CLASS OF SELF STUDY

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CLASS OF SELF STUDY

Postby BROTHACRAIG316 » Fri Jan 25, 2013 4:47 am

I have currently been stationed in Baghdad for the past year. I have used this year studying everyday for the June LSAT. I have completed Powerscore's bibles on the LR and RC and I'm currently in the beginning phases of the LG book. I've read posts about the Powerscore full length course being the same material I'm reading. Im looking for a edge here once i've completed the books. Here's some questions I have:

Should I take the April PowerScore Full Length course for $1300?
If not, what should I use next for study material?
If i continue with self study, How do i properly time myself for a 3 and half hour exam? I've done the LSAT Princeton course before and those mock test we're very helpful. Is there anyway to recreate that environment without signing for the full course?

Any experiences , tips, references, would be helpful.

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Re: CLASS OF SELF STUDY

Postby Balthy » Fri Jan 25, 2013 5:47 am

BROTHACRAIG316 wrote:I have currently been stationed in Baghdad for the past year. I have used this year studying everyday for the June LSAT. I have completed Powerscore's bibles on the LR and RC and I'm currently in the beginning phases of the LG book. I've read posts about the Powerscore full length course being the same material I'm reading. Im looking for a edge here once i've completed the books. Here's some questions I have:

Should I take the April PowerScore Full Length course for $1300?
If not, what should I use next for study material?
If i continue with self study, How do i properly time myself for a 3 and half hour exam? I've done the LSAT Princeton course before and those mock test we're very helpful. Is there anyway to recreate that environment without signing for the full course?

Any experiences , tips, references, would be helpful.



If you have all the books, the couse is likely a waste of money. As you mentioned, the material is the same.

Once you have a good grasp of all the material in the books, what you need to do is drill specific question types (or, even better, drill as you go along in the books). You can search for threads with questions separated by question type or purchase sets of them from CambridgeLSAT. After that, start taking practice tests. Take as many as possible in timed and realistic conditions and --very importantly-- log, analyze, and review the hell out of missed or difficult questions. Review books and type-drill for frequently missed question types. If you have taken a good number of PTs and still feel disatisfied with your grasp of the material (i.e., you believe it is a lack of understanding of the concepts rather than speed or endurance that is keeping your score low) you may want to start fresh on some new books. Manhattan is great. Look up some threads on which chapters/question types Manhattan excels in over Powerscore. Ultimately, certain methods will click for you while others may not, so it is important to focus on your weak areas and read as many different strategies/methods as you can get your hands on. Again, though, if it's a matter of speed/endurance, drill, drill, and drill some more.

You can buy a test proctor dvd or find one on youtube. Just search for it. I use the 7sage test video on youtube.

Also, you are going to want to eventually start taking PTs with 5 sections, since the real test has one experimental section. If you want to be even better prepared, add section(s) as you build your endurance.

As I mentioned earlier, you want realistic test conditions. You can start with complete quiet, but you want to build up to some noise. To be even better prepared (and just in case you end up in a horrible test center) you should then build up to very distracting environments, like a busy food court or a place where you can hear construction. To help you with this, start practicing meditation early on.

This is just the basics. There are a ton of threads with great info and more detail. Look up LSAT plans, guides, etc.

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Re: CLASS OF SELF STUDY

Postby TripTrip » Fri Jan 25, 2013 9:48 am

superdingle2000's response is credited.

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Re: CLASS OF SELF STUDY

Postby BROTHACRAIG316 » Mon Jan 28, 2013 7:18 am

Thanks for your help. I've started drilling myself already. When I took the LSAT class, it was quiet enviorments but when I actually took the LSAT I was prepared for the writing section and the fatigue I already felt from the whole test. Plus the instructors walking around really distracted me too.




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