It's worth doing these pre-law school programs. Any edge you can get over your competition will pay off. If you don't figure out how to outline until a month into the semester, the smart student who knew how to outline properly from day 1 already has the edge on you and you won't make it up for lost time. The smart student will exponentially improve while you struggle and hover around mediocrity. The students that hit the ground running on day 1 never looked back while the average student never catches up in law school and in life.