Q and A: How Long of an LSAT Prep Course Should You Take?

_WBP1095A student asked me about the optimal length for the Fox LSAT prep course. If you're considering taking my in-person class in San Francisco -- and not sure how many sessions to attend -- here's what I recommend.  Student: I'm thinking of signing up for your class and have a quick question. I want to take a 2-3 month course, and I'm wondering how much your class differs from session to session. Do you cover different strategies? Same strategies with different examples? Do students usually sign up for a second session because they struggled during the first one?

Nathan: One nice thing about my classes is that you simply don't have to decide how long you're going to go in advance. Just start with the first 50-hour class that fits your schedule. If you decide to continue, you can register again. I built the class to be modular because I only want people in the class who feel that they are continuing to benefit from the instruction.

Approximately every six weeks, I cover all the necessary strategies via an entirely new batch of real LSAT tests and test sections. It takes repeated exposure to, and practice of, these principles in order to master them. Six weeks is enough for some students, but others benefit from more. Generally, as long as a student's practice scores keep improving, and as long as they are enjoying the class, I recommend that they continue.

One common reason folks continue in the class is simply for the structure it provides; the homework assignments and regular class sessions help quite a bit with motivation. Repeated practice of the same strategies builds a deep understanding of the test. Deep understanding allows students to solve the questions more confidently and efficiently. This, in turn, leads to much higher accuracy and much greater speed.

Good luck!

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