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dr123
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powerscore bibles

Postby dr123 » Mon Jan 17, 2011 4:30 am

Hey, what stores should I look at for the powerscore bibles? I can't order them online because I don't have a credit card

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Re: powerscore bibles

Postby sethc » Mon Jan 17, 2011 3:50 pm

Do you have a Hastings in your town?? I found mine + a ton of other great prep-books there. It's a great hidden-gem of a bookstore, but they don't have a huge presence. Otherwise, I would start with BN/Joseph-Beth and, if they didn't have them, then start checking the smaller bookstores in your area & also the local college-bookstores might even have them - mine did, but they were not cheap lol

Also don't waste your time at Meijer/Wal-Mart and places like that - I seriously doubt you'll find them. If you have a nice, big shopping mall w/ a bookstore - I'd look there first.

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Re: powerscore bibles

Postby minnbills » Mon Jan 17, 2011 11:25 pm

dr123 wrote:Hey, what stores should I look at for the powerscore bibles? I can't order them online because I don't have a credit card


Don't you have a debit card? Or a check card?

Get one either way. You will need one for CambridgeLSAT so you can buy recent PTs.

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Re: powerscore bibles

Postby gbpackerbacker » Mon Jan 17, 2011 11:32 pm

You don't have a debit card?

I would suggest using a Visa or American Express giftcard. They will charge you a fee to get one (10 bucks, maybe?), but you can get them at malls, Wal-Mart, Target, etc...

Visa: http://usa.visa.com/personal/cards/prep ... _card.html

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Re: powerscore bibles

Postby sethc » Mon Jan 17, 2011 11:45 pm

Yeah good point. The fee isn't $10 where I'm from though, I think it's like $3-4 tops? Iunno, but I'm sure it varies according to location. Can't be much though.

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Re: powerscore bibles

Postby Eugenie Danglars » Tue Jan 18, 2011 12:05 am

Free advice: You should get a credit card and use it responsibly (few small purchases every month, paid off at the end of the month) to help build your credit to get better loan rates in LS :-)

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Re: powerscore bibles

Postby holden147 » Tue Jan 18, 2011 1:12 am

Not sure where you live but a major grocery store such as Giant Eagle carries Visa gift cards (there's an activation fee) and Amazon gift cards (which have no fee) so if you're buying your books on Amazon you can do it this way.

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Re: powerscore bibles

Postby casper13 » Tue Jan 18, 2011 1:44 am

My local borders had both LRB and LGB on the shelves. But be prepared to pay full price or if you have borders rewards then wait till one of their good coupons comes out.

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Re: powerscore bibles

Postby DarkPhantom » Tue Jan 18, 2011 2:31 am

I don't know if it makes much of a difference, but you can get the older bibles for cheaper. afaik, the newer ones don't have any changes that will make or break your score. (please correct me if i'm wrong)

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Re: powerscore bibles

Postby DeeCee » Tue Jan 18, 2011 2:34 am

Should def get the PS Bibles through Amazon using a reloadable Visa. They are relatively cheap (especially used) on there.

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Re: powerscore bibles

Postby Dotson525 » Tue Jan 18, 2011 7:55 pm

I was thinking about purchasing the PowerScore RC Bible. Any thoughts?

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Re: powerscore bibles

Postby Jack Smirks » Tue Jan 18, 2011 8:02 pm

Dotson525 wrote:I was thinking about purchasing the PowerScore RC Bible. Any thoughts?

I've found that the general consensus is that it's not really that helpful. I think getting good at RC is all about repetition and finding a strategy that works for you and that is tailored to your reading abilities. For instance, my method was to speed read the passage and then to refer back to the passage to answer specific questions. This has worked wonders for my RC score but may not be the best strategy for everyone. My advice is just to read a ton of passages and to play around with approach until you find something that works.

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Re: powerscore bibles

Postby Dotson525 » Tue Jan 18, 2011 8:07 pm

naterj wrote:
Dotson525 wrote:I was thinking about purchasing the PowerScore RC Bible. Any thoughts?

I've found that the general consensus is that it's not really that helpful. I think getting good at RC is all about repetition and finding a strategy that works for you and that is tailored to your reading abilities. For instance, my method was to speed read the passage and then to refer back to the passage to answer specific questions. This has worked wonders for my RC score but may not be the best strategy for everyone. My advice is just to read a ton of passages and to play around with approach until you find something that works.



My initial thoughs as well. Currently I have ExamKrackers RC book. Was just debating with idea of purchasing another book. I'm just going to practice through the PTs.

Thanks for your input!

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Re: powerscore bibles

Postby sethc » Tue Jan 18, 2011 8:12 pm

Everyone swears by them, and I have no doubt that they're super helpful.. but I personally didn't put the time into studying them that I should have. In other words - buy it, if your financial condition can allow it.

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Re: powerscore bibles

Postby Sh@keNb@ke » Wed Jan 19, 2011 12:12 am

You can get them at borders.

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Re: powerscore bibles

Postby KibblesAndVick » Wed Jan 19, 2011 12:20 am

The don't need a credit card to steal things on the Internet. You should also get a debit card from a bank. IIRC you need to use a card when you register for the LSAT and the rest of the LSAC stuff so you might as well get a card now rather than later.




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