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Danimals18 wrote:Can those of you who used a variety of sources describe what your studying plan of attack was? And how the different books worked together (or didn't)?
Yes. I probably used almost all books in the market. (I didn't take a course; I self-studied.)
I started out with the LR and LG Bibles, which do a good job on breaking down concepts and telling you what to expect. (But I definitely wish I had known about and started with the Trainer and the Manhattan set. Imo the two work really well together if you do them back to back or in conjuction. I only found out about the Trainer because my average scores hit a plateau, and needed something to get a few more points.)
Make sure you spend the $ to buy the Cambridge packets so you can drill by question type. If you get a LG question wrong, refer to 7sage. If you get an LR question wrong, use the Manhattan forums. To get addition help on RC, I used Examkracker, which I thought was okay. (If I had went through Examkrackers after I had done the Trainer amd Manhattan RC, I probably would have thought it was a waste of my time though.)
My recommendation is using PTs 41+ for timed practice. Take these with a "proctor"--there is a DVD that you can buy on Amazon or a YouTube video that you can play. Do the Blind Review method, and keep drilling. Print multiple copies of the same exam.
About a month or two before the test date, I tried Kaplan 180 and Ace the LSAT Logic Games. I wouldn't say they are the best materials out there, but I only recommend them if you feel like you will run out of materials and need additional practice. There are other books that I used, but I can't remember their book titles. (They were pretty bad.)
eta: I went through Cambridge 3-4 times, and Ace the LGs twice.