So this is how I understood this study guide and how I'm modifying it a little for my purpose.
Per Pithypike's study guide, you work on LG in the order Pithypike provided (For Month 1, start with Basic Linear and Advanced Linear, then Month 2, do Grouping and so on). For me, I printed out LG games from PT19-28, I organized the printouts by LG game types using a LG type list and worked on the corresponding game types. First read the bible and get the basics, and then work on some more of the same game type.
Most people save the later PTs for later. Once you finish both LG and LR bibles and move on to RC (get the basics for all three sections), you move on the section practice using later games. I am planning to use PT19-28 for the basic phase (while working with the bibles) and section practices (either LG, LR or RC) using PT29-38 to see and find my problem areas and gain speed. Once I am done with bibles and section practices, I will move on to the practice test phase. I start doing 4 sections per PT and imitate the testing situations as much as possible. What I've noticed from this forum, this study guide or LSAT Blog Study schedule is that there are about 3 phases in LSAT preparation. Get basics --> Section practices --> Test practices
For LG repeats, Pithypikes recommends doing three times at least. So for your question, yes, you have to go through 3 times (Since I have PTs in pdf file, I don't have 10 Actual LSAT and don't know which PTs are included in that book). If you don't have other books (10 More Actual, Official LSAT PrepTests and The Next 10 Actual, Official LSAT PrepTests) for PTs, you will need to get them. Ideally, you should get all PTs at least 20-60. Since some of the older PTs are not even available and things are changed from the older PTs anyway, some people say that they don't need to get them. PowerScore Course book contained some practice tests from 17-44 ish randomly although I don't remember exactly. Check the book to see if you have some of older PTs already so that you don't have to buy some of those Official LSAT Preptest books.
For the newer ones (40 up), you definitely have to buy them. They are available on Amazon (could be $6 each).
Since LR is my huge problem area, I need to work on them multiple times. So this is just for me. I just made multiple copies for PTs (29-59, not planning to separate these by types). I also bought PowerScore LR book by types (PT1-20) so that I can work on LR by type (didn't want to separate them by myself since it seems like it would take a long time to do that). Pithypikes recommends to get Kaplan Mastery Book
when you work on LR by types but this book is only available thru individual sellers (who took the Kaplan course) from Amazon Marketplace or eBay (which I don't like about. I don't want to get a used book since it might contain writings in it. I don't really trust individual sellers...
) So I will read the bible (Assumption or whatever) and work on the corresponding LR type (for me, I will use PowerScore LR book by types, PT1-20 for this purpose). Once you master the type, you will move on to the next.
As I mentioned previously, you can use your PS course books while you do pracrices since some of those lessons in the course books are separated by LR types (Assumption, Main Point or whatever) or LG types. So you don't have to waste them.
Personally, I think, if you get LG games right, you don't have to repeat them 3 times. In other words, you should repeat any game types having problems with, even though you already did it 3 times. I think this is the case for LR or RC too.
Also I don't write in any of my books since I know I will
make mistakes and want to go back and redo them. If I write in, all my answers are there and I cannot do the same game or preptest fresh. That's why I make multiple copies for PTs.
I'm glad I could help.
I think I'm just going to go ahead and buy the bibles, as I'm running low on time. So, do you read, for instance, the material on "Basic Linear" and THEN after completing that, go on to do the Basic Linear LG's from the "10 actual LSATs?"
So, by the end all the LG's from the "10 actual LSAT" books will have been gone through three times? Which leaves us with not many practice tests, does it?
For LR, we just go through the bibles and then work on corresponding problems from the "10 actual LSAT" afterward? NO photocopying thought.
And for RC, I guess I'll just follow the course guide and work on problems.
Thanks again for your help. For some reason, this study guide is a little confusing to me.