“I’m currently signed up to take an LSAT prep course over the summer with Kaplan in Albany NY. It starts mid June and ends September 18. I’m taking the LSAT in October, and I am graduating this current semester with my bachelors. I won’t be going to Law School till Fall 12′ but I am wondering what I can be doing to prepare for the course now and what would be good to do in between October and the following Fall?”
I didn’t take an LSAT prep course so my best lsat prep course list is not based on personal experience, but from what I’ve read in my years on these forums the general consensus seemed to be that the top lsat prep courses are:
Powerscore – PowerScore.com
Testmasters (testmasters.net by Robin Singh, NOT testmasters.com)
Blueprint – Blueprintprep.com
If you end up sticking with Kaplan, no worries. I’ve gone through the materials for their LSAT prep course from a few years back, and as long as you supplement their material with some of these lsat prep books, especially the Logic Games Bible and Logical Reasoning Bible, you should be able to see significant improvement in your LSAT score.
“I won’t be going to Law School till Fall 12’ but I am wondering what I can be doing to prepare for the course now and what would be good to do in between October and the following Fall?”
Look at the free LSAT questions available on the LSAC website: http://www.lsac.org/jd/pdfs/LSATPreparationweb.pdf — Go through those questions and become familiar with the types of questions that you will see on the actual LSAT. Review them carefully and take advantage of the explanations that LSAC has provided.
If you still have 6+ months till the LSAT, I would strongly suggest picking up a subscription to the Economist and maybe The Wall Street Journal and NYT… By constantly spending months reading the same sort of dense, complex, material that you will see on the LSAT reading comprehension section, you will help to develop the skills that are required on the LSAT.
And of course, subscribe to my newsletter for free LSAT prep and Law School admissions advice and try and absorb as much of the information in those daily posts as you can.
Those tips should definitely give you a leg up when the time comes to start really diving into your LSAT prep!