naterj wrote:Yeah I see what youre saying but from my experience (being a self studier) its not like I sit there and stare at questions hoping I will eventually understand it. If I'm struggling with something I search answers/explanations online or something.
Yeah, but I still think its significantly harder. For good scorers (165-170) there is nothing that takes the place of you doing a problem in front of an experienced teacher, and then talking about your reasoning as you go through the problem. Even on a message board, that's still kind of hard. Also, there is just so much blatantly wrong information out there on the internet that was put out by people who aren't particularly good at the LSAT, that its hard for a student to sift through the crap, where an experienced tutor or teacher knows what works.
Think of just this site alone, which is better than most, how much info on this site was written by people who can't break 170? How much of it was put out by people who claim to have broken 170 and didn't? I'm not saying you have to break 170 to give good advice, but its just as good of a metric as you'll find. Compound that by the fact that most people aren't very good at explaining things to others. There are some legit people on this site who know their stuff and explain things well. However, there are some people that will say things that are just wrong, and unless you're an absolute expert, its often difficult to tell the difference.