Pre-LSAT Prep: A New Advise-In Solutions Program (at no extra cost) to Help You Achieve Your Best LSAT Score

In early 2010, I did a blog post about how to prepare for the LSAT before you actually start preparing for the LSAT.

I’ve subsequently turned that into a new Advise-In Solutions program for LSAT prep clients who sign up in advance of Advise-In’s 10-week LSAT prep program.  October LSAT clients and I are already at work, even though the 10-week program doesn’t start until late July.  I’m big on optimizing the time spent on the LSAT prep itself—neither too long nor too short.  You don’t want to use up too early the limited number of good LSAT practice materials available (if you’re using anything but actual LSATs, you’re actually hurting yourself), and you don’t want to be past your peak performance because you’ve prepared for the LSAT for too long a time.

But it’s a good idea to get a running start on your “official” LSAT prep.  That’s possible because the LSAT uses a very, very specific theory of argument, and the more familiar you are with it —and the more easily you can work with it—the better your position to get your best LSAT score.

The most significant content-related key to achieving your highest LSAT score is to learn to think the way the writers of the test think.  How they think isn’t a mystery.  But it’s also not instinctive for a lot of LSAT takers.  It wasn’t instinctive for me, either; learning to think the way the writers think is a big part of why I was able to improve from my initial diagnostic of a 162, all the way to a 180 on my first and only LSAT.

This pre-program is focused primarily on logical reasoning and reading comprehension (3 of the 4 graded sections on the exam and a little over 75% of the total number of graded questions).  Here’s how we get a running start.  After an introduction to the LSAT’s theory of argument, clients read articles from non-LSAT publications (after all, the LSAT writers get reading comprehension passages from the general press).  I ask clients targeted questions, emphasizing crisp, efficient expression (to help with timing on the LSAT), and they send me the articles they reviewed (so I can see how they’re marking them) and answers to the questions.  Then we discuss their work in detail.  I usually ask for one article every two weeks, though I’m glad to do more—the more ambitious and diligent my client, the better for both of us.

The objective is to hone efficient “LSAT-compliant” analysis of arguments before you begin intensive study of the LSAT itself.  That matters because there are a lot of theories of argument—but the LSAT is only using one, and that’s what you have to be able to easily manipulate to obtain your best LSAT score and law school admission profile.

When I mention this program to clients, their first (and only) question usually is, “What’s the extra charge?”

The answer: there isn’t one.  If you want it (you should) and it can help you (it should), I’m pleased to do it.  The reason there’s no additional charge is in line with why I don’t charge by the hour for any Advise-In program.  There are a lot of reasons to dislike per-hour billing (including that it’s usually ultimately more expensive) but the most important is that it discourages people from addressing issues while there’s still time to fix what’s wrong.  My commitment (and my clients’) is to make maximum effort to get it right, and that’s just not possible when every call, e-mail and meeting costs more money.

Per-hour billing limits access.  There are endeavors (like legal services) for which hourly billing makes sense but learning/teaching isn’t one of them.  It’s just not how good teachers work.  Your college tuition, for example, included access and help from professors when they were needed and wanted.  Professors don’t get paid extra per-hour fees for office visits or post-class chats, and good ones take the time with each student that that student needs.  Not many students would talk with professors if they had to fork over additional cash to do it.  Access combined with personal dedication is how the best learning takes place.

Likewise, the new pre-program takes some time and energy but my clients’ and my common objective is to help them get their best LSAT score.  Period.  No, I’m neither independently wealthy nor an education martyr.  I think that the better my clients do, the better for future business.  But the order matters.  Successful clients help sales; sales pitches don’t help clients succeed.

The new pre-LSAT LSAT prep program is of a piece with that philosophy—it’s one more way to put you in position to get your best LSAT score and best law school admissions and financial aid options.

~ by Kyle Pasewark at Advise-in Solutions on May 24, 2011.

12 Responses to “Pre-LSAT Prep: A New Advise-In Solutions Program (at no extra cost) to Help You Achieve Your Best LSAT Score”

  1. […] Advise-In Solutions Announces New LSAT Prep Program, Free for Clients Oleh: adviseins June 7, 2011 New York, NY ( Submit-press-release ) June 3, 2011 – Advise-In Solutions announced that it has added another component to its customized LSAT preparation programs. Prior to officially commencing Advise-In’s 10-week program, Kyle A. Pasewark, its founder and president, will work with clients, at no additional charge, to familiarize clients with the LSAT’s theory of argument. More information about the pre-prep program is on the Advise-In Solutions blog. […]

  2. […] Advise-In Solutions Announces New LSAT Prep Program, Free for Clients Oleh: adviseins June 7, 2011 New York, NY ( W3pr ) June 3, 2011 – Advise-In Solutions announced that it has added another component to its customized LSAT preparation programs. Prior to officially commencing Advise-In’s 10-week program, Kyle A. Pasewark, its founder and president, will work with clients, at no additional charge, to familiarize clients with the LSAT’s theory of argument. More information about the pre-prep program is on the Advise-In Solutions blog. […]

  3. […] Advise-In Solutions Announces New LSAT Prep Program, Free for Clients June 7, 2011By adviseinsNew York, NY ( 24-7pr ) June 3, 2011 – Advise-In Solutions announced that it has added another component to its customized LSAT preparation programs. Prior to officially commencing Advise-In’s 10-week program, Kyle A. Pasewark, its founder and president, will work with clients, at no additional charge, to familiarize clients with the LSAT’s theory of argument. More information about the pre-prep program is on the Advise-In Solutions blog. […]

  4. […] New York, NY ( Pr-news-wire ) June 3, 2011 – Advise-In Solutions announced that it has added another component to its customized LSAT preparation programs. Prior to officially commencing Advise-In’s 10-week program, Kyle A. Pasewark, its founder and president, will work with clients, at no additional charge, to familiarize clients with the LSAT’s theory of argument. More information about the pre-prep program is on the Advise-In Solutions blog. […]

  5. […] Advise-In Solutions Announces New LSAT Prep Program, Free for Clients June 7, 2011By adviseinsNew York, NY ( A1pr ) June 3, 2011 – Advise-In Solutions announced that it has added another component to its customized LSAT preparation programs. Prior to officially commencing Advise-In’s 10-week program, Kyle A. Pasewark, its founder and president, will work with clients, at no additional charge, to familiarize clients with the LSAT’s theory of argument. More information about the pre-prep program is on the Advise-In Solutions blog. […]

  6. […] Advise-In Solutions Announces New LSAT Prep Program, Free for Clients June 7, 2011By adviseinsNew York, NY ( Livepr ) June 3, 2011 – Advise-In Solutions announced that it has added another component to its customized LSAT preparation programs. Prior to officially commencing Advise-In’s 10-week program, Kyle A. Pasewark, its founder and president, will work with clients, at no additional charge, to familiarize clients with the LSAT’s theory of argument. More information about the pre-prep program is on the Advise-In Solutions blog. […]

  7. […] Advise-In Solutions Announces New LSAT Prep Program, Free for Clients June 7, 2011By adviseinsNew York, NY ( Newspressrelease ) June 3, 2011 – Advise-In Solutions announced that it has added another component to its customized LSAT preparation programs. Prior to officially commencing Advise-In’s 10-week program, Kyle A. Pasewark, its founder and president, will work with clients, at no additional charge, to familiarize clients with the LSAT’s theory of argument. More information about the pre-prep program is on the Advise-In Solutions blog. […]

  8. […] New York, NY ( JustPrNews ) June 7, 2011 – Advise-In Solutions announced that it has added another component to its customized LSAT preparation programs. Prior to officially commencing Advise-In’s 10-week program, Kyle A. Pasewark, its founder and president, will work with clients, at no additional charge, to familiarize clients with the LSAT’s theory of argument. More information about the pre-prep program is on the Advise-In Solutions blog. […]

  9. […] New York, NY ( releasewire.org ) June 8, 2011 – Advise-In Solutions announced that it has added another component to its customized LSAT preparation programs. Prior to officially commencing Advise-In’s 10-week program, Kyle A. Pasewark, its founder and president, will work with clients, at no additional charge, to familiarize clients with the LSAT’s theory of argument. More information about the pre-prep program is on the Advise-In Solutions blog. […]

  10. […] Partager Jun 09 2011 Advise-In Solutions Announces New LSAT Prep Program, Free for Clients By adviseins New York, NY ( SoGroop ) June 3, 2011 – Advise-In Solutions announced that it has added another component to its customized LSAT preparation programs. Prior to officially commencing Advise-In’s 10-week program, Kyle A. Pasewark, its founder and president, will work with clients, at no additional charge, to familiarize clients with the LSAT’s theory of argument. More information about the pre-prep program is on the Advise-In Solutions blog. […]

  11. […] you have and the more dedicated you are, the better off you’ll be.  That’s the function of the pre-program that I offer to my clients.  The objective of that program is to get clients in the habit of reading in the way that the LSAT […]

  12. […] you have and the more dedicated you are, the better off you’ll be.  That’s the function of the pre-program that I offer to my clients.  The objective of that program is to get clients in the habit of reading in the way that the LSAT […]

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

 
%d bloggers like this: