Kaplan Smart Reports

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holden147
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Kaplan Smart Reports

Postby holden147 » Fri Feb 04, 2011 2:23 pm

Hello everyone, I was interested in signing up for the Kaplan "On Demand" program because of the Smart Reports they offer. I've been debating back and forth whether I want to spend the $450 on the program. So my question is a 2 parter:

1) Has anyone used Kaplan and do you think that the Smart Reports are worth it or are as good as advertised?

2) Is there an alternate "Smart Report" from other companies or a spreadsheet or anything similar to the Kaplan Smart Report that's either better, cheaper, or free?

Thank you.

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Re: Kaplan Smart Reports

Postby LSAT Blog » Fri Feb 04, 2011 2:56 pm

That's a lot of money for Smart Reports. They basically just give you a breakdown of your performance on the various question-types then recommend that you focus on those areas. Nothing earth-shattering or that you couldn't figure out.

One blog reader put together a progress-tracking spreadsheet. You can access it for free below:

http://rapidshare.com/files/265609049/L ... cking.xlsx

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Re: Kaplan Smart Reports

Postby Kurst » Fri Feb 04, 2011 3:03 pm

Ace Test Prep has free tool similar to Smart Reports, but it only works for tests 29-57: http://www.acegmatprep.com/scores.php
Cambridge LSAT has a test-tracking spreadsheet similar to the one that Steve linked above: http://www.cambridgelsat.com/productdet ... dsheet/386
Jeffort created a database of logical reasoning questions: http://www.lsatdiscussion2.com/logicalreasoning.php
Steve has a few logical reasoning spreadsheets: http://lsatblog.blogspot.com/2009/06/ls ... sheet.html

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Re: Kaplan Smart Reports

Postby fastforward » Fri Feb 04, 2011 3:24 pm

The Kaplan smart report is the sort of information-tracking that most tutors would do. We do this with each client. It's part of why tutoring works so much better than a one-size-fits-all approach that a class necessitates. If you self-study, you can do something similar with a spreadsheet if you have access to a list of question types. Cambridge LSAT has a blank spreadsheet to get you started, which you can customize to include question typed missed and anything else you want to track, such as time. LSAT Blog has a comprehensive list of question types for reference if you're not sure of a question type you missed.

Hope this helps.

Edit: Should have read the interim posts, but perhaps the repetition will reinforce the point!




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