« on: July 30, 2008, 02:48:52 PM »
i found the kaplan course very valuable. my intructor was smart and a very high scorer (178+). she gave us a lot of insight into the test (and the application process in general) and talking with her made me a lot more comfortable on test day. i felt like i had the "inside information" so i was more confident. confidence is important, so in that respect it was very useful.
but....you have to study outside of class A LOT. the course will give you the opportunity to learn the skills (very important for those of us who aren't naturals at logic games, for example) and practice with a lot of timed tests and quizzes. but that won't help much if you don't study outside of class. i took 60+ hours of vacation time from work to study, studied all weekend, every weekend, etc. that was the most valuable part of my practice.