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# LSAT Books for GMAT Verbal Prep

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11 Jul 2010, 19:40
It seems that both the Reading comprehension and Logical Reasoning (LSAT) / Critical Reasoning (GMAT) sections are very similar on both tests. I wanted to know if it would be helpful to add in some LSAT books regarding these sections to my study regimen. I just wanted to make sure the LSAT books would indeed help me and not throw me off before I started using them. Thanks in advance.

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11 Jul 2010, 20:18
Powerscore LSAT Reading comprehension and LSAT Logical resoning books are good source of 700+ questions. Before using them please go through the following books:

PowerScore CR Bible
OG 12
Kaplan 800

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12 Jul 2010, 20:45
LSAT CR/RC is definetly more difficult. In this regard it helps you stretch your abilities and makes the GMAT CR/RC easier. But remember GMAT CR/RC is not to be taken lightly, it is my strongest area but is by no means a cakewalk.

Also, when doing LSAT CR just skip 'parallel reasoning' questions. Too difficult and a headache. Plus you'll never see a GMAT CR question that hard.

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LSAT books, particularly Powerscore RC and Powerscore LR, can be effectively incorporated into one's GMAT studies. I used these two books, along with the LSAT SuperPrep. In my opinion, the RC questions are excellent. LSAT questions are considered more difficult than their GMAT counterparts.

I would, however, advise you to pick either the Powerscore LR or Powerscore CR - not both. The LR version is identical to the CR book, except that it's much larger and covers more topics. Purchasing both the CR and LR would be a waste of money.

It's also worth noting that Powescore LR and Powerscore RC are expensive, difficult, and take a great deal of time to finish.

Here are some general discussions on this topic:

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usefulness-of-lsat-books-materials-80818.html
using-lsat-material-to-prepare-for-cr-94478.html
powerscore-logical-reasoning-bible-debating-it-61469.html
gmat-verbal-prep-using-lsat-book-92815.html

And here are reviews on the three books that I mentioned above:

review-of-powerscore-s-lr-bible-96013.html
review-of-powerscore-s-lsat-rc-bible-86718.html
review-of-the-official-lsat-superprep-96276.html

There are, of course, many more discussions on this topic scattered throughout GMATClub. But these links provide enough information to make a decision.
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13 Jul 2010, 15:50
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Also, when doing LSAT CR just skip 'parallel reasoning' questions. Too difficult and a headache. Plus you'll never see a GMAT CR question that hard.

The LSAT LR section that gave me the most trouble was Conditional Reasoning. If you can handle that, then you're the man!

But if you're going to invest in the Powerscore LR Bible, then I suggest going through it completely. It toughens you up and allows you to see GMAT CR from a different and more complete perspective. I don't think that the book is necessary for most people, though. Powerscore CR is the most popular GMAT-specific book on this topic and should be enough. Plus, it's cheaper and smaller.
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