Kaplan vs. Manhattan LSAT

VMeyer4
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Kaplan vs. Manhattan LSAT

Postby VMeyer4 » Wed Aug 07, 2013 3:13 pm

Hi all,

I am an engineering student on co-op with the U.S. Air Force in Dayton, OH in the Fall of 2013 and I am prepping for the June 2014 LSAT. This summer semester I have been using Kaplan's LSAT Premier 2014 book and I am satisfied with it. In the fall I would like to take an online class, but I was wondering if anyone knew if I should take the class with Kaplan to further my ability to use their strategies, or if I should take Manhattan LSAT's online class? Any ideas as to which one is better? Please let me know what you guys think. Thank you!

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Re: Kaplan vs. Manhattan LSAT

Postby objection_your_honor » Wed Aug 07, 2013 3:16 pm

I don't think there is anyone on this forum with a high percentile score that can vouch for Kaplan's prep books or courses. The actual LSAC materials which they publish (Preptests and actual questions ordered by type) see some use, but their methods are not well received here.

Manhattan, on the other hand, is really the gold standard right now. Most (vocal) posters just self study using the Manhattan 3rd edition bundle rather than take a course, but that depends on how you think you'll learn best.

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Re: Kaplan vs. Manhattan LSAT

Postby dowu » Wed Aug 07, 2013 3:26 pm

Manhattan books > powerscore > the (holy) bible > Kaplan

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Re: Kaplan vs. Manhattan LSAT

Postby tuffyjohnson » Wed Aug 07, 2013 3:30 pm

Blueprint, 7 sage, and Velocity need to be in this ranking bros and broettes. Real Talk

Honestly if I could do it all over again I would buy the whole Velocity package and be done with it.
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Re: Kaplan vs. Manhattan LSAT

Postby clay7676 » Wed Aug 07, 2013 3:31 pm

dowu wrote:Manhattan books > powerscore > the (holy) bible > Kaplan


Blasphemous! How are the university administrated PT's provided by Kaplan? And I highly recommend the Kaplan Master's questions sorted, though I think you can only get it if you take their course, so good luck!

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Re: Kaplan vs. Manhattan LSAT

Postby Clearly » Wed Aug 07, 2013 3:32 pm

Velocity lsat.

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Re: Kaplan vs. Manhattan LSAT

Postby dowu » Wed Aug 07, 2013 3:41 pm

clay7676 wrote:
dowu wrote:Manhattan books > powerscore > the (holy) bible > Kaplan


Blasphemous! How are the university administrated PT's provided by Kaplan? And I highly recommend the Kaplan Master's questions sorted, though I think you can only get it if you take their course, so good luck!

Most companies nowadays sort the questions bro.

Cambridge sells bundles, and those are definitely the best.

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Re: Kaplan vs. Manhattan LSAT

Postby mojangles » Wed Aug 07, 2013 3:50 pm

i did most of my self-study as just going over preptests... i was too young and dumb to know any different :wink: and, more importantly, hadn't really found the guides on this site in time. but, even though i'm done with the test, i do have questions regarding LSAT prep courses.

what do you all think of zenof180?
what about advisein solutions?

i toyed with the thought of advisein and a few other courses but by the time i got to that stage i didn't have enough time.

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Re: Kaplan vs. Manhattan LSAT

Postby Clearly » Wed Aug 07, 2013 3:56 pm

mojangles wrote:i did most of my self-study as just going over preptests... i was too young and dumb to know any different :wink: and, more importantly, hadn't really found the guides on this site in time. but, even though i'm done with the test, i do have questions regarding LSAT prep courses.

what do you all think of zenof180?
what about advisein solutions?

i toyed with the thought of advisein and a few other courses but by the time i got to that stage i didn't have enough time.

for real, velocity. Best out there, and possibly the cheapest too.

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Re: Kaplan vs. Manhattan LSAT

Postby Humbert Humbert » Wed Aug 07, 2013 4:02 pm

VMeyer4 wrote:Hi all,

I am an engineering student on co-op with the U.S. Air Force in Dayton, OH in the Fall of 2013 and I am prepping for the June 2014 LSAT. This summer semester I have been using Kaplan's LSAT Premier 2014 book and I am satisfied with it. In the fall I would like to take an online class, but I was wondering if anyone knew if I should take the class with Kaplan to further my ability to use their strategies, or if I should take Manhattan LSAT's online class? Any ideas as to which one is better? Please let me know what you guys think. Thank you!


Use Manhattan to prep. You'll be happy you did. Whether or not you need the online course is a different question. That depends on you as a person. I took an in person course with them and jumped 21 points from my diagnostic. Safe to say it was worth the investment.

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Re: Kaplan vs. Manhattan LSAT

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Re: Kaplan vs. Manhattan LSAT

Postby The LSAT Trainer » Wed Aug 07, 2013 4:32 pm

Not sure where all this Kaplan bashing comes from -- as a teacher I definitely support their message that it's probably smarter to not use a calculator when you are taking the LSAT --

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Re: Kaplan vs. Manhattan LSAT

Postby I Used to Be a Spy » Wed Aug 07, 2013 6:10 pm

Cambridge Lsat questions sorted by type are a godsend and worth the (unfortunately quite steep) cost.

Agree that Manhattan books are far and away the best.

What you need to seriously study for the LSAT is:

Manhattan LR and LG
40 most recently released preptests
Cambridge LR and LG sorted by type

Manhattan RC, like all RC guides is pretty short/weak but still has some useful information. I read a copy in Barnes and Noble, it just wasn't worth paying for.

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Re: Kaplan vs. Manhattan LSAT

Postby the_pakalypse » Wed Aug 07, 2013 9:13 pm

jaylawyer09 wrote:I personally Use PS, along with their "combridge-like" packets. (same thing, just not sorted by difficulty)

PS>MLSAT

It depends how much you study from the books.

Bruce Lee said: "I fear not he who knows 10,000 kicks, but he who practices one kick 10,000 times"


They aren't comparable at all. MLSAT is miles above PS. I remember reading the PS bible and thinking it was so barebones... because that's what it was.

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Re: Kaplan vs. Manhattan LSAT

Postby the_pakalypse » Wed Aug 07, 2013 9:13 pm

The LSAT Trainer wrote:Not sure where all this Kaplan bashing comes from -- as a teacher I definitely support their message that it's probably smarter to not use a calculator when you are taking the LSAT --

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Re: Kaplan vs. Manhattan LSAT

Postby scandk » Thu Aug 08, 2013 12:11 am

Dr. Dre wrote:http://www.amazon.com/LSAT-Trainer-remarkable-self-study-self-driven/dp/0989081508/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1368240736&sr=1-1&keywords=The+LSAT+Trainer

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Re: Kaplan vs. Manhattan LSAT

Postby JamMasterJ » Thu Aug 08, 2013 12:21 am

depends on what you're looking for. If you're PTing in the 140s, you will not understand MLSAT. My rule of thumb is that if you're trying to break into the 160s, powerscore is the best, for the 170s, manhattan (Velocity was fledgling when I was studying and LSAT trainer wasn't here yet)

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Re: Kaplan vs. Manhattan LSAT

Postby alexrodriguez » Thu Aug 08, 2013 1:29 am

Comparing Kaplan with Manhattan is like comparing fat camp with Navy SEAL training.




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