Studying Advice

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Studying Advice

Postby PurpleMustang » Fri May 25, 2012 11:34 pm

I initially planned to write the LSAT in October 2012, while on exchange in England. I have been studying on-and-off for about a month now (maybe 2-10 hours per week, depending). I've done a couple of full-length tests so far:

Untimed Scores (approx. 40 mins each section): 169
Timed Scores: 158, 160, 163

I am not convinced that I have what it takes to do well on the LSAT yet. I am aiming for 165+ (at least) as I have a high A- average. I have purchased every single LSAT test, the LG Bible, the LR Bible, Manhattan RC, and LSAT Superprep. Do you recommend any other books? My weakest section is DEFINITELY RC. I am absolutely terrible at it. For example, when I got the score of 163, I had -11 in RC.

I was thinking about taking the Blueprint online course - any thoughts about it? I've read through the forums but want to get some advice about my specific situation.

Thanks a lot, guys!

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Re: Studying Advice

Postby TheColonel » Sat May 26, 2012 1:23 am

I took the Blueprint course and thought it was great. Really helped me get a grasp of how to go about LG and they have a great LR system that I am a big fan of. That said, the RC method that they teach I did not find as helpful but this comes with the big caveat that I was scoring -1 to -3 on RC without any prep at all. They may be able to improve your -11 in RC and it will certainly help your LR and maybe your LG (depending on if you've entered into -0 territory or not). Also, the course may not be as beneficial if you have done a bunch of studying beforehand. It definitely is no magic bullet but is as good of a comprehensive course as one could ask for.

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Re: Studying Advice

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Re: Studying Advice

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Re: Studying Advice

Postby PurpleMustang » Wed May 30, 2012 7:19 pm

Anyone else have any insight? Is a course worth it? I am thinking:

- good, structured study plan to guide through the summer
- will have access to help (can ask the teacher questions)
- will meet people to potentially study with/help out
- will get more books so that I can have more materials to study
- the courses I'm looking at typically have free repeat policy

- expensive ($995-$1295?)

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