« on: July 12, 2004, 02:49:34 PM »
When I was taking practice LSAT's, I took advantage of the free ones being offered by the courses, this included blackstone (I did this in Orlando)... My impression was they had the weakest presentation (far below par of Kaplan, Testmasters, etc), basically we came in and took an exam with the existing class taking it, and then they tried to sell us to join the class at a reduced rate. First, it seemed kinda cheap, we had xeroxed copies of the tests and scantrons, and self graded them at the end, which is no big deal, but I could, and was doing the same thing at home for free. Second, and most importantly, was the test I was given. I was by a girl who was taking the class currently who was in some of my other classes and we talked. On a side note, the Guarantee Blackstone has, is that you will have a point improvement from the test you take then to the final test (they promised me 5 points guarantee).
Of course after the test we're talking, and she asks what test # they gave me, after informing her of it, she commented "that's one of the hardest ones i've taken!" Of course, it doesn't take much reasoning to figure out what was happening. I happily declined paying for the course, and when I got my final LSAT score back, suprise! I was more than 5 points better from what I scored in the free Blackstone exam, then again that's just my impression....