HOW MANY TOOK A LSAT PREP COURSE BEFORE TAKING THE LSAT?

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HOW MANY TOOK A LSAT PREP COURSE BEFORE TAKING THE LSAT?

Postby nandope510 » Fri Jun 29, 2007 12:57 am

I signed up for the kaplan extreme starting this saturday, ive dabbled in a few LSAT prep books, but i would rather learn from someone who knows it better. Do many people take these courses? Or are good amount of people gung-ho about the whole LSAT and just took it? Do you feel these courses help your chances at getting a better score?

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Postby Alexandria » Fri Jun 29, 2007 9:35 am

I think a better way to go is to try studying on your own first and then decide if you need help and what kind of help you need.

Many people are fine without courses, gung-ho or not, because there are a lot of written study materials out there. The most important are, of course, the officially released practice tests by LSAT, which are real, previously administered tests.

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Postby ktlulu1 » Fri Jun 29, 2007 12:34 pm

I was happy with my Kaplan course. I like having the structure of someone telling me what to do.. not that I really did most of the stuff required outside of class. Poor decision, really, but it turned out ok.

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Postby Alex138 » Fri Jun 29, 2007 12:55 pm

^ fan of lovecraft or metallica?

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Postby anchaires » Fri Jun 29, 2007 1:09 pm

I heard alot of negative reviews about kaplan and princeton review so I opted for Testmasters instead which was an awesome class. But I also live in Socal and was able to attend all the extra sessions with the LSAT guru Robin Singh, so it was the best value for me don't know what my score is but I started at 148 and finished testing in the low 170's so yeah I thought it was a good class.

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Postby fireitup » Sat Jun 30, 2007 2:35 pm

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Postby ArkansasFan » Sat Jun 30, 2007 8:00 pm

I'm thinking about taking one this fall so I'll have a lot of time to decide when to take the LSAT. I'd like to matriculate (often unused word lol) in August 08.

Anyway, what exactly do you do in a review course?

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Postby fireitup » Mon Jul 02, 2007 7:21 pm

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Katkins
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Postby Katkins » Mon Jul 02, 2007 8:05 pm

I DIDN'T TAKE A COURSE BUT I WISH I HAD CAUSE I GOT A 169 HTH

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Postby typical1L » Mon Jul 02, 2007 8:09 pm

lolz - making messes for the mods to pick up. [finger wag]

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Postby Katkins » Mon Jul 02, 2007 8:20 pm

Why I ever agreed to be one I don't know... I remember when Uzu lectured me for being snarky as a mod. How could I ever have given up even a little bit of my right to snark??

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Postby typical1L » Mon Jul 02, 2007 8:29 pm

You could have continued to be what he called 'snarky' (not that you ever were, except once or twice) while being a mod.

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Katkins
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Postby Katkins » Mon Jul 02, 2007 8:31 pm

But I take criticism very personally :(

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Postby typical1L » Mon Jul 02, 2007 8:32 pm

That's where babies come from.

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Katkins
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Postby Katkins » Mon Jul 02, 2007 8:47 pm

Well... no, not exactly

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Postby typical1L » Mon Jul 02, 2007 8:56 pm

Really? I think it's time for that talk my parents forgot to give me :oops:

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Katkins
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Postby Katkins » Mon Jul 02, 2007 9:00 pm

YGPM

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Postby typical1L » Mon Jul 02, 2007 9:07 pm

haw haw.

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Postby Viscount Veritas » Mon Jul 02, 2007 9:20 pm

I did not, but I strongly suggest it for anyone who starts at a 160 or worse diagnostic.

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Postby snap » Mon Jul 02, 2007 9:30 pm

I took the Testmasters class, and it was pretty good. I can't say that I really learned any sort of secret strategies for the test, but having the structure really helped me.

Spending $1200=instant motivation. :wink:

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Postby randomposter » Tue Jul 03, 2007 12:11 pm

I didn't take a class but I was under the impression that most people did...

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Postby BlueDevilSarah » Tue Jul 03, 2007 12:14 pm

I took Kaplan's standard course. I had already figured out the logic games and was scoring perfect on those before I came in, so I didn't pay attention to those methods (they just slowed me down and confused me and I already had a method that worked).

Kaplan was great for me, although some people on here have had bad experiences. I raised my score 17 points (actually peaking on test day) and was incredibly satisfied.

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Postby hohum » Tue Jul 03, 2007 12:19 pm

I was pretty happy with my test scores, but I took Kaplan anyways and raised 4 points. 169->173. That probably made a difference in my admissions so I'm very happy I took it.

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Postby nanochick » Tue Jul 03, 2007 12:22 pm

I didn't take a course because I couldn't afford one. For me, going through both power score books and 30 prep tests was enough. It all depends on you, though. If I had had the money to burn, I might have taken one. But I like to eat :)

If I were you, I would take a diagnostic, read both powerscore books, take another prep test and see if
a) you are within 5 points of your dream score and
b) you could live (although a bit disappointedly) with that score

If so, I would save the money if it would be painful. If not, you might want to take the course if you can afford it.

I don't know how the Powerscore course is, but the books are awesome. They are actually the only prep course I'm not qualified to teach for with my LSAT score. I don't know what that means, though . . . .

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Postby nanochick » Tue Jul 03, 2007 12:24 pm

If you have the time, and have extra money lying around, you might as well. 1,000 isn't that much money in the broad scheme of things. But if you don't . . . . well, it's tough to study in the dark. So utilities bill should take precedence, I think.




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