« on: December 28, 2005, 09:32:22 AM »
Take Testmasters or Powerscore. Those are the best national test prep companies, and their methods are very, very similar. I'm taking a full-length course, even though I do a lot of self-prep as well. My theory is, I'm willing to pay $1,200 just for the chance of scoring a few points higher. That could be the difference between no money and a large scholarship. It also could be the difference between GW and GULC. Assuming you go to class, you're forced to spend 80 hours concentrating on nothing but LSAT strategies. At the very least, it won't hurt you. Think about it this way - you're taking a curved test with thousands of other people, and many of them will have the advantage of having taken a prep class. Why go up against them without the same adavantage?
And yes, I believe it is possible to raise your score to a 175-180 with enough preparation. That's not the case with the GRE, which tests knowledge such as vocabulary and math. The LSAT requires no outside knowledge - just the ability to take the test.