splittingheadache wrote:Hi everyone! checking in!
I've been lurking for so long and I love that this group is so supportive.
I've delayed this exam far too long: wanted to take it in February, then June, then September, and I'm really hoping to complete it this December. I have been studying on/off since May 27, and pretty rigorously in July and then around the past 3-4 weeks.
Really happy to report that I have LG pretty much down, averaging -0 to -1 per section. If I'm really not on my game, then -2. Timing still needs work, but I went from >45 minutes on some games to now around 8-10 minutes per game. I've had some 4-5 minute games, a couple of <2 minute games. I hope this gives others the motivation to keep on drilling.
RC is really weird for me, it started off as my best section and now it is just up and down. LR is consistently a struggle but I actually haven't read through the books and drilled yet.
What I have: PS Bibles for LG, RC, and LR, Powerscore Drill by Type LG 1-20, The LSAT Trainer, Manhattan LG, RC, and LR, Ace it Logic Games, a couple of the Preptests Books, Superprep, AND CAMBRIDGE BUNDLE (I love them so much). Lots and lots of outside reading for RC: The Economist, The New Yorker, Scientific American, Popular Science, The Atlantic Monthly, etc.
Recently, I've been kind of slacking off. Finally got a chance to spend some time with my family and classes are starting again. In and out games are really taking a lot of time for me again. Need to get my groove back.
If anyone needs any pointers on LG, feel free to ask me here or through PM. Excited to prep with you guys!
Hi there and welcome to the group! I was wondering, how did you find the Ace It Logic Games book? I also have it but have only looked at the first lesson.
Okay so tbh, Ace It is still sitting on the ground gathering dust. I planned to not open it until October/November and use it solely to refine my techniques. From what I've read, it is really hypo-based and when I flipped through it, it has an entire first section that basically teaches you LG from scratch. the thing is I've already read Powerscore LG, Manhattan LG, and The LSAT Trainer's LG portion and I really prefer the first two. I started simply drilling through Cambridge's 1-38 LG earlier this summer and it was SO ridiculously tough to get through the first round. Then later in the summer, I drilled through them again. I read the books sometime in between the first round and second round of drilling so I had many of the techniques down and just had to use the books for reference on some of the tougher conditional logic areas that I needed to brush up on.
The thing is, my LG timing is slightly taking longer now and I'm making a lot of stupid mistakes like crossing out every answer choice only to realize I didn't even read the entire question stem, or I would number things 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7... A part of me is quite happy that I've drilled enough that harder questions don't stump me, but this arrogance in making the dumbest mistakes has got to stop as well.
I saw some of the diagramming lessons in the Ace It book and I haven't read through their explanations or methodology, but just aesthetically speaking, it looks really complicated and mechanical (can't find a better word to describe it). I could be biased though. Do you feel that it could possibly be quite frustrating to work with their diagramming after being so familiar with your own diagramming style or with the diagramming techniques of PS and MH or even 7sage? Perhaps the first big portion of the book that is instructional could be just skipped and one could just work on the last 14 games?
Anyway, so what I'm trying to say is that I know that when I focus on RC and LR, my LG will not be as sharp as before but the fundamentals should be there and I wanted to use Ace It near the exam to just tie things together. It also has that 14 LG section at the end of the book that are some of the hardest LG apparently so, I wanted to save that until near exam-time. PS and MH and Cambridge really helped me get down to -0, I hope Ace It keeps me at -0 for the test day.
Sorry about such a long-winded answer that basically proves I didn't read through the book either! When I do get a chance to work through it, I hope I can give everyone here a better update of whether or not the book is really useful.
Did you read through powerscore or manhattan or just use 7sage for each question? You know the thing I feel like I really do need to brush up on is the rule equivalent/substitution question. They take me forever and I never have perfect accuracy.