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Postby Joeshan520 » Fri May 25, 2012 4:42 pm

The pamplet I got from there said I would qualify for a full scholarship with a 160 or greater btw, so I need a 10 point increase.


That's not Cooley is it?

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Postby Nova » Fri May 25, 2012 4:57 pm

The PSBs really just set you up with a logical foundation. After finishing them is when the real self studying begins (by taking PTs, drilling, and reviewing). The RC PSB is basically useless. My Diagnostic was 151. I scored as low as 149 AFTER reading the bibles, but quickly jumped to 155ish. I eventually improved my score 15+ points by drilling/PTs/reviewing.

About NKU: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=185230

Also, Cooley now saturates the FL market even further with their Tampa campus.

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Postby laxbrah420 » Fri May 25, 2012 5:04 pm

slburgess86 wrote:So then in your opinion I probably shouldnt even buy them? Also, I apoligize I forgot Cooley was in FL aswell as Michigan.

you should study for the lsat for more than 2 weeks.

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Postby Nova » Fri May 25, 2012 5:06 pm

I think that they are a helpful read, but they are not the magic bullet. I would recommend Manhatten over psb, tbh. Its taylored more for high scorers.

Manhatten LG/LR + 3 PT bundles + a book of early LG and LR organized by question type = less than $300 and enough to break through the 160 ceiling

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Postby Nova » Fri May 25, 2012 5:07 pm

laxbrah420 wrote:
slburgess86 wrote:So then in your opinion I probably shouldnt even buy them? Also, I apoligize I forgot Cooley was in FL aswell as Michigan.

you should study for the lsat for more than 2 weeks.


Also this. October would be a much more reasonable goal.

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Postby presidentk1 » Fri May 25, 2012 6:02 pm

last time i checked NKU wasn't ABA accredited

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Postby Nova » Fri May 25, 2012 6:20 pm

http://www.amazon.com/Manhattan-LSAT-Se ... 849&sr=8-1

$70 for the bundle is an amazing deal. Check the reviews for assurance.

slburgess86 wrote:BTW Nova, did you mean you got a 151 after reading ALL of the bibles?? or just the RC one??


I got a 151 after reading only the LR PSB and RC PSB. i continued to PT from 149-151 till I finished the AR PSB. After the AR PSB I was testing around 155. Then I read Manhatten LR/AR while I continued to PT and got up to about 160. Then I just PTed/drilled/reviewed until test day. I was PTing between 165-169 by then. I got a 167 on test day. This process took me from July 2011 till December 3rd 2011.

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Postby roaringeagle » Fri May 25, 2012 6:35 pm

i got a powerscore bible for free from this really nice girl on craigslist.

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Postby Nova » Fri May 25, 2012 6:36 pm

slburgess86 wrote:Ill check them out, how many hours a week would you suggest dedicating to studying between now and JuneOctober to get the 10 point increase I need? Im planning to get started again tommorow by taking a PT again. I just dont want to be one of those people who spend months studying in an attempt to improve and get little to no increase from my original score. LG and RC are the sections I am weakest in BTW. I usually got 16-20 right in the reasoning sections, but that was usually because I didnt have time to finish.


Probably every free moment you have. Something like 20 hours a week (like a Part time job) may suffice. IDRK though, everyone is different. Lucky for you, AR is the easiest to improve. -0 on AR is very possible once you get to the point where sequencing and grouping games are second nature. Just remember that the test is extreamly learnable and is full of patterns. Once nothing suprises you, you will be in a great position to score 160+

Have you read this thread yet? viewtopic.php?f=6&t=396 If not, it will probably be very helpful.

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Postby Nova » Fri May 25, 2012 6:36 pm

roaringeagle wrote:i got a powerscore bible for free from this really nice girl on craigslist.


Ive met some very nice girls on craigslist too. :wink:

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Postby roaringeagle » Fri May 25, 2012 6:39 pm

Nova wrote:
roaringeagle wrote:i got a powerscore bible for free from this really nice girl on craigslist.


Ive met some very nice girls on craigslist too. :wink:


lol 8)

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Postby cjcregg » Fri May 25, 2012 6:45 pm

slburgess86 wrote:I am thinking of investing in the bibles


It's not like it's a major investment. If you net 1-2 points on the LSAT it can mean thousands of dollars in additional scholarships.

I used the bibles to introduce me the LSAT. I took a class afterwards. If you don't know how to systematically approach LG, the LG bible should easily boost you at least two points as long as you seriously approach the readings and exercises. I think the most effective way of boosting your LR score is practice. The LR bible certainly provides a lot of questions, but if you're buying all the PTs anyway, that benefit matters less. Basically for LR I think you should learn the various types of questions and approaches to answering them from at least one source. The LR bible is a satisfactory source.

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Postby Nova » Fri May 25, 2012 7:04 pm

Its not very common IRL, but it happens all the time on TLS. viewtopic.php?f=6&t=185232

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Postby rinkrat19 » Fri May 25, 2012 7:27 pm

slburgess86 wrote:what is average then, about 5 points after 3 months of reasonable study??? I dont want to be disapointed if Im not learning as fast as I should be! But yeah if the logic games are easy to pick up on once you understand them then I think Ill improve alittle once I get it. I barely made it into my third game when I took the LSAT, and pretty much just guessed on about 10 questions without even reading them. Ofcourse, if I can improve alittle on every section, it could make a reasonable impact on my OCT score.
Dude, no one can tell you an exact number that you will improve. Everyone is different. The only way to find out if studying for five months was worth it is to study for five months and take the test.

Check out Pithypike's study guide. It has worked for a LOT of people. viewtopic.php?f=6&t=41657

And don't aim for a 10-point increase, or you might be limiting yourself. Aim for 180 and get as close as you can. If that's 160, okay. But what if you could have scored 165 or 172 and you let yourself slack off when your practice scores started hitting 160?




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