Bobnoxious wrote:2 reasons
1) I don't trust my ability to manage my time well enough to do it on my own. I work 40+ hours a week in our family business, go to school full-time, practice a lot for the mock trial team, and have a wife, kids, and a house to deal with. 2) I generally enjoy and get a lot out of what's being taught in a classroom environment.
But your words are heartening, for sure. I'd love to be able to consistently score LG: -2 to -3 , LR: -2 to -4 (x2), and RC -2 to -4
I'm a non-trad. I know the conflicting pressures on time.
I'd still say hold off on signing up for a course. And I took a course.
Pencil in time starting as soon as possible. You go to Starbucks or the public library and study of an evening. Each weekend you go and take a past test.
Get all the past tests form somewhere like Cambridge LSAT. Work from copies so you can repeat as necessary.
When you start doing tests, you do them untimed. Accuracy comes first, then speed.
For logic games, you should always have one or two games in your pocket that you have done before on an old test. Whenever you have 10 minutes spare, you can repeat a game. You'll dramatically improve your ability to spot inferences and improve your speed on future games.
Give it a couple of months. See where your score is. Then sign up for a course if you need it, or a tutor if you just need to sharpen some areas.
Be warned that many courses aim to end just a week or two before test day. You should really be aiming for an exceptional score. Taking a course that ends right before the test doesn't allow you enough time to make sure you yourself are ready to go.