Where can I purchase old editions of The Economist?

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Where can I purchase old editions of The Economist?

Postby bearedman8 » Wed Dec 25, 2013 8:52 pm

I'll be taking the October 2014 LSAT and would like to spend a few hours every day reading The Economist. Is there any way that I can get the print editions of previous issues of the Economist? Ideally, I would like to get all of the issues that were printed in 2013. Unfortunately, I can only find the current subscription to the magazine and not past editions of it. I am also interested in (but to a lesser extent) the WSJ. Thank you all!

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Re: Where can I purchase old editions of The Economist?

Postby kfb2112 » Wed Dec 25, 2013 9:30 pm

University libraries would be best.

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Re: Where can I purchase old editions of The Economist?

Postby dowu » Wed Dec 25, 2013 9:33 pm

Used book stores...

Also by old do you mean already used or previous versions

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Re: Where can I purchase old editions of The Economist?

Postby nothingtosee » Wed Dec 25, 2013 9:53 pm

bearedman8 wrote:I'll be taking the October 2014 LSAT and would like to spend a few hours every day reading The Economist. Is there any way that I can get the print editions of previous issues of the Economist? Ideally, I would like to get all of the issues that were printed in 2013. Unfortunately, I can only find the current subscription to the magazine and not past editions of it. I am also interested in (but to a lesser extent) the WSJ. Thank you all!


I think you should check out this thread so no one has to copy and paste for you:
viewtopic.php?f=6&t=221863

Long story short, I really don't think the Economist is the way to go.

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Re: Where can I purchase old editions of The Economist?

Postby alexrodriguez » Wed Dec 25, 2013 10:11 pm

It really depends on how you choose to read the articles.

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Re: Where can I purchase old editions of The Economist?

Postby bearedman8 » Wed Dec 25, 2013 11:16 pm

dowu wrote:Used book stores...

Also by old do you mean already used or previous versions


I would prefer unused, but would gladly take used if it is the only thing available. At this point, I'm looking to get the 51 publications from 2013 but haven't had any luck finding anything but the subscription. I've only looked online so far.

It sounds like reading the Economist can be good preparation for the LSAT RC section when it is used properly. I've been reading several threads on the best material for improving at the RC section. I've got the RC Bible, all of the available practice tests, and am coming from a science background so I think that the Economist would be valuable. Additionally, I would like to be at the point where I can consistently go -0/-1 on the RC section by October, so any other resources would be helpful.

My university's library does have all of the issues online, but I would prefer to have my own printed ones that I can mark up and hold on to. Does anyone know of any online places to order them? I'm skeptical that the used bookstores in my town have a full year's worth of it. Thank you all for your help!

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Re: Where can I purchase old editions of The Economist?

Postby SweetTort » Wed Dec 25, 2013 11:26 pm

Get a subscription and you get the whole database.

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Re: Where can I purchase old editions of The Economist?

Postby Trojan18940 » Thu Dec 26, 2013 1:07 am

A few hours a day is somewhat unrealistic. Since you're taking the test in less than a year (assuming you've just recently started prep) I would start out drilling Cambridge RC packets, and focus on getting the fundamentals down before dedicating time to supplemental reading.

The Economist is a great supplement to RC, but by no means is it sufficient for mastering it.

Do the grunt work, drill your brains out. If you discover topic areas that you struggle with (e.g. cell biology, physics), read outside material that focuses on those topics to become more comfortable with them so they don't phase you on test day.
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Re: Where can I purchase old editions of The Economist?

Postby nothingtosee » Thu Dec 26, 2013 1:08 am

Trojan18940 wrote:A few hours a day is somewhat unrealistic. Since you're taking the test in less than a year (assuming you've just recently started prep) I would start out drilling Cambridge RC packages, and focus on getting the fundamentals down before dedicating time to other reading.

The Economist is a great supplement to RC, but by no means is it sufficient for mastering it.

Do the grunt work and drill your brains out. If you discover topic areas that you struggle with (e.g. cell biology, physics), read outside material that focuses on those topics to become more comfortable with them on test day.


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Re: Where can I purchase old editions of The Economist?

Postby Trojan18940 » Thu Dec 26, 2013 1:15 am

nothingtosee wrote:
Trojan18940 wrote:A few hours a day is somewhat unrealistic. Since you're taking the test in less than a year (assuming you've just recently started prep) I would start out drilling Cambridge RC packages, and focus on getting the fundamentals down before dedicating time to other reading.

The Economist is a great supplement to RC, but by no means is it sufficient for mastering it.

Do the grunt work and drill your brains out. If you discover topic areas that you struggle with (e.g. cell biology, physics), read outside material that focuses on those topics to become more comfortable with them on test day.


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Ha Thanks. The LSAC is less than 15 minutes from where I live. Near a cemetery, also has offices (661 Penn Street) next to Collegeboard.

Went over there a couple of weeks ago. Saw the garages where the trucks deliver all of the exams.

http://imageshack.com/a/img841/1594/9wzm.jpg
http://imageshack.com/a/img823/2176/b0e9.jpg

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Re: Where can I purchase old editions of The Economist?

Postby IgosduIkana » Tue Dec 31, 2013 8:14 pm

Trojan18940 wrote:
nothingtosee wrote:
Trojan18940 wrote:A few hours a day is somewhat unrealistic. Since you're taking the test in less than a year (assuming you've just recently started prep) I would start out drilling Cambridge RC packages, and focus on getting the fundamentals down before dedicating time to other reading.

The Economist is a great supplement to RC, but by no means is it sufficient for mastering it.

Do the grunt work and drill your brains out. If you discover topic areas that you struggle with (e.g. cell biology, physics), read outside material that focuses on those topics to become more comfortable with them on test day.


i like ur tar



Ha Thanks. The LSAC is less than 15 minutes from where I live. Near a cemetery, also has offices (661 Penn Street) next to Collegeboard.

Went over there a couple of weeks ago. Saw the garages where the trucks deliver all of the exams.

http://imageshack.com/a/img841/1594/9wzm.jpg
http://imageshack.com/a/img823/2176/b0e9.jpg


It looked a lot more evil in my head. Fascinating.




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