how effective is books with questions by type?

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how effective is books with questions by type?

Postby ijomer » Sat Oct 13, 2012 10:53 pm

i am writing Lsat in december, and im getting perfect on LG, but LR i get -5 constantly and i want to really reduce that... so are books such as:
LSAT Logical Reasoning by Type, Volume 2: All 1,012 Logical Reasoning Questions from PrepTests 21-40, Grouped by Type and Arranged by Difficulty (Cambridge LSAT)

good or not? Doing questions sorted by type is effective? or just doing more and more of Lsat LR sections better?

Also, during doing these questions sorted in that book, would i need to time myself or not? Thanks

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Re: how effective is books with questions by type?

Postby chadbrochill » Sat Oct 13, 2012 10:58 pm

Helped me a lot, especially by doing a lot of low-difficulty ones in a row.
I got a lot faster because I didn't over-think the easy ones as much, which gave more time for harder ones. :)

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Re: how effective is books with questions by type?

Postby ijomer » Sun Oct 14, 2012 2:55 pm

thanks for your reply!

anyone else can tell me from their exeperience?

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Re: how effective is books with questions by type?

Postby Lingon » Sun Oct 14, 2012 3:14 pm

I've found them VERY helpful. You start seeing patterns that you wouldn't otherwise see and it helps you get more efficient.

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Re: how effective is books with questions by type?

Postby abcde12345 » Sun Oct 14, 2012 3:49 pm

Very. I purchased every question by type from Cambridge LSAT (taken from PTs 1-38). I did them all in under a month. It increased my speed and allowed me to see patterns. Source: I was PTing -0 to -2 per LR section by the end of my prep.

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Re: how effective is books with questions by type?

Postby CyanIdes Of March » Sun Oct 14, 2012 4:56 pm

Can someone post a link to these?

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Re: how effective is books with questions by type?

Postby CyanIdes Of March » Sun Oct 14, 2012 5:39 pm

bitsy wrote:HTH


Thanks that definitely helped, what's this google site? It's amazing!
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Re: how effective is books with questions by type?

Postby CyanIdes Of March » Sun Oct 14, 2012 6:13 pm

TopHatToad wrote:HTH too


I didn't ask what lmgtfy was, I asked what google was. Can you google that for me please?

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Re: how effective is books with questions by type?

Postby ijomer » Sun Oct 14, 2012 10:31 pm

thanks

but some said, having all preptests and then going on Lsat blog spot (where the questions are grouped by types) is same thing, is it true? what does these books that are mentioned above have that i won't be able to get from doing what i just said?

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Re: how effective is books with questions by type?

Postby CyanIdes Of March » Mon Oct 15, 2012 3:22 am

ijomer wrote:thanks

but some said, having all preptests and then going on Lsat blog spot (where the questions are grouped by types) is same thing, is it true? what does these books that are mentioned above have that i won't be able to get from doing what i just said?


Save you time perhaps? And you might benefit from the various difficulty ratings that they provide so you can study easy/medium/hard questions as you wish.

I'm wondering as well though, what do yall think of LR by type vs LR by section? I'm trying to get a more consistent -0 going, wondering if I should switch gears to achieve that goal.

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Re: how effective is books with questions by type?

Postby Theopliske8711 » Mon Oct 15, 2012 10:29 am

If you pound them out by type you see the pattern develop in how they ask specific questions. Section is good once you have everything together and want to practice them in full.

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Re: how effective is books with questions by type?

Postby abcde12345 » Mon Oct 15, 2012 2:39 pm

ijomer wrote:thanks

but some said, having all preptests and then going on Lsat blog spot (where the questions are grouped by types) is same thing, is it true? what does these books that are mentioned above have that i won't be able to get from doing what i just said?


I can't imagine how inconvenient this would be. Plus how would you develop a rhythm?

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Re: how effective is books with questions by type?

Postby Theopliske8711 » Mon Oct 15, 2012 2:54 pm

I used to use the LSAT blog method. Free but WAY inconvenient and messy.

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Re: how effective is books with questions by type?

Postby ijomer » Mon Oct 15, 2012 6:39 pm

I just ordered the book (Volume 2 Cambridge Lsat logical reasoning by type)

Thanks for the helpful discussion above !

God i hope i have enough time until December 1st to finish this book and take like 10-15 preptests before the test itself :D

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Re: how effective is books with questions by type?

Postby BlaqBella » Thu Oct 25, 2012 3:25 pm

Is it useful to get Volumes 1, 2 and 3 for LR or just 1 and 2 so I can use PTs 41-Present for timed testing?




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