Don't use self study material if you're in a prep class?

mbkc03
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Don't use self study material if you're in a prep class?

Postby mbkc03 » Mon Feb 07, 2011 4:27 am

I've been told that I shouldn't use self-study material before I take a prep class due to the possibility that I would fall into bad habits. And in addition, there is a chance that I would be seeing the same questions used in the self-study books in the class also. I'm currently working the powerscore bible trilogy waiting for my Testmasters prep course to start in March. I was wondering if any of you had insight on whether or not i should continue using the powerscore books before the prepclass commences.

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Re: Don't use self study material if you're in a prep class?

Postby Curry » Mon Feb 07, 2011 4:34 am

mbkc03 wrote:I've been told that I shouldn't use self-study material before I take a prep class due to the possibility that I would fall into bad habits. And in addition, there is a chance that I would be seeing the same questions used in the self-study books in the class also. I'm currently working the powerscore bible trilogy waiting for my Testmasters prep course to start in March. I was wondering if any of you had insight on whether or not i should continue using the powerscore books before the prepclass commences.

I wouldn't worry too much about it. That being said, the bibles will make your class obsolete.

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Re: Don't use self study material if you're in a prep class?

Postby jeremysen » Mon Feb 07, 2011 5:33 am

mbkc03 wrote:I've been told that I shouldn't use self-study material before I take a prep class due to the possibility that I would fall into bad habits. And in addition, there is a chance that I would be seeing the same questions used in the self-study books in the class also. I'm currently working the powerscore bible trilogy waiting for my Testmasters prep course to start in March. I was wondering if any of you had insight on whether or not i should continue using the powerscore books before the prepclass commences.


Don't do recent test material yet. All else is fine in moderate amounts- it's good to observe different strategies. If you're weak on rc feel free to do a ton of those right now.

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Re: Don't use self study material if you're in a prep class?

Postby Kurst » Mon Feb 07, 2011 10:55 am

Powerscore Bible Trilogy + Testmasters prep course???

Also: viewtopic.php?f=6&t=112171#p2752125
jamesieee wrote:I took a one-month full-length PowerScore course (which I hear is very similar to TM), and the course alone would have not been anywhere near enough to push me to what I ended up getting. I started studying by myself two months before the test with the Bibles, and still did intensive self-studying outside of class for the last month (4-5 PT's per week on my own). Treat the course as a bonus - it's good reinforcement, but you should be studying enough outside of it to render it redundant. You can easily do this during the five weeks that you devote to LSAT.

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Re: Don't use self study material if you're in a prep class?

Postby lakers3peat » Wed Feb 09, 2011 8:04 pm

the bibles are the same exact thing tuaght in testmasters except different trade mark names for bullshit lol. i honestly don't know what to call "the 15 questions(TM) or the GOOD/BAD TEST(TM) other then bullshit. they have their equivalent in powerscore. the makers of each respective company used to be partners so tehy teach the same stuff.

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Re: Don't use self study material if you're in a prep class?

Postby EarlCat » Wed Feb 09, 2011 9:12 pm

mbkc03 wrote:I've been told that I shouldn't use self-study material before I take a prep class due to the possibility that I would fall into bad habits. And in addition, there is a chance that I would be seeing the same questions used in the self-study books in the class also. I'm currently working the powerscore bible trilogy waiting for my Testmasters prep course to start in March. I was wondering if any of you had insight on whether or not i should continue using the powerscore books before the prepclass commences.


Bad habits are something to worry about. Seeing questions more than once isn't.

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Re: Don't use self study material if you're in a prep class?

Postby AverageTutoring » Sat Feb 12, 2011 5:03 pm

I self-studied with the Bibles before taking a class and I can say that it paid dividends. Being acquainted with the LSAT before taking the class allowed me to focus on sections/particular problems that I knew needed help with. Similarly, it gave me an indication of what I did not need help with, which is just as important. Perhaps most importantly however, it exposed me to two different approaches and I was able to pick and choose what worked for me.

I think it's the way to go for sure.




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