prep tests 52-71 too old ?

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prep tests 52-71 too old ?

Postby jaysan150 » Wed Feb 11, 2015 3:43 pm

I will be going through these tests but I am curious if they're still good enough for the lsat if I plan to take it sometime this year . I know this test is constantly evolving

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Re: prep tests 52-71 too old ?

Postby Dr. Nefario » Wed Feb 11, 2015 3:45 pm

jaysan150 wrote:I will be going through these tests but I am curious if they're still good enough for the lsat if I plan to take it sometime this year . I know this test is constantly evolving

Every prep test is fine to use. Especially that range.

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Re: prep tests 52-71 too old ?

Postby msp8 » Wed Feb 11, 2015 4:01 pm

If we had told you they were too old, what would you have used?

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Postby nlee10 » Wed Feb 11, 2015 4:05 pm

The "evolution" isn't as drastic as you think it is.
I would consider anything 52- to be fairly modern.

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Re: prep tests 52-71 too old ?

Postby jaysan150 » Wed Feb 11, 2015 6:15 pm

msp8 wrote:If we had told you they were too old, what would you have used?




More recent tests like the last ten that have been administered

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Re: prep tests 52-71 too old ?

Postby leslieknope » Wed Feb 11, 2015 6:16 pm

December was PT 74, so 64-74 are the most recent 10 administered.

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Re: prep tests 52-71 too old ?

Postby Rigo » Wed Feb 11, 2015 7:15 pm

Everything pre-PT70 is a waste of time and you'll actually be learning bad habits.


Eta: obvious joke. You're good to go, OP. 52+ is what I consider "modern" LSATs.
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Re: prep tests 52-71 too old ?

Postby GameOfLoans » Wed Feb 11, 2015 8:18 pm

Honestly, Depending how long you're studying you may want to use testing going as far back as 1. I would the earlier ones (1-40/45) to get started or for warm up/experimental.

45-74 are fine, 62-74 are your best bet (I think there is a book containing 62-71).


To answer your question, NO -- 52-71 are not too old.

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Postby yamamoto90 » Wed Feb 11, 2015 8:37 pm

Totally agree that they're not too old. I used practice tests from as early as PT<10 and just interspliced the newer ones throughout, saving the most recent for last. It really helped me writing out my study plan with the exact PTs I planned on taking.

Don't think you'll acquire bad study habits. Consistently scored high 170s on PTs and ended up with mid-170s on test day.

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Re: prep tests 52-71 too old ?

Postby Louis1127 » Thu Feb 12, 2015 1:25 am

nlee10 wrote:The "evolution" isn't as drastic as you think it is.

This this this!

They're totally fine to learn from OP.

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Re: prep tests 52-71 too old ?

Postby Clyde Frog » Sun Feb 15, 2015 6:24 pm

PT 71 is insanely outdated.

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Re: prep tests 52-71 too old ?

Postby Clearly » Sun Feb 15, 2015 7:28 pm

This thread makes me feel old.

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Postby Jeffort » Sun Feb 15, 2015 11:29 pm

Clearly wrote:This thread makes me feel old.


Ok Padawan, how do you think it makes me feel? :wink: lol

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Re: prep tests 52-71 too old ?

Postby xxx » Mon Feb 16, 2015 12:04 am

I'd sign up with an LSAT prep company. They will have all the up to date stuff.
Cost a little more up front (but not much when you factor in the cost of retaking)

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Re: prep tests 52-71 too old ?

Postby NonTradLawHopeful » Mon Feb 16, 2015 12:28 am

xxx wrote:I'd sign up with an LSAT prep company. They will have all the up to date stuff.
Cost a little more up front (but not much when you factor in the cost of retaking)


LSAC also has all of the "up to date stuff" for $3 a test.

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Re: prep tests 52-71 too old ?

Postby xxx » Mon Feb 16, 2015 12:32 am

NonTradLawHopeful wrote:
xxx wrote:I'd sign up with an LSAT prep company. They will have all the up to date stuff.
Cost a little more up front (but not much when you factor in the cost of retaking)


LSAC also has all of the "up to date stuff" for $3 a test.

I'd still avoid the "save a penny now cost a dollar later" mentality

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Re: prep tests 52-71 too old ?

Postby NonTradLawHopeful » Mon Feb 16, 2015 12:48 am

xxx wrote:
NonTradLawHopeful wrote:
xxx wrote:I'd sign up with an LSAT prep company. They will have all the up to date stuff.
Cost a little more up front (but not much when you factor in the cost of retaking)


LSAC also has all of the "up to date stuff" for $3 a test.

I'd still avoid the "save a penny now cost a dollar later" mentality


Not sure where you're going with that. Unless you go with an online company like 7Sage (and maybe Velocity? Don't know a lot about them) the best place to get the recent full length tests is either LSAC or Amazon. The self study guides use older questions to keep the new tests fresh, and live prep classes will only have you take a small number of full length tests. Regardless of the option you choose, the tests from LSAC are a smart purchase.

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Re: prep tests 52-71 too old ?

Postby xxx » Mon Feb 16, 2015 12:56 am

I'm not sure if you've sat the LSAT yet or not, so I'll be kind on this. Its not worth playing the "I'll be ok" game. PAY FOR THE PREP COURSE. Even just 5 extra LSAT points can be the difference between admissions or not, or of an increased scholarship which saves you FAR MORE than the prep course costs.

I took Kaplan, but I hear others are good too.

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Re: prep tests 52-71 too old ?

Postby A. Nony Mouse » Mon Feb 16, 2015 1:01 am

Kaplan is pretty notoriously terrible.

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Re: prep tests 52-71 too old ?

Postby xxx » Mon Feb 16, 2015 1:04 am

A. Nony Mouse wrote:Kaplan is pretty notoriously terrible.

I still felt better with them than no one
if you know of a better one, well, then use the better one
but don't walk blindly into the night happy that you saved money not buying a flashlight is my point

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Re: prep tests 52-71 too old ?

Postby NonTradLawHopeful » Mon Feb 16, 2015 1:07 am

xxx wrote:I'm not sure if you've sat the LSAT yet or not, so I'll be kind on this. Its not worth playing the "I'll be ok" game. PAY FOR THE PREP COURSE. Even just 5 extra LSAT points can be the difference between admissions or not, or of an increased scholarship which saves you FAR MORE than the prep course costs.

I took Kaplan, but I hear others are good too.


Yes, I've taken the LSAT, and would recommend to anyone to self study with quality materials (powerscore, Manhattan, LSAT Trainer, Cambridge packets, PTs) over the live classes. In your Kaplan class you probably only took 4-6 full length practice tests. That's not nearly enough for most people to be prepared.

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Re: prep tests 52-71 too old ?

Postby xxx » Mon Feb 16, 2015 1:08 am

NonTradLawHopeful wrote:
xxx wrote:I'm not sure if you've sat the LSAT yet or not, so I'll be kind on this. Its not worth playing the "I'll be ok" game. PAY FOR THE PREP COURSE. Even just 5 extra LSAT points can be the difference between admissions or not, or of an increased scholarship which saves you FAR MORE than the prep course costs.

I took Kaplan, but I hear others are good too.


Yes, I've taken the LSAT, and would recommend to anyone to self study with quality materials (powerscore, Manhattan, LSAT Trainer, Cambridge packets, PTs) over the live classes. In your Kaplan class you probably only took 4-6 full length practice tests. That's not nearly enough for most people to be prepared.

You sound like you think someone has to pick between eating only fruits or only vegetables

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Re: prep tests 52-71 too old ?

Postby Clearly » Mon Feb 16, 2015 1:13 am

xxx wrote:
A. Nony Mouse wrote:Kaplan is pretty notoriously terrible.

I still felt better with them than no one
if you know of a better one, well, then use the better one
but don't walk blindly into the night happy that you saved money not buying a flashlight is my point

How did you do?

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Re: prep tests 52-71 too old ?

Postby Louis1127 » Mon Feb 16, 2015 1:14 am

So who would be in a situation where they could take either Kaplan or no course, xxx?

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Re: prep tests 52-71 too old ?

Postby NonTradLawHopeful » Mon Feb 16, 2015 1:17 am

xxx wrote:
NonTradLawHopeful wrote:
xxx wrote:I'm not sure if you've sat the LSAT yet or not, so I'll be kind on this. Its not worth playing the "I'll be ok" game. PAY FOR THE PREP COURSE. Even just 5 extra LSAT points can be the difference between admissions or not, or of an increased scholarship which saves you FAR MORE than the prep course costs.

I took Kaplan, but I hear others are good too.


Yes, I've taken the LSAT, and would recommend to anyone to self study with quality materials (powerscore, Manhattan, LSAT Trainer, Cambridge packets, PTs) over the live classes. In your Kaplan class you probably only took 4-6 full length practice tests. That's not nearly enough for most people to be prepared.

You sound like you think someone has to pick between eating only fruits or only vegetables


You can certainly do both. I have personally found a lot more value in the self study route, so I see no point in dropping $1,000+ on a substandard prep option.




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