good advice.

There's two types of spending: consumption and investment. Spending $50 on movies and food and drinks is fun, but get you nothing in the long run. Buying this book, if it works even a little bit, could earn you tens of thousands of dollars in the long run. Higher scholarships, higher salary from a better school, etc.

This applies to any LSAT prep material you think will make a difference.

You have an inbuilt sense that says 'that's expensive!' when you see anything that costs more than X dollars. This is GREAT reasoning when you're considering consuming something.

But when you're considering investing in the future, you have to ask a different question: will this make me money?

I face this question all the time in my business activities. I have no problem spending $300 on something if I feel sure it will earn me $100. In many ways, a book like this is an even better investment. I find it very hard to believe it wouldn't earn you at least it's cover price in long run potential earnings.

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Re: Introducing The LSAT Trainer

Postby laxbrah420 » Wed May 15, 2013 12:57 pm

You can also resell it when you're done

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Re: Introducing The LSAT Trainer

Postby TheMostDangerousLG » Wed May 15, 2013 1:50 pm

Bit the bullet. Looking forward to reading!

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Re: Introducing The LSAT Trainer

Postby lsatkid007 » Wed May 15, 2013 1:56 pm

Yo me too.

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Re: Introducing The LSAT Trainer

Postby objection_your_honor » Wed May 15, 2013 1:58 pm

Based on that table of contents, I also just bought the book. Not sure if my time is best spent on anything but PTs at this point, being so close to the test. I guess I can make that call after at least browsing through it.

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Re: Introducing The LSAT Trainer

Postby JamMasterJ » Wed May 15, 2013 3:10 pm

Graeme (Hacking the LSAT) wrote:Buying this book, if it works even a little bit, could earn you tens of thousands of dollars in the long run. Higher scholarships, higher salary from a better school, etc.

try millions based on his previous body of work for MLSAT

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Re: Introducing The LSAT Trainer

Postby wtrc » Wed May 15, 2013 3:15 pm

Mike: This looks really great. I wish it was out a few months ago!

I take the LSAT in 3.5 weeks (with a few other posters that have bought this on the thread). Would you recommend buying this even though the LSAT is so soon (I assume yes). If so, why? Thanks!

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Re: Introducing The LSAT Trainer

Postby The LSAT Trainer » Wed May 15, 2013 3:42 pm

wtrcoins3 wrote:Mike: This looks really great. I wish it was out a few months ago!

I take the LSAT in 3.5 weeks (with a few other posters that have bought this on the thread). Would you recommend buying this even though the LSAT is so soon (I assume yes). If so, why? Thanks!


Ha -- yes, I would recommend it -- how could you guess?

Obviously, I don't think it will have the same type of impact that it would have if you used it from the beginning, coupled with one of the study schedules (which give you matching drill sets of o.g. q's to practice and such)--

However, I do think it will be useful both in terms of helping you develop a stronger big picture understanding of the test as a whole, and in terms of helping you address certain specific weaknesses.

In terms of the big picture understanding...

I remember when I went to buy my Prius (which I TOTALLY REGRET BTW), I looked inside the hood, and asked the salesman where the transmission was. And he told me there was no transmission (I had, to this point, spent thousands of dollars on transmission work on junky used cars throughout my life) -- this blew my mind and changed how I thought about how cars work.

In writing this book, I really started from ground zero in order to try and design a new, more cohesive big picture understanding of what the LSAT is all about. The "no transmission" moment is going to come for a lot of you when you realize that my book has no game categories. (I imagine the novelty of that will invariably bring out some skeptics, but I am certain that it was the right decision to make.) I am a big believer in the importance of a strong big picture understanding -- I think it influences everything you do and every instinct you have. I think a lot of LSAT books are written by the very same people who create remote controls -- they reflect the interests of the maker, not the user, and they don't help you organize or differentiate the more important from the less. My book really emphasizes the big picture, and I think the view it shows will most definitely help make you a wiser test taker.

At the other extreme are specific issues -- your ability to accurately handle complex compound conditional statements, for example, or your ability to differentiate the supporting evidence from the background -- I've broken down the test in terms of these little skills that you have to have, and I've created drills to help you specifically address them. I think these drills can be really useful for rounding out your skill set at the end of your studies.

I hope that doesn't sound like too much of a sales pitch, and I hope you find it useful -- feel free to write here or pm if you have any follow up questions.

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Re: Introducing The LSAT Trainer

Postby tuffyjohnson » Wed May 15, 2013 4:05 pm

Okay, so you're the guy who is the brains behind the very excellent MLSAT LR book I just read? Now I'm interested.

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Re: Introducing The LSAT Trainer

Postby EEguy5 » Wed May 15, 2013 6:11 pm

Any chance you will be releasing a kindle version?

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Re: Introducing The LSAT Trainer

Postby The LSAT Trainer » Wed May 15, 2013 7:36 pm

EEguy5 wrote:Any chance you will be releasing a kindle version?


It's coming, but it's going to be a few weeks (I'd estimate 3 - 5) -

MK

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Re: Introducing The LSAT Trainer

Postby Balthy » Wed May 15, 2013 8:12 pm

The LSAT Trainer wrote:http://i.imgur.com/7FjiNFU.jpg



Great effin' quote on that contents page.

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Re: Introducing The LSAT Trainer

Postby Blair89 » Thu May 16, 2013 12:46 am

This looks awesome Mike, the free chapters were a great read, I already have all 3 of the manhattan books. Hoping June goes well enough that I don't need to buy this one.

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Re: Introducing The LSAT Trainer

Postby The LSAT Trainer » Thu May 16, 2013 1:03 am

Blair89 wrote:This looks awesome Mike, the free chapters were a great read, I already have all 3 of the manhattan books. Hoping June goes well enough that I don't need to buy this one.


thanks so much! -- I appreciate it -- best of luck in June.

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Re: Introducing The LSAT Trainer

Postby Gamine » Thu May 16, 2013 5:31 am

I'm so going to invest in this book at the end of the month. I just saw it on Amazon UK. How very exciting!!

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Re: Introducing The LSAT Trainer

Postby John_rizzy_rawls » Thu May 16, 2013 5:31 am

Tag.

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Re: Introducing The LSAT Trainer

Postby Drewkapper » Thu May 16, 2013 5:05 pm

Just ordered a copy. Looking forward to receiving it on Monday.


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