I'd say to take the course - but with reserve. I took the Kaplan LSAT course last September *for the october LSAT* and my teacher for the course was a medical student. Granted, she obviously took a LSAT ..but never took the offical one, so she was clueless as to how the test is administered. She often found herself saying "i dunno" to most questions. Just make sure you get a good teacher for the course. I think I would have had a larger benefitfrom the course if I had a better teacher.