LSAT Prep Options: PowerScore

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Today, we’re talking with PowerScore, which offers a variety of different options to help you maximize your LSAT score. Welcome!

Could you talk a bit about PowerScore LSAT Prep: What’s your philosophy? What type of instruction do you offer? How are you different from other LSAT prep courses?

Our philosophy is to give our students the most comprehensive and applicable LSAT preparation possible, so that when the test day comes around they have full confidence in their mastery of all sections of the LSAT.

We offer a variety of preparation options so that students with various learning styles can find the best fit to unlock the most effective LSAT strategies available. These options include in-person and online full length courses, weekend classes, world-renowned self-study publications (including the best-selling LSAT Logic Games Bible), private tutoring, and advanced section-specific classes.

PowerScore courses differ from other prep companies in many ways. For example, all of our instructors are required to have finished in the 99th percentile on the LSAT just to be granted a first interview, and we use real questions from actual LSATs (licensed directly from LSAC) in all of our classes and preparation materials.

What type of student is most likely to benefit from taking a PowerScore course?

Our books and courses have proven effective for students on many different levels—in our courses and our books we seek to build a strong conceptual foundation and then build upon it. We have developed a very effective and proven approach to the test, and the beauty of our vast array of course options is that any type of student can find a good fit with PowerScore.

Whether you need a regimented college-style in-person course or prefer to view a class at home on your own time, you should be able to find an option that will work well for you.

Who would your course not be a good fit for?

We pride ourselves in our ability to connect with the broad spectrum of law school hopefuls, but students generally recognize that their success depends in large part on their own efforts as well, and a student who invests minimal time or effort into preparation should probably not be looking for a perfect score on the test.

I’m getting ready to choose an LSAT course. What should I look for to ensure the one I select is a good fit?
  1. A good first step would be to evaluate how much time you have between the beginning of your LSAT preparation and the test date that you are striving for. We offer some classes that are more spread out and some options that are more condensed. You’ll want to make sure you find a class option that fits your availability and window of time you have to prepare for the LSAT.
  2. Learn about the test-preparation company or companies that you are considering. At PowerScore we are very proud of our courses, our materials, and our excellent reputation across the board, so we encourage prospective students to do a bit of research. Online LSAT discussion boards/ chat rooms can provide insight, and to get a feel for what we do we invite students to ask questions on PowerScore’s online forum.
  3. Next, consider the full overview of resources that you’ll have access to in any given class. While it’s easy to calculate how many hours you’ll be spending in class, many classes come with extra resources that you can utilize in your own personal study time. Our full course overviews can be found in the “Read More” tabs of our course description pages.
How much time do you suggest students spend to prepare for their first LSAT? Can it be done on top of school/work?

That can vary significantly based on a student’s schedule, goals, and motivation level. Preparation can be done on top of school work, but if a student can adjust his or her schedule to allow for extra time and effort, such adjustments are often justified—after all, for most schools the LSAT score plays a greater role in admissions decisions than a student’s four-year GPA!

What are your three best tips for doing as well as possible on the LSAT?
  1. If you want to maximize your potential score, don’t “wing it.” The LSAT determines a large portion of where you end up at law school, which ultimately determines a large portion of the amount of success you’ll have as a lawyer upon graduating, so it’s important to put in as much time as you possibly can when preparing. Since there are no “grades” in an LSAT course, it can be easy to skim over the material and hope for the best. However, you should treat the LSAT like the most important test you’ve ever taken in your academic life, and prepare for it accordingly.
  2. Recognize that preparation materials are not all created equal. The options can be overwhelming when looking for a company to work with on preparing for the LSAT, but it’s important to research as many details as possible so that you can find the highest standard of preparation that you deserve and need to achieve your goal.
  3. Practice. Practice. Practice.

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Thanks!

More about PowerScore
As one of the prominent leaders in LSAT preparation, PowerScore offers study options for everytype of prospective law school student. Need the depth and support of a course? We offer in-person and online courses. Want to work one-on-one with an ace instructor? We have LSAT tutors available no matter where you are in the world. Prefer to study on your own? Our LSAT Bible series is the standard for exceptional self-prep.

By utilizing groundbreaking methods to unlock top-tier scores on each section of the LSAT, exclusive usage of past LSAT questions licensed directly from LSAC, and top-rated instructors—all of whom have scored in the 99th percentile on an officially administered LSAT—PowerScore has been a leader in LSAT prep for over 15 years.

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  1. Kim Johnson says:

    What are some guidelines to use when selecting a law school? I have a selection of 5 but I want to check them out some more before committing through the application process.

    • I’d definitely look at the job results at each school. If you can’t get the job you want — being a middling student at best — don’t apply.

      Average debt for graduates is another huge issue. Beyond that, things like location and the type of special courses offered (clinics, externships, etc.) are worth looking at.

      Best of luck!

  2. I’m a big fan of the PowerScore series and never knew all their instructors are required to have been in the 99th percentile. Cool fact that really shows in their prep materials and courses.

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