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

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

Postby tomwatts » Tue Nov 30, 2010 1:58 pm

It was about $50 altogether for Cracking the LSAT and the most recent 10 Actuals. Then I qualified to train to teach LSAT, so I got a bunch more PTs for free and got paid to learn the rest of it.

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

Postby Cmoss » Tue Nov 30, 2010 3:34 pm

Over $800 so far and prob another $800 in the spring (first course sucked!)

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

Postby pereira6 » Tue Nov 30, 2010 3:39 pm

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

2 separate PT: 16$ total

Scoring a 170: Priceless


Nice one!


I'm trying to find a term for this that's more appropriate than 'pimp status.'


Everyone of course got 2 free practice tests, so that should be noted.

I was so unprepared for the whole law school process...I thought I was right on schedule, and then I see tons of kids are done with their apps by the time I took the LSAT.

Makes me absolutely kick myself for not going balls to the wall on the LSAT and maybe scoring something absurd.

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

Postby NZA » Tue Nov 30, 2010 4:21 pm

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

2 separate PT: 16$ total

Scoring a 170: Priceless


Nice one!


I'm trying to find a term for this that's more appropriate than 'pimp status.'


Everyone of course got 2 free practice tests, so that should be noted.

I was so unprepared for the whole law school process...I thought I was right on schedule, and then I see tons of kids are done with their apps by the time I took the LSAT.

Makes me absolutely kick myself for not going balls to the wall on the LSAT and maybe scoring something absurd.


You can always retake if you think you'll do better. :)

Here's a question I've been wondering for a while, and I'd like to see what people think: do you believe in an upper limit for an individual's score? Like, even if they studied eight hours a day for months leading up to the test, they would never score over, I dunno, a 172 or something.

If there is such a limit, how do you know you've achieved it? Just by looking at your diagnostics? How many diagnostics do you take before you're sure?

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

Postby JazzOne » Tue Nov 30, 2010 4:25 pm

($30K)

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

Postby rinkrat19 » Tue Nov 30, 2010 4:36 pm

$130 for SuperPrep and most of the PTs. Found a free copy of LG for Dummies.

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

Postby JJDancer » Tue Nov 30, 2010 4:58 pm

350 for a weekened class.
100 for some books
30 for another book
8 times 7 for some old tests lol = 56
couple of hours of tutoring = 160

Around $700

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

Postby 2014 » Tue Nov 30, 2010 5:18 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.

It's 5 point+ guarantee off of the highest of either a real LSAT or a diagnostic.
I have 168 on my real thing and 175 on their diagnostic.

Called them and offered to compromise basically because frankly them guaranteeing me a 180 is ridiculous. The girl on the phone seemed unconcerned and said "Sounds like you are probably getting your money back"

The only stipulation is you attend all classes (And even if you miss you can watch them on demand to make up) and do all required homework, which is all practice problems from actual LSATs. It has been a very useful class and I am confident they are well worth the cost, but given that I'm going to qualify for money back guarantee, I will happily take my refund and offer to write them a nice testimonial if I do exceptionally well.

As an online course though, their costs don't go up by having me in class, so I can understand being indifferent to someone having an almost guaranteed refund. Especially if they can claim that their class led to someone getting a 17X.

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

Postby acrossthelake » Tue Nov 30, 2010 5:23 pm

~$100 for a good chunk of the preptests.

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

Postby jwaters » Wed Dec 01, 2010 11:38 am

Around $250, but its totally worth it when you get a good score and start racking up fee waivers and scholarships.

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

Postby almostfamous » Wed Dec 01, 2010 11:43 am

I'd say about $150 for two of the "10 tests" books, a couple of strategy books, and 3 individual preptests.

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

Postby Cmoss » Mon Dec 13, 2010 10:40 pm

I realized as I walked out of the testing center: not enough

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

Postby kpuc » Mon Dec 13, 2010 10:56 pm

LR and LG Bible: ~$80
The 3 LSAT PT books: ~$60
Cambridge LG by Type 1 & 2: $54
Single-copy PTs: ~ $180

Total: ~$400

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

Postby northwood » Mon Dec 13, 2010 11:06 pm

Here's a question I've been wondering for a while, and I'd like to see what people think: do you believe in an upper limit for an individual's score? Like, even if they studied eight hours a day for months leading up to the test, they would never score over, I dunno, a 172 or something.

If there is such a limit, how do you know you've achieved it? Just by looking at your diagnostics? How many diagnostics do you take before you're sure?[/quote]

I personally think everyone has a limit as for how much they can improve. Sure you can master the test, and get a 175+ but for some people it will take years, other just months. Or it takes you all day to complete the test ( untimed) If you see that you've hit a high score, and have been consistently scoring there for over 5 consecutive tests, even after drilling, reviewing and writing out answers and why they are wrong. then I would say that the person has maxed out. You have to be logical. Its not practical to study for the test for years on end. Sometimes you just have to call it a day and move on to something else.

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

Postby Clarity » Mon Dec 13, 2010 11:07 pm

Logical Reasoning Bible, Reading Comprehension Bible and Logic Games Bible: $120
Three books of 10 Real LSATs: $60
Individual LSATs: $180
Total: $360

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

Postby Cubyfan21 » Mon Dec 13, 2010 11:11 pm

Total about 1600.
testmasters and extra books

1st diagnostic: 153
1st test: 160
2nd: 168

I think it was worth it.

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

Postby kkklick » Mon Dec 13, 2010 11:18 pm

500 for the course
400 for 3 LSAT registrations plus 35 for test center change
PT's 40-59 @ 8 per test = 160
2 books of 10 = 50

I know the question is LSAT prep, but I feel that the registrations should be included, its more interesting to see how much one spends on the LSAT experience itself in its entirety.

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

Postby kkklick » Mon Dec 13, 2010 11:19 pm

Also blood, sweat and tears... priceless

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

Postby Taffybear2 » Mon Dec 13, 2010 11:25 pm

1450- Testmasters
725- Testmasters retake
June 10 Fail
300- Powerscore weekend class
120- Bibles
=$2600 which doesn't count the $ for work time lost :(
Crossing my fingers Dec's retake went well

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

Postby emjay » Tue Dec 14, 2010 12:58 am

$2500...

...and probably not going to law school after all is said and done. but i think of it like this, had i not spent that money, i probably would never have realized that law school just isn't for me, and that realization is truly priceless.

good night TLS, its been real, i'm done with LS and done with you (for now).

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

Postby sundance95 » Tue Dec 14, 2010 1:00 am

emjay wrote:$2500...

...and probably not going to law school after all is said and done. but i think of it like this, had i not spent that money, i probably would never have realized that law school just isn't for me, and that realization is truly priceless.

Wisest thing I've ever read on TLS...

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

Postby iphone7 » Tue Dec 14, 2010 1:08 am

northwood wrote:Here's a question I've been wondering for a while, and I'd like to see what people think: do you believe in an upper limit for an individual's score? Like, even if they studied eight hours a day for months leading up to the test, they would never score over, I dunno, a 172 or something.

If there is such a limit, how do you know you've achieved it? Just by looking at your diagnostics? How many diagnostics do you take before you're sure?


This doesn't belong here. Make a new thread or search around. I assume some opinions have been posted somewhere. Interesting question though.

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

Postby JazzOne » Tue Dec 14, 2010 1:38 am

emjay wrote:$2500...

...and probably not going to law school after all is said and done. but i think of it like this, had i not spent that money, i probably would never have realized that law school just isn't for me, and that realization is truly priceless.

good night TLS, its been real, i'm done with LS and done with you (for now).

This is what I offer all my students, much to the dismay of my employer.

One more thing: You'll be back. Lol

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

Postby isaiahnielsen » Tue Dec 14, 2010 6:05 am

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

2 separate PT: 16$ total

Scoring a 170: Priceless





McGraw-Hill's study guide was really bad also...sorry I spent the $11 on it. Then I heard someone on here used examville, so I spent $28 on that, and that was crap also...FYI to others: don't try and save money when it comes to studying for this test. Get whatever you have to to do well.




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