Need some study advice before prep course

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Need some study advice before prep course

Postby lsatyolo » Sat Mar 16, 2013 3:26 pm

Hello everyone. I'm taking the lsat this june and so far i've completed the LR & LG bibles. I'm taking powerscore's full-length course starting in april. I was just looking for some advice on what to work on before I begin the course. I'm also taking 12 hours currently for my undergrad.

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Re: Need some study advice before prep course

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Re: Need some study advice before prep course

Postby ManOfTheMinute » Sat Mar 16, 2013 6:59 pm

Why only 12?

Try self-study ... save money, save time, focus on what matters to you

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Re: Need some study advice before prep course

Postby lsatyolo » Sat Mar 16, 2013 9:14 pm

Only 12 because I wanted more time to study for the lsat (took 17 in the fall so I could do so)and I want to maintain a decent GPA. I do understand that I will save a butt-load of money with self-study, but I don't feel that is best for me. I took my first cold diagnostic a week before the semester started and I wasn't physically or mentally ready for that ( I had to piss several times and started to become extremely hungry half-way through). I timed myself in each section and when I checked my clock after the first section, 2 hours had went by. The rest of the sections took between 45 min to 55 min and my raw score was a 146. From reading through here for a while I know that cold diagnostics, especially under no time constraints, don't really mean all too much. Honestly, I should have asked right off the bat whether I should try to re-read the books some more, which I've already kind of done or start working through timed individual sections which I've done once so far with prep test 29 only.

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Re: Need some study advice before prep course

Postby bp shinners » Tue Mar 19, 2013 10:47 am

lsatyolo wrote:I'm taking powerscore's full-length course starting in april. I was just looking for some advice on what to work on before I begin the course.


Nothing. Seriously. You're paying for the class, so let the class do its thing. They're designed to build from the ground up, so it'll be comprehensive. And working on stuff before the class start usually results in developing bad habits that you'll need to be broken of before you can start progressing.

That being said, if you just won't listen to this advice (and recognize that I must mean this since I work for Blueprint), make sure you study, pre-course, from Powerscore materials. This way, you won't get confused by different methods/terminology. After you get through the course, you can use other materials to prep since you'll have a solid foundation, but don't do that before you build that foundation.

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Re: Need some study advice before prep course

Postby Dr. Dre » Tue Mar 19, 2013 3:47 pm

ManOfTheMinute wrote:
Try self-study ... save money, save time, focus on what matters to you


This.

Use Manhattan, save $, get 170+, profit.

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Re: Need some study advice before prep course

Postby lsatyolo » Wed Mar 20, 2013 12:13 pm

I just recently started manhattan's LG book, should I hold off on it? So far, I find the terminology somewhat similar to what I read in PS's LGB. Also, I received an email this morning informing me that the class has been rescheduled to start on the 20th instead of the 15th. So, I basically have a month to do whatever individual prep I need.




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