PSB -> manhattan prep books

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PSB -> manhattan prep books

Postby imjustjoking22 » Wed Jun 15, 2011 6:22 pm

Ok, so I'm working my way through the PS bible, and I've ordered the Manhattan books so they should be home when I arrive (July 1) and I'm wondering- do the whole PS bible, or skip part? I've read that the Manhattan books are better for sequencing- should I skip that chapter of PS, or just relearn Manhattan's way? I'm down to do either.

Also, I have the kaplan mastery book, should I add that into the mix? And start doing PTs after I finish powerscore? I didn't expect to go through it so quickly, but it's quite readable and I'm probably a solid 2/3 of the way through (I've been working ~3 days on it). Right now I'm planning to just re-read it and redo the problems for practice (I hope once will be enough?)

Side question- I was previously doing the LGs quite fast, but missing several- now I'm consistently missing none or just one (mostly dumb mistakes) but taking *waaay* longer. Should I be worrying if I'm taking 15 min or longer per game right now? I recognize that I'll probably have a substantial learning curve... don't really know why it's stressing me out so much.

It has been 3 days and the LSATs are already making me crazy! But- maybe in a good way. We shall see.

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Re: PSB -> manhattan prep books

Postby gavinstevens » Wed Jun 15, 2011 7:45 pm

You're fine if you're taking fifteen minutes on games at this point. Repetition will build speed, focus on the concepts right now.

I think that the PSB sequencing method is great. I would believe it that Manhattan has a better method, their RC book is good stuff. I couldn't say though.

If you've already got the Mastery book and the PSB, check out the Pithypike method for some tips.

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Re: PSB -> manhattan prep books

Postby Clarity » Wed Jun 15, 2011 7:57 pm

imjustjoking22 wrote:Ok, so I'm working my way through the PS bible, and I've ordered the Manhattan books so they should be home when I arrive (July 1) and I'm wondering- do the whole PS bible, or skip part? I've read that the Manhattan books are better for sequencing- should I skip that chapter of PS, or just relearn Manhattan's way? I'm down to do either.

Also, I have the kaplan mastery book, should I add that into the mix? And start doing PTs after I finish powerscore? I didn't expect to go through it so quickly, but it's quite readable and I'm probably a solid 2/3 of the way through (I've been working ~3 days on it). Right now I'm planning to just re-read it and redo the problems for practice (I hope once will be enough?)

Side question- I was previously doing the LGs quite fast, but missing several- now I'm consistently missing none or just one (mostly dumb mistakes) but taking *waaay* longer. Should I be worrying if I'm taking 15 min or longer per game right now? I recognize that I'll probably have a substantial learning curve... don't really know why it's stressing me out so much.

It has been 3 days and the LSATs are already making me crazy! But- maybe in a good way. We shall see.


I know what you mean about the LSAT driving you crazy. I am new at prepping too but I don't think you should skip any part of the Powerscore Bible. Just because Manhattan's way works better for other people doesn't necessarily mean it will also work better for you.

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Re: PSB -> manhattan prep books

Postby glucose101 » Wed Jun 15, 2011 8:47 pm

Without going crazy, try both. You may understand one way over the other. And it isn't like methods will be ENTIRELY different. You may like some of the nuances of one brand over the other's. Synthesize both techniques if applicable. (That's what I did with LR.)

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Re: PSB -> manhattan prep books

Postby imjustjoking22 » Thu Jun 16, 2011 4:05 am

Thanks for the replies :) Will check out pithypike's thread again.

I have been reading the threads on here the day after posting them and thinking "geez! Chill OUT self!" but it's hard not to get stressed- can't imagine what I'll feel like a month/week/day out. Haha.




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