LSAT Drilling

TinkyKwat
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LSAT Drilling

Postby TinkyKwat » Tue May 10, 2016 1:39 am

Hey guys,

I've started to prep for the September LSAT and have begun assembling my prep materials. I've heard from a lot of people that drilling various kinds of questions after learning the fundementals should go before taking the preptests en masse. However, I did not know that the Cambridge packets were discontinued. The ones I can find online go for absolutely crazy prizes. So I'm wondering, are there any alternatives to the packets or do I have to use online guides for the individual questions and find them in my preptests?

Thanks!

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Mikey
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Re: LSAT Drilling

Postby Mikey » Tue May 10, 2016 8:35 am

Yeah people sell the Cambridge packets for so much now, it's ridiculous! But if you can some how find one for a decent price on amazon or ebay then definitely go for that. If not then yeah, use a guide that shows you the question types for each preptest.

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Re: LSAT Drilling

Postby Rupert Pupkin » Tue May 17, 2016 4:19 pm

I just ordered Powerscore's Game Type Training and Question-Type( LR) books. They include PT's 1-20 sorted by type. Waiting for them in the mail, so I cannot give a thorough review on how they are, but I would imagine they are great.

http://www.amazon.com/PowerScores-LSAT- ... e+training

http://www.amazon.com/PowerScore-LSAT-L ... A0JHAM58TE

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Re: LSAT Drilling

Postby ponderingmeerkat » Tue May 17, 2016 4:57 pm

jagerbom79 wrote:I just ordered Powerscore's Game Type Training and Question-Type( LR) books. They include PT's 1-20 sorted by type. Waiting for them in the mail, so I cannot give a thorough review on how they are, but I would imagine they are great.

http://www.amazon.com/PowerScores-LSAT- ... e+training

http://www.amazon.com/PowerScore-LSAT-L ... A0JHAM58TE


Own the question type book. Use it everyday. Pretty good stuff. Nothing fancy but, in a world without Cambridge packets, it's a good as you're going to get.

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Re: LSAT Drilling

Postby Rupert Pupkin » Tue May 17, 2016 5:35 pm

ponderingmeerkat wrote:
jagerbom79 wrote:I just ordered Powerscore's Game Type Training and Question-Type( LR) books. They include PT's 1-20 sorted by type. Waiting for them in the mail, so I cannot give a thorough review on how they are, but I would imagine they are great.

http://www.amazon.com/PowerScores-LSAT- ... e+training

http://www.amazon.com/PowerScore-LSAT-L ... A0JHAM58TE


Own the question type book. Use it everyday. Pretty good stuff. Nothing fancy but, in a world without Cambridge packets, it's a good as you're going to get.


Thats good to hear! I look forward to starting mine. I am expecting it to come in the mail tomorrow. Are you drilling with it as you progress through those Type-questions in the Bibles?

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Re: LSAT Drilling

Postby ponderingmeerkat » Tue May 17, 2016 5:43 pm

jagerbom79 wrote:
ponderingmeerkat wrote:
jagerbom79 wrote:I just ordered Powerscore's Game Type Training and Question-Type( LR) books. They include PT's 1-20 sorted by type. Waiting for them in the mail, so I cannot give a thorough review on how they are, but I would imagine they are great.

http://www.amazon.com/PowerScores-LSAT- ... e+training

http://www.amazon.com/PowerScore-LSAT-L ... A0JHAM58TE


Own the question type book. Use it everyday. Pretty good stuff. Nothing fancy but, in a world without Cambridge packets, it's a good as you're going to get.


Thats good to hear! I look forward to starting mine. I am expecting it to come in the mail tomorrow. Are you drilling with it as you progress through those Type-questions in the Bibles?


No, I'm a June LSAT writer, so I've been studying for the test since January. I used the Bibles until late Feb (which is how long it took me to get out of my LR and LG "diapers"), and now I'm doing almost exclusively prep tests/blind review. I input my prep test outcomes into 7sage's analytics and when I start to see a "red bubble" start to float away on me, I drill that type of question until I see it come back down.

So, I guess I use the book as a tourniquet for when I spot arterial bleeding trend lines in my LR performance.

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Re: LSAT Drilling

Postby Rupert Pupkin » Wed May 18, 2016 11:24 am

ponderingmeerkat wrote:
jagerbom79 wrote:
ponderingmeerkat wrote:
jagerbom79 wrote:I just ordered Powerscore's Game Type Training and Question-Type( LR) books. They include PT's 1-20 sorted by type. Waiting for them in the mail, so I cannot give a thorough review on how they are, but I would imagine they are great.

http://www.amazon.com/PowerScores-LSAT- ... e+training

http://www.amazon.com/PowerScore-LSAT-L ... A0JHAM58TE


Own the question type book. Use it everyday. Pretty good stuff. Nothing fancy but, in a world without Cambridge packets, it's a good as you're going to get.


Thats good to hear! I look forward to starting mine. I am expecting it to come in the mail tomorrow. Are you drilling with it as you progress through those Type-questions in the Bibles?


No, I'm a June LSAT writer, so I've been studying for the test since January. I used the Bibles until late Feb (which is how long it took me to get out of my LR and LG "diapers"), and now I'm doing almost exclusively prep tests/blind review. I input my prep test outcomes into 7sage's analytics and when I start to see a "red bubble" start to float away on me, I drill that type of question until I see it come back down.

So, I guess I use the book as a tourniquet for when I spot arterial bleeding trend lines in my LR performance.


Alright. Thats the setup I plan to follow. Did you use any alternative content material while doing preptests/drilling?

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Re: LSAT Drilling

Postby ponderingmeerkat » Wed May 18, 2016 4:25 pm

jagerbom79 wrote: Alright. Thats the setup I plan to follow. Did you use any alternative content material while doing preptests/drilling?


Alternative content? Uh no I don't think so. I did use PithyPike's method on Logic Games where you make a bunch of copies of each logic game and then time yourself taking them and then corrected/reviewed them with 7sage. I'm not exactly where I'd like to be with LG's (my average is a -3.8 per section) but it was a solid way to break through a plateau that seems to exist at the end of the Logic Game Bible where you're going -2 or so per game (-8 total). Seems a decent way to go.




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