Need advice on LSAT prep class

andy2012
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Need advice on LSAT prep class

Postby andy2012 » Tue Jan 01, 2013 4:04 am

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TripTrip
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Re: Need advice on LSAT prep class

Postby TripTrip » Tue Jan 01, 2013 1:09 pm

Do self-study. Most of the highest scorers do.

Check the stickies on this board.

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Re: Need advice on LSAT prep class

Postby bp shinners » Wed Jan 02, 2013 4:04 pm

andy2012 wrote:Does it make sense to take Testmaster June testing session Lesson 12 - 15 from May 15 to June 5 and then taking the October testing session Lesson 1 - 11 from July 10 to August 14?


This isn't an anti-TM post at all - you should sit in on classes and read reviews from those who take the different classes to see which one is best for you. However, this is an anti-following-this-plan post:

All LSAT courses build from simple concepts to more complex ones. Each course also has its own 'lingo' and framework for approaching questions. If you start with lesson 12, you'll be a bit lost because you won't have these things down. So whichever course you decide upon, make sure to start with the first lesson and move through them chronologically, as there's a reason for the material being presented in a certain order.

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Re: Need advice on LSAT prep class

Postby wtrc » Wed Jan 02, 2013 10:33 pm

TripTrip wrote:Do self-study. Most of the highest scorers do.

Check the stickies on this board.


For the most part, this. My score improved on PT's a lot more through self-study than a class. A class is not a waste of time if you know nothing about the LSAT, but if you have background knowledge (you're on TLS, you probably do) and the motivation to study independently, that is the best option. Especially if you are an above average scorer to start. Classes in some ways need to move at the pace of the person struggling the most.

Having said that, there are some classes designed for higher scorers. Can't speak for them.

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Re: Need advice on LSAT prep class

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Re: Need advice on LSAT prep class

Postby Fiera » Fri Jan 04, 2013 3:20 am

Sure, your score can improve as much as you choose to study. If you are an LSAT newbie, I would say a class can be helpful to learn about the test and give yourself a structured framework of studying (for the procrastinators), BUT only if you have months afterwards to study independently and improve/solidify your skills. But if you're organized and motivated to study hard and budget your time, you'll do great in self-study. It depends on the student, for me.




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