How much $$ did you spend on all your LSAT Prep?

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How much $$ did you spend on all your LSAT Prep?

Postby ComatoseClown » Tue Nov 30, 2010 7:01 am

This might be interesting to see.

Including all of your prep materials and PrepTests, how much did you down on all of your LSAT studies/preparation?

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Re: How much $$ did you spend on all your LSAT Prep?

Postby mst » Tue Nov 30, 2010 8:25 am

1200ish for a Kaplan course w/ seasonal discount. Went from high 150's to low 170's.

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Re: How much $$ did you spend on all your LSAT Prep?

Postby arism87 » Tue Nov 30, 2010 8:28 am

Like.. $60 on old tests

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Re: How much $$ did you spend on all your LSAT Prep?

Postby Nonok » Tue Nov 30, 2010 8:39 am

$31. First and only purchase was the Atlas RC guide. Everything else was free.

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Re: How much $$ did you spend on all your LSAT Prep?

Postby JG Hall » Tue Nov 30, 2010 8:59 am

$0. Gotta love torrents.

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Re: How much $$ did you spend on all your LSAT Prep?

Postby 2011Law » Tue Nov 30, 2010 9:44 am

LGB, LRB, and PTs 19-61 came to about $200. Thing I most regret is not starting my studying a little earlier cause I never even used the "10 More", and I bet that if I had I would be one or two points higher than where I'm at now, which is exactly what I need.

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Re: How much $$ did you spend on all your LSAT Prep?

Postby NYC_7911 » Tue Nov 30, 2010 10:12 am

I'd estimate $300: 10 More (PTs 19-28); Next 10 (PTs 29-38); individual PTs 39 through 60 (some $6 each through Amazon deal, others full-price through Amazon or Cambridge); LG Bible and LR Bible (the latter not worth the $ in my opinion). I studied for about 5 months and went from a diagnostic 159 to a test-day 175+. I thought about buying Kaplan 180, but decided to stick exclusively with real tests and the Bibles. I thought about doing the first book of 10, too, but by the time I considered it, I'd already taken more recent tests, and I didn't want to mess myself up by going back to old tests that had the potential for being significantly different.

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Re: How much $$ did you spend on all your LSAT Prep?

Postby The Gentleman » Tue Nov 30, 2010 10:28 am

$400 or so

- Every PT ever released
- PS Bibles
- A few random books (sudoku, introductory logic book, etc.)
- 5 Hour Energy & Cliff Bars lol

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Re: How much $$ did you spend on all your LSAT Prep?

Postby krad » Tue Nov 30, 2010 10:30 am

I think I spent about $250-$300 for the LG and LR Bibles plus old PTs and PT books...

...Not to mention the cost of lost leisure time :roll: !

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Re: How much $$ did you spend on all your LSAT Prep?

Postby 2014 » Tue Nov 30, 2010 11:34 am

All of the bibles together are what? Like 150, I bought 4 tests individually for 25ish, Cambridge hard LR questions for like 20, 10 more LSATs book for 20, and probably 50 more in printing off somewhat illegally obtained PTs, a watch, pencils, etc. so ~275-300

The Knewton class I'm in now is $690, but they owe me my money back if I score anything less than 180 based on their poorly thought out guarantee, so I'm not counting that.

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Re: How much $$ did you spend on all your LSAT Prep?

Postby NYC_7911 » Tue Nov 30, 2010 11:37 am

2014 wrote:The Knewton class I'm in now is $690, but they owe me my money back if I score anything less than 180 based on their poorly thought out guarantee, so I'm not counting that.


What? That's impossible...they would never make any $.

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Re: How much $$ did you spend on all your LSAT Prep?

Postby pereira6 » Tue Nov 30, 2010 12:04 pm

NYC_7911 wrote:
2014 wrote:The Knewton class I'm in now is $690, but they owe me my money back if I score anything less than 180 based on their poorly thought out guarantee, so I'm not counting that.


What? That's impossible...they would never make any $.


I'm guessing a "score X amount of points higher than a diagnostic or your money back" deal? And you're already at like a 17x?

Interesting question then: Would you pay 690$ to go from a 179 to a 180? Haha I don't want to get too far off topic, but its an equivalent question.

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Re: How much $$ did you spend on all your LSAT Prep?

Postby NYC_7911 » Tue Nov 30, 2010 12:07 pm

pereira6 wrote:
I'm guessing a "score X amount of points higher than a diagnostic or your money back" deal? And you're already at like a 17x?


Oh, duh. That makes sense. I never looked into any prep courses so I wasn't thinking along those lines, but yeah, that's gotta be it.

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Re: How much $$ did you spend on all your LSAT Prep?

Postby OGR3 » Tue Nov 30, 2010 12:08 pm

$30.

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Re: How much $$ did you spend on all your LSAT Prep?

Postby pereira6 » Tue Nov 30, 2010 12:12 pm

Probably the worst LSAT review book ever (Barron's): 25$

2 separate PT: 16$ total

Scoring a 170: Priceless

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Re: How much $$ did you spend on all your LSAT Prep?

Postby Excellence = a Habit » Tue Nov 30, 2010 12:18 pm

$35 on Princeton Review book (waste of money)
$60 on LG Bible (not a waste of money)
$0 on some free books from my friend's old Kaplan course, but they weren't much good at all
$50 on three Actual LSAT books
$5-10 on notebooks
$30 on pencils, watch, snacks, ziplock bag (stuff for day of test)

= $180-185

Most of this money was spent after I took the test the first time and got a 163. Retest earned 171, so you could sort of say I spent about $150 for an 8-point increase.

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Re: How much $$ did you spend on all your LSAT Prep?

Postby ScottRiqui » Tue Nov 30, 2010 12:20 pm

pereira6 wrote:
NYC_7911 wrote:
2014 wrote:The Knewton class I'm in now is $690, but they owe me my money back if I score anything less than 180 based on their poorly thought out guarantee, so I'm not counting that.


What? That's impossible...they would never make any $.


I'm guessing a "score X amount of points higher than a diagnostic or your money back" deal? And you're already at like a 17x?

Interesting question then: Would you pay 690$ to go from a 179 to a 180? Haha I don't want to get too far off topic, but its an equivalent question.


That's the thing - if you have a baseline of 176 or higher (either through their own diagnostic or an earlier LSAT), then there's no way they can improve your score by 5+ points, so you're guaranteed to get a full refund at the end of the course. Unless of course there's some fine print hidden somewhere that you can't take their course if your baseline is already that high.

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Re: How much $$ did you spend on all your LSAT Prep?

Postby NZA » Tue Nov 30, 2010 12:25 pm

$1095 - Steven Klein

http://www.stevenklein.com/

By far the best investment I've made thus far (including my worthless BA). Steven is kind of a legend in the Seattle area.

EDIT: Factor in three or four Americanos a day into this price.
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Re: How much $$ did you spend on all your LSAT Prep?

Postby krad » Tue Nov 30, 2010 12:28 pm

pereira6 wrote:Probably the worst LSAT review book ever (Barron's): 25$

2 separate PT: 16$ total

Scoring a 170: Priceless


Nice one!

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Re: How much $$ did you spend on all your LSAT Prep?

Postby OGR3 » Tue Nov 30, 2010 12:51 pm

pereira6 wrote:Probably the worst LSAT review book ever (Barron's): 25$

2 separate PT: 16$ total

Scoring a 170: Priceless


I used an old copy of Barron's and an old Princeton Review prep book. I got a 167.

Either they're not as bad as everyone says or I should have used better materials and scored into the 170s. Oh wells!

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Re: How much $$ did you spend on all your LSAT Prep?

Postby beachbum » Tue Nov 30, 2010 12:54 pm

Probably around $1500 for a Kaplan course, Powerscore books, and PTs 50-59. Definitely worth it.

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Re: How much $$ did you spend on all your LSAT Prep?

Postby 3|ink » Tue Nov 30, 2010 1:02 pm

Way too much.




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