Best LSAT Prep Course

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Find the right LSAT prep course for you based on your needs, schedule or learning style. Review the highlights of many of the highest-regarded test prep courses.

Top LSAT Prep Courses by Category

Many LSAT test prep courses claim to raise your score and/or provide instructors who scored in the top 98th percentile on the exam. How do you choose? The best LSAT prep course is the one that works for you.

We selected the best LSAT prep courses in six different categories. Check out your options below to see which one works for you.

Most Classroom Time: TestMasters

Admit it - if you were left to your own devices, you would maybe try a couple practice tests and then go back to playing video games. If this sounds like you, you might need the structure of regular classroom sessions.

TestMasters' LSAT Classroom Course includes 16 3-4-hour classes plus 6 proctored tests and test review days - a total of 112 hours, the most of any program we reviewed. You'll also get real LSAT questions grouped by type and access to TestMasters' LSAT question search engine. It's a big commitment - usually 2 nights a week and one weekend day for several weeks - but that may be just what you need.

Best Cram Course: PowerScore

So you've waited until the last minute. Or maybe you just realized that the LSAT is - yikes - next week. PowerScore offers a Weekend LSAT Course featuring 16 hours of instruction over two days. Also included: 19 hours of online videos and the Weekend Course book containing LSAT questions from real tests.

Can't make it to a classroom? PowerScore offers the same course online for the same price with four live sessions in an online classroom, which are recorded so you can go back and review them again (or watch one for the first time if you missed that session).

Best App: Blueprint

If you're addicted to your phone (you know you are), this is the LSAT prep course for you. Blueprint's iOS App is free to all students enrolled in Blueprint's classroom and online courses.

It includes video lessons and a questions interface where you can get hints for practice test questions, learn the most popular answer or phone a friend. Well, maybe not one of your friends, you can get input from an expert. That's kind of the same thing, right? You also get 88 hours of online lessons and 22 practice LSATs along with more than 7,000 of the currently released LSAT questions.

Best Combination Class with Tutoring: Manhattan Prep LSAT

You're tired of being a nameless face in a classroom. You need one-on-one attention. Manhattan Prep's LSAT Complete Course comes with weekly sessions, where - in addition to taking the rest of the course - you work one-on-one with an instructor who can answer questions and provide additional help. You also get 66 hours of lessons, three strategy guides (one for each kind of LSAT question) and two practice books containing 15 LSAT tests.

Best Guarantee: Testwell

You don't want to waste your time or your money. You want a course that's guaranteed to work. Testwell guarantees that your score will go up after completing their LSAT 180 course or they will refund all or part of your fee. They also let you repeat the course for free for over one year. This course is made up of 21 5-hour sessions for a total of 105 classroom hours.

You have to pay for materials separately, including the LSAT 180 course book, flash cards, workbook and previous years' LSATs. That said, Testwell may still be a bargain. They charge on a sliding fee scale based on what percentage of your education is paid for by need-based grants and scholarships. If you're no longer in school, the cost is based on your gross income. Unfortunately, they only offer their course at 11 locations in the northeastern United States with no online component.

Most Convenient: Study.com

If you're looking for an online course that fits your schedule, Study.com has an LSAT Prep Course designed with flexibility in mind. Featuring over 60 video lessons that each take about five minutes to watch, this course can get you test ready in a short amount of time. Each lesson comes with a quiz to help you quickly gauge your comprehension of the lesson topic.

You can also watch videos and take quizzes on the go, using your tablet or mobile device. The videos have a jump feature so you can skip what you already know and go straight to the topics you need to work on before you take the exam. Study.com's LSAT prep course also includes chapter exams, a final exam and the option to contact your instructor if you have questions.

About the LSAT

The LSAT is administered in six 35-minute sections. One section is an unscored writing sample. The five remaining sections contain multiple-choice questions in three major areas: reading comprehension, analytical reasoning and logical reasoning. Only four out of five multiple-choice sections are scored, but you won't know which four while you're taking the test. The unscored section is usually used to test out new questions. Your overall score is converted to a scale of 120 to 180.

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