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ohdanny
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Hi
I have been studying old version of power score LR,RC (2013) LG(2008) for two weeks.
I am following the 1.5 month study plan that was on the power score website.
I finished the chapter 2,3,4 (LR) chapter 3,4(LG) of the books.
However I just noticed that there was 2019 version of the 3 books, and I just ordered the new version of the books today.
My question is I do not have much time to study from begging the new books.
What is the best way to jump on the new version of the books from old books?
(I Know i only studied few chapters but I do not have much time to study since I am working full time)
Should I comparet the few chapter or just skip the chapter that I study from old version and continue to study next chapter from new books?
Please advice
ohdanny
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Correction
I finished LR( chapter 1-6) LG(2-4) RC (2)
abrowngirl
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Hi,

I’ve been studying with the 2018 Edition the LSAT Bibles, Type Training books, and Workbooks. Are the differences between the 2018 and 2019 versions drastic enough to warrant purchasing the updated books?

Thank you
Dave Killoran
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ohdanny wrote:Hi
I have been studying old version of power score LR,RC (2013) LG(2008) for two weeks.
I am following the 1.5 month study plan that was on the power score website.
I finished the chapter 2,3,4 (LR) chapter 3,4(LG) of the books.
However I just noticed that there was 2019 version of the 3 books, and I just ordered the new version of the books today.
My question is I do not have much time to study from begging the new books.
What is the best way to jump on the new version of the books from old books?
(I Know i only studied few chapters but I do not have much time to study since I am working full time)
Should I comparet the few chapter or just skip the chapter that I study from old version and continue to study next chapter from new books?
Please advice


Hi Danny,

In your case, there's no doubt at all you should buy new versions of each book. Here's the comparison:

LRB: 2013 was 568 pages, 2019 is 718 pages.
RCB: 2013 was 376 pages, 2019 is 500 pages.
LGB: 2008 was 416 pages, 2019 is 725 pages.

The changes are significant enough in each case to make them very different books. this is especially true when you consider that the LGB underwent a change in 2016 that I think makes it essential to get a new version: The 2015 vs 2016 PowerScore LSAT Logic Games Bibles, and that the RCB has undergone significant reshaping over the last three years to make it clearer and easier to use.

Thanks!
Dave Killoran
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Dave Killoran
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abrowngirl wrote:Hi,

I’ve been studying with the 2018 Edition the LSAT Bibles, Type Training books, and Workbooks. Are the differences between the 2018 and 2019 versions drastic enough to warrant purchasing the updated books?

Thank you


Hi A,

No, you can use those same versions :) In the 2020 versions we'll see a ton of changes ahead of the Digital LSAT, but you're fine as is.

Thanks!
Dave Killoran
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abrowngirl
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Dave,

Thanks :-D ! I’m hoping that the LSAT will be behind me by 2020. Speaking of the digital test, does PowerScore have any plans to release any digital practice materials before the July test? Do you think switch to digital will be drastic enough to merit a switch to digital study materials?

A. Brown
Dave Killoran
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abrowngirl wrote:Dave,

Thanks :-D ! I’m hoping that the LSAT will be behind me by 2020. Speaking of the digital test, does PowerScore have any plans to release any digital practice materials before the July test? Do you think switch to digital will be drastic enough to merit a switch to digital study materials?

A. Brown


Yes we do, in two ways:

1. We are currently amending all books in preparation for the digital test;
2. We will be releasing a special online software/interface to our course students to mimic the new test environment; it's how they will take all practice tests, for example :-D

We'll likely do some other things, but the problem we run into is that doing them for free is nearly impossible due to LSAC's licensing restrictions :( For example, we can't release PT86 as a free tool since LSAC requires that we pay when a student accesses that test. So, anything released in that fashion will have to be part of a paid service somehow.

On an individual basis, I can't say what you should do beforehand. I'd start here, though: https://familiar.lsac.org/. How well those exercises go will tell you how much extra digital-centric prep you should do!

Thanks!
Dave Killoran
PowerScore Test Preparation

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sharma
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Dave Killoran wrote:
abrowngirl wrote:Dave,

Thanks :-D ! I’m hoping that the LSAT will be behind me by 2020. Speaking of the digital test, does PowerScore have any plans to release any digital practice materials before the July test? Do you think switch to digital will be drastic enough to merit a switch to digital study materials?

A. Brown


Yes we do, in two ways:

1. We are currently amending all books in preparation for the digital test;
2. We will be releasing a special online software/interface to our course students to mimic the new test environment; it's how they will take all practice tests, for example :-D

We'll likely do some other things, but the problem we run into is that doing them for free is nearly impossible due to LSAC's licensing restrictions :( For example, we can't release PT86 as a free tool since LSAC requires that we pay when a student accesses that test. So, anything released in that fashion will have to be part of a paid service somehow.

On an individual basis, I can't say what you should do beforehand. I'd start here, though: https://familiar.lsac.org/. How well those exercises go will tell you how much extra digital-centric prep you should do!

Thanks!


Thanks for this great post.well done. :)