(Poll) let's officially establish the TLS consensus

company of choice

Powerscore
53
54%
Testmasters
19
19%
Princeton Review
5
5%
Kaplan
11
11%
Atlas
2
2%
Knewton
0
No votes
Prepmaster
0
No votes
Blueprint
6
6%
other (please specify below)
3
3%
 
Total votes: 99

summit1218
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(Poll) let's officially establish the TLS consensus

Postby summit1218 » Sat May 29, 2010 5:53 pm

There are constantly posts asking about which test company people prefer.

Please select the company with which you took a test prep course. (or the company of which you used materials... i.e. powerscore, LGB)

Add any comments you deem relevant. (if you used two companies, explain why you thought your selected one was superior. Also, feel free to post your selected test prep company and the increase you had on the LSAT from DT to the real deal.)

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Re: (Poll) let's officially establish the TLS consensus

Postby 09042014 » Sat May 29, 2010 6:43 pm

None, study yourself with the pikypike study plan.

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Re: (Poll) let's officially establish the TLS consensus

Postby 06132010 » Sat May 29, 2010 7:16 pm

powerscore bibles + old LSATS + self study

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Re: (Poll) let's officially establish the TLS consensus

Postby PlugInBaby » Sat May 29, 2010 7:54 pm

Desert Fox wrote:None, study yourself with the pikypike study plan.


+1

Saves money and it looks like I will get a five point boost at the absolute worst at this rate.

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Re: (Poll) let's officially establish the TLS consensus

Postby Notor » Sat May 29, 2010 8:12 pm

I took the powerscore class, it was solid because in addition to the class materials they gave us a huge book of something like 30 real preptests. I took the class to prepare for the June '09 LSAT, but got massacred by the dinosaurs and canceled my score. I retook in September after spending the summer doing self-study strictly by taking the preptests under timed conditions, going up 10 points from my diagnostic. I had been testing higher on my own, but as we all know, nothing truly compares to the real thing. Really didn't matter in the end anyway because even with 3 more points I still would've gone where I am going now with the same amount of $$$, so it all worked out in the end.

TL;DR: Found the PowerScore class and materials very helpful and experienced a 10 point jump from diagnostic, even with underperforming.

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suspicious android
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Re: (Poll) let's officially establish the TLS consensus

Postby suspicious android » Sat May 29, 2010 8:23 pm

And what is it about this post that will establish a concensus that the other 800 posts you refer to could not?

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VA LawDog
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Re: (Poll) let's officially establish the TLS consensus

Postby VA LawDog » Sat May 29, 2010 8:44 pm

suspicious android wrote:And what is it about this post that will establish a concensus that the other 800 posts you refer to could not?

LULZ

Maybe this one is THE one!

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Re: (Poll) let's officially establish the TLS consensus

Postby GATORTIM » Sat May 29, 2010 8:44 pm

A company called "RETAKE" seems to be mentioned frequently on this fkn site

summit1218
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Re: (Poll) let's officially establish the TLS consensus

Postby summit1218 » Sat May 29, 2010 9:58 pm

suspicious android wrote:And what is it about this post that will establish a concensus that the other 800 posts you refer to could not?




My aim was/is to channel test prep preferences into one thread and provide a consensus (if enough responded of course, which is still my hope) that was empirical and easy to see right away (via polling).

True, all of the information posted will likely be available on some other part of this site. But the info is scattered throughout the site. For instance, there are several posts/topics that feature questions such as:

What did you do to prep on your own (books used, etc.)?
Did you prefer test prep company X or Y?
What did you think of test prep company Z?
Should I use Y's LG material and Z's RC strategy?

My aim, again, was simply to condense prep preferences into one place. If there is already a thread that does the same thing on the same topic as this one, and asks for the same other information, well then I apologize.

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Postby cubbiesyear » Sat May 29, 2010 10:09 pm

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Last edited by cubbiesyear on Sat Sep 10, 2011 12:22 pm, edited 1 time in total.

summit1218
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Re: (Poll) let's officially establish the TLS consensus

Postby summit1218 » Sat May 29, 2010 10:34 pm

ha thanks cubbies


Anyone want to give a review:
How are the explanations in 55 LSAT solutions by Testmasters?

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suspicious android
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Re: (Poll) let's officially establish the TLS consensus

Postby suspicious android » Sat May 29, 2010 11:06 pm

I don't mean to be hostile, I don't mind if people want to repeat the same topics again and again, it's not hurting anyone. But it's not even the first time today the question came up. Just poking fun. It'll be a great thread, and it will be again on Tuesday when it's done again.

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Re: (Poll) let's officially establish the TLS consensus

Postby tomwatts » Sun May 30, 2010 2:27 am

summit1218 wrote:My aim was/is to channel test prep preferences into one thread and provide a consensus (if enough responded of course, which is still my hope) that was empirical and easy to see right away (via polling).

The problem is that the companies all do different things for different prep formats. It's not as though one company is the consensus leader in books AND classes AND online options AND tutors AND everything else. So the information that you get it worse than useless; it's misleading.

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Re: (Poll) let's officially establish the TLS consensus

Postby srpaik » Sun May 30, 2010 2:29 am

Prep courses are useless and a waste of money. What is needed is EFFORT.

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Re: (Poll) let's officially establish the TLS consensus

Postby daesonesb » Sun May 30, 2010 2:39 am

srpaik wrote:Prep courses are useless and a waste of money. What is needed is EFFORT.


How much does that cost?

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Re: (Poll) let's officially establish the TLS consensus

Postby traehekat » Sun May 30, 2010 2:40 am

booyakasha45 wrote:powerscore bibles + old LSATS + self study


This.

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Re: (Poll) let's officially establish the TLS consensus

Postby Moxie » Sun May 30, 2010 2:47 am

srpaik wrote:Prep courses are useless and a waste of money. What is needed is EFFORT.


booyakasha45 wrote:powerscore bibles + old LSATS + self study


+1 to these.




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