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betty

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Prep Courses
« on: May 10, 2006, 03:40:01 PM »
Anyone planning on taking a prep course?  They are super expensive... and some law students have told me they aren't worth it.  Any opinions?

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Re: Prep Courses
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2006, 04:02:11 PM »
I'm not.

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« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2006, 04:57:57 PM »
I've heard from some law students that they made a big difference.  One said he thought it made the difference from him being just in the top half of his class to him being in the top 5....at a top 50. 

I'm debating.

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Re: Prep Courses
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2006, 05:20:29 PM »
Every option to do over the summer is very personal.  I think summer starter classes are invaluable, but I know now that's just for me, not for anyone.  Just do whatever makes you feel most confident about the upcoming year.  If that means taking a summer start course, go for it.  If it means enrolling in a prep course, go for it.  If it means just reading books, fine.  And if it means sitting around doing nothing, more power to you.

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« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2006, 05:44:54 PM »

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« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2006, 06:47:11 PM »
I have seen a thousand arguments for and against but it seems most people dont think it makes much of a difference. I dont think spending a day on each topic could help that much especially since law school grades are based on exams. Those courses do not teach any exam taking skills they are just a brief overview of the subject matter. You would get the same thing from buying the primers and skimming them before class starts.

In my opinion you would be better of doing LEEWS as it teaches how to take exams and its 20% of the cost. I havent heard from many people that felt LEEWS didnt help them.


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Re: Prep Courses
« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2006, 09:45:26 PM »
Gotta agree about LEEWS. I've listened to a good deal of it already, and it's made me feel a lot more comfortable about the exams later this year. I plan to listen to it from start to finish in October.
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Re: Prep Courses
« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2006, 08:51:41 AM »
Getting to Maybe is also great for learning how to write exam essays.