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This book is riddled with errors and outrageously over-priced. I now use it as a paper weight.
on 2 July 2014
I recently graduated MA Philosophy from Edinburgh University and applied for law school - and this might be one of the worst academic book I've ever purchased. I've taken the SATs, AP tests, CHSEEs, etc. in the states and never had such bad material to work with. I bought it because it is the most recent edition of the LNAT guides, the second most-recent one (by a different author) being published in 2011. And since these tests change - even the format itself, dramatically, I thought it would be worth the investment. But this book is riddled with errors. Not just simple spelling errors, there are a few paragraphs missing - for example the right answer on one section was not given nor explained, sections undefined - for example certain question formats from the LNAT were not explained. Worst of all - a good one out of every five answers is either blatantly wrong or up for debate. It would be difficult to determine that these errors are so frequent for someone who hasn't had the academic background necessary, especially since the test itself tends to be philosophical. There is one upside, the passages in the practice tests gave me good ideas for how to answer the essay question on the exam, but I could have read that information in any article or book. And of course, since I had to correct most of the errors, that technically made me better at solving the problems, but that's not the purpose of this book. Essentially, except for learning the format of the LNAT (for which practice tests are available online) it's not going to help you.