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What is the best LSAT prep class?

Asked by loveurmindnsoul (380points) February 16th, 2011

I have heard Princeton and Kaplan are a waste of money. So I’m not even going to go there. Among the 3, Testmasters, Blueprint and Powerscore, which one is better? I am aware that many students love the Powerscore bible books, but how is Powerscore as a prep class? I’m on the fence and do not know which prep course to take since Testmasters, Blueprint and Powerscore are top tiers.

If you taken the class, did it help you? Which prep class do you prefer? How many points did your LSAT jump up to?


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BarnacleBill's avatar

My daughter and her ex-boyfriend used PowerScore, taking the weekend class after a lot of studying. My daughter’s score went from 148 to 160, her boyfriend went from 159 to 173. They both thought the class was beneficial, because it taught them how to identify types of questions, and the answer strategy associated with that question type. My daughter also used PowerScore for the GRE, and significantly improved those scores as well.

loveurmindnsoul's avatar

I know each company has it’s own merits. Testmaster has been around for a long time and has established itself in LSAT prep courses. Powerscore is famous for their books. Blueprint followed after Testmasters, but is cheaper and offers more hours. Blueprint and Testmasters had a lawsuit, but Blueprint was exempt from any charges

twb54321's avatar

I took Blueprint and went up 13 points, ended up with a 91st percentile score (163), and am currently 2 for 2 on law school admissions. I was initially somewhat skeptical about the comparatively low cost of their course (as I tend to think you “get what you pay for”) but I could not have been happier with my choice. The curriculum is intuitive and well-designed, and while my instructor was insanely serious about the LSAT, he also made class funny and a pleasure to attend.

I found that Blueprint’s edge comes from the fact that all they do is LSAT prep, so the second a new exam came out, they released it to all of their students, they have a pre-law LSAT blog etc. etc.

I came to know my instructor so well that I actually ended up working for them in my year-off before law school. Do your research, but I can say that my entire class was thrilled with their experience.

- TB

loveurmindnsoul's avatar

@twb54321 I would love to take Blueprint, but it is so far away. I live in San Jose and the closest one is San Francisco or Berkeley. I would have to commute and am not sure if I have the time or energy. I’m not a good drive especially at night =(

roundsquare's avatar

Have you taken a practice test? Do that on your own.

If you get below the 75th percentile or so, you can probably do well with any class. If, on the other hand, your score is above it, the classes are useless for you. Just practice on your own.

When I was prepping, I relied on this book. It is spectacular, but remember its full of very hard questions, so don’t get discouraged.

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