Did you write in your practice books?

AlexandraHope
Posts: 199
Joined: Mon Sep 15, 2014 10:43 am

Did you write in your practice books?

Postby AlexandraHope » Sat Jan 31, 2015 12:24 pm

I'm about to start studying for my LSAT and I was wondering if it was best to write in my books or not write in them so I can have a clean slate when I start reviewing later?

User avatar
Rigo
Posts: 11942
Joined: Sun Jul 06, 2014 3:19 pm

Re: Did you write in your practice books?

Postby Rigo » Sat Jan 31, 2015 12:28 pm

I wrote in my practice books.
The reviewing part should consist mainly of drilling with Cambridge packets and blind reviewing PT's.

User avatar
RZ5646
Posts: 2391
Joined: Fri May 30, 2014 1:31 pm

Re: Did you write in your practice books?

Postby RZ5646 » Sat Jan 31, 2015 12:34 pm

Use pencil, write lightly, buy big eraser.

BrownieD
Posts: 48
Joined: Sun Apr 06, 2014 11:17 am

Re: Did you write in your practice books?

Postby BrownieD » Sat Jan 31, 2015 7:27 pm

No, I have several spiral notebooks to write my answers from practice materials. I started off by writing in them using a pencil and then tried erasing after the fact--way too difficult and smudgy. Just use a separate notebook so you can write as much as you please and feel confident about doing the questions again later.

User avatar
KMart
Posts: 3627
Joined: Wed Jul 02, 2014 1:25 am

Re: Did you write in your practice books?

Postby KMart » Sat Jan 31, 2015 7:31 pm

Dirigo wrote:I wrote in my practice books.
The reviewing part should consist mainly of drilling with Cambridge packets and blind reviewing PT's.

User avatar
MarkinKansasCity
Posts: 10955
Joined: Thu Jun 14, 2012 10:18 am

Re: Did you write in your practice books?

Postby MarkinKansasCity » Sat Jan 31, 2015 7:33 pm

PDFs and photocopies.

User avatar
a_parm
Posts: 146
Joined: Tue Jul 19, 2011 12:48 am

Re: Did you write in your practice books?

Postby a_parm » Sat Jan 31, 2015 9:45 pm

no... In the Manhattan LR book, for example, I just write answers on a post it note and leave it there so if I ever go over it, I can compare the results.

User avatar
leslieknope
Posts: 1092
Joined: Sun Apr 15, 2012 8:53 pm

Re: Did you write in your practice books?

Postby leslieknope » Sat Jan 31, 2015 9:54 pm

Write in pencil and erase drills if I need to redo them. I did take notes and review them every time I drill a specific game type/LR question, though.

User avatar
FairchildFLT
Posts: 493
Joined: Tue Jan 07, 2014 12:48 am

Re: Did you write in your practice books?

Postby FairchildFLT » Sat Jan 31, 2015 10:16 pm

What I wish I had done from the beginning....cut the pages out...make electronic copies of each individual group...never run out of study material.

User avatar
Smallville
Posts: 4741
Joined: Mon Sep 15, 2014 11:57 am

Re: Did you write in your practice books?

Postby Smallville » Sat Jan 31, 2015 10:29 pm

a_parm wrote:no... In the Manhattan LR book, for example, I just write answers on a post it note and leave it there so if I ever go over it, I can compare the results.

a lot of post-its but interesting method

User avatar
MarkinKansasCity
Posts: 10955
Joined: Thu Jun 14, 2012 10:18 am

Re: Did you write in your practice books?

Postby MarkinKansasCity » Sat Jan 31, 2015 10:37 pm

Some copyright infringing assholes said they found pdfs of every LSAT on the internet for free on some kind of peer to peer network, but that is totally unethical and no one here would ever recommend that.

GospelLeague
Posts: 59
Joined: Sat Nov 01, 2014 3:58 pm

Re: Did you write in your practice books?

Postby GospelLeague » Sun Feb 01, 2015 4:05 pm

I suggest that you scan the books onto your computer or buy PDF version, so you can print them when you want to use.
I find this very helpful.

User avatar
Tycho
Posts: 308
Joined: Sun Feb 01, 2015 1:30 am

Re: Did you write in your practice books?

Postby Tycho » Sun Feb 01, 2015 4:55 pm

The LGB, of course, has a review section at the end with the games reprinted. Still, I'll be recording most of the chapter-end exercises in a separate notebook. Those are more to get the feel for diagramming, making inferences and so forth; the real drudge work, for me, will be on the PT's, etc.

Edit: For the basic exercises, like setup drills or question types, it'd be just fine to write in the books I think.

User avatar
jetsfan1
Posts: 571
Joined: Thu Nov 01, 2012 8:14 pm

Re: Did you write in your practice books?

Postby jetsfan1 » Tue Feb 03, 2015 3:26 pm

This is in part why Cambridge is so credited. You get everything in PDF form and can print it as much as you would like. Also the organization by question type is without a doubt one of the most useful things in your prep arsenal.

As for the books, I wrote in them in pen. Why not? Any of the Qs you can review with Cambridge, so I don't see the point of not writing in them.




Return to “LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot], JoshLyman13, rk42 and 7 guests