6 month study time- recommended prep companies

rhb5r
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6 month study time- recommended prep companies

Postby rhb5r » Tue Oct 23, 2012 6:35 pm

I am re-taking in June of 2013. I have taken the test twice before- 1 cancellation and a 168- and self-studied both times. I took a year off to work on a campaign and will start studying in December/January (depending on what happens on Nov. 6). So we're looking at a 6 month study period. I want to score 172+.

I'm leaning towards the self-study route, but was wondering if any of you could recommend a good prep company. I would especially appreciate any advice from people who scored 172+ or have used Velocity.

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Re: 6 month study time- recommended prep companies

Postby bp shinners » Wed Oct 24, 2012 10:56 am

rhb5r wrote:I'm leaning towards the self-study route, but was wondering if any of you could recommend a good prep company. I would especially appreciate any advice from people who scored 172+ or have used Velocity.


With a 168, I think most people around here are going to tell you to self-study. I'd also say that self-studying (and maybe some tutoring to focus on your specific issues) is probably the best way to go.

However, if you're set on a course (to give you structure and regular access to someone who scored in a top percentage), you're going to have trouble finding reviews from people who started with a 168 - most people at that level prep themselves. I would check out some courses in your area and see if you can sit in on the class. Then, ask the instructor specifically what s/he would do to help someone who is already starting at a high level and hoping to improve into the top 1-2%.

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Re: 6 month study time- recommended prep companies

Postby CorkBoard » Wed Oct 24, 2012 1:31 pm

Self study.

I liked Velocity a lot and thought it was more helpful than the other prep companies I used.

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Re: 6 month study time- recommended prep companies

Postby LSAT Hacks (Graeme) » Wed Oct 24, 2012 7:59 pm

BP shinners is spot on. It's very hard to make a class aimed at the very top or the very bottom of the scale. Students are especially individual at the top of the scale, while a class necessarily has to target common issues.

Along with Velocity, I would consider 7Sage (disclaimer, I work there). You can get a good idea of what it's like by looking at the free logic games explanations. The course has a similar structure. Concepts are explained via walkthroughs of real questions, with the question on the screen.

http://7sage.com/logic-game-explanations/




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