Talarose wrote: jetsfan1 wrote:
Talarose wrote:Studying starts tomorrow for me. I used TPR, which is what I think killed me for the June test.
7sage, last trainer, powerscore, Manhattan prep.
What do you guys recommend?
I'm good with LG, LR & RC are my weaknesses. Especially LR.
Especially after seeing my results on game day, I'm absolutely in love with Manhattan LR. I think it was by far the most useful prep book I used. Would recommend taking it slow though. It took me over 2 months to get all the way through, drilling each question type heavily after the chapter.
Did you use Manhattan for other sections? Or something else? Or just for LR? I'm looking to brush up my RC as well.
And congrats to you! Sounds like you had a pleasant July 1st.
I used Powerscore for games, Manhattan as well for RC. I think both are worth it, but neither are as groundbreaking as Manhattan LR. I don't like how PS does chained conditional logic- 7sage is much much better at this. So id say it's worth a read through but after that 7sage to review every game. Manhattan RC was the best RC book I found and I would recommend it, but it's RC so the marginal reward was less. What it did was codify for me stuff I was already doing implicitly and make me think critically about my approach to RC and how I could improve it. I think the biggest thing with this test is exposing yourself to as many strategies as possible and then figuring out what works for you. The first three months of my studying I think I took maybe 2 PTs (prepped 5 months total) It was all drilling, reading books, experimenting with strategies, discovering weaknesses, and just getting intimate with the test. Last note: I would go through Manhattan LR (and the other books) very slowly. It took me 2+ months to go through it because after every chapter I woul drill tht question type heavily with the Cambridge packets until I felt I was confident in my approach and ready to move on.