Did anyone use tests 1-6?

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quasi-stellar
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Did anyone use tests 1-6?

Postby quasi-stellar » Wed May 05, 2010 5:12 pm

I'm wondering if anyone practiced with these early tests. Is there any particular reason why lsac doesn't sell them individually? Are they any different from the ones in the first 10 actual book?
Thanks for any feedback.

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Re: Did anyone use tests 1-6?

Postby StrictlyLiable » Wed May 05, 2010 5:17 pm

I'm not sure that it would be worth worrying about. Between the "Actual" preptest books and the new individual ones that you can buy it should be sufficient for your studies. I had originally thought the same thing but then I read in the forums about the differences between even the "Actual" preptest books and the newer tests. I realized that it probably wouldn't be worth it to worry about finding them. Hope this kind of answers your question.

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Re: Did anyone use tests 1-6?

Postby jjlaw » Wed May 05, 2010 5:21 pm

I keep hearing about these. Where do people find them?

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Re: Did anyone use tests 1-6?

Postby ConsideringLawSchool » Fri May 07, 2010 7:16 pm

CambridgeLSAT offers them for download. I suggest doing the LGs from them for the very reason that they are different from recent ones. I think that you increase your chances of success if you have tools to figure out unfamiliar games rather than having memorized set categories and scripts of how to do them. You won't be stuck when they introduce some new game that doesn't fit neatly into the Bible

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Re: Did anyone use tests 1-6?

Postby MLBrandow » Fri May 07, 2010 11:53 pm

ConsideringLawSchool wrote:CambridgeLSAT offers them for download. I suggest doing the LGs from them for the very reason that they are different from recent ones. I think that you increase your chances of success if you have tools to figure out unfamiliar games rather than having memorized set categories and scripts of how to do them. You won't be stuck when they introduce some new game that doesn't fit neatly into the Bible


This is exactly why I tried to hunt as many of the old LSATs down as I could during my prep. Their usefulness lies in their being so different from the current test. While the LR is essentially still the same (although there are a few wacky ones), the LG is definitely different. I honestly don't think they are "harder" but they are definitely different, and rely much more on your ability to diagnose the problem quickly, and draw many mini-diagrams.

A few of the LG's of old don't fit into any categories and are their own monsters. These were my favorite because they were almost purely conceptual and required very little diagramming, just a few minutes of thinking hard.

Also, many people believe that the RC from these older tests was much easier in general. It wasn't until maybe five years ago that RC really started getting ramped up to the overly dense stuff it is now.


Here is the list I made a while back that has every PrepTest released by LSAC and in what form they are most likely to be found:

LSAT TriplePrep Vol1
PrepTest 2; October 1991
PrepTest 4; February 1992
PrepTest 5; June 1992

LSAT TriplePrep V2 (also has PT7)
PrepTest 3; December 1991
PrepTest 6; October 1992

LSAT TriplePrep V3 (also has PT9,10)
PrepTest 8; June 1993

10 Actual
PrepTest 18; December 1992
PrepTest 7; February 1993
PrepTest 9; October 1993
PrepTest 10; February 1994
PrepTest 11; June 1994
PrepTest 12; October 1994
PrepTest 13; December 1994
PrepTest 14; February 1995
PrepTest 15; June 1995
PrepTest 16; September 1995

10 More
PrepTest 19; June 1996
PrepTest 20; October 1996 (Old LSAC Sample PT)
PrepTest 21; December 1996
PrepTest 22; June 1997
PrepTest 23; October 1997
PrepTest 24; December 1997
PrepTest 25; June 1998
PrepTest 26; September 1998
PrepTest 27; December 1998
PrepTest 28; June 1999

LSAT SuperPrep
SuperPrep A; February 1996
SuperPrep C; February 1999
SuperPrep B; February 2000

Official LSAT PrepTest; February 1997

Next 10
PrepTest 29; October 1999
PrepTest 30; December 1999
PrepTest 31; June 2000
PrepTest 32; October 2000
PrepTest 33; December 2000
PrepTest 34; June 2001
PrepTest 35; October 2001
PrepTest 36; December 2001
PrepTest 37; June 2002
PrepTest 38; October 2002

Powerscore Take-Home Supplement
-PrepTest 17 December 1995
-PrepTest 39 December 2002
-PrepTest 40 June 2003
-PrepTest 41 September 2003
-PrepTest 42 December 2003
-PrepTest 43 June 2004
-PrepTest 44 October 2004
-PrepTest 45 December 2004
-PrepTest 46 June 2005
-PrepTest 47 September 2005

Loose Tests
PrepTest 1 June 1991

PrepTest 48 December 2005
PrepTest 49 June 2006
PrepTest 50 September 2006
PrepTest 51 December 2006
Free LSAT June 2007
PrepTest 52 September 2007
PrepTest 53 December 2007
PrepTest 54 June 2008
PrepTest 55 September 2008
PrepTest 56 December 2008
PrepTest 57 June 2009
PrepTest 58 September 2009
PrepTest 59 December 2009


I was able to find four of the six publications containing the rare tests in my hunt, and I found all of them at some point over Amazon.com, but it took a bit of work.

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Re: Did anyone use tests 1-6?

Postby ConsideringLawSchool » Sat May 08, 2010 12:26 am

If you are going to do all the PTs, assuming you have access to affordable printing, I think the most cost-efficient solution is the bundle of 1-59 on CambridgeLSAT ($177 for all the PTs, or an average of about $3 per test).

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Re: Did anyone use tests 1-6?

Postby MLBrandow » Sat May 08, 2010 12:41 am

ConsideringLawSchool wrote:If you are going to do all the PTs, assuming you have access to affordable printing, I think the most cost-efficient solution is the bundle of 1-59 on CambridgeLSAT ($177 for all the PTs, or an average of about $3 per test).


ConsideringLawSchool,

I sure wish this site existed (or I had the fortitude to make it myself) when I started prepping. Of course, it only takes one jerk to upload it as a torrent and your revenue stream takes a flush for the worse.


They even have a more elegant presentation of all the tests than the one I included above:
http://www.cambridgelsat.com/productdet ... on_chart/1

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Re: Did anyone use tests 1-6?

Postby 09042014 » Sat May 08, 2010 12:44 am

MLBrandow wrote:
ConsideringLawSchool wrote:If you are going to do all the PTs, assuming you have access to affordable printing, I think the most cost-efficient solution is the bundle of 1-59 on CambridgeLSAT ($177 for all the PTs, or an average of about $3 per test).


ConsideringLawSchool,

I sure wish this site existed (or I had the fortitude to make it myself) when I started prepping. Of course, it only takes one jerk to upload it as a torrent and your revenue stream takes a flush for the worse.


They even have a more elegant presentation of all the tests than the one I included above:
http://www.cambridgelsat.com/productdet ... on_chart/1


WAY too late for that.




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