Completely new to this... What do I buy for LSAT prep? Lost

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Completely new to this... What do I buy for LSAT prep? Lost

Postby Formerpremed » Fri Jan 09, 2015 12:55 am

Hi everyone. I decided on law school after deeply contemplating things over winter break. I am completely new to this and in my junior year. I am aiming for T14 and my GPA is not the best (3.33 freshman year at one school-->transferred to another and have a 3.94 at this school) so I really need to get a high score to have a chance. Everyone is telling me to do a Kaplan course over the summer in the classroom setting. What do you suggest is the best way to go for someone like me who is a horrible standardized test taker, thinks that the logic section looks like a foreign language, and is late in the prepping game (I need a ton of repetition in order to do well on tests)? I appreciate this so much.
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Re: Advice: Completely new to this... is Kaplan "The Best"?

Postby nlee10 » Fri Jan 09, 2015 1:00 am

no

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Re: Completely new to this... is Kaplan "The Best"?

Postby The Abyss » Fri Jan 09, 2015 1:00 am

If you want to take a class I'd suggest 7Sage and definitely not Kaplan. Also get a Cambridge packet for drilling and the LSAT Trainer is a great book to own as well.

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Re: Advice: Completely new to this... is Kaplan "The Best"?

Postby Formerpremed » Fri Jan 09, 2015 1:09 am

Wow! I did not know that. I don't know why everyone on campus blabs that Kaplan is the way to go for anything to prep for med to grad school to law school... I see everyone on here talking about powerscores, bibles, etc but I don't understand what that is? Can someone tell me what books I should buy to study for each section? I am ready to go onto Amazon tonight and start purchasing whatever I need to have the best chance at getting a top LSAT score...

Also, would you recommend one on one tutoring from somewhere or someone? I am in Chicago.

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Re: Advice: Completely new to this... is Kaplan "The Best"?

Postby Yeezus » Fri Jan 09, 2015 1:19 am

I'd also suggest Blueprint.

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Re: Advice: Completely new to this... is Kaplan "The Best"?

Postby RZ5646 » Fri Jan 09, 2015 1:27 am

This must be an obvious troll, right?

Next you're going to ask if Georgetown at sticker is a great deal.

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Re: Advice: Completely new to this... is Kaplan "The Best"?

Postby nlee10 » Fri Jan 09, 2015 1:28 am

If you have $$$ and need some structured studying, I second Blueprint. I took them this past fall and they're great for getting you to 160 IMO.

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Re: Advice: Completely new to this... is Kaplan "The Best"?

Postby nlee10 » Fri Jan 09, 2015 1:29 am

RZ5646 wrote:This must be an obvious troll, right?
Next you're going to ask if Georgetown at sticker is a great deal.

Doesn't sound like a troll to me. If you have time, look up #lsat on Instagram...there's a ton of posts with Kaplan books, lmao.

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Re: Advice: Completely new to this... is Kaplan "The Best"?

Postby RZ5646 » Fri Jan 09, 2015 1:44 am

nlee10 wrote:If you have time, look up #lsat on Instagram...there's a ton of posts with Kaplan books, lmao.


Oh man when I hear people talk about the LSAT in real life I have to laugh. The other day in class I overheard a girl say that the "game theory section" was really hard lol. After browsing TLS for so long it's easy to forget that ~98% of people score under 170, and, frankly, have no clue what they're doing.

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Re: Advice: Completely new to this... is Kaplan "The Best"?

Postby Clyde Frog » Fri Jan 09, 2015 1:48 am

Kaplan is so two-thousand and late.

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Re: Advice: Completely new to this... is Kaplan "The Best"?

Postby Clyde Frog » Fri Jan 09, 2015 2:02 am

nlee10 wrote:
RZ5646 wrote:This must be an obvious troll, right?
Next you're going to ask if Georgetown at sticker is a great deal.

Doesn't sound like a troll to me. If you have time, look up #lsat on Instagram...there's a ton of posts with Kaplan books, lmao.


Thank God we have Kaplan and Barron to keep people from scoring high.

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Re: Advice: Completely new to this... is Kaplan "The Best"?

Postby RZ5646 » Fri Jan 09, 2015 2:17 am

gamerish wrote:RZ throwing shade. Those PTs scores are having their effect.


Lawl. I'm still convinced that I just got lucky, and I'm actually kinda afraid to take another one because I know I won't score as high.

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Re: Advice: Completely new to this... is Kaplan "The Best"?

Postby BillsFan9907 » Fri Jan 09, 2015 3:17 am

RZ5646 wrote:This must be an obvious troll, right?

Next you're going to ask if Georgetown at sticker is a great deal.


:lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Advice: Completely new to this... is Kaplan "The Best"?

Postby BillsFan9907 » Fri Jan 09, 2015 3:21 am

RZ5646 wrote:
nlee10 wrote:If you have time, look up #lsat on Instagram...there's a ton of posts with Kaplan books, lmao.


Oh man when I hear people talk about the LSAT in real life I have to laugh. The other day in class I overheard a girl say that the "game theory section" was really hard lol. After browsing TLS for so long it's easy to forget that ~98% of people score under 170, and, frankly, have no clue what they're doing.



Plz post that here -

viewtopic.php?f=6&t=132620

This amazing thread is dying!

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Re: Advice: Completely new to this... is Kaplan "The Best"?

Postby BillsFan9907 » Fri Jan 09, 2015 3:22 am

Clyde Frog wrote:
nlee10 wrote:
RZ5646 wrote:This must be an obvious troll, right?
Next you're going to ask if Georgetown at sticker is a great deal.

Doesn't sound like a troll to me. If you have time, look up #lsat on Instagram...there's a ton of posts with Kaplan books, lmao.


Thank God we have Kaplan and Barron to keep people from scoring high.


I feel bad for the Barron's guy. Started a thread in the expert section and nobody responded. At least people paid attention to the KU dean. Better to be trolled then to be ignored.

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Re: Advice: Completely new to this... is Kaplan "The Best"?

Postby Formerpremed » Fri Jan 09, 2015 3:26 am

Where is the best place to get practice tests?

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Re: Advice: Completely new to this... is Kaplan "The Best"?

Postby BillsFan9907 » Fri Jan 09, 2015 3:34 am

Formerpremed wrote:Where is the best place to get practice tests?


There Are a few places. First, you can buy a ton in book format off amazon.

viewtopic.php?f=6&t=132620

There are 4 or 5 out now.

For the newest tests I like to get them here:

http://lsatblog.blogspot.com/2011/03/ls ... d.html?m=1

Others like Cambridge.

In terms of Prep, I would say buy the LSAT trainer. To learn games, a lot of people swear by the powerscore bible. My opinion is that its a little outdated.

You can get the Cambridge lsat packets and then go on 7sage to see how the games should be solved.

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Re: Completely new to this... What do I buy for LSAT prep? Lost

Postby a_parm » Fri Jan 09, 2015 5:25 pm

IF you are going to buy 7 sage, I would recommend you creating an account(free) and see what kind of course best suits you and also what material they include. This way you don't end up wasting money.

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Re: Completely new to this... What do I buy for LSAT prep? Lost

Postby Rigo » Fri Jan 09, 2015 6:31 pm

Rule of thumb for LSAT prep books: if they sell it at Barnes & Noble, don't buy it.

Dirigo wrote:Rigo's Self-Study Recommendations:
For Starting Out (Covering All Sections)
The LSAT Trainer by Mike Kim ( http://www.thelsattrainer.com/ )
For Logic Games
The Powerscore LSAT Logic Games Bible
7Sage Online LSAT Prep
For Logical Reasoning
Manhattan Logical Reasoning Strategy Guide
For Reading Comprehension
Manhattan Reading Comprehension Strategy Guide
Materials For Drilling (can also include PrepTests)
Cambridge LSAT Bundles

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Re: Completely new to this... What do I buy for LSAT prep? Lost

Postby Clearly » Fri Jan 09, 2015 6:42 pm

Velocity lsat online course.

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Re: Completely new to this... What do I buy for LSAT prep? Lost

Postby Rigo » Fri Jan 09, 2015 6:44 pm

Clearly wrote:Velocity lsat online course.

Yes. I do like Dave Hall's persona and teaching style so if I were starting from scratch with an online course, I would probably go with Velocity.




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