gnomgnomuch wrote: WaltGrace83 wrote:
gnomgnomuch wrote:Took a PT today, and while the grade itself was pretty bad (151) I'm pretty happy to see that my worst section was LG.
Any advice on what I should concentrate on, I'm torn between opening up my BP LG book and going over it (-18 is terribllllle) or going through my BP course lesson by lesson.
Also, if anyone can give me advice on this. Im reviewing my sections right now, and I get answers right and wrong in bursts. I had 1-8 correct, then #9 wrong, next 3 were right, and then I had like 5 in a row wrong. this was in both LR sections, any insights would be appreciated!
How are the rest of you guys faring in terms of your prep?
I have no idea because I won't be taking PTs until about 2 months from now. However, what prep have you done so far? If it's early, you actually aren't in bad shape. You get that -18 LG to -0 and you are looking at a score around 160, your RC score is promising, and your LR will improve with a solid understanding of fundamentals.
I've been studying for about 3 weeks, not too much prep tbh, the last couple of weeks at work have been hectic and I've been called in a bunch of times - in the middle of studying no less. I have a solid understanding of implication type questions (the only questions I've covered so far, got 80% of those right on the PT). LG - I've had very little prep, only 1 to 1 ordering games (which I answered except for 1 question, correct), the other types overbook/under book I've just barely started looking at, and I have no idea on grouping games yet. As for RC, I've done basically nothing - I've always been pretty good with RC, though ill be aiming to get that down to as close a -0 as possible.
Well consider yourself lucky! You are starting at the LSAT test-taker's average (granted, there are too many completely ignorant people that take the LSAT). Good job. Now I don't claim to be an LSAT genius - far from it - but I believe I am setting myself up for success.
Here is what I recommend:
-Order the LSAT trainer. It is a great tool to prime your brain to the LSAT. This should be your baseline guide.
-Order the Manhattan strategy guides and start reading those once you get to the individual question type chapters
-Order Cambridge 1-40 drilling sets. They are a godsend (the PDF version is best). Use these to supplement the Trainer and Manhattan.
-Supplement LG studying with the Logic Games Bible if you wish. I personally don't but many really like it.
EDIT: sign up for the Manhattan forums. They are AWESOME. I was lucky because I took a Manhattan class last summer (couldn't devote much time to it so I didn't get much out of it
) but the one thing it DID give me is unlimited access to the forums with as many posts a day as I want. In a few weeks, I have already posted 100+ with questions, analysis, etc.
Let the Trainer determine your schedule. Your improvement will come with drilling and REVIEW. Review is the most important thing. You are much better doing 10 problems with thorough review then doing 100 problems just looking at the answers. As I said before, practice is for PTs - not drilling
Good luck. We are happy to have you here.
Thanks for the reply, and also what are you going to be doing the next two months? just drilling?
Kinda. I finished the first 15-16 chapters of the LSAT trainer. I am up to the point of individual question types. So I am drilling the hell out of Flaw questions now, getting a solid grasp of LSAT flaws. Then I will read corresponding chapters and do drilling. I plan to be done with drilling in about 1-2 months. Plus, I will start RC somewhere in there. PT's will follow that.