Haven't studied in a year, any general guidelines/tips?

M.M.
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Haven't studied in a year, any general guidelines/tips?

Postby M.M. » Mon Jul 15, 2013 2:15 pm

Hey guys, I'll be taking the October LSAT in another country (Spain - I'm from the U.S.) this October and I'm going to start studying this week. Admittedly, I haven't been looking up much how to study / get back into it as someone who has studied for it and taken it before, but I was hoping I could get some general advice from TLS.

Cliffs:
- Took Princeton review course
- Was a natural at Logical Reasoning and Reading Comprehension, didn't really study those much except my weaknesses (primarily assumption questions and parallel reasoning questions)
- Bad at logic games but was getting better using 7sage's guides to practice
- Was PTing around 166-167, ended up getting 161
- Used a mixture of Manhattan LSAT and Powerscore methods

Sorry if I haven't given you much to work with here, but as you know getting (back) into the LSAT is daunting ... so any advice is appreciated. Is Manhattan LSAT still considered the best around here btw? I might take their logic games intensive course when the time comes.

Thanks for the help.

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Re: Haven't studied in a year, any general guidelines/tips?

Postby SteelPenguin » Mon Jul 15, 2013 3:02 pm

M.M. wrote:Hey guys, I'll be taking the October LSAT in another country (Spain - I'm from the U.S.) this October and I'm going to start studying this week. Admittedly, I haven't been looking up much how to study / get back into it as someone who has studied for it and taken it before, but I was hoping I could get some general advice from TLS.

Cliffs:
- Took Princeton review course
- Was a natural at Logical Reasoning and Reading Comprehension, didn't really study those much except my weaknesses (primarily assumption questions and parallel reasoning questions)
- Bad at logic games but was getting better using 7sage's guides to practice
- Was PTing around 166-167, ended up getting 161
- Used a mixture of Manhattan LSAT and Powerscore methods

Sorry if I haven't given you much to work with here, but as you know getting (back) into the LSAT is daunting ... so any advice is appreciated. Is Manhattan LSAT still considered the best around here btw? I might take their logic games intensive course when the time comes.

Thanks for the help.


I like both PS and MLSAT. I would start with a diagnostic to see how much work you've got left.

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Re: Haven't studied in a year, any general guidelines/tips?

Postby M.M. » Mon Jul 15, 2013 4:21 pm

SteelPenguin wrote:
M.M. wrote:Hey guys, I'll be taking the October LSAT in another country (Spain - I'm from the U.S.) this October and I'm going to start studying this week. Admittedly, I haven't been looking up much how to study / get back into it as someone who has studied for it and taken it before, but I was hoping I could get some general advice from TLS.

Cliffs:
- Took Princeton review course
- Was a natural at Logical Reasoning and Reading Comprehension, didn't really study those much except my weaknesses (primarily assumption questions and parallel reasoning questions)
- Bad at logic games but was getting better using 7sage's guides to practice
- Was PTing around 166-167, ended up getting 161
- Used a mixture of Manhattan LSAT and Powerscore methods

Sorry if I haven't given you much to work with here, but as you know getting (back) into the LSAT is daunting ... so any advice is appreciated. Is Manhattan LSAT still considered the best around here btw? I might take their logic games intensive course when the time comes.

Thanks for the help.


I like both PS and MLSAT. I would start with a diagnostic to see how much work you've got left.


Thanks for the reply. I was thinking about taking a practice test after some brief reviewing ... partially because I don't want to take a practice test on a weekday, since I'll be mentally exhausted from work, and partially because I feel that if I just reviewed a tiny bit before hand, it'd be a little more realistic of a test. What are your thoughts?

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Re: Haven't studied in a year, any general guidelines/tips?

Postby SteelPenguin » Mon Jul 15, 2013 5:49 pm

M.M. wrote:
SteelPenguin wrote:
M.M. wrote:Hey guys, I'll be taking the October LSAT in another country (Spain - I'm from the U.S.) this October and I'm going to start studying this week. Admittedly, I haven't been looking up much how to study / get back into it as someone who has studied for it and taken it before, but I was hoping I could get some general advice from TLS.

Cliffs:
- Took Princeton review course
- Was a natural at Logical Reasoning and Reading Comprehension, didn't really study those much except my weaknesses (primarily assumption questions and parallel reasoning questions)
- Bad at logic games but was getting better using 7sage's guides to practice
- Was PTing around 166-167, ended up getting 161
- Used a mixture of Manhattan LSAT and Powerscore methods

Sorry if I haven't given you much to work with here, but as you know getting (back) into the LSAT is daunting ... so any advice is appreciated. Is Manhattan LSAT still considered the best around here btw? I might take their logic games intensive course when the time comes.

Thanks for the help.


I like both PS and MLSAT. I would start with a diagnostic to see how much work you've got left.


Thanks for the reply. I was thinking about taking a practice test after some brief reviewing ... partially because I don't want to take a practice test on a weekday, since I'll be mentally exhausted from work, and partially because I feel that if I just reviewed a tiny bit before hand, it'd be a little more realistic of a test. What are your thoughts?


That makes sense. It's hard to give any suggestions when you don't know if a person is still in mid 160s, high 150s, or low 170s. Briefly review and take a PT sometime soon.




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