« on: October 25, 2005, 11:51:59 AM »
I found taking a prep class was worthwhile. My first diagnostic (done on my own) gave me a 159. After taking a PS class, I scored 173 on the real thing. Before the class started, I had been scoring in the mid 160's on more practice tests, so I probably didn't need the class but it did push me over the top of what I might have accomplished alone. The biggest benefit for me was being confident on test day knowing that I had studied using a "tried and true" method (at least that's what we are assuming when we shell out the $1200).
Also, if I hadn't taken the class and then hadn't scored as well as I would have liked, I would have completely regretted it. With so many people now taking the classes, the average test taker is at a big disadvantage if they don't. And with a future debt of $100k+, what's an extra thousand here or there anyway?