kevgogators wrote:Hey guys,
I'm new to TLS and recently started my prepping for September but I'm feeling somewhat lost and I'm hoping for some guidance.
I currently only own the LSAT Superprep because it was free with the LSAC waiver. I'm well aware that this will not suffice, and am planning on buying the Bibles and multiple PT's. However, I've recently heard good things about the LSAT Trainer....what is the general consensus?
More importantly, I'm am seeing terms on this forum and elsewhere that I am unfamiliar with and would love some clarification--- particularly the "levels". What are these levels 1, 2, 3, and 4 that are referred to on this thread and how are they determined? Also while looking through the infamous Pithypike post, I encountered some confusion with the terms "Basic/Advanced Linear" and "Balanced, Overloaded, Underfunded, etc." Where the heck are these terms coming from?
Even though we're 4 months out, I'm already feeling extremely behind track. I'd greatly appreciate a response with some insight.
The general consensus regarding the LSAT Trainer is that it is very good. I haven't read it so I can't speak for its quality, but the consensus of the board is overwhelmingly positive.
The "levels" being discussed are in reference to the Cambridge LSAT drilling packets, which you can find here
. As you go through the Powerscore or Manhattan books you'll see they divide the logic reasoning questions by question type. Cambridge LSAT has all of the questions from tests 1-38 (or more, if you so desire) separated into individual packets for each question type and then divided within each packet by a difficulty of 1-4. In order to master each question type, it is suggested that you do extensive "drilling" and work through the packets while analyzing each question and wrong answer in detail.
Basic Linear Balanced/Underfunded/Overloaded are question types for the Logic Game section of the test. They are given those names in the Powerscore Logic Games bible. Cambridge also has the games divided by their respective question type here
. Pithypike suggests that you print out three copies of each game and do each game three times until you understand every inference and have a mastery of the concepts for each question type.
I just started studying about two weeks ago and there is certainly a lot to learn! But take it one step at a time and try not to be too intimidated by the progress of everyone around you. Its easy to get caught up in this site and start panicking and feeling inferior. There is plenty of time left before the September test, so try and take it one step at a time.