Powerscore weekend class?

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Powerscore weekend class?

Postby mahoney657 » Mon Jan 18, 2010 2:00 pm

I'm not sitting for the test until June and I have recently started studying. I basically have no idea what I'm doing, so would this be a good way to get a solid start, or is this a rip off?

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toolshed
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Re: Powerscore weekend class?

Postby toolshed » Mon Jan 18, 2010 2:08 pm

I teach for Powerscore. It's a good kickoff and approach to a self-study program. However, the weekend class is very quickly paced and is essentially just an overview--I wouldn't look at it like a great preparation for a top score. You can pick up a lot of good tips and get exposure to the Powerscore methods, but it definitely requires that you leave and do a lot of the work on your own.

The full-length course goes into a lot of detail, and is a more comprehensive approach to studying if you need a structured study plan. For some it is worth the price, for others it's not. It really just depends on how self-motivated you are.

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Re: Powerscore weekend class?

Postby rookhawk » Mon Jan 18, 2010 3:13 pm

+1
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Re: Powerscore weekend class?

Postby DoctorNick189 » Mon Jan 18, 2010 3:24 pm

toolshed wrote:I teach for Powerscore. It's a good kickoff and approach to a self-study program. However, the weekend class is very quickly paced and is essentially just an overview--I wouldn't look at it like a great preparation for a top score. You can pick up a lot of good tips and get exposure to the Powerscore methods, but it definitely requires that you leave and do a lot of the work on your own.

The full-length course goes into a lot of detail, and is a more comprehensive approach to studying if you need a structured study plan. For some it is worth the price, for others it's not. It really just depends on how self-motivated you are.


I teach for PowerScore as well. I'd recommend private tutoring. You shouldn't need more than eight hours, and you will probably be fine with five if you read the Bibles. Link here: http://www.powerscore.com/lsat/content_ ... rsonal.cfm

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Re: Powerscore weekend class?

Postby am060459 » Mon Jan 18, 2010 3:29 pm

i suggest Tesmasters.

http://www.testmasters.net/

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Re: Powerscore weekend class?

Postby toolshed » Mon Jan 18, 2010 3:39 pm

DoctorNick189 wrote:
toolshed wrote:I teach for Powerscore. It's a good kickoff and approach to a self-study program. However, the weekend class is very quickly paced and is essentially just an overview--I wouldn't look at it like a great preparation for a top score. You can pick up a lot of good tips and get exposure to the Powerscore methods, but it definitely requires that you leave and do a lot of the work on your own.

The full-length course goes into a lot of detail, and is a more comprehensive approach to studying if you need a structured study plan. For some it is worth the price, for others it's not. It really just depends on how self-motivated you are.


I teach for PowerScore as well. I'd recommend private tutoring. You shouldn't need more than eight hours, and you will probably be fine with five if you read the Bibles. Link here: http://www.powerscore.com/lsat/content_ ... rsonal.cfm


Yeah, private tutoring is ideal; although I think you need to have some basic knowledge of the test and where your strengths/weaknesses lie to get the most out of tutoring. I have had private tutoring students come in and know nothing about the test at all, and it takes a lot of time just to get them up to speed before they start to learn the nuances of the test. Maybe a weekend class to get an overview, then a few hours of tutoring to fine-tune your weak areas would be a good combo, OP.

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Re: Powerscore weekend class?

Postby firstcor1313 » Mon Jan 18, 2010 6:07 pm

I attended a weekend course and agree that its a good 'start'. However, if you are self directed than I suggest skipping it. The course covers largely what is contained in the Bible's they publish.




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