I feel compelled to write in response to these posts. I do not understand the foundations for the negative commentary that is aimed at the LSAT Proctor title. It seems rather ungrounded.
Having purchased the DVD and then subsequently utilizing it for my LSAT studies (around a year ago), I feel that I am in a good position to express my thoughts on the title.
I started off my long journey with much anxiety. There was some sort of metaphorical hurdle that was keeping me within the low range. I felt comfortable with the concepts and modes of attacking the stems, but I had massive time management issues. I forget how I heard about the title, but when I did discover it I was instantly intrigued by the concept behind LSAT Proctor.
I purchased the older version, and although the DVD music/art/menu was a bit ‘corny,’ the substance and the idea that is the foundation of the title are quite powerful.
Basically, you are given an opportunity to take a full exam at any time you want (no need to rely on the presence of friends or family). Arguably accurate recreation or simulation of the very atmosphere that the test-takers will experience is what makes this title unique. Just as in actual testing conditions, the LSAT Proctor refocuses the energy of the test-taker into answering the questions correctly – the software takes away the necessity to set timers and request proctoring from friends (I know my friends are not going to sit around for hours on end).
To top it off, the LSAT Proctor is not simply a DVD… the DVD basically comes with a classroom, fellow test-takers, and a pretty mean proctor (at least from what I remember). I’m not sure if the female proctor takes a softer tone with the test-takers, but that is for you folks to see.
I just don’t get where all this negative criticism is coming from. People have their own ways of studying, not everyone is a genius like you folks purport to be. Many people require visual/ auditory aids. The DVD put me at ease to a certain extent, I came into the testing room feeling as though I have been there before – this alone made the DVD worth the price in my opinion. Ultimately it is my opinion, and we all have the liberty to disagree... so long as it is justified.