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Mike's Trainer Thread

Posted: Tue May 14, 2013 12:34 pm
by The LSAT Trainer
Hi everyone --

Thanks for checking out this thread. Please post a note if you have any questions or comments about the book or the LSAT in general.

***APRIL 2015 UPDATE: TRAINER VERSION 1.5 JUST RELEASED AND AVAILABLE NOW ON AMAZON.***

The "look inside" feature still shows the old version, but rest assured that if you order new from Amazon (and not a third party) you will get the latest version of the book.

Here are links to some previous responses you may find useful:

General Questions
1. Starting the Trainer near the end of your study process #1
2. Starting the Trainer near the end of your study process #2
16. Value of taking a diagnostic at the beginning of your prep
17. 170+ skill set checklist
18. Arcade Fire
19. What to do in final few weeks
21. How many tests do I need for drilling and PT’ing?
26. Starting the Trainer near the end of your study process #2
28. Using the Trainer when you are already 170+
33. Breaking past 170
36. Some tips for retakers
37. Sudden dip in score
42. Beginning your prep
45.Timing your drills
46. Reviewing first PT

Trainer + Other Products
3. Combining the Trainer with other learning products #1
4. Trainer vs Manhattan #1
5. Trainer vs Manhattan #2
8. Trainer vs Powerscore
9. General thoughts on recorded courses
10. Combining the Trainer with other learning products #2
12. Combining the Trainer with other learning products #3
23. Using the Trainer while taking another course
25. Opinions about 7Sage
27. Trainer + Cambridge #1
32. Combining the Trainer with other learning products #4
38. Combining the Trainer with other learning products #5
40. Trainer + Cambridge #2
41. Trainer + Cambridge #3 - Conversion Chart
43. Trainer + drilling

Logic Games
6. Could be True question strategies
11. About the Logic Chain
34. Speeding up
47. Could be true/Must be true
48. Tips for finding inferences

Reading Comprehension
Some thoughts on reviewing Reading Comp
14. Getting those final few points
20. Additional assessment and strengthening exercises
22. Main point vs. Author’s view
29. Timed vs. untimed drilling
31. Some timing advice
50. Reading for structure
51. Tips for improvement

Logical Reasoning
7. Reviewing your work
15. Dense stimuli and answer choice language
24. The importance of prioritizing
28. Timing vs. accuracy
30. Using notecards
35. Strengthen and Weaken questions
39. Reviewing your work # 2
44. Stuck between two answers
49. Danger of Relying on Answer tendencies and patterns

Re: Introducing The LSAT Trainer

Posted: Tue May 14, 2013 12:36 pm
by itachiuchiha
nice
so you giving away any review copies? i would be glad to review.

Re: Introducing The LSAT Trainer

Posted: Tue May 14, 2013 12:37 pm
by MKX
What does your site offer that others don't?

Re: Introducing The LSAT Trainer

Posted: Tue May 14, 2013 12:38 pm
by JamMasterJ
IBTL

Re: Introducing The LSAT Trainer

Posted: Tue May 14, 2013 12:50 pm
by jitsubruin
Thank you very much for this! Under the "What Does the LSAT Test?" section, you have a paragraph that repeats: "Secondly, the LSAT is a test..."

Re: Introducing The LSAT Trainer

Posted: Tue May 14, 2013 12:51 pm
by The LSAT Trainer
JamMasterJ wrote:IBTL


I'm sad to see this from you JMJ, after all we've been through together...

Re: Introducing The LSAT Trainer

Posted: Tue May 14, 2013 12:53 pm
by The LSAT Trainer
jitsubruin wrote:Thank you very much for this! Under the "What Does the LSAT Test?" section, you have a paragraph that repeats: "Secondly, the LSAT is a test..."


thanks for the catch! -- I'll let the developers know.

Re: Introducing The LSAT Trainer

Posted: Tue May 14, 2013 1:59 pm
by 0913djp
I'd be glad to check out the book in-store. Any carriers outside of Amazon? I'll probably be self-studying this summer so I will make use of that 16 Week Schedule.

Thanks.

Re: Introducing The LSAT Trainer

Posted: Tue May 14, 2013 2:09 pm
by The LSAT Trainer
0913djp wrote:I'd be glad to check out the book in-store. Any carriers outside of Amazon? I'll probably be self-studying this summer so I will make use of that 16 Week Schedule.

Thanks.


Hi -- unfortunately, it will be about 6 weeks before the books hit stores. However (as you've probably noticed) you can download five chapters for free from the website — they will give you a good indication of the book as a whole.

Re: Introducing The LSAT Trainer

Posted: Tue May 14, 2013 2:14 pm
by JamMasterJ
The LSAT Trainer wrote:
JamMasterJ wrote:IBTL


I'm sad to see this from you JMJ, after all we've been through together...

Who are you?

Re: Introducing The LSAT Trainer

Posted: Tue May 14, 2013 2:20 pm
by lsatkid007
Thanks Mike. Will definitely check it out and let you know.

Re: Introducing The LSAT Trainer

Posted: Tue May 14, 2013 2:22 pm
by The LSAT Trainer
lsatkid007 wrote:Thanks Mike. Will definitely check it out and let you know.


I know you wanted some RC tips -- please take a look at lesson 37 -- I hope you find it useful.

Re: Introducing The LSAT Trainer

Posted: Tue May 14, 2013 4:26 pm
by JamMasterJ
Mods, nevermind - dude's legit but this should probably get moved to B/S/GA

Re: Introducing The LSAT Trainer

Posted: Tue May 14, 2013 5:10 pm
by LSAT Hacks (Graeme)
JamMasterJ wrote:Mods, nevermind - dude's legit but this should probably get moved to B/S/GA


This seems much more relevant here. He's written a new book + made a website that's relevant to the community. B/S/GA is a market for used books.

I'd talked to a few mods about this. They have a no link policy. I think there ought to be some leeway for posts like this, that are announcing a potentially useful service that no one would have heard about otherwise. He's made a single post, so it's not like he's spamming.

Re: Introducing The LSAT Trainer

Posted: Tue May 14, 2013 5:12 pm
by lsatkid007
graeme wrote:
JamMasterJ wrote:Mods, nevermind - dude's legit but this should probably get moved to B/S/GA


This seems much more relevant here. He's written a new book + made a website that's relevant to the community. B/S/GA is a market for used books.

I'd talked to a few mods about this. They have a no link policy. I think there ought to be some leeway for posts like this, that are announcing a potentially useful service that no one would have heard about otherwise. He's made a single post, so it's not like he's spamming.


+1

Re: Introducing The LSAT Trainer

Posted: Tue May 14, 2013 5:14 pm
by Micdiddy
Shout out y'all (in the self study or class section):

lsattrainerwebsite wrote:A great example of the benefits of group study can be found on the website top-law-schools.com. Admittedly, the people on the site tend to be a self-selecting, highly-driven group; but every test cycle, a group of students gets together on the forum, decides to study together, then collectively makes improvements up until test day. There is amazing evidence of this in the forum archives—every group of students shows a level of improvement that would make any prep company jealous. If you can, try to form a study group in your area; otherwise, consider joining one online. The cost is small, and the benefit can be great.

Re: Introducing The LSAT Trainer

Posted: Tue May 14, 2013 5:31 pm
by itachiuchiha
yeah the dude has helped create probably THE most used study source for the LSAT that TLSers use, so whatever he posts is relevant in some sense as long as it has something to do with the lsat

Re: Introducing The LSAT Trainer

Posted: Tue May 14, 2013 5:36 pm
by jk148706
itachiuchiha wrote:yeah the dude has helped create probably THE most used study source for the LSAT that TLSers use, so whatever he posts is relevant in some sense as long as it has something to do with the lsat


New to TSL... What did he previously create?

Re: Introducing The LSAT Trainer

Posted: Tue May 14, 2013 5:37 pm
by lsatkid007
jk148706 wrote:
itachiuchiha wrote:yeah the dude has helped create probably THE most used study source for the LSAT that TLSers use, so whatever he posts is relevant in some sense as long as it has something to do with the lsat


New to TSL... What did he previously create?


The Manhattan learning system.

My bad

Re: Introducing The LSAT Trainer

Posted: Tue May 14, 2013 5:38 pm
by laxbrah420
JamMasterJ wrote:IBTL

Honestly, this dude isn't astro turfing or spamming...he's legitimately recommending his own product under a name that clearly disclaims his self-interest, in a non-obnoxious manner. I see no reason why this should not be allowed. If he made a new thread for this every day, that'd be uncool

Edit: I was scooped. Should've realized not everybody on TLS is as worthless as JMJ

Re: Introducing The LSAT Trainer

Posted: Tue May 14, 2013 5:41 pm
by itachiuchiha
laxbrah420 wrote:
JamMasterJ wrote:IBTL

Honestly, this dude isn't astro turfing or spamming...he's legitimately recommending his own product under a name that clearly disclaims his self-interest, in a non-obnoxious manner. I see no reason why this should not be allowed. If he made a new thread for this every day, that'd be uncool

Edit: I was scooped. Should've realized not everybody on TLS is as worthless as JMJ


hey, at least he is not making fake accounts recommending the LSAT trainer by giving fake testimonials.

Re: Introducing The LSAT Trainer

Posted: Tue May 14, 2013 5:45 pm
by ManoftheHour
lsatkid007 wrote:
jk148706 wrote:
itachiuchiha wrote:yeah the dude has helped create probably THE most used study source for the LSAT that TLSers use, so whatever he posts is relevant in some sense as long as it has something to do with the lsat


New to TSL... What did he previously create?


The Manhattan guides.


Damn. Those guides are the best.

Re: Introducing The LSAT Trainer

Posted: Tue May 14, 2013 8:35 pm
by JamMasterJ
laxbrah420 wrote:
JamMasterJ wrote:IBTL

Honestly, this dude isn't astro turfing or spamming...he's legitimately recommending his own product under a name that clearly disclaims his self-interest, in a non-obnoxious manner. I see no reason why this should not be allowed. If he made a new thread for this every day, that'd be uncool

Edit: I was scooped. Should've realized not everybody on TLS is as worthless as JMJ

:roll: you're a fucking prick

I've literally interacted with you like 3 times

Re: Introducing The LSAT Trainer

Posted: Tue May 14, 2013 8:54 pm
by itachiuchiha
JamMasterJ wrote:
laxbrah420 wrote:
JamMasterJ wrote:IBTL

Honestly, this dude isn't astro turfing or spamming...he's legitimately recommending his own product under a name that clearly disclaims his self-interest, in a non-obnoxious manner. I see no reason why this should not be allowed. If he made a new thread for this every day, that'd be uncool

Edit: I was scooped. Should've realized not everybody on TLS is as worthless as JMJ

:roll: you're a fucking prick

I've literally interacted with you like 3 times


i thought that all you 5000+ posters were all friends

Re: Introducing The LSAT Trainer

Posted: Tue May 14, 2013 8:55 pm
by JamMasterJ
itachiuchiha wrote:
JamMasterJ wrote:
laxbrah420 wrote:
JamMasterJ wrote:IBTL

Honestly, this dude isn't astro turfing or spamming...he's legitimately recommending his own product under a name that clearly disclaims his self-interest, in a non-obnoxious manner. I see no reason why this should not be allowed. If he made a new thread for this every day, that'd be uncool

Edit: I was scooped. Should've realized not everybody on TLS is as worthless as JMJ

:roll: you're a fucking prick

I've literally interacted with you like 3 times


i thought that all you 5000+ posters were all friends

different circles I guess. I mostly post in on-topic forums