SkepticalAboutLaw wrote:Okay......is it reasonable to get through Manhattan LR and the Trainer for December? Should I bother with the other Manhattan books if I buy the Trainer? Other thoughts/advice?
I have a 4.0 UGPA and I am (...or was....) shooting for H. In a stroke of fabulous luck, I misdiagrammed the Movies game and missed every question. Combined with a few questions I threw from nerves, I set myself a record low score.
My prep materials are somewhere between craptastic and nonexistent. I half assed myself to a 174 PT average through self study, LR & LG Bibles from 2007, and an LSAT Blog study schedule I didn't follow. Unsurprisingly, I never mastered the question types that gave me trouble. If I could figure those out, I think I could bump myself from -2/-3 LR section average to -0/-1. Is a Manhattan/Trainer combo likely to do that?
I just started reading the LSAT Trainer an hour ago and I think it will be the credited option for this short prep period. The Trainer's introduction to LR (Chapter 2) was very nicely done and offers a refreshing approach that probably trumps Manhattan's LR. I'd suggest using LSATQA to figure out your specific LR weaknesses and then drill your problem areas with the appropriate Cambridge Logical Reasoning packets. And if you already have Manhattan LR, just read the chapters for the question types you're struggling with as a supplement to the Trainer. BTW you can read the first 5 chapters of the Trainer on the site.