Prepcourses for retake

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lawschoolorbust6
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Prepcourses for retake

Postby lawschoolorbust6 » Sat Mar 10, 2012 12:01 pm

I take the Feb LSAT and completely tanked it and am too embarrassed to say what my score was. Anyways for the Feb test I self studied for three months and plan to retake it in either June or October test. Does anyone have any good suggestions of a prep course that would help in a retake situation?

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Re: Prepcourses for retake

Postby CanadianWolf » Sat Mar 10, 2012 12:29 pm

How did you prepare for your first LSAT sitting ? If you simply prepped on your own without a structured course, then you should be able to dramatically increase your score.

Respected LSAT prep courses include PowerScore, Princeton Review, Manhattan, BluePrint & Testmasters (the one based in California, not Texas).

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Re: Prepcourses for retake

Postby lawschoolorbust6 » Sat Mar 10, 2012 1:02 pm

I read the manhattan rc book and powerscore lg, took four timed tests, and did a sections off of different tests for practice.

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Re: Prepcourses for retake

Postby CanadianWolf » Sat Mar 10, 2012 1:53 pm

You used the two most recommended books for their respective sections. Since you are already acquainted with PowerScore & Manhattan, select whichever offers a more convenient schedule in your area.

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Re: Prepcourses for retake

Postby KingsBench » Sat Mar 10, 2012 3:44 pm

I think it's also worth your while to do more than just 4 prep tests following your drilling/studying/whatever. It'll make you much more comfortable with the format and with timed conditions.

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Re: Prepcourses for retake

Postby lawschoolorbust6 » Sat Mar 10, 2012 6:12 pm

Thank you all for your advice!

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Re: Prepcourses for retake

Postby kennethellenparcell » Sat Mar 10, 2012 10:12 pm

OP - my thoughts on prep courses are that they are helpful but not necessarily the best for getting each individual to where they want to be score-wise. I didn't see anyone say this when I was researching prep courses on TLS so wanted to share my honest opinion with you. I wish I knew this then.

There are the reputable companies: Testmasters, Blueprint, Powerscore. I took both Testmasters and Blueprint and they are both decent (more of a time management sort of measure on my part). They did help me. However, I also felt that the approach to teaching the LSAT was so generalized that not many people from my class got the score they wanted. Of course, there were outliers (175+s and 130s) and everyone experienced a fair amount of improvement. But generally, not many got the improvement they really wanted.

There are a number of boutique type LSAT prep companies out there. They are usually local and a lot more personalized. I don't know what region of the U.S. you are from but if you are from the Midwest, you might want to check out LSAT Sensei (from my personal experience). Otherwise, if you are in a major city, you can probably find another company like this around. These are companies that give you a consultation and can give you a more personalized approach to how you should improve - pretty much like a tutor (which the big companies offer too but imo the smaller companies are better at this sort of thing).

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Re: Prepcourses for retake

Postby lawschoolorbust6 » Sun Mar 11, 2012 11:09 am

Hmm good point I'll see if I can find a personalized program in my area




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