PowerScore Ultimate Setups Guide - Was it helpful? (POLL)

What did you think about the PowerScore Ultimate Setups Guide?

Very helpful
7
30%
Helpful
7
30%
Neutral
5
22%
Not Very Helpful
2
9%
Worthless
2
9%
 
Total votes: 23

ps494
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PowerScore Ultimate Setups Guide - Was it helpful? (POLL)

Postby ps494 » Tue Jan 12, 2010 9:20 pm

Feel free to comment on why you voted the way you did. There seems to be a lot of disagreement in the archives over whether or not it's worth it.
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Re: PowerScore Ultimate Setups Guide - Was it helpful?

Postby ps494 » Tue Jan 12, 2010 9:41 pm

Also, what exactly is in this book? I heard that it only shows inferences and diagrams for each game. Does it provide any explanations?

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Re: PowerScore Ultimate Setups Guide - Was it helpful?

Postby ps494 » Tue Jan 12, 2010 10:00 pm

bump

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Re: PowerScore Ultimate Setups Guide - Was it helpful?

Postby sayruss11 » Wed Jan 13, 2010 7:07 am

It didn´t even provide the answers to each question, only what it considered the ¨most difficult¨ which proved to be different from what I considered to be the most difficult.

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Re: PowerScore Ultimate Setups Guide - Was it helpful?

Postby gustrock » Wed Jan 13, 2010 7:25 am

Purchase it. Along with the "Next/Actual LSAT Guides" to supplement it. For me, setting the games up was my issue. Once there was a visual illustration of how to set up the game, no explanation for the answers was necessary. (-10 LG Sept, -2 December)

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Re: PowerScore Ultimate Setups Guide - Was it helpful?

Postby ps494 » Wed Jan 13, 2010 4:23 pm

gustrock wrote:Purchase it. Along with the "Next/Actual LSAT Guides" to supplement it. For me, setting the games up was my issue. Once there was a visual illustration of how to set up the game, no explanation for the answers was necessary. (-10 LG Sept, -2 December)


My issue isn't so much that I can't produce the initial diagram, but rather that I sometimes miss inferences..

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Re: PowerScore Ultimate Setups Guide - Was it helpful?

Postby katieg » Wed Jan 13, 2010 10:08 pm

Does it actually explain how to set the diagrams/inferences up, or does it just present a diagram for each game?

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Re: PowerScore Ultimate Setups Guide - Was it helpful?

Postby beesknees » Wed Jan 13, 2010 10:17 pm

katieg wrote:Does it actually explain how to set the diagrams/inferences up, or does it just present a diagram for each game?


I believe it just shows the diagrams and the answers. It was helpful for me (more than explaining it) because it forced me to figure out why it was correct and why I was wrong.

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Re: PowerScore Ultimate Setups Guide - Was it helpful?

Postby pu_golf88 » Wed Jan 13, 2010 10:46 pm

I'm interested in the results for this. Like the OP, I sometimes miss a couple inferences in the grouping games.

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Re: PowerScore Ultimate Setups Guide - Was it helpful?

Postby katieg » Thu Jan 14, 2010 9:48 pm

OP - I'm also considering buying this book. I feel that you might as well buy it (especially if you're using pithypike's study guide), because if you're doing nearly every single game created, it would be nice to double check the diagrams for the games that the book covers. The initial diagram is extremely important, because probably 75% of the games can be answered by just referring back to it.

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Re: PowerScore Ultimate Setups Guide - Was it helpful? (POLL)

Postby noelleF » Tue Jan 26, 2010 9:11 pm

i bought it and haven't used it once. this book is only good for people who have no idea of how to setup the games. i think for most people the lg bible and a lot of games to practice on should be enough.

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Re: PowerScore Ultimate Setups Guide - Was it helpful? (POLL)

Postby ps494 » Tue Jan 26, 2010 9:26 pm

noelleF wrote:i bought it and haven't used it once. this book is only good for people who have no idea of how to setup the games. i think for most people the lg bible and a lot of games to practice on should be enough.



Doesn't it show all the initial inferences (i.e., Not-laws, diagrams, placed variables, etc.)? I sometimes miss initial inferences and end up not fully filling in my diagram before moving onto the question. Do you think that this book would help me.




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