This is a lot of stuff. For me, it wasn't about quality versus quantity, but finding the right balance. Both are necessary for a successful performance.
I'm also not a GMAT course enthusiast. It might be a decent option for those who are very rusty and need help to build a basic foundation. Some also rely on courses for adhering to a study schedule. But GMAT classes, for the most part, will not take its students to a 700-plus score. To perform well, one needs the right study materials and a strong work ethic. Another essential ingredient is time - not too much or too little, but the right amount of time. Six months is the absolute maximum. Any more than that is too risky due to GMAT fatigue. It may very well set in before this point. Be careful.
I have Powerscore CR
for GMAT - would I need LSAT LR bible?
I recommend the Powerscore LR Bible
only to those who are both very weak in CR and aim for a very high score. In most cases, though, the Powerscore CR
Bible is perfect. Since you already have the CR Bible, stick with that. You'll be fine.
Is LSAT RC
a must- if I have some actual tests?
If we're talking about an LSAT RC
guide, then probably not. I usually don't even recommend a GMAT RC guide. For questions, however, LSAT sources are pretty good. I recommend them. The passages are longer and more complex than GMAT ones. The questions themselves are also more challenging. But make sure to use GMAT RC too!
Do I need to get more LSAT material?
At most, get the LSAT SuperPrep
. It has three tests along with the explanations, which helps. But no more than that for LSAT questions.
Am I focusing on too much easy material? - I tend to need more practice than others to get confidence.
As Hussain15 stated, there's probably too much going on here. Too much of a good thing is still too much.
Anything else I should be focusing on or any other material/plan
For math questions, I feel that the combination of the OG books, the GMATClub Tests
, and Jeff Sackmann's
math sets is perfect. For verbal questions, use the OG and actively participate in the verbal forums for CR and SC. Incorporate some LSAT RC
In terms of studying, I found that re-reading the MGMAT books
helped out quite a bit. You don't have to redo the questions in the book, though. Just review the math books and the SC guide.
You seem very enthusiastic about LSAT materials. Check out this link
. It should contain all the information that you need.
I believe I should be able to finish this in about 6 months- Is this too much time?
It's probably too much time. Again, GMAT fatigue is very dangerous.