LSAT weekend classes?

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LSAT weekend classes?

Postby miklos » Wed Jun 12, 2013 5:24 pm

Hey guys,

I'm a new user (2 previous posts on these forums about something completely different) and I couldn't find any thread in the recent past about weekend LSAT prep courses and their efficacy in improving your score.

My history with LSAT prep isn't much. I bought the PowerScore books and self studied for 3 months and just took two tests each weekend for about 2 months before the June test.

My current situation is kind of tricky. I recently took the June 2013 exam and I canceled it because I ran out of time on the reasoning sections. I'm currently scoring in the 163-167 range with a little bit of variance depending on my condition. My weakest section, by far, is the reasoning sections. I usually get a only a couple wrong on the games and a couple wrong on the reading sections (which, in my mind, isn't too bad but any more help would always be welcome).

The other side of my situation is that I work a pretty demanding job (a paralegal at a big law firm) and the time constraint does not allow me to take the weeknight classes that usually start at 6PM and go until 10PM twice a week (you'd think lawyers would be understanding...haha).

My goal is to, eventually, get a score in the low 170s to mid 170s (everyone's goal is this, I know...haha). I want to retake in October.

This is why I have been looking up weekend courses and the best ones I found so far are Powerscore (2 days, 16 hours), Testmasters (2 days, 16 hours) and the Manhattan LSAT (60 hours, Saturdays OR Sundays).

Thanks for any advice on the weekend courses.

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Re: LSAT weekend classes?

Postby Manhattan LSAT Noah » Fri Jun 14, 2013 10:46 am

I haven't heard anyone raving about a course that lasts only one weekend. You'll want more time for things to percolate.

Feel free to pm me if you have questions about our stuff.

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Re: LSAT weekend classes?

Postby Pneumonia » Fri Jun 14, 2013 10:52 am

why are you interested in taking a prep class as opposed to self study?

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Re: LSAT weekend classes?

Postby LSAT Blog » Fri Jun 14, 2013 11:20 am

Manhattan LSAT Noah wrote:I haven't heard anyone raving about a course that lasts only one weekend. You'll want more time for things to percolate.


Weekend courses where all instruction is crammed into 2 days aren't the most effective. You can't cram for this.

It's much better to space out any kind of studying and instruction over a longer period.

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