« on: April 13, 2007, 02:45:50 PM »
Very few people have a nack for the lsat inherently and I am of the majority that don't. What I would like to convey in this post is simple...Black folks need to start investing in good lsat prep classes (i.e. powerscore and testmasters) like White folks. It shouldn't be a suprise at the margin of difference between our avg lsat and white folks based on our representation in these classes. I have been to both a testmaster and powerscore class (in washington d.c. mind you) and the lack of black representation was startling. This can probably be attributed to the $1200 price tag that goes along with this course, but whatever the case, it is money well spent. I consider myself a smart brother, but to say I was shocked when I took my first diagnostic test scoring a 142 would be an understatement. My most recent diagnostic was 166. That was no accident. The privied info and techniques you receive in these classes are mind boggling. By all means avoid Kaplan classes like the plague.
It should strike you as no suprise that those priviledged enough to have a parent pay for these classes do well on this exam, while those on the other end of the socioeconomic ladder have a less impressive performance. The haves will continue to have and the have nots will continue to struggle.