Which Practice Tests to Buy?

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Re: Which Practice Tests to Buy?

Postby Nova » Mon Aug 13, 2012 9:42 pm

analytic_philosopher wrote:Something seems to be wrong here with the Cambridge books.

PT 51 - 60 costs $110
http://astore.amazon.com/cambridgelsat- ... 1453831002

PT 51 - 65 costs $33
http://astore.amazon.com/cambridgelsat- ... 1937707121


Get the second one :lol:

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Re: Which Practice Tests to Buy?

Postby analytic_philosopher » Mon Aug 13, 2012 10:08 pm

Ok. So here's the list that I think I'm going to go with. Sufficient? Excessive?

Study Guides:
    The PowerScore LSAT Logic Games Bible - $34

    Manhattan LSAT Set of 3 Strategy Guides - $68

Drills:
    LSAT Logic Games Strategy Guide Workbook: All 80 Analytical Reasoning Problem Sets from PrepTests 21-40, Grouped According to Manhattan LSAT's Classification System (Cambridge LSAT) - $40

    LSAT Logical Reasoning Strategy Guide Workbook: All 1,012 Logical Reasoning Questions from PrepTests 21-40, Grouped According to Manhattan LSAT's Classification System (Cambridge LSAT) - $75

    LSAT Reading Comprehension by Type, Volume 2: All 80 Reading Comprehension Passages from PrepTests 21-40, Grouped by Type and Arranged by Difficulty (Cambridge LSAT) - $45

Full Tests:
    [51 - 65] 15 Real, Recent LSATs: Manhattan LSAT Practice Book (Manhattan Lsat: Practice Books) - $33

    [41 - 50] 10 Actual, Official Recent LSAT PrepTests: Official LSAT PrepTests 41-50 (Cambridge LSAT) - $92

Other:
    The Official LSAT SuperPrep - $18

    10 Actual, Official LSAT PrepTests - $19

Total, excluding shipping = $424

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Re: Which Practice Tests to Buy?

Postby Nova » Mon Aug 13, 2012 11:21 pm

Looks good to me

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Re: Which Practice Tests to Buy?

Postby NoodleyOne » Tue Aug 14, 2012 12:09 pm

You can get 1-38 as PDFs on the Cambridge site for 77 for the problem sets. It'll get you more material and save you a few bucks shipping which you will then spend printing.

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Re: Which Practice Tests to Buy?

Postby analytic_philosopher » Tue Aug 14, 2012 2:05 pm

NoodleyOne wrote:You can get 1-38 as PDFs on the Cambridge site for 77 for the problem sets. It'll get you more material and save you a few bucks shipping which you will then spend printing.


I don't think so.

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Re: Which Practice Tests to Buy?

Postby NoodleyOne » Tue Aug 14, 2012 2:07 pm

Meant just the LR... Probably 140 for all three. Still not a bad deal.

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Re: Which Practice Tests to Buy?

Postby analytic_philosopher » Tue Aug 14, 2012 2:12 pm

Nova wrote:Looks good to me


Is this a normal amount of money to be spending on LSAT prep materials? I'm ready to click buy, but I've never spent this much money on books! I'm also going to have to pay like $40 for shipping because I don't live in America.

I also need to make my decision pretty soon because I'm hoping to start studying next month. I want to take the February test and have about 4-5 months for part time study. (Hint: I'm looking for you to say yes!)

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Re: Which Practice Tests to Buy?

Postby Nova » Tue Aug 14, 2012 2:32 pm

analytic_philosopher wrote:
Nova wrote:Looks good to me


Is this a normal amount of money to be spending on LSAT prep materials? I'm ready to click buy, but I've never spent this much money on books! I'm also going to have to pay like $40 for shipping because I don't live in America.

Is it a normal amount in general? No way. But a normal score is in the 150s.

Is it a normal amount for high scorers? Yes.

Keep in mind that many who dont take the test seriously still blow a grand or more on a class that never gets them close to their ceiling.

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Re: Which Practice Tests to Buy?

Postby JohnV » Tue Aug 14, 2012 3:28 pm

175 cold? Way to make me feel like crap, I just got my first 175 after 2 months of studying :( .

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Re: Which Practice Tests to Buy?

Postby analytic_philosopher » Tue Aug 14, 2012 3:47 pm

Nova wrote:Is it a normal amount in general? No way. But a normal score is in the 150s.

Is it a normal amount for high scorers? Yes.

Keep in mind that many who dont take the test seriously still blow a grand or more on a class that never gets them close to their ceiling.

Also, I guess if I'm considering dropping ~$200,000 on law school, this isn't too much!


JohnV wrote:175 cold? Way to make me feel like crap, I just got my first 175 after 2 months of studying :( .


I'm really sorry bro; I'm not trying to make you feel like crap. If it makes you feel any better:

1. The cold diag probably doesn't mean much. I don't think I could get this score consistently at this point.
2. As you can see from this thread, I'm still about to put in as much time and effort into studying as anybody else.
3. It probably has a lot to do with my educational background (B.A. Philosophy & Mathematics, MSc. Logic).

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Re: Which Practice Tests to Buy?

Postby scham » Tue Aug 14, 2012 8:06 pm

I heard one guy say they got a really good deal on some practice tests at thepirate.org or was it bay.se?? I think it was something like that.

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Re: Which Practice Tests to Buy?

Postby NoodleyOne » Tue Aug 14, 2012 10:30 pm

I hear similar things but I don't think it's kosher to talk about.

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Re: Which Practice Tests to Buy?

Postby analytic_philosopher » Wed Aug 15, 2012 9:25 am

scham wrote:I heard one guy say they got a really good deal on some practice tests at thepirate.org or was it bay.se?? I think it was something like that.


Lol, it's hilarious that you characterize it as a "good deal." Thanks for the tip - but I'm pretty sure TLS doesn't want this type of discussion on their message board!




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