Need help with games

ironbmike
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Need help with games

Postby ironbmike » Wed Jun 27, 2012 4:08 pm

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rinkrat19
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Re: Need help with games

Postby rinkrat19 » Wed Jun 27, 2012 4:13 pm

Powerscore Logic Games Bible

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cc.celina
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Re: Need help with games

Postby cc.celina » Wed Jun 27, 2012 4:14 pm

Lol at Kraplin. LG Powerscore Bible is what a lot of people, including me, swear by. It relies a lot on making inferences before you get to the questions. If that's not your style, Velocity, which I haven't checked out myself but is also considered excellent, relies more on 'brute-forcing' your way through with a lot of hypotheticals, as far as I can tell, though someone else should probably confirm this. I was on a tight budget so I picked one, but if you can, invest in both. I hear it's good to pick and choose from a couple different approaches. Good luck!

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Re: Need help with games

Postby Nova » Wed Jun 27, 2012 4:18 pm

I agree about PSB. Manhattan is good too. Then drill drill drill. Do every game a few times.

ironbmike
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Re: Need help with games

Postby ironbmike » Wed Jun 27, 2012 4:22 pm

Alright I will check out the PSB, thanks.

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Re: Need help with games

Postby TylerJonesMPLS » Wed Jun 27, 2012 4:52 pm

It can help to collect a bunch of one type of game, and to go through them without looking at other games in the meantime. That way you can get to see the special characteristics of each game and make that work for you. Of course, you want to save some PrepTests for your practice tests. But so many PrepTests have been published that you can get lots of examples of the more common games while saving more recent PrepTests for practice tests.

It's expensive to buy all the published PTs, but worth it. Considering that your LSAT score counts equally with your GPA for admission to most law schools, and given what you pay for a 4 year college degree, the published PTs are cheap.

PowerScore LG is good, but it is really just an introduction. The only way you will improve a lot is to do lots of games yourself.

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Re: Need help with games

Postby rechtsanwalt12 » Wed Jun 27, 2012 4:57 pm

The LGB helped me a lot in setting up games and understanding good ways to lay out rules and bring order to my diagrams, but it didn't help me much in terms of making deductions. That I think is more of an innate skill anyways, but I was pleased with both the LGB and LRB. (I used Manhattan for RC).

I agree with TylerJones about focusing on certain types of games - there were a few different ones that have been repeated over the years that I just couldn't ever figure out. I probably did three quarters of all logic games ever during prep (and most of these at least twice) and it made a significant difference. Most people have issues with time so the more comfortable you become with various game types, the more quickly you can recognize patterns in deductions and move forward.




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