Recommended Prep Course

Recommended Prep Course

Kaplan
2
7%
Princeton Review
0
No votes
Test Masters
1
4%
Power Score
4
14%
Manhattan
3
11%
Blue Print
4
14%
7Sage
11
39%
Other
3
11%
 
Total votes: 28

JazzyLaw1
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Recommended Prep Course

Postby JazzyLaw1 » Tue Dec 23, 2014 1:53 am

Hey All,

This is for anyone who is beginning, is currently, or has studied for the LSAT.
There seems to be countless prep courses out there, all of them
varying in price and content. This is a poll to see which people recommend, or
hate. I originally enrolled in a power score class and it was OK. However, I now wish
I would not have spent the 1,000 dollars on it and did the less expensive 7sage instead.
Prep tests and other supplemental study guides are not included in the poll but are up for
discussion. I apologize if this has already been discussed.

ilikebaseball
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Re: Recommended Prep Course

Postby ilikebaseball » Tue Dec 23, 2014 1:55 am

save money.

Use Manhattan forums for RC/LR explanations, watch 7sage videos on LG for free.

Instead of paying 1000 bucks for a class, you pay 0, besides PT's and drills.

griffin3575
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Re: Recommended Prep Course

Postby griffin3575 » Tue Dec 23, 2014 1:57 am

Powerscore bible + free 7sage video explanations for LG, Manhattan LSAT + free Manhattan LSAT forums for LR, jesus/higher power for RC

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RZ5646
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Re: Recommended Prep Course

Postby RZ5646 » Tue Dec 23, 2014 2:03 am

I know moderately intelligent people who went through Kaplan courses without ever breaking 160. Just self-study. It's cheaper and more effective.

If you add a self-study option to your poll it will get at least 5x as many votes as anything else.

JazzyLaw1
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Re: Recommended Prep Course

Postby JazzyLaw1 » Tue Dec 23, 2014 2:12 am

RZ5646

While not explicitly stated, I assumed the other category in the poll made allowances for self study. The discussion is super helpful though. Thank you.

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KMart
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Re: Recommended Prep Course

Postby KMart » Tue Dec 23, 2014 5:40 am

Didn't vote self-study because I didn't assume other=self-study. The classes aren't required, but they give you a solid base of information. The Bibles will pretty much do the same thing.

I'd say Bibles+Cambridge packets for drilling.

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PeanutsNJam
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Re: Recommended Prep Course

Postby PeanutsNJam » Tue Dec 23, 2014 5:46 am

griffin3575 wrote:jesus/higher power for RC


180

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Smallville
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Re: Recommended Prep Course

Postby Smallville » Tue Dec 23, 2014 8:39 am

dang, hit the wrong one... can I change my vote to Kaplan?!?!?! ITS SOOOOOOO GOOD. my friend took it and scored a 144 on their LSAT, up from a 126!!!

eta: free stuff is great, if you're a visual learner I would def suggest checking out 7sage, they have a free trial so you can get a feel for how the lesson videos go

stacyhoovs
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Joined: Wed Aug 21, 2013 11:53 pm

Re: Recommended Prep Course

Postby stacyhoovs » Tue Dec 23, 2014 11:49 am

I took Velocity for the December test and found it extremely helpful. Daves methods and teaching style really clicked for me, especially for LG.

MattM
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Re: Recommended Prep Course

Postby MattM » Wed Dec 24, 2014 4:16 am

I would say prep courses are of most value at the beginning of prep when it is brand new (unless you have an awesome diag score ).....otherwise self prep is the way to go

Logic games for the vast majority of people is where a prep course will help the most as it is so foreign and the greatest point of improvement

musedreverie
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Re: Recommended Prep Course

Postby musedreverie » Wed Dec 24, 2014 11:47 am

LSAT Trainer, Cambridge packets, PTs and 7sage free LR explanations! And search and read really boring, out-of-date tech/bio articles on google. Should help with RC

Don't need to spend thousands of dollars on prep courses with the above materials, in my opinion

MattM
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Re: Recommended Prep Course

Postby MattM » Wed Dec 24, 2014 4:50 pm

It is hard to give a direct answer because it all depends on diagnostic score, study habits and whatnot

One thing to keep in mind however, is yes LSAT prep courses are expensive, but on the other hand a single LSAT point can mean thousands of $$$ in scholarship offers.....So I would see it as an investment for money in the future.

I would rather pay a bit more money for an LSAT course now and get thousands of scholarship $ later...well worth the trade -off

However, at a certain point self prep might be the smarter option....I'm deciding between self prep or a course and my main consideration is more of a time investment on if I want to go through a class and re learn material I already know compared to self prep method where I don't have to go through that.....Time not money is what I am mostly considering

You will have to self prep though even in a prep course - so a course is not an easy way out of studying




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