best books for self study?lsatrainer? manhattan? powerscore?

which prep books should i buy

LSAT Trainer
5
17%
Manhattan package
7
23%
power score LR/LG/RC bibles
5
17%
combination of the above
11
37%
or other (please mention)
2
7%
 
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erroneousreasoning
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best books for self study?lsatrainer? manhattan? powerscore?

Postby erroneousreasoning » Tue Dec 10, 2013 11:24 pm

hello all, ive been lurking and ive read some of the guides for lsat prep and most of them include variations of these books and i was just wondering what yall thought i should do. the latest practice tests will accompany all these. right now im leaning towards the lsat trainer or the manhattan LG RC LG books. but ive heard good things about powerscore however. i took a kaplan course and it helped for about 2 weeks and got my practices up to 160-164 fairly consistently, im a december waiter but i kind of just want to retake in february just cause im tuned in and i really want to try and shoot for 170+ so any advice would be greatly appreciated!!!!

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Re: best books for self study?lsatrainer? manhattan? powerscore?

Postby boosane » Tue Dec 10, 2013 11:36 pm

I heard Manhattan is best for LR. I tried LG powerscore bible and it isn't that good. I'm gonna try manhattan if I have to re-take.

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Re: best books for self study?lsatrainer? manhattan? powerscore?

Postby AnonymousAlterEgoC » Tue Dec 10, 2013 11:41 pm

There might be a million threads on this. Do some searching.

I'd recommend Manhattan LR and Cambridge LR sets. No matter what you do for LR, get Cambridge's sets.

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Re: best books for self study?lsatrainer? manhattan? powerscore?

Postby Hotguy » Tue Dec 10, 2013 11:49 pm

I would just go with the trainer if I were you.

erroneousreasoning
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Re: best books for self study?lsatrainer? manhattan? powerscore?

Postby erroneousreasoning » Tue Dec 10, 2013 11:57 pm

Have you use the trainer yourself hotguy?

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Re: best books for self study?lsatrainer? manhattan? powerscore?

Postby Hotguy » Wed Dec 11, 2013 12:03 am

erroneousreasoning wrote:Have you use the trainer yourself hotguy?

Yep. I actually used all of the above and more.

ETA http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=216962&p=7107383#p7107383 - relevant

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Re: best books for self study?lsatrainer? manhattan? powerscore?

Postby Nova » Wed Dec 11, 2013 12:29 am

id read PS first cause its the most basic. Then read M because its more advanced & nuanced.

idka trainer

erroneousreasoning
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Re: best books for self study?lsatrainer? manhattan? powerscore?

Postby erroneousreasoning » Wed Dec 11, 2013 12:38 am

yeah i guess im looking for a more advanced approach? my LG is weak, my RC is strong -2 or -3 consistently but my LR can range from -3/4 usually but drop to -6 or 7 sometimes. my kaplan diagnostic was a 159 and i didnt get much better like i said typically 160-164. i did have a 155 in there where i went -17 on a logic games section =/ but other than that. and i took the kaplan course so im not completely clueless on this thing but i realize the 170+ range is just a whole nother level

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Re: best books for self study?lsatrainer? manhattan? powerscore?

Postby Clyde Frog » Wed Dec 11, 2013 2:15 am

One word....Barron

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Re: best books for self study?lsatrainer? manhattan? powerscore?

Postby erroneousreasoning » Wed Dec 11, 2013 2:18 am

Clyde Frog wrote:One word....Barron


barron?

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O Captain My Captain
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Re: best books for self study?lsatrainer? manhattan? powerscore?

Postby O Captain My Captain » Wed Dec 11, 2013 2:38 am

I'd suggest getting them all as well as a membership to 7sage and a subscription to the magazine Economist.

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Re: best books for self study?lsatrainer? manhattan? powerscore?

Postby erroneousreasoning » Wed Dec 11, 2013 2:45 am

right now im leaning towards lsat trainer, cambridge LR packs, manhattan LR, and i cant decide between powerscores LG bible or blueprint LG

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Re: best books for self study?lsatrainer? manhattan? powerscore?

Postby O Captain My Captain » Wed Dec 11, 2013 3:01 am

I mean, you can go through the powerscore bible in a few days. I think it's worth buying.

You should buy everything Cambridge. LR LG RC.

I'm not familiar with blueprint, so I won't give you any guidance there.

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Re: best books for self study?lsatrainer? manhattan? powerscore?

Postby O Captain My Captain » Wed Dec 11, 2013 3:03 am

You should also check out this: http://lsatblog.blogspot.com/

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Re: best books for self study?lsatrainer? manhattan? powerscore?

Postby erroneousreasoning » Wed Dec 11, 2013 3:08 am

is cambridge just questions/passages/games by type with explanations for the answers?

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Re: best books for self study?lsatrainer? manhattan? powerscore?

Postby O Captain My Captain » Wed Dec 11, 2013 3:16 am

It's basically every question up until PT 35. There are no explanations that come with it. What's great about it is that it's all organized and by difficulty. You can pick up the Necessary Assumption packet and drill every single question. That's where your big gains will come from. It's great to build a foundation with powerscore and manhattan and all those other different companies, but it's not necessary. Drilling is what gets you where you want to be.

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Re: best books for self study?lsatrainer? manhattan? powerscore?

Postby O Captain My Captain » Wed Dec 11, 2013 3:19 am

You can read every book in the world about how to drive a car.

But you'll never be good at driving a car until you drive the car.

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Re: best books for self study?lsatrainer? manhattan? powerscore?

Postby bp shinners » Thu Dec 12, 2013 3:46 pm

erroneousreasoning wrote:i cant decide between powerscores LG bible or blueprint LG


Let me know if you have any questions about the Blueprint LG book!

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Re: best books for self study?lsatrainer? manhattan? powerscore?

Postby Baby_Got_Feuerbach » Thu Dec 12, 2013 3:49 pm

bp shinners wrote:
erroneousreasoning wrote:i cant decide between powerscores LG bible or blueprint LG


Let me know if you have any questions about the Blueprint LG book!


Well how familiar are you with it? :-)




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