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Studying for the LSAT / Re: PREPARATION CLASSES: WORTH THE BUCKS$$$?
« on: July 29, 2008, 09:30:45 PM »
I can only tell you about my experience with KAPLAN.  I don't know too much about the other areas, but have heard from reading this blog that Powerscore has been highly recommended in the past.

This was the first time I was taking a prep course.  I was worried I would not have time to prepare for the LSAT.  It turns out I wasted my time and money on the KAPLAN course.  The course I took met from February-early June, with taking the actual LSAT in June. 

While I scored a little higher than my diagnostic, it is still lower than the score I had envisioned myself earning. 

The "benefit" of the KAPLAN class was it gave me access to any and all exams offered up until June 2007 and a score explanation of each with a breakdown explanation using KAPLAN language.  And books, tons of books to practice on actual LSAT questions.  It is also good for people who like to learn the "basics" and like to learn slowly. 

The drawback is significant.  While I put lots of time and money into the program, in the end, it did not help me.  The highest I scored, even when following the methods (and still NOT getting the LGs), was 154.  I scored lower than that on the actual test.  The classroom itself was too slow and not much emphasis on logic game organization was provided.  This really ruined my score.

So I have changed my methods.  I don't plan to take the October test, as I am expecting a baby.  I am postponing applying to law school for a year so my husband and I can raise our child together.  But I do plan to start preparing for the February exam, and plan to use the practice tests from Kaplan, and using the Logic Games/Logic Reasoning Bibles, as I have been reading from many posts about these two as valuable score improvers.

That being said, I will say while Kaplan was good for the above mentioned items, in the end, it was not worth my time, money, or effort.  I plan to self study for the next LSAT, as I feel I can pace myself better and go faster on my own than with Kaplan. 

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I guess not.  Unless there is an active section going on somewhere and I am not aware. 


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Due to flooding in my state, the LSAT has been canceled or postponed until further notice.

My original plan was to take at least one practice test, but since it will be at least one week before the test will be administered, I plan to take at least 2-3 practice tests in the meantime and just continue working on the weakest areas I need to improve on.

Good luck to everyone taking the exam Monday.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Examkrackers
« on: February 24, 2008, 05:03:51 AM »
Actually, there "MCAT" prep books were pretty good.  They had plenty of info and shortcuts.

Not sure what they could provide on the LSAT, but I can tell you they are one expensive set of books. 

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: We're next! So who is taking in June?
« on: February 24, 2008, 05:02:29 AM »
I'm planning on taking the June exam - I was supposed to start studying in December, with weekly exams (practice), but due to some busy news, things have been postponed.

I'm 8 weeks pregnant this week, and it's been hard for me to lift a book right now.  I will be around 6 months pregnant in June, so I am debating whether to take the test or not still.  That means I need to start cracking the books soon.

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Actually, I think it would be great if there could be a "Diversity/Minority" board available with subcategories per grouping, adding as necessary to accomodate student diversity.

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Site Suggestions and Announcements / Board for Parents (or parents to be)
« on: February 24, 2008, 04:58:04 AM »
I would love a subtrack to be with a discussion board for parents (or soon-to-be) with a subcategory broken down by Pregnant/Expecting Moms to Moms under both Pre-law and Students & Graduates.

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Studying for the LSAT / LSAT Preparation Plans
« on: July 15, 2007, 08:20:15 PM »
Hi Everyone,

I was wondering if for upcoming/past LSAT takers, would you post your LSAT preparation plans?  I am planning to take the test next June (2008) and would like to hear from others how far in advance you studied, and how many days/hours a day you studied each week and/or if you were taking classes and graduating as well.

Thank you.

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