Where Do I Start?

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Where Do I Start?

Postby B1G_Ten » Wed Jan 24, 2018 1:01 pm

I am currently employed full-time, almost 2 years removed from Undergrad. Law school has been in the back of my mind for about 5-6 years and I decided its time to start my pursuit.

I know the first thing is to take a cold diagnostic, i am a pretty poor test taker so I know i am not scoring anywhere near the 160-170’s off the bat.

What materials/resources would serve me well considering I am employed? (My hours are manageable but not to the point where I can enroll in Testmasters or Powerscore, etc.

I was thinking about buying LR, LG, RC specific books off of amazon and self-studying/taking a few practice tests until i had enough of a grasp to dive in and commit.

Any/all advice is much appreciated!

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Re: Where Do I Start?

Postby olympia » Wed Jan 24, 2018 4:48 pm

When do you want to take the test?

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Re: Where Do I Start?

Postby 239840 » Wed Jan 24, 2018 5:07 pm

It's possible that the best option would be to "wait and see." Khan Academy's LSAT material, which should come out sometime this year, may end up being really good. Their material for other standardized exams has been very well received. If you want a relatively cheap option with which you could get started, the Powerscore LG Bible should be obtainable for roughly $40.

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Re: Where Do I Start?

Postby Barack O'Drama » Wed Jan 24, 2018 6:00 pm

If I could go back and start from the beginning I'd start with The LSAT Trainer and then use 7Sage for Logic games and Manhattan's guides for LR/RC.
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Re: Where Do I Start?

Postby olympia » Wed Jan 24, 2018 6:01 pm

Barack O'Drama wrote:If I could go back and start from the beginning I'd start with The LSAT Trainer and then use 7Sage for Logic games and Manhattan's guides for LR/RC.

Yep, 100%. Don’t even consider the PowerScore Bibles or any other testing material beyond these selections. Really.

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Re: Where Do I Start?

Postby Ntp73821 » Wed Jan 24, 2018 6:34 pm

Barack O'Drama wrote:If I could go back and start from the beginning I'd start with The LSAT Trainer and then use 7Sage for Logic games and Manhattan's guides for LR/RC.

^ Definitely this.
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Re: Where Do I Start?

Postby B1G_Ten » Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:16 pm

Barack O'Drama wrote:If I could go back and start from the beginning I'd start with The LSAT Trainer and then use 7Sage for Logic games and Manhattan's guides for LR/RC.



LSAT Trainer by Mike Kim?

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Re: Where Do I Start?

Postby B1G_Ten » Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:41 pm

olympia wrote:When do you want to take the test?


I am in no hurry--maybe apply for fall 2019

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Re: Where Do I Start?

Postby Ntp73821 » Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:46 pm

B1G_Ten wrote:
Barack O'Drama wrote:If I could go back and start from the beginning I'd start with The LSAT Trainer and then use 7Sage for Logic games and Manhattan's guides for LR/RC.



LSAT Trainer by Mike Kim?

That’s the one!
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Re: Where Do I Start?

Postby King of the North » Thu Jan 25, 2018 11:56 am

LSAT Trainer imo is the best place to begin. His approach to logic games is kind of weird, however; I skipped those chapters in the Trainer and used the Manhattan logic games prep book. When you're ready to start drilling logic games, 7Sage has free walk-through/explanation videos of nearly every logic game ever released. And when you're ready to start drilling individual logical reasoning question types, I would give The Fox LSAT Logical Reasoning Encyclopedia: Disrespecting the LSAT book a look. It's what I'm currently using now to drill individual logical reasoning question types. It has a pretty good amount of questions for you to drill, and the explanations are on the same page so it's convenient. He's also very funny, and in his explanations he does a great job of thinking through problems from the mindset of someone sitting for the LSAT.

There are a lot of good study guides out there. The important thing is to find the one(s) that work for you. But long story short, start with the LSAT Trainer.

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Re: Where Do I Start?

Postby B1G_Ten » Thu Jan 25, 2018 3:16 pm

King of the North wrote:LSAT Trainer imo is the best place to begin. His approach to logic games is kind of weird, however; I skipped those chapters in the Trainer and used the Manhattan logic games prep book. When you're ready to start drilling logic games, 7Sage has free walk-through/explanation videos of nearly every logic game ever released. And when you're ready to start drilling individual logical reasoning question types, I would give The Fox LSAT Logical Reasoning Encyclopedia: Disrespecting the LSAT book a look. It's what I'm currently using now to drill individual logical reasoning question types. It has a pretty good amount of questions for you to drill, and the explanations are on the same page so it's convenient. He's also very funny, and in his explanations he does a great job of thinking through problems from the mindset of someone sitting for the LSAT.

There are a lot of good study guides out there. The important thing is to find the one(s) that work for you. But long story short, start with the LSAT Trainer.


Awesome, thank you

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Re: Where Do I Start?

Postby TracyFletcher » Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:04 am

Thank You



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