LSAT Course Dilemma

dayanam
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LSAT Course Dilemma

Postby dayanam » Sat Nov 16, 2013 8:52 pm

I want to take the full LSAT classroom course but am limited to only two options because I keep the Sabbath and therefore, cannot travel to Manhattan for class. (I'm Jewish) I found 2 courses that are not given on Saturday and both classes don't interfere with any religious holidays. However, I am not sure which class to take for the June Exam. Please give your opinions on which class to take and why. Thanks!

Okay, so there are 2 Full Course Classes in Manhattan that are not given on Saturday:

1. Dec. 3 - Feb. 6 --LinkRemoved-- ... 007dfydIAA
8 Weeks: 4 weeks - 3x a week and 4 weeks - 2x a week
Time Period:
Sun - 10:00am - 2:00pm - 4 Sunday Classes
Tue. & Thu. - 6:30pm - 10:30pm
Will only get home around 11:30
Fall Semester ends DEC. 23
First 3 weeks will be around Final Time - but I only have 2 classes to study for (not much)
More condensed class - (will it help keep me on track or will I get lost?)
Don't need to take winter and just focus on studying - (but will me not having full, total concentration (because of finals) in the beginning hurt me later on?)
Gives me extra time to study, get tutoring, etc. to help make me more ready for the June exam.
Time until June exam is a while away - will this hurt me or help me?

2. Mar. 18 - May 22 --LinkRemoved-- ... 008Xda2IAC
11 Weeks: 9 Weeks - 2x a week and 2 Weeks - 1x a week
Time Period:
Sun - 2:00pm - 6:00pm - 2 Sunday Classes
Tue. & Thu. - 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Will be home by 11:00pm
Starts much later - (Will I actually start reading the books on my own? - Trying to be realistic - I like classrooms more because I don't get sidetracked.)
More extended class over several more weeks - (will this help me understand concepts more and really learn them or will I not be as focused?)
Don't know Spring Schedule yet - (How many classes can I take and still be able to focus on the LSAT? I'm a History major and Phil. minor - will being a full-time student hurt me?)
Ends in May - may be around Final time
Won't give me extra time to study if I feel that I won't be ready for June exam.



Also if it helps, I took the 2007 June LSAT Diagnostic and got a 146 (horrible, I know) although my best section was Reading Comp. Please tell me which course I should take and why...and if you have any other advice, that would be greatly appreciated! Thanks a ton.

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Re: LSAT Course Dilemma

Postby Kimikho » Sat Nov 16, 2013 9:30 pm

the CHOSEN people do not take lsat classes.

in actuality though, a 146 is low but i honestly think diagnostics are shit. It's like...of course you scored low, you didn't know anything about the test, etc. I would try self-studying before paying to take a class.

also, i would try self studying before writing yourself off from it. i never thought i would have the motivation/focus to do it this summer but it actually went fine.

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Re: LSAT Course Dilemma

Postby The LSAT Trainer » Sun Nov 17, 2013 1:04 pm

Are you a chosen person, scoobers? I never knew. I'm married to a chosen person myself.

Hi OP --

Most of the students on this forum will endorse plenty of self-study and for good reason; studying the LSAT is like learning how to play a sport -- you can learn what to do by watching, but you get better by doing. So, make sure that even if you take a course, you plan on spending the majority of your prep time practicing on your own (or training, as some might say).

Obviously, the learning part is essential, so if you think a class will be helpful, by all means go for it. Powerscore sells a highly-respected product, but, per your schedule and such, you may also want to look into 7sage. It's an online recorded class -- obviously doesn't have some of the benefits of an in-person course, but 1) the study material and the teaching is very, very high quality (62 student reviews on their site -- every single one is 5 star), 2) the fact the classes are recorded gives you flexibility w/your schedule + the chance to repeat things you found challenging, 3) the price represents a remarkable value relative to what you get/what others charge for similar products.

If you want to stick with Powerscore, I recommend you take the earlier class. In order to score at your best, you are going to want time after the course to work on what you've learned, drill, take PT's etc.

HTH - good luck w/your prep -- Mike

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Re: LSAT Course Dilemma

Postby iamgeorgebush » Sun Nov 17, 2013 7:44 pm

The LSAT Trainer wrote:Are you a chosen person, scoobers? I never knew. I'm married to a chosen person myself.

Hi OP --

Most of the students on this forum will endorse plenty of self-study and for good reason; studying the LSAT is like learning how to play a sport -- you can learn what to do by watching, but you get better by doing. So, make sure that even if you take a course, you plan on spending the majority of your prep time practicing on your own (or training, as some might say).

Obviously, the learning part is essential, so if you think a class will be helpful, by all means go for it. Powerscore sells a highly-respected product, but, per your schedule and such, you may also want to look into 7sage. It's an online recorded class -- obviously doesn't have some of the benefits of an in-person course, but 1) the study material and the teaching is very, very high quality (62 student reviews on their site -- every single one is 5 star), 2) the fact the classes are recorded gives you flexibility w/your schedule + the chance to repeat things you found challenging, 3) the price represents a remarkable value relative to what you get/what others charge for similar products.

If you want to stick with Powerscore, I recommend you take the earlier class. In order to score at your best, you are going to want time after the course to work on what you've learned, drill, take PT's etc.

HTH - good luck w/your prep -- Mike

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Re: LSAT Course Dilemma

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