I have these books, where should I start?

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Offline Clinton123

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I have these books, where should I start?
« on: December 21, 2012, 01:18:52 PM »
A good friend gave me all these books after he took the LSAT, and I was wondering where I should start:
- Kaplan LSAT Lesson Book
- Kaplan LSAT Online companion
- Kaplan LSAT Mastering and Timing Practice (Logic Games(LG), Logical Reasoning(LR), Reading Comprehension(RC))
- Kaplan LSAT Endurance Practice
- Powerscore LSAT LG, LR, and RC Bibles

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Offline ScaredOf150

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Re: I have these books, where should I start?
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2012, 03:18:45 AM »
Start with the Powerscore LR Bible, then the LG Bible, then the RC Bible.

Then take all the tests you can (timing practice and endurance practice from the looks of it). 

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Offline Ashley O

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Re: I have these books, where should I start?
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2012, 11:12:04 AM »
The difference in materials there is that the Kaplan stuff is designed to go with a course, whereas the Powerscore stuff is self-study. But, instead of reading the three bibles and then doing tests, I'd mingle in the tests earlier, as you are reading the books. then after you finish the books, look over the Kaplan lessons stuff.

 

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Offline lawdog

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Re: I have these books, where should I start?
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2013, 12:30:24 PM »
The difference in materials there is that the Kaplan stuff is designed to go with a course, whereas the Powerscore stuff is self-study. But, instead of reading the three bibles and then doing tests, I'd mingle in the tests earlier, as you are reading the books. then after you finish the books, look over the Kaplan lessons stuff.

 

I agree with Ashley--practice tests are a good place to start--as you become familiar with the various sections of the test, you will be highlighting the areas of particular challenge--you can use the proper sections of the PowerScore bibles to improve on areas of weakness, and then bolster your strengths.

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Offline Anne

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Re: I have these books, where should I start?
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2013, 01:49:22 PM »
I'm biased toward PowerScore :), but I do agree with some of the earlier posters that you'd be better off starting with the PS books, since they're meant for self-study, which means that they don't need lectures to make it all work. Check out this three-month study plan using the Bibles: http://blog.powerscore.com/lsat/bid/153343/Using-the-PowerScore-LSAT-Bibles-Three-Month-Self-Study-Plan <-- there's also an updated version of this coming out in February, so I'll post a link to it then.
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Offline lawdog

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Re: I have these books, where should I start?
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2014, 02:32:56 PM »
This is good advice  ;yeah;    for anyone looking for books to improve on the LSAT. From my experience, FWIW, the PowerScore materials cover the important concepts more effectively and in greater depth than anything else on the market. My two cents!    ;sunny;