What do you think?

amb8819
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What do you think?

Postby amb8819 » Fri Jun 03, 2011 8:57 pm

I am in the process of ordering my prep materials. They consist of...

LG Bible
LR Bible
60 Official LSAT prep tests (From Cambridge)

I do not plan on ordering the RC bible because from what I heard it won’t help me much. (On my cold diagnostic I was -5 on RC)

Should I get the workbooks for the LG and LR bibles? The workbooks consist of questions from the later tests which I plan to take. Seeing the questions prematurely will only throw off my test scores right?

Is there any book that is preferable to the LR Bible? I noticed that it has gotten mixed reviews.

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Re: What do you think?

Postby JD2014 » Fri Jun 03, 2011 9:59 pm

The LG Bible and the LR Bible are worth it. To the extent the LR Bible gets tedious, you can skim it easily. I didn't find the RC Bible to be worthwhile.

You can get prep tests 38-61 from LSAC through Amazon. (A sample here: http://www.amazon.com/Official-Preptest ... 369&sr=1-1)

I haven't seen the Cambridge books, but the LSAC prep tests seem to mimic the actual test better, and are cheaper (You get a slight discount if you buy in bulk from Amazon).

The Next 10 Actual LSAT books are good for practice tests while doing the bibles, so you don't waste the prep tests: (A sample here: http://www.amazon.com/Next-Actual-Offic ... 577&sr=1-2)

The Grouped By books are pretty helpful too: (A sample here: http://www.amazon.com/GROUPED-Game-Type ... 622&sr=1-1)

I didn't find the LGB Workbook to be worthwhile, but others disagree.

Any other questions you have are probably best answered from these sources:
http://lsatblog.blogspot.com/p/month-ls ... plans.html
viewtopic.php?f=6&t=41657

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Re: What do you think?

Postby amb8819 » Fri Jun 03, 2011 10:10 pm

The tests from Cambridge are actual LSAT's. It is neccesary that I purchase all 60?

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Re: What do you think?

Postby JD2014 » Fri Jun 03, 2011 10:24 pm

No, the Next 10 Actual books have 10 each, and there are 30 of them (they don't run consecutively, and don't start at 1). They are also only about $20. After that, tests 38 through 61 come in booklets that are $8 individually, but I think $6 if you buy in bulk.

The Cambridge books are the same thing, but tests 1-38 are much more expensive, and 38-61 marginally more expensive. I also personally would prefer working out of a booklet more similar to what test day will be like than a large bound book. Your call though. The study schedules I posted have lists of books and reviews of them.

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Re: What do you think?

Postby FantasticMrFox » Fri Jun 03, 2011 10:25 pm

amb8819 wrote:The tests from Cambridge are actual LSAT's. It is neccesary that I purchase all 60?

Practice makes perfect! 8)
(I also got -5RC cold diag :) my LR was the worst tho...)

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Re: What do you think?

Postby amb8819 » Sat Jun 04, 2011 9:05 pm

Any more suggestions?

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Re: What do you think?

Postby AntipodeanPhil » Sat Jun 04, 2011 9:38 pm

I think the Official LSAT SuperPrep book is worthwhile. It contains three February tests, which usually aren't published and presumably aren't in the Cambridge set. More helpfully, it also has explanations, produced by LSAT, for every single question.

IMHO, you should work through it after you have done the LR and LG Bibles to fine-tune your LR skills and to serve a similar purpose to the RC Bible. It's probably not as extensive as the RC Bible, which I haven't done, but you don't want to spend too much time on that sort of thing.
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Re: What do you think?

Postby amb8819 » Sat Jun 04, 2011 9:41 pm

AntipodeanPhil wrote:I think the Official LSAT SuperPrep book is worthwhile. It contains three February tests, which usually aren't published and presumably aren't in the Cambridge set. More helpfully, it also has explanations, produced by LSAT, for every single question.

IMHO, you should work through it after you have done the LR and LG Bibles to fine-tune your LR skills and serve a similar purpose to the RC Bible. It's probably not as extensive as the RC Bible, which I haven't done, but you want to spend too much time on that sort of thing.


Thanks for the suggestion.




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