The PowerScore LSAT Bibles are LSAT study guides that center around the three different sections on the LSAT: reading comprehension, logical reasoning, and analytical reasoning. The books have a different approach for each section, and some students have found them to be very helpful in their LSAT studies, while others have had the opposite effect.
PowerScore LSAT: Reading Comprehension Bible
Of the three Bibles, the Reading Comprehension portion one is by far the weakest of the three, and this is why. Their explanations, and the way PowerScore breaks down the Reading Comprehension portion is thorough to say the least. This particular LSAT Bible is so completely thorough that, in my opinion, they overanalyze every single kind of question, reading passage, point of view, or anything else that could come up on the exam.
What you’re left with is a super long list of potential issues that may come up, hardly any time to memorize all of them, and a recipe for you to overthink every question, wasting valuable time trying to identify things, and not actually getting to the potential answers.
In short, this book is overkill, unless you have six to eight months to devote to studying for the exam.
PowerScore LSAT: Logical Reasoning Bible
The Logical Reasoning LSAT Bible files in at number two on the effectiveness in this group of three. There is a reason this book is called a “bible.” The thing is chalk full of explanations, not all to different from the Reading Comprehension Bible. It goes through all of the different types of LSAT logical reasoning questions, all the different ways you can get tricked on the wording. It also goes through the different kinds of answer choices, telling you what kinds of answers are generally going to be trap answers, and pattern you can look for.
Like the Reading Comprehension portion, the Logical reasoning bible is a complete information dump. So, they also provided 100 potential questions, along with answers and explanations. You’re probably going to want to use this book along with another course. It will give you insight and help you work through issues you might be having , and help you identify common mistakes you’re having.
All in all, the book is good by itself, but much better with another course.
PowerScore LSAT: Analytical Reasoning Bible
The Analytical Reasoning Bible is by far the best of the three books. But before I get into that, you should probably know that the Analytical Reasoning Section is also called the logic games section. It’s either the most fun you’ve ever had on the LSAT, or the most frustrating.
The Logic games bible does walk you through these difficult questions. You’ll come away with a really good understanding of what to expect when you’re taking this portion of the exam, and you’ll have so much practice. Assuming you actually do what the book recommends, I promise you’ll see improvement in your practice tests.
Just remember, for all of these books, they come at a pretty penny, coming in at $149 for just the Bibles, $249 for workbooks. Ultimately it’s up to you to decide whether or not you’ll purchase and use these books. Luckily for you, if you can stick with the study routine they recommend.