Yeah so I'm almost done with Testmasters. One bad thing is I have only finished 3 of their homework books so far, but I have been to every class. A second bad thing is my diagnostics have been the same as my first, cold diagnostic (162).
Do Testmasters courses really help, or is it just the homework they assign? Because I have gone to every lecture and it seems like I haven't really improved. (Just took the 3rd diagnostic today btw.)
Do the lectures help or not really? As nice as the instructors are, I feel like maybe the course itself doesn't help, but the bookwork alone does.
(Also I am talking about only the diagnostics with them. So if you improved from self-study after the course, please just post your answer responding to the 4th TM diagnostic only.)
i kept up with the books (for the most part.) i never did an entire homework book, but i'd do 20-30 of the questions of an assigned section per night. then, once the class was over, i still had a good amount to practice with. i spent the 3-4 weeks before the LSAT merely doing the questions that i didn't cover in the 15 books. i found that it helped.
if you have only done 3 of the books, that's probably your problem; the best practice for the LSAT is doing actual questions, and that's where Testmasters is solid - they give you every question.
i went from 167 on my cold to 174 on my second, 172 on my third, 175 on my fourth, and 177 on the actual test.
my buddy started out at the same level as you (162). he was testing at 172 right before the test, using the same strategy as me, but only hit 168 on the actual test.