StealthyJ wrote:Hey, guys. Although I plan on taking the test in October, I might as well hop in here since nobody is joining my October '14 thread and I
find the participation of others to better motivate me to hit the grindstone.
I guess I'll post my materials here and see what people recommend I start with:
Manhattan LG, LR, RC
Velocity Comprehensive Course
Powerscore Logic Games Bible
PT 1-65 (although I need to print them)
So far, I'm about 250 pages through Manhattan LR and around 40% through Velocity's game stuff. Anyone have experience with them?
I really like their standard ordering method, but I'm not sure about 3D ordering...LG is my most problematic area and I was wondering if anyone had thoughts on
whether they found PS LGB or Manhattan's methods, being more inference-heavy, more helpful than Velocity's Brute Force method with those game types?
Yes, I know I should search more thoroughly on the forums, but I'd like to get involved in the study group so I'm asking here.
Well, I am reading and drilling with BP lg... But here is my plan (pasted from another thread):
1. Read BP LG
2. Re-read bp LG chapter by chapter, this time drilling the corresponding games from Cambridge packets (PTs 1-38) (untimed). I also watched 7sage LG videos for any games that gave me trouble (to learn faster/more efficient set-ups for games, how to make crucial inferences, etc.)
3. Drilled all games from Cambridge LG packets, timed. At this point, I made an Excel spreadsheet to keep track of how much time I took on each game, as well as the number I got correct. If there were any games that gave me trouble (i.e. didn't do perfectly), I made sure to re-do them right away (this worked for me because at this stage, I had trouble remembering answers and key/game-breaking inferences). Even though I timed myself during this stage, I didn't really focus on solving games faster; I merely timed myself to get a sense of my general speed.
4. After finishing my first round of timed games, I went back and did all of the games again, timed.. this time I aimed to solve each game as fast as I could, while maintaining 100% accuracy.
5. After that, I re-did only Level 3 and Level 4 difficulty games from Cambridge LG, timed, aiming for faster time and 100% accuracy.
Using this method, I went from a -15 LG on my cold diag in June to -0/-1 (when I make careless mistakes)
In my opinion, the key to doing well on LG is solving the easy games as quickly as you can, so that you can have plenty of time for the hard ones + check your answers.
Repeat games you've solved before OVER and OVER and OVER again until you have them down cold. Ideally, you want to be solving even the hardest Cambridge LG games in under 9 minutes, and the easy ones in 2-4 min.