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Was Your LSAT Prep Course Helpful?


Just about every one of the students I've tutored that has taken an LSAT prep course has told me that the course was largely a waste of money.  However, my sample is biased because people that weren't satisfied with their prep course are more likely to seek extra tutoring.  For those of you that have taken an LSAT prep course, what are your thoughts?  Which course was it?  Was it an efficient use of your time?  Did you improve a lot?  If you could go back in time, would you still choose to do the course?

Julie Fern:
drumming up any business yet?

LSAT Blog:
As an independent LSAT tutor, I've had a similar experience in hearing from my students that they did not find a prep course helpful. However, I agree that this may be due to a biased sample.

I suspect that courses can be helpful for those starting with lower LSAT scores (in the 140s) because most courses are focused on simply getting students past the 150 mark. (Those starting with higher scores and/or better aptitude may be bored in class, and those starting below the 140s may feel confused and rushed at the pace of the class.)

The question becomes whether courses are worth the time and money, as compared to self-studying with low-cost/free resources.

Julie Fern:
talking self, eh?


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