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Messages - keating
« on: March 25, 2004, 07:14:33 PM »
Princeton Review gives a discount to repeat customers, so definitely ask. Or did you mean you took a Kaplan course for the GRE? I don't know if they do a discount.
The prep companies use their best instructors as tutors. PR has better instructors and more in-depth training for their instructors, so I would go with them. A friend of mine has taught for them and the training is pretty rigorous.
« on: March 25, 2004, 07:08:01 PM »
Yeah, the Princeton Review class is a good bet. The instructors are very helpful and they use real LSATs to practice with in addition to their materials, which are also very good.
« on: March 10, 2004, 03:07:40 PM »
I would do the PR course. They have plenty of real LSATs and enough class time for you to get where you need. If you need help outside of class, they will gladly help you for free. I know someone who's taught PR classes and they definitely hire smart people! The training is very rigorous and they are very committed to your success. Cracking the LSAT is a great book but the course materials are even better. Definitely worth it.
« on: March 10, 2004, 03:02:30 PM »
Yes, it is illegal. Guess this guy needs law school more than he thought!
« on: March 08, 2004, 01:23:02 PM »
I'm sorry to hear you had to go through that. I'm sure it did affect your score!
I would definitely retake. How were you doing in practice tests? You should aim for 160+, but if you weren't getting near or about there in practice, then you might want to take am LSAT class like Princeton Review. It will definitely help with discipline and with helping you stay focused, especially considering what you've been through.
« on: February 12, 2004, 12:01:09 AM »
It might be a safer bet to go with one of the tutors from the test prep companies...they use their best instructors as tutors and they have guarantees and a pretty big arsenal of materials for you to use. PR even has online lessons you can get access to - I mean, there's a ton of extra stuff on there, and they don't charge extra for it. It's worth a closer look, at least.
The other thing you could do is take a prep course, and then supplement it with a few hours of tutoring. That way you could work through your weaknesses as much as possible before getting a tutor who can really hone in on them with the tutor and maximize your time. Have you already taken the LSAT or studied a lot on your own?
« on: February 03, 2004, 05:08:26 PM »
That's probably too much time before, actually, unless you haven't done any LSAT prep at all. You should schedule your course to end shortly before you take the test, so it all stays fresh.
« on: February 03, 2004, 05:07:26 PM »
Just take it and don't worry about it. The biggest risk is getting a bad instructor, so if you get a bad one, just ask to switch to another class. Forget all the negative things you've heard and go for it with an open mind. It's free, after all, so enjoy your good fortune and get to work!
« on: February 03, 2004, 05:00:04 PM »
I agree, your more recent GPA should reflect positively on you and they will likely give it more weight.
Is logical reasoning the only part of the LSAT that's giving you real trouble? If so, maybe a tutor would help. If you could use improvement in other areas as well, I'd take a full class.
« on: August 31, 2003, 09:19:10 AM »
I think you should push harder to get your money back. It sounds like you did all the right things to prepare, and they should stand by their guarantee.
Their methods just might not have worked for you. Are you going to retake? If you are, try using different prep materials and see if they work any better. I have Cracking the LSAT as my primary book and it's very easy to understand and implement the strategies.
Too bad that happened. Make some phone calls and write a formal letter rather than an email, and get your money back. But also try to clear your head so you can focus on a retake and preparing your apps.