Study materials: power score: all three bibles and all three test 1-20 drill questions, and prep test 19-28, 29-38, and 52-71
I also very recently purchased the Manhattan LR prep book
Just decided to change my test date from October to December. I am currently crippled by the burden of the logical reasons sections
.... Right now I am average between -5 and -8 on both untimed and partially timed (40 min) sections... Something just isn't clicking for me. I hope that the Manhattan LR prep book may "shed some light" on some of my deficiencies and/or enable me to embrace some new approaches to the questions. In all, I feel like the LR sections are holding me back tremendously. If anyone has any advice or recommendations, please feel free to share.
I just started reading the Manhattan LR (I finished the LR Bible a bit ago); I find Manhattan so much more informative. As others have said, the LR Bible is good for background information, and Manhattan goes a bit "deeper" into how to better understand and solve the various question types. I am still having problems with LR as well, though. But I purchased Cambridge LR sets today, and I am going to go through them once I finish every LR section in Manhattan (with brief glimpses at the Bible's interpretation), such as Flaw in the Argument questions, Weaken, et cetera. That should help me remember the various rules that pertain to the specific question types. Now that I've been working more on LR, I've noticed that it can be easy to spot the wrong answers, especially if they are completely out of scope (some are laughably so, I've noticed). I might consider buying the LR Trainer as well since I have heard that it is quite good.
Also, after I finish an LR set, I review it extensively, even the questions I get right. I read through each problem and make sure that I understand the arguments, gaps, my reasoning as to why I picked and didn't pick a certain question. I make sure that I know exactly what the core of the argument is, and that I able to thoroughly explain every wrong or right answer choice. It takes time, but I've found that this has helped me a lot.