bee wrote: lilyt93 wrote:
chizzy wrote:can anyone attest to lsat trainer book? i just ordered mine and was wondering if it could help me improve on LR and RC
IT'S AMAZING!! I credit this book for my 180. I was having a slight rough patch in LR and RC three weeks before the test, and I bought this book with only two weeks to go. It revolutionized my approach, and I have no doubt that I would not have done as well as I did without it.
were you doing well w/ LG before using the trainer? if not, did it help you?
at this point, my entire gameplan is to GET OVER my lg hangups.
Bee, I meant to post this yesterday, but got distracted (and by distracted, I mean intoxicated)-sorry!
Not that I consider myself truly qualified to give advice on LG (given that October was only my second test with -0 LG, but I also only took 11 PTs total), but I went from -6/-8 ish on LG in mid-September to consistently -1/-2 by the end of September, and I want to help if I can!
By late August/early September, I'd already worked through Manhattan LG and part of PS LG. However, things really weren't clicking for me. I signed up for Velocity LG on the advice of TLS-ers, and at first I wasn't seeing any gains-if anything, I did worse for about a week as I adjusted to the new methods. My SO strongly recommended incorporating the 7Sage LG videos, because that's what made him go from -2ish LG to consistent -0. I was quite skeptical because:
A) The 7Sage and Velocity approaches are quite different-7Sage is heavy on inference-making and doing lots of work up front before jumping into the questions, and Velocity is largely a "set up and proceed immediately to the questions-do not pass go, do not collect $200..." approach. Thus, I didn't think that they'd be very complementary.
B) I generally learn best by reading things, not by watching a video. For me, processing written information is easier than processing spoken and visual information for whatever reason. As a result, I didn't expect that watching videos would be particularly helpful for me.
I WAS SO WRONG. Incorporating 7Sage videos into my LG studies was the push I needed to get over the edge. I would absolutely still recommend Velocity (in particular, his basic linear setups, recommended order for answering questions, and emphasis on utilizing prior work were critically important), but I really believe that if I hadn't also incorporated 7Sage, I would be looking at a high 160's score/maaaybe very low 170's, if I was lucky.
Also, I don't know if you use BR at all, but I found it helpful to show me just how much of my LG struggles were due to timing issues vs. truly not understanding the material.