Should you take an Online LSAT Prep Course?
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The week’s podcast takes a look at LSAT online preparation courses. On the program are Jeff Thomas, Assistant Director of Pre-Law Programs for Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions, and Jon Denning, Development Director for PowerScore Test Preparation.
Jeff Thomas, Assistant Director of Pre-Law Programs for Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions, starts by stating that today’s students require the availability of many different types of preparation for the LSAT. He goes on to say that determining if online LSAT prep courses are the right learning environment for the student is a crucial first step that students must complete before enrolling in an online prep course. Thomas also emphasizes that, although online courses are often more readily available than traditional classroom courses, and often offer greater flexibility, this does not mean that online courses offer less preparation or materials than other types of LSAT preparation.
Jon Denning, Development Director at PowerScore Test Preparation, says that the primary benefit of LSAT online preparation courses is their accessibility. He also says he doesn’t believe there are any true negatives to online courses, but that students must understand the need to be self-disciplined if they choose to take part in this kind of preparation. Denning goes onto say that success in an online preparation course isn’t limited to just one type of student, and that it can be beneficial to those in all different professions and at different points in their LSAT studies. He also mentions that an added benefit of these classes is that students from all over the world can take part in the preparation, and add to the discussion in the virtual classroom. Finally, Denning agrees with Thomas and says that online courses not only allow students to learn the same information as other courses from their location of choice, they also often the same amount and quality of preparation material.