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cbq
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prep class

Postby cbq » Sun Dec 12, 2010 2:55 pm

what is the best class you can take for prepping for the lsat?

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Re: prep class

Postby apom » Sun Dec 12, 2010 3:14 pm

I really liked my test masters class. It offered an extra 16 hours of lecture time over the power score course and 30 minutes before the start of most classes we could come in and get 1 on 1 help. The class also only had 8 ppl in it which was also nice and the instructor was really great, you could tell that he was trying his hardest to make us learn this stuff.

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Re: prep class

Postby bport hopeful » Sun Dec 12, 2010 3:50 pm

Kaplan. Hands down.

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Re: prep class

Postby joebloe » Sun Dec 12, 2010 4:05 pm

bport hopeful wrote:Kaplan. Hands down.

Disagree. I got a schedule to commit to and a set of expensive books out of Kaplan Advantage. The classes kept me working and my teacher was a decent guy. I felt sorry for the folks around me talking about doing great and scoring in the 150s. I can't say anything about the more expensive courses (e.g., the $10k summer one :shock: ).

Then again, I don't know what my score is yet. I'm sure I went up from my Kaplan diagnostic, but I'm pretty certain I didn't do as well as my best full-length tests with them. And I played it straight in those things too.

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Re: prep class

Postby sundance95 » Sun Dec 12, 2010 4:07 pm

bport hopeful wrote:Kaplan. Hands down.


I hope you are trolling, for your sake.

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Re: prep class

Postby mchuynh » Sun Dec 12, 2010 4:39 pm

I recommend testmasters.. see if you can get doug lawrence or gordon steward as your instructor

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Re: prep class

Postby cbq » Sun Dec 12, 2010 8:25 pm

so it sounds like test master's. the closest is 2 hrs away..
thanks.
joebloe never recommended who to use? just said no to kaplan...

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Re: prep class

Postby bport hopeful » Mon Dec 13, 2010 1:28 pm

I used Kaplan. Didn't study a whole lot and underperformed on test day. Still bumped my diagnostic 9 points.

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Re: prep class

Postby ren2011 » Mon Dec 13, 2010 1:34 pm

I took a Princeton Review course, and then studied PowerScore books on my own. I'd recommend either/both.

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Re: prep class

Postby northwood » Mon Dec 13, 2010 1:35 pm

ren2011 wrote:I took a Princeton Review course, and then studied PowerScore books on my own. I'd recommend either/both.


+1
just make sure to do a lot of pts on your own after the course. I ended up doing around 20 full length pts, total, and used the rest for question type drilling/ timed section work, and endurance building

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Re: prep class

Postby Richie Tenenbaum » Mon Dec 13, 2010 1:36 pm

Most people consider testmasters/blue print/powerscore to be the top prep companies. A lot can depend on the teacher you get though.

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Re: prep class

Postby jwmalone87 » Mon Dec 13, 2010 1:40 pm

sundance95 wrote:
bport hopeful wrote:Kaplan. Hands down.


I hope you are trolling, for your sake.

I can't speak for the regular, in-class Kaplan courses, but I took Kaplan Advanced and got a lot out of it. You need a 158 in order to enroll, which isn't absurdly high but it allows the class to move a pretty brisk pace. Most of the kids were scoring above 160 and a few breaking into the 170s, so the class was able to address the more difficult minutiae of the test.

Also, do it online if you can; it's cheaper, and they save their best instructors for the online classes.

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Re: prep class

Postby 2014 » Mon Dec 13, 2010 1:43 pm

Are you taking a class online or in person?

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Re: prep class

Postby tomwatts » Mon Dec 13, 2010 1:50 pm

My stock responses are in the last couple of topics in which this came up:

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Re: prep class

Postby jwmalone87 » Mon Dec 13, 2010 2:01 pm

2014 wrote:Are you taking a class online or in person?

I did mine online. I really liked it, and being completely undisciplined when it comes to self-study, it really helped having a set schedule to follow.

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Re: prep class

Postby 3|ink » Mon Dec 13, 2010 2:02 pm

Self-study

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Re: prep class

Postby northwood » Mon Dec 13, 2010 4:07 pm

i like the online classes. You can self study to add to the class, its cheaper, plus if you find the class to be boring, you can go a head and start doing your own work ( no need to be a prick, just make sure your mike is off and you are working on something lsat related). It gives you the basic structure ( you meet at set hours, and you can schedule those hours every nite for lsat study), and helps you get a good foundation.

Without the added travel time- its more time for the lsat. and you dont have the added expense of gas/ bus/train tickets. Like any other class make sure you get some info on your teachers ( past student performance, their own abilities, etc)




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