Kaplan Summer Intensive

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Kaplan Summer Intensive

Postby wingedwolf » Wed May 23, 2012 3:03 pm

My question is has anyone taken Kaplan's Summer Intensive? I am looking for people who can speak from experience, not ramble on about their personal opinions like in these other threads...

viewtopic.php?f=6&t=172215&hilit=kaplan+summer+intensive

viewtopic.php?f=6&t=166904&hilit=summer+intensive

If anyone has used this method to study, please post your feelings and results. I myself am heading to Boston this July, so I'm willing to report back (for future users) if there is an interest on this thread. 8)

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Re: Kaplan Summer Intensive

Postby flem » Wed May 23, 2012 3:04 pm

Don't take Kaplan for anything. Spend $300 on self study materials and follow one of the guides on here and pocket the remaining $900 you would have spent on that worthless course.

Or flush $1200 down the toilet, you'll get the same benefit.

Seriously, Kaplan is terrible. Save your money.

Snag the powerscore bibles and some other shit you think is important and just take a bunch of practice tests, focusing on weak sections and question types.

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Re: Kaplan Summer Intensive

Postby gaud » Wed May 23, 2012 3:07 pm

flem wrote:Don't take Kaplan for anything.

Seriously, Kaplan is terrible. Save your money.

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Re: Kaplan Summer Intensive

Postby dowu » Wed May 23, 2012 3:07 pm

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Re: Kaplan Summer Intensive

Postby 20121109 » Wed May 23, 2012 3:08 pm

nmop_apisdn wrote:
gaud wrote:
flem wrote:Don't take Kaplan for anything.

Seriously, Kaplan is terrible. Save your money.




Yep. I've heard nothing but bad things about Kaplan.

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Re: Kaplan Summer Intensive

Postby CanadianWolf » Wed May 23, 2012 3:08 pm

@tflem: I think that Kaplan's Summer Intensive course is much closer to $12,000 than $1,200.

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Re: Kaplan Summer Intensive

Postby rijed » Wed May 23, 2012 3:09 pm

I took the Kaplan Extreme course (not sure if it is close to the same thing) and thought it was not very helpful.

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Re: Kaplan Summer Intensive

Postby Samara » Wed May 23, 2012 3:10 pm

CanadianWolf wrote:@tflem: I think that Kaplan's Summer Intensive course is much closer to $12,000 than $1,200.

$8500, $12k if you do housing. Completely insane. --LinkRemoved--

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Re: Kaplan Summer Intensive

Postby 20121109 » Wed May 23, 2012 3:11 pm

Samara wrote:
CanadianWolf wrote:@tflem: I think that Kaplan's Summer Intensive course is much closer to $12,000 than $1,200.

$8500, $12k if you do housing. Completely insane. --LinkRemoved--


This thread is now about what would be considered a bigger waste of money.

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Re: Kaplan Summer Intensive

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Re: Kaplan Summer Intensive

Postby CanadianWolf » Wed May 23, 2012 3:13 pm

Tuition with housing is $11,999. Add in transportation to Boston & the total cost easily exceeds $12,000.

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Re: Kaplan Summer Intensive

Postby flem » Wed May 23, 2012 3:13 pm

Samara wrote:
CanadianWolf wrote:@tflem: I think that Kaplan's Summer Intensive course is much closer to $12,000 than $1,200.

$8500, $12k if you do housing. Completely insane. --LinkRemoved--


lol what in the actual fuck

Okay, so change of plans. Allocate $300 to self study. Spend $8000 on hookers, booze and cocaine. Send $200 my way for the advice and since you clearly have money to burn.

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Re: Kaplan Summer Intensive

Postby 03152016 » Wed May 23, 2012 3:15 pm

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Re: Kaplan Summer Intensive

Postby 20121109 » Wed May 23, 2012 3:17 pm

Max324 wrote:"Our Summer Intensive Program faculty features some of Kaplan's highest-rated instructors—all J.D.s with over 50 years of combined LSAT teaching experience and 95th percentile LSAT scores."

So basically you spend $12,000 learning the test from people who scored a 168?


Most people don't gun like the populace of top-law-schools.com. They would be happy with someone who scored a ~168.

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Re: Kaplan Summer Intensive

Postby bk1 » Wed May 23, 2012 3:18 pm

Max324 wrote:"Our Summer Intensive Program faculty features some of Kaplan's highest-rated instructors—all J.D.s with over 50 years of combined LSAT teaching experience and 95th percentile LSAT scores."

So basically you spend $12,000 learning the test from people who scored a 168?


That's Kaplan's requirement for their LSAT instructors. I believe they have the lowest bar for applicants wishing to be LSAT instructors.

I agree with Gaia, the average consumer is probably suitably impressed with a 168 anyways.

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Re: Kaplan Summer Intensive

Postby gaud » Wed May 23, 2012 3:19 pm

bk1 wrote:
Max324 wrote:"Our Summer Intensive Program faculty features some of Kaplan's highest-rated instructors—all J.D.s with over 50 years of combined LSAT teaching experience and 95th percentile LSAT scores."

So basically you spend $12,000 learning the test from people who scored a 168?


That's Kaplan's requirement for their LSAT instructors. I believe they have the lowest bar for applicants wishing to be LSAT instructors.

I agree with Gaia, the average consumer is probably suitably impressed with a 168 anyways.


That's not a nationwide requirement, then. In AZ they only require someone to have scored in the 90th percentile. Kaplan blows.

ETA: 90th percentile - 164... :? for someone teaching a class

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Re: Kaplan Summer Intensive

Postby CanadianWolf » Wed May 23, 2012 3:20 pm

Summer Intensive course uses instructors with 95th% & above. Nationwide it's 90th%.

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Re: Kaplan Summer Intensive

Postby Mr. Pancakes » Wed May 23, 2012 3:23 pm

I wouldn't get tutored by someone that scored less than 175.

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Re: Kaplan Summer Intensive

Postby 03152016 » Wed May 23, 2012 3:23 pm

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Re: Kaplan Summer Intensive

Postby Samara » Wed May 23, 2012 3:23 pm

Max324 wrote:"Our Summer Intensive Program faculty features some of Kaplan's highest-rated instructors—all J.D.s with over 50 years of combined LSAT teaching experience and 95th percentile LSAT scores."

So basically you spend $12,000 learning the test from people who scored a 168?

The teachers are law school graduates? So you're learning from flameouts? Seems legit.

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Re: Kaplan Summer Intensive

Postby 20121109 » Wed May 23, 2012 3:24 pm

Max324 wrote:Why don't you hire this guy? viewtopic.php?f=6&t=175705


I totally thought this link would lead to the Dave Hall thread.

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Re: Kaplan Summer Intensive

Postby gaud » Wed May 23, 2012 3:24 pm

Samara wrote:
Max324 wrote:"Our Summer Intensive Program faculty features some of Kaplan's highest-rated instructors—all J.D.s with over 50 years of combined LSAT teaching experience and 95th percentile LSAT scores."

So basically you spend $12,000 learning the test from people who scored a 168?

The teachers are law school graduates? So you're learning from flameouts? Seems legit.


There's actually a surprising amount of Kaplan faculty that are law school grads. Scary stuff.

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Re: Kaplan Summer Intensive

Postby gaud » Wed May 23, 2012 3:25 pm

GAIAtheCHEERLEADER wrote:
Max324 wrote:Why don't you hire this guy? http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... 6&t=175705


I totally thought this link would lead to the Dave Hall thread.


me too

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Re: Kaplan Summer Intensive

Postby flem » Wed May 23, 2012 3:27 pm

gaud wrote:
There's actually a surprising amount of Kaplan faculty that are law school grads. Scary stuff.


They should all have to disclose where they went. I'd like to know if I was being taught the LSAT by somebody who went to like, Chicago ITT Technical Institute College of Law

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Re: Kaplan Summer Intensive

Postby BearState » Wed May 23, 2012 3:31 pm

gaud wrote:
GAIAtheCHEERLEADER wrote:
Max324 wrote:Why don't you hire this guy? viewtopic.php?f=6&t=175705


I totally thought this link would lead to the Dave Hall thread.


me too




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