Just bought the PowerScore bibles

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Just bought the PowerScore bibles

Postby Talmudist » Wed Apr 11, 2012 1:56 pm

...The logical reasoning and logic games books. I'm going to take the June exam. I'm also going to get the actual LSAT prep books.

My only problem is that I'm overwhelmed with all this prep material. I'm planning on self-study but I don't know where to begin. Should I read through one bible at a time, or alternate chapters, or do something else entirely?

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Re: Just bought the PowerScore bibles

Postby annet » Wed Apr 11, 2012 2:58 pm

There are two good study guides that use those books.

One is Pithypike's guide (stickied at the top of this forum/ here viewtopic.php?f=6&t=41657) the other is LSAT blog's (http://lsatblog.blogspot.com/). The main difference is that Pithypike's is free but you categorize the questions yourself and then drill after each section in the bibles; LSAT blog's is around $25 but he directs you to specific questions to do after each section.

I'm personally using LSAT blog's study guide but I'm also well out of school and in the workforce, so $25 isn't the difference between food/starving for the week and I like being able to just go straight from the LGB to a preptest (haven't started the LRB yet).

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Re: Just bought the PowerScore bibles

Postby Talmudist » Wed Apr 11, 2012 4:15 pm

Thank you for your advice! I may shell out 20 bucks and get the three month study guide myself. How do you like it so far?

EDIT: Also, is there a list of exactly what texts are required for that study guide?

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Re: Just bought the PowerScore bibles

Postby bne » Wed Apr 11, 2012 4:32 pm

I read through all three books (Logical Reasoning, Logic Games and Reading Comprehension), one at a time, before I began taking practice tests. I started with Logic Games, my worst section, and took practice LG sections while reading the Logical Reasoning book, and took both LG and LR practice sections while reading the Reading Comprehension book. I did this to make sure that I wouldn't forget what I learned in the previous books. For some reason, this has worked best for me.

But, as annet said, the Pithypike and LSAT blog studyguides are excellent study guides that both use the Powerscore Bibles and I recommend taking a look at them. What's important is that you need to tailor your LSAT study plan so that you get the most out of it - only you know your study habits and strengths.

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Re: Just bought the PowerScore bibles

Postby annet » Wed Apr 11, 2012 5:08 pm

Talmudist wrote:Thank you for your advice! I may shell out 20 bucks and get the three month study guide myself. How do you like it so far?

EDIT: Also, is there a list of exactly what texts are required for that study guide?


Both study guides suggest you use some portion of the older PTs to learn the test and then drill sections. My study guide lists PT 19-38 and 44-65 as "required." I'm still in the early stages and learning the test with problems from 29-38. (http://lsatblog.blogspot.com/2008/12/ls ... books.html)

Book = 10 Actual, Official LSAT PrepTests / PT = 7-18
Book = 10 More Actual, Official LSAT PrepTests / PT = 19-28
Book = The Next 10 Actual, Official LSAT PrepTests / PT = 29-38

There's a fourth book with 52-61 but most study guides and folks around here suggest that you leave those tests for full, timed PTs closer to the test itself.

Cambridge and LSAT blog also both have PTs available as PDFs which I think are easier than the books.

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Re: Just bought the PowerScore bibles

Postby Talmudist » Wed Apr 11, 2012 7:32 pm

annet wrote:
Talmudist wrote:Thank you for your advice! I may shell out 20 bucks and get the three month study guide myself. How do you like it so far?

EDIT: Also, is there a list of exactly what texts are required for that study guide?


Both study guides suggest you use some portion of the older PTs to learn the test and then drill sections. My study guide lists PT 19-38 and 44-65 as "required." I'm still in the early stages and learning the test with problems from 29-38. (http://lsatblog.blogspot.com/2008/12/ls ... books.html)

Book = 10 Actual, Official LSAT PrepTests / PT = 7-18
Book = 10 More Actual, Official LSAT PrepTests / PT = 19-28
Book = The Next 10 Actual, Official LSAT PrepTests / PT = 29-38

There's a fourth book with 52-61 but most study guides and folks around here suggest that you leave those tests for full, timed PTs closer to the test itself.

Cambridge and LSAT blog also both have PTs available as PDFs which I think are easier than the books.


Oh my, this stuff adds up quick. I actually got my hands on the three books you listed but I'm not sure if I can afford tests 44-65. Thank you anyway for the information :)

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Re: Just bought the PowerScore bibles

Postby Talmudist » Wed Apr 11, 2012 10:28 pm

To anyone taking the LSAT blog study guide, is it absolutely necessary to do the tests listed in the guide or can you substitute other genuine lsats for them?

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Re: Just bought the PowerScore bibles

Postby annet » Thu Apr 12, 2012 9:48 am

Talmudist wrote:
annet wrote:
Talmudist wrote:Thank you for your advice! I may shell out 20 bucks and get the three month study guide myself. How do you like it so far?

EDIT: Also, is there a list of exactly what texts are required for that study guide?


Both study guides suggest you use some portion of the older PTs to learn the test and then drill sections. My study guide lists PT 19-38 and 44-65 as "required." I'm still in the early stages and learning the test with problems from 29-38. (http://lsatblog.blogspot.com/2008/12/ls ... books.html)

Book = 10 Actual, Official LSAT PrepTests / PT = 7-18
Book = 10 More Actual, Official LSAT PrepTests / PT = 19-28
Book = The Next 10 Actual, Official LSAT PrepTests / PT = 29-38

There's a fourth book with 52-61 but most study guides and folks around here suggest that you leave those tests for full, timed PTs closer to the test itself.

Cambridge and LSAT blog also both have PTs available as PDFs which I think are easier than the books.


Oh my, this stuff adds up quick. I actually got my hands on the three books you listed but I'm not sure if I can afford tests 44-65. Thank you anyway for the information :)


It's definitely tempting to go overboard and buy everything right away. I'm trying to resist the urge myself. I don't think it's a big deal if you don't have 44-64 yet as both Pithypike and LSATblog save these tests for drilling or full, timed PTs. The "learning the test" questions seem to come from 19-38.

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Re: Just bought the PowerScore bibles

Postby LSAT prepper » Thu Apr 12, 2012 4:58 pm

You might have already found this, but PowerScore has a free 3-month study plan using their LSAT Bibles. Here's the link:
http://blog.powerscore.com/lsat/using-t ... 2012-lsat/

Hope that helps! I'm not sure how it compares to the $25 version, but it's a good place to start!

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Re: Just bought the PowerScore bibles

Postby LSAT Blog » Thu Apr 12, 2012 5:06 pm

Talmudist wrote:To anyone taking the LSAT blog study guide, is it absolutely necessary to do the tests listed in the guide or can you substitute other genuine lsats for them?


You can certainly substitute other genuine LSAT PrepTests for the ones listed in the schedule, but it would be to your advantage to complete the newest exams before taking the LSAT itself.

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Re: Just bought the PowerScore bibles

Postby Talmudist » Fri Apr 13, 2012 4:53 pm

LSAT Blog wrote:
Talmudist wrote:To anyone taking the LSAT blog study guide, is it absolutely necessary to do the tests listed in the guide or can you substitute other genuine lsats for them?


You can certainly substitute other genuine LSAT PrepTests for the ones listed in the schedule, but it would be to your advantage to complete the newest exams before taking the LSAT itself.


Thank you. I'm loving your blog and study schedule by the way. If I could improve on it in any way, it would be to have a thorough list what texts and tests are needed for the study guides (before I purchase them). That would go a long way, I think.

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Re: Just bought the PowerScore bibles

Postby EdgarWinter » Fri Apr 13, 2012 5:09 pm

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Re: Just bought the PowerScore bibles

Postby LSAT Blog » Sun Apr 15, 2012 12:43 pm

Talmudist wrote:
LSAT Blog wrote:
Talmudist wrote:To anyone taking the LSAT blog study guide, is it absolutely necessary to do the tests listed in the guide or can you substitute other genuine lsats for them?


You can certainly substitute other genuine LSAT PrepTests for the ones listed in the schedule, but it would be to your advantage to complete the newest exams before taking the LSAT itself.


Thank you. I'm loving your blog and study schedule by the way. If I could improve on it in any way, it would be to have a thorough list what texts and tests are needed for the study guides (before I purchase them). That would go a long way, I think.


Glad you're enjoying them!

Thanks so much for your feedback. Please let me know if you have any other suggestions.

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Re: Just bought the PowerScore bibles

Postby doclover » Wed Apr 18, 2012 4:49 pm

annet wrote:
Talmudist wrote:Thank you for your advice! I may shell out 20 bucks and get the three month study guide myself. How do you like it so far?

EDIT: Also, is there a list of exactly what texts are required for that study guide?


Both study guides suggest you use some portion of the older PTs to learn the test and then drill sections. My study guide lists PT 19-38 and 44-65 as "required." I'm still in the early stages and learning the test with problems from 29-38. (http://lsatblog.blogspot.com/2008/12/ls ... books.html)

Book = 10 Actual, Official LSAT PrepTests / PT = 7-18
Book = 10 More Actual, Official LSAT PrepTests / PT = 19-28
Book = The Next 10 Actual, Official LSAT PrepTests / PT = 29-38

There's a fourth book with 52-61 but most study guides and folks around here suggest that you leave those tests for full, timed PTs closer to the test itself.

Cambridge and LSAT blog also both have PTs available as PDFs which I think are easier than the books.


Question: Can you print the PDFs off more than once or will the link "expire" or something? This will be a deciding factor in whether I buy the books or the PDFs.

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Re: Just bought the PowerScore bibles

Postby LSAT Blog » Thu Apr 19, 2012 10:15 am

doclover wrote:Question: Can you print the PDFs off more than once or will the link "expire" or something? This will be a deciding factor in whether I buy the books or the PDFs.


From my site, you can directly download the PDFs, save them to your hard drive, and print them out as many times as you like once downloaded.




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