Friday, February 5, 2010

Summary of LSAT Prep Services

We've been receiving a lot of questions about the types of advice we offer based on the calendar and Zen task standards. We've posted below a summary of the e-mails we've been sending in response to these requests.

1) You send us your missed questions by PrepTest, and we'll provide you with an excel document that lists the task standards you need to focus on. Below is an example for one of our previous clients for the task strand of Argument Structure, approximately 1/10 of the total number of tasks. As you can see, the Excel document shows your accuracy rate for each task--thus guiding your interventions--and the formulas calculate your predicted number of points on a modern LSAT. This makes it easy to monitor your progress towards your LSAT goals. This option is currently $75 an hour via PayPal, and is best if paired with option 2 below.

Overall Logical Reasoning Argument Structure Argument Proceeds By Main Conclusion Argumentative Strategy Employed Fix by Removing
LSAT Points Average Average # Correct #Correct #Correct #Correct
51 46 91.05% 92.67% 100.00% 75.00% 91.67% 100.00%
#26 50 92.0% 100.0% 1 1 1 4
100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00%
#19 50 96.0% 100.0% 1
5 5
100.00% 100.00%
#27 51 100.0% 100.0% 1
2 3
100.00% 100.00%
#28 52 80.8% 80.0%
1 2 5

50.00% 66.67% 100.00%

2) As a follow up to the above, we can suggest PrepTests, sections, and/or individual sets of questions for you to practice with. This usually only takes 5 minutes of formatting, and we'll gladly do it for free if you'd be willing to write an anonymous blurb for the blog about the process of using the task standards to guide your self-study. We're working on securing licensing from LSAC so we can publish the books ourselves online, but for now, we'd just point you to the specific content.

3) If you live in NYC, we can meet in person to discuss any of the above, or we offer the traditional LSAT tutoring services at $75 an hour. These sessions usually focus on weaknesses in how you try to accomplish a given task, or how to recognize it if that's the stumbling block. We then offer various strategies that have worked for clients in the past.

4) If you don't live in NYC, we can offer individualized Pencast explanations for you on any section, although they are best suited for analytical reasoning. If you need help with other sections, we have used Google video chat and online conferencing software successful with both domestic and international clients.