Self Prep and than take a Prep Course or vice versa??

br00klynrage
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Self Prep and than take a Prep Course or vice versa??

Postby br00klynrage » Tue May 31, 2011 7:45 pm

I just finished my junior year in college. I want to take the October LSAT and devote this whole summer to studying for the LSAT. Should I begin studying on my own first (just ordered myself powerscore bibles) and then take a prep course or the other way around. A asked around and just don't know whose advice to take, I am sure people here know better than folks in college. My goal is at least 165 and I scored a 143 on my practice :(. I'm sure I can do it, I just gotta begin studying, thanks!

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Helicio
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Re: Self Prep and than take a Prep Course or vice versa??

Postby Helicio » Tue May 31, 2011 8:28 pm

I'm thinking of doing the same. I'm going to do the powerscore bibles then maybe enroll in a Prep Course like the powerscore one. I think you'll be fine either way, really.

To be honest, you scored kind of low on your practice test, so if I were you I would take a course first to have someone else to help me along. After you get the fundamentals down, then you can probably move on to self-study.

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Re: Self Prep and than take a Prep Course or vice versa??

Postby br00klynrage » Wed Jun 01, 2011 3:02 am

Yes I have no problem taking a course or most likely a private tutor. But I don't know of I should do that first or study first.

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Re: Self Prep and than take a Prep Course or vice versa??

Postby Jeffort » Wed Jun 01, 2011 6:28 am

If you are going to take a full length live prep class, do it first. Just make sure it is a good one with a good instructor. During class hours take advantage of the instructor by asking questions you have that pop up along the way and/or for clarification, etc. to make sure you are understanding the various concepts properly. Make sure you keep up with the class and do the homework.

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Re: Self Prep and than take a Prep Course or vice versa??

Postby lightbulb1986 » Wed Jun 01, 2011 6:37 am

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Re: Self Prep and than take a Prep Course or vice versa??

Postby SanDiegoJake » Thu Jun 02, 2011 2:45 pm

I agree with previous posters. Class first to learn how to think about the basics, then self-study.

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Re: Self Prep and than take a Prep Course or vice versa??

Postby bp shinners » Thu Jun 02, 2011 2:53 pm

As others have said, take the prep course first if you're going to take one. You won't develop bad habits or waste time wondering about things that are wrong/don't matter. The prep course will teach you all the methods you need to study, and then you can go off and do your final prep on your own.

Good luck!

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Re: Self Prep and than take a Prep Course or vice versa??

Postby br00klynrage » Fri Jun 03, 2011 2:57 am

Others are telling me to do self study first to identify my weaknesses and then take a class or as I'm thinking, a private tutor.

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Re: Self Prep and than take a Prep Course or vice versa??

Postby nodrog » Fri Jun 03, 2011 9:28 am

br00klynrage wrote:Others are telling me to...

opinions are like assholes, everybody's got one. in the end, it's up to you to make the choice

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Re: Self Prep and than take a Prep Course or vice versa??

Postby UofO » Fri Jun 03, 2011 9:40 am

As a student who just finished the PS full length course, I can honestly tell you that it's not worth it.

The course IS the bibles - the only difference is that you are provided w/ more questions to use as drills. Self study first and then get a tutor (if needed - it may help for LG)




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