The Princeton Review book contains several errors. Some are simple typos, which are sometimes confusing but can generally be ignored. Worse is when they give an incorrect explanation for how to solve a question. I spotted at least a couple of these in the book, and one on...
The Princeton Review book contains several errors. Some are simple typos, which are sometimes confusing but can generally be ignored. Worse is when they give an incorrect explanation for how to solve a question. I spotted at least a couple of these in the book, and one on the PR LSAT website as well.
As for physical issues, my book came with a big slash through the front cover and first several pages. I taped it up and could still read everything, but still. It was a clean cut, so it likely happened before packaging. A few pages had gray spots, sometimes obscuring the text. They were clearly part of the printing--they didn''t happen afterwards.
Given the above, I''m a bit suspicious of their quality-checking.
--The book includes three online practice tests, but PR doesn''t attempt to simulate the online (COVID-era) LSAT. I get that they might not have had time to design something like that, but there isn''t even a unified interface to see the tests AND input your answers. Instead, you download the tests and view them using a special (and buggy) PDF reader called Haihaisoft PDF Reader, and then you go back to the PR website to fill in the bubbles. Maybe there is a legal reason they have to do it this way, but either way it''s a pain.
--This book doesn''t always tell you exactly where to look to find the answers to the practice questions. Often the answers are grouped at the end of the book, and when that happens the book just says "answers can be found in Chapter 8." So every time you come to a new set of questions, you have to flip to the back of the book and then search through Chapter 8 to find the answers. Why not include the page number references?
--The chapter on logic games only covers Ordering games and Grouping games. Granted, that may cover the overwhelming majority of games you''re likely to encounter, but other types do occur. I bought the LSAC''s "10 Actual Official LSAT PrepTests Volume VI", and the first test contained a game that was unlike anything in the Princeton Review book. I couldn''t figure out how to diagram it (and thus couldn''t solve most of the questions for that game). I''m sure I would have had an easier time with it if PR had discussed how to approach rarer types of games.
--The games chapter also barely discusses how to solve "complex" question types (i.e. questions that modify the initial set of rules). I think the sum total of their advice is "these types of questions are really hard, and most people skip them."
--The logical reasoning chapter doesn''t mention the "dispute" question type (e.g. "the two people likely disagree about which of the following?") It''s a pretty common question type, so I''m not sure why it was left out. Maybe the authors thought it fit into one of the other types, but either way it shouldn''t have been left out entirely.
I haven''t used any other book, but I''m guessing there are better options out there.