Methods of Approaching Games

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Methods of Approaching Games

Postby lawschool2014hopeful » Thu Jun 07, 2012 5:31 pm

Hey All,

I was wondering what are some different methods there are available in approaching games

I have read through Powerscore and glimpsed through Kaplan (which is really just powerscore with different terms)

I was wondering if there any other significant different approaches out there that is worth giving a try?

(Feel kinda of stuck/dumb at games atm), can do them perfectly, but takes me 15-25min per game.

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Re: Methods of Approaching Games

Postby Micdiddy » Thu Jun 07, 2012 5:34 pm

MLSAT also has a games book I hear is good. For my money, re-devote yourself to learning the Powerscore method. If you truly internalize everything in that book games shouldn't be too much of a problem.

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Re: Methods of Approaching Games

Postby lawschool2014hopeful » Thu Jun 07, 2012 5:37 pm

Micdiddy wrote:MLSAT also has a games book I hear is good. For my money, re-devote yourself to learning the Powerscore method. If you truly internalize everything in that book games shouldn't be too much of a problem.


ML= Manhattan?

I might just end up re-reading PS LG bible the 3rd time, but I would like to see a different method if possible, especially after my experience with Manhattan RC, their approach felt 123123% more natural than PS. I was thinking other methods might fit me better.

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Re: Methods of Approaching Games

Postby Mr.Binks » Thu Jun 07, 2012 5:40 pm

jimmierock wrote:
Micdiddy wrote:MLSAT also has a games book I hear is good. For my money, re-devote yourself to learning the Powerscore method. If you truly internalize everything in that book games shouldn't be too much of a problem.


ML= Manhattan?

I might just end up re-reading PS LG bible the 3rd time, but I would like to see a different method if possible, especially after my experience with Manhattan RC, their approach felt 123123% more natural than PS. I was thinking other methods might fit me better.


Yeah, PS RC is awful. I liked Manhattan's way more.

I found PS LGB and Manhattan LG to both be quite useful, though I felt that Velocity's method for just about everything was more intuitive.

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Re: Methods of Approaching Games

Postby lawschool2014hopeful » Thu Jun 07, 2012 5:41 pm

Mr.Binks wrote:
jimmierock wrote:
Micdiddy wrote:MLSAT also has a games book I hear is good. For my money, re-devote yourself to learning the Powerscore method. If you truly internalize everything in that book games shouldn't be too much of a problem.


ML= Manhattan?

I might just end up re-reading PS LG bible the 3rd time, but I would like to see a different method if possible, especially after my experience with Manhattan RC, their approach felt 123123% more natural than PS. I was thinking other methods might fit me better.


Yeah, PS RC is awful. I liked Manhattan's way more.

I found PS LGB and Manhattan LG to both be quite useful, though I felt that Velocity's method for just about everything was more intuitive.


Is there a book? or do I have to sign up for $300 course?

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Re: Methods of Approaching Games

Postby rglifberg » Thu Jun 07, 2012 6:17 pm

I took the Velocity LG online class and it helped me out a lot more than the LG Bible.

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Re: Methods of Approaching Games

Postby lawschool2014hopeful » Thu Jun 07, 2012 6:20 pm

rglifberg wrote:I took the Velocity LG online class and it helped me out a lot more than the LG Bible.


Is there any other way to get Velocity's methods without the $300 part?

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Re: Methods of Approaching Games

Postby rglifberg » Thu Jun 07, 2012 6:30 pm

jimmierock wrote:
rglifberg wrote:I took the Velocity LG online class and it helped me out a lot more than the LG Bible.


Is there any other way to get Velocity's methods without the $300 part?


i did the paperless version completely online and I think it was less than that, but that's the only way. I thought it was definitely worth the money. LG used to be my worst section.

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Re: Methods of Approaching Games

Postby lawschool2014hopeful » Thu Jun 07, 2012 7:00 pm

rglifberg wrote:
jimmierock wrote:
rglifberg wrote:I took the Velocity LG online class and it helped me out a lot more than the LG Bible.


Is there any other way to get Velocity's methods without the $300 part?


i did the paperless version completely online and I think it was less than that, but that's the only way. I thought it was definitely worth the money. LG used to be my worst section.


$275 is the cheapest option, ill go that route if there is no alternative, is there anything else out there cheaper worth giving a try first?

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Re: Methods of Approaching Games

Postby rglifberg » Thu Jun 07, 2012 7:10 pm

jimmierock wrote:
rglifberg wrote:
jimmierock wrote:
rglifberg wrote:I took the Velocity LG online class and it helped me out a lot more than the LG Bible.


Is there any other way to get Velocity's methods without the $300 part?


i did the paperless version completely online and I think it was less than that, but that's the only way. I thought it was definitely worth the money. LG used to be my worst section.


$275 is the cheapest option, ill go that route if there is no alternative, is there anything else out there cheaper worth giving a try first?


Try the books mentioned above and see what works for you. I didn't like the Powerscore/Testmasters approach so much just because they relied so heavily on making deductions.

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Re: Methods of Approaching Games

Postby Mr.Binks » Thu Jun 07, 2012 10:27 pm

Depending on where you're scoring now and where you want to be scoring by test time, I would highly recommend Velocity.

Although self-studying with Manhattan, PS, etc. books works for a lot of people, I found that my most significant score increase came from Velocity. It's good shit.

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Re: Methods of Approaching Games

Postby lawschool2014hopeful » Thu Jun 07, 2012 11:19 pm

Mr.Binks wrote:Depending on where you're scoring now and where you want to be scoring by test time, I would highly recommend Velocity.

Although self-studying with Manhattan, PS, etc. books works for a lot of people, I found that my most significant score increase came from Velocity. It's good shit.


Ideally I want to score perfect, I have just begun doing LG for the last week. I will be writing in Oct of course. Should I be concerned about where I am right now? 15-25min per game? When is it a good sign say fk these systems are not working and give another a try (e.g., velocity)?

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Re: Methods of Approaching Games

Postby rglifberg » Thu Jun 07, 2012 11:36 pm

jimmierock wrote:
Mr.Binks wrote:Depending on where you're scoring now and where you want to be scoring by test time, I would highly recommend Velocity.

Although self-studying with Manhattan, PS, etc. books works for a lot of people, I found that my most significant score increase came from Velocity. It's good shit.


Ideally I want to score perfect, I have just begun doing LG for the last week. I will be writing in Oct of course. Should I be concerned about where I am right now? 15-25min per game? When is it a good sign say fk these systems are not working and give another a try (e.g., velocity)?


The speed comes with practice and doing enough games. I used to take about 10-15 minutes per game, now I usually finish the entire section with 2-3 minutes to spare.

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Re: Methods of Approaching Games

Postby lawschool2014hopeful » Fri Jun 08, 2012 12:04 am

rglifberg wrote:
jimmierock wrote:
Mr.Binks wrote:Depending on where you're scoring now and where you want to be scoring by test time, I would highly recommend Velocity.

Although self-studying with Manhattan, PS, etc. books works for a lot of people, I found that my most significant score increase came from Velocity. It's good shit.


Ideally I want to score perfect, I have just begun doing LG for the last week. I will be writing in Oct of course. Should I be concerned about where I am right now? 15-25min per game? When is it a good sign say fk these systems are not working and give another a try (e.g., velocity)?


The speed comes with practice and doing enough games. I used to take about 10-15 minutes per game, now I usually finish the entire section with 2-3 minutes to spare.


how long did it take you? 100+ games?

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Re: Methods of Approaching Games

Postby rglifberg » Fri Jun 08, 2012 10:19 am

I would say it took me about 2 months to really get LG down. I did just about every game ever, some multiple times. After you do enough of them they all start to seem like carbon copies of each other.




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