How much would you say one, on average, spends for LSATprep?

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Re: How much would you say one, on average, spends for LSATprep?

Postby totgafk180 » Tue Jul 10, 2012 9:22 am

I still have time to add to the stack...

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Re: How much would you say one, on average, spends for LSATprep?

Postby lawks » Tue Jul 10, 2012 9:41 am

Using Amazon I've only spent $126. If you add in the $$$ laid down for the test, and the extra preptests I might need to buy as October approaches, the total for me is nearly $300.

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Re: How much would you say one, on average, spends for LSATprep?

Postby shntn » Tue Jul 10, 2012 11:01 am

I'm going to exclude coffee expenses to keep the figure down. $8/PT x 20 = $160. And maybe $40 for a logic games book, some highlighters, and flash cards. $200, maybe?

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Re: How much would you say one, on average, spends for LSATprep?

Postby Nova » Tue Jul 10, 2012 11:16 am

shinton88 wrote:$8/PT x 20 = $160.


No bundles? :shock:

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Re: How much would you say one, on average, spends for LSATprep?

Postby dowu » Tue Jul 10, 2012 12:05 pm

Nova wrote:
shinton88 wrote:$8/PT x 20 = $160.


No bundles? :shock:


What a waste.

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Re: How much would you say one, on average, spends for LSATprep?

Postby shntn » Tue Jul 10, 2012 5:47 pm

nmop_apisdn wrote:
Nova wrote:
shinton88 wrote:$8/PT x 20 = $160.


No bundles? :shock:


What a waste.

I have no idea. I'm sure if bundles were offered I would have done that, but I did buy some individually. I also got some from a friend, and 20 isn't the exact number of PTs I did. That's just a ballpark. I may well have spent much less. This was also all over a 2-year period.

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Re: How much would you say one, on average, spends for LSATprep?

Postby westie25 » Tue Jul 10, 2012 10:47 pm

For the June LSAT - about $160.00
For the October LSAT - reusing the items from the June LSAT prep plus $900 for an LSAT tutor. I'm sure I'll purchase some add'l tests as well. The end total will probably be about $1,200.00.

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Re: How much would you say one, on average, spends for LSATprep?

Postby westie25 » Tue Jul 10, 2012 11:05 pm

If I already own the PowerScore series, would it be useful getting the Manhattan series as well or a waste of $$$?

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Re: How much would you say one, on average, spends for LSATprep?

Postby cc.celina » Tue Jul 10, 2012 11:14 pm

westie25 wrote:If I already own the PowerScore series, would it be useful getting the Manhattan series as well or a waste of $$$?

Imo only if you feel like you don't have a good grasp of the material/feel you would greatly benefit from another approach. I was successful w/ only PS LG bible and Kaplan LR, since most of my studying was PTing, but it might be worth it if you don't particularly click with PS. Manhattan is supposedly really well done too.

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Re: How much would you say one, on average, spends for LSATprep?

Postby westie25 » Tue Jul 10, 2012 11:19 pm

cc.celina wrote:
westie25 wrote:If I already own the PowerScore series, would it be useful getting the Manhattan series as well or a waste of $$$?

Imo only if you feel like you don't have a good grasp of the material/feel you would greatly benefit from another approach. I was successful w/ only PS LG bible and Kaplan LR, since most of my studying was PTing, but it might be worth it if you don't particularly click with PS. Manhattan is supposedly really well done too.


Thanks!

I feel like last time (June LSAT) I didn't prep enough, and that plus being really sick during the test screwed me big time. Now, I feel like I need as much as possible to prep.

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Re: How much would you say one, on average, spends for LSATprep?

Postby cc.celina » Tue Jul 10, 2012 11:20 pm

Then go for it. $70 is not a lot when you think about the scholly money you could get with a couple more LSAT points

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Re: How much would you say one, on average, spends for LSATprep?

Postby 180asBreath » Tue Jul 10, 2012 11:29 pm

LSAC Fee: ~$200
4 Registration Fees: ~$600
Powerscore: ~$1600
Velocity x2: ~$1100
Physical Materials: ~$200
Digital Materials: ~$400
Tutors: ~$900

Around $5k, all in. I've been incredibly wasteful. and I'm the model for how not to do it.

This all being said, I'd be incredibly comfortable tutoring the LSAT (provided I eventually get a 170+) and I am sure I will get a significant scholarship, at the end of this.

By no means was any of this necessary, but I consider it a worthwhile investment.

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Re: How much would you say one, on average, spends for LSATprep?

Postby SaintsTheMetal » Wed Jul 11, 2012 12:47 am

180asBreath wrote:LSAC Fee: ~$200
4 Registration Fees: ~$600
Powerscore: ~$1600
Velocity x2: ~$1100
Physical Materials: ~$200
Digital Materials: ~$400
Tutors: ~$900

Around $5k, all in. I've been incredibly wasteful. and I'm the model for how not to do it.

This all being said, I'd be incredibly comfortable tutoring the LSAT (provided I eventually get a 170+) and I am sure I will get a significant scholarship, at the end of this.

By no means was any of this necessary, but I consider it a worthwhile investment.


you did not take in june? I saw your thread well before I started studying lol

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Re: How much would you say one, on average, spends for LSATprep?

Postby akasabian » Wed Jul 11, 2012 11:26 am

Testmasters.net online course: $950
Additional Prep Books: $100
Additional Prep Tests: $30

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Re: How much would you say one, on average, spends for LSATprep?

Postby ood » Wed Jul 11, 2012 11:50 am

I've spent about $20 so far on materials
-LG & LR Bibles
-Tests 1-58
-Explanations for Tests
- LSAT Blog Day by day guide
-Paper
-Crayons
-pencils
-Timer

I don't have the resources to get the materials from traditional venues.

To print, I use my University's printers. They normally charge 8 cents a page. Luckily, I have a little netbook. I bypass the school's UI and print directly to remote printers across campus.

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Re: How much would you say one, on average, spends for LSATprep?

Postby WhiskeynCoke » Wed Jul 11, 2012 1:54 pm

- Costco refills ink cartridges for around $7
- Its 5$ for 500 sheets of paper at office depot (1 cent each, didn't need the Costco billion pack).

- Each LSAT is around 30 pages printed, or 15 sheets when using front and back (15 cents)
- One filled cartridge lasts around 12 LSAT's ($7/12 = 58 cents)

15 cents + 58 cents = 73 cents per LSAT to print at home

If you buy them individually they are 8 bucks each, otherwise its 20 bucks for each of the 10 pack books ($2 each).

However, when you purchase them in the books it's a bitch to copy the Logic Games in order to redo them. Also, doing the tests out of a thick book is much less like real thing. Use that information as you will.

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Re: How much would you say one, on average, spends for LSATprep?

Postby jetissent » Wed Jul 11, 2012 2:13 pm

$60

$20 each on 3 sets of practice tests. It's not necessary to spend tons of money on LSAT prep if you can self-prep; however, if you're not getting to your target score dropping a grand on a tutor/class is probably a worthwhile investment.




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