maxpower430 wrote:I am currently in the middle of the lsat blog 7 month schedule (i paid for the day by day, which i would recommend) and i think it is a great system so far. i've raised my diagnostic 10 points thus far (158-168), and definitely feel like the schedule has helped. personally, i like having what needs to be done spelled out, and the guide is very good at making sure you don't get burned out (the early months aren't the most time consuming i found), and if you want to take a week off for w/e reason it is very easy to get caught up, and if you're so inclined you can throw in a PT here or there. at the same time, however, it is very thorough, and i found some of his articles to be extremely helpful. so i'd recommend it thus far, but will be able to say more in june. hope this helps, if you have any other questions about the guide i'd be happy to answer them
Like I said, I plan on doing the six month plan, with some extra PTs thrown in early on like you said. I was somewhat interested in the day-by-day plan to accompany the free one. I like how despite being a fairly extended prep schedule, it still ends with an intense month of near constant full-length testing.
What does the day-by-day plan offer in addition to the monthly plan? I'm not asking for any of the paid information obviously, but does it offer more explanations or just elaborations on the weekly plans? I'm still confused on the whole idea of repeating past problems.
How do you find his articles cooperating with the stuff from the LG/LR Bibles and SuperPrep? Is the info generally compatable, or are you finding yourself choosing between things like diagramming methods?
That was alot of questions, sorry
not a problem at all, anyone with a gob tar is alright in my book.
from what i remember of the free plan, he essentially advocates, for example, doing all games of a relevant type and using the bible for those types as well. the day by day plan is just more detailed, i.e. if it is the week to do grouping games, he'd say do these games, located from these tests and the specific page number. it's the same for the LR, in that one week you're supposed to do say, weaken questions, so you'd read the bible and then he'd give you the specific location of 13 weaken questions, which you then do and review. i found this to be very helpful, since it is relatively exhaustive, and i think it's a good way to conserve the preptests (you only draw questions from roughly 5 for LR) and b/c it just makes it a little easier to get to studying.
i believe the idea behind repeating past problems is that you want to master the concepts and also get a feel for the types of questions that you'd encounter in new games. it also helps with diagramming, b/c you'll often see new inferences that you may not have the first time and to get more comfortable in general.
hmm well as far as logical reasoning goes, his guide is completely compatible with the bible since he only has a few articles of his own on the subject, and generally advocates reading the chapter for w/e problem type you are on. as for games, he agrees with some of the bible, but not for grouping/sequencing if i remember right. i actually found his methods to be a lot more intuitive for those games, but he by no means forces you to do it that way. i'd just check out his methods, compare with the bibles and then go with whichever you feel more comfortable with, esp since after the beginning it's more just drilling the games and review. hope this helps.