If you had $1000 dollars to spend on self-study material...

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If you had $1000 dollars to spend on self-study material...

Postby Rollted » Fri Apr 04, 2014 7:53 pm

The NCAA "opportunity fund" provides collegiate athletes with up to $1000 of funding for academic expenses, including post graduate test-prep material. I qualify for this funding, so I wanted to consult the members of this forum to assemble an ideal self-study program. I have already taken an LSAT course (Blue Print) in preparation for the October 2013 test, but cancelled my score because I didn't finish the Reading Comprehension portion in time -- a section I normally breeze though. I was testing in the 160-165 range, but Blueprint only provides 6 practice exams. My biggest problem was the Logic Games section, which I rarely finished. This time around, I want to take an average of 1 test a week for about 3 months leading up to the October 2014 administration. My goals is a score of at least 170.

Basically, if you had $1000 dollars to spend on self-study material, what would you buy and how would you use it?

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Re: If you had $1000 dollars to spend on self-study material...

Postby dd235 » Fri Apr 04, 2014 7:59 pm

LSAT Trainer + Ultimate Cambridge Bundle (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0047OVBOO/ref ... ive=380549) + 7sage logic games (free) is really all you need

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Re: If you had $1000 dollars to spend on self-study material...

Postby rebexness » Fri Apr 04, 2014 8:04 pm

dd235 wrote:LSAT Trainer + Ultimate Cambridge Bundle (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0047OVBOO/ref ... ive=380549) + 7sage logic games (free) is really all you need


Buy the PDFs though not the books.

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Re: If you had $1000 dollars to spend on self-study material...

Postby manillabay » Fri Apr 04, 2014 8:42 pm

Get powerscore LRB. And google tips on RC. It doesn't take a whole lot of intricate strategies, you know

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Re: If you had $1000 dollars to spend on self-study material...

Postby haus » Fri Apr 04, 2014 8:44 pm

mornincounselor wrote:Printer + Ink Toner
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Re: If you had $1000 dollars to spend on self-study material...

Postby rebexness » Fri Apr 04, 2014 8:45 pm

manillabay wrote:Get powerscore LRB. And google tips on RC. It doesn't take a whole lot of intricate strategies, you know


Get Manhattans LR, not PS.

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Re: If you had $1000 dollars to spend on self-study material...

Postby manillabay » Fri Apr 04, 2014 8:46 pm

rebexness wrote:
manillabay wrote:Get powerscore LRB. And google tips on RC. It doesn't take a whole lot of intricate strategies, you know


Get Manhattans LR, not PS.


Um ok? LRB is great. Have you even used it douche?

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Re: If you had $1000 dollars to spend on self-study material...

Postby rebexness » Fri Apr 04, 2014 8:47 pm

manillabay wrote:
rebexness wrote:
manillabay wrote:Get powerscore LRB. And google tips on RC. It doesn't take a whole lot of intricate strategies, you know


Get Manhattans LR, not PS.


Um ok? LRB is great. Have you even used it douche?


Yes, I've used both of them. The PS LR isn't as good.

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Re: If you had $1000 dollars to spend on self-study material...

Postby drevo » Fri Apr 04, 2014 8:49 pm

manillabay wrote:
rebexness wrote:
manillabay wrote:Get powerscore LRB. And google tips on RC. It doesn't take a whole lot of intricate strategies, you know


Get Manhattans LR, not PS.


Um ok? LRB is great. Have you even used it douche?


That escalated quickly. God forbid someone has a different opinion than you. Also, have you even used Manhattan's LR? Because it really is quite incredible and there is a reason it is quickly becoming TLS consensus that Manhattan LR is the best book out there.

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Re: If you had $1000 dollars to spend on self-study material...

Postby withoutapaddle » Fri Apr 04, 2014 9:03 pm

I have and recommend

PS Games and LR
Manhattan RC
PT's 52-71 and a 10 actual LSAT book to add an experimental
PS LR LG and RC game type drill books (You'll have done every questions from PT's 1-20)

I also love 7sage for games

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Re: If you had $1000 dollars to spend on self-study material...

Postby manillabay » Fri Apr 04, 2014 9:17 pm

withoutapaddle wrote:I have and recommend

PS Games and LR
Manhattan RC
PT's 52-71 and a 10 actual LSAT book to add an experimental
PS LR LG and RC game type drill books (You'll have done every questions from PT's 1-20)

I also love 7sage for games


What's up rebexness? Still gonna be a manhattan fanboy?

user has been warned for pointless off-topic posting.

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Re: If you had $1000 dollars to spend on self-study material...

Postby eljefe1 » Sat Apr 05, 2014 2:35 am

Sucks to suck, manillabay.

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Re: If you had $1000 dollars to spend on self-study material...

Postby Rollted » Sat Apr 05, 2014 10:06 am

Thanks, guys. At this point, it looks like I'm going with

1) LSAT Trainer
2) Cambridge Bundle
3) 7sage (for games)
4) BOTH Manhattan LR strategy guide and Powerscore LR collection, because why not!

One more question, though. Which 7Sage course should I buy?

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Re: If you had $1000 dollars to spend on self-study material...

Postby withoutapaddle » Sat Apr 05, 2014 2:33 pm

The games are free to watch

Just buy all the games ever made. Do the game, watch the explanation

The LR and RC you can learn on your own

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Re: If you had $1000 dollars to spend on self-study material...

Postby Pneumonia » Sat Apr 05, 2014 6:49 pm

Yeah all you really NEED are copies of all the games/tests. The manhattan forums are a good place for explanations too.

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Re: If you had $1000 dollars to spend on self-study material...

Postby 03152016 » Sat Apr 05, 2014 7:04 pm

If I had a budget of $1k, I'd go with:

Cambridge Bundle $280
LGB $44
LRB $38
Manhattan RC $36
SuperPrep $17
Itemwise $8
Manhattan Logic Games Challenge $0
Budget for various other books as needed $100
Analog watch/180 watch $50
Coffee and/or hard liquor $472
Total $1,000



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