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LSAT Prep Reviews and Blueprint LSAT Success Stories

  • by Fehbe Meza
  • May 26, 2020
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Blueprint LSAT is very proud of all our LSAT Success Stories! Check out some of our students who achieved life-changing LSAT score increases from the best LSAT prep course!

LSAT Prep Course Reviews – Online Anytime

LSAT Success Story Caroline
Name: Caroline V.
LSAT Prep Course: Online Anytime Course
Score Increase: +17

1. Why did you choose Blueprint? How much research did you do before you decided to buy and what finally convinced you to sign up?

I learned about Blueprint through my college’s mock trial program. Through my involvement in the program, I organized several LSAT workshops with the company long before I was ready to take the LSAT. I learned a lot about the company though those sessions, and I so enjoyed putting them together. Everyone I met at Blueprint was personable, funny, and easy to work with.
I had a great impression of the company, but I ended up taking a different LSAT course because, at the time, I wanted a live course located in my hometown, which Blueprint did not offer then. Unfortunately, that experience did not yield the score I hoped I for. Once I realized an online course would be a better fit for me, I thought back on my positive experiences with Blueprint and all of the positive buzz I heard from friends who had used the company. I decided to give Blueprint a try.

2. How do you feel Blueprint helped you prepare for the LSAT and get a score you were happy with?

Blueprint helped me prepare for the LSAT by providing me with an engaging and flexible course. A hallmark of Blueprint LSAT teaching is humor. When you start studying, the LSAT can feel so dry, so I really appreciated the personality evident in the videos and homework explanations. It helped me look forward to studying and persevere through tricky concepts. The course is also engaging because it is adaptive. The homework you do between lessons adapts based on your performance. This made my studying extremely efficient, as I was always working at a level of challenge that fostered growth.
The flexibility of the program was also critical to my success. I studied for the LSAT while teaching elementary school full-time. I needed a program that I could fit around my busy work schedule. The online course was perfect for that. The program provided a suggested pace based on my LSAT date, but it gave me total flexibility in organizing my work. The homework length was adjustable based on the amount of time I was able to spend. The prerecorded videos meant I could rewind or rewatch when I struggled with particular lessons. These features made it so much easier to learn at a pace that worked for me.
By the time I finished studying, I was thrilled with my score increase. My diagnostic score was a 158. In September 2018, I received a 175.

3. What aspects of the Blueprint course did you enjoy the most?

I loved the humorous approach that Blueprint takes to the LSAT. The LSAT is, of course, an important test, but its importance fosters this sense of fear and intimidation. The way that Blueprint pokes fun at the test breaks down that conception. It allows you to see the LSAT as a test that is both learnable and even fun! The course encourages you to laugh at the ridiculous arguments the test tries to make or the frequency with which the test theorizes about what happened to the dinosaurs. I began to see the test as familiar and approachable, rather than terrifying and unsurmountable. This eased my anxiety around standardized testing and allowed me to perform at my best on test day. I also loved how much material was available. I had access to my course videos, workshops, adaptive problem sets, and so many full-length practice tests from even the most recent LSAT tests. These tests were especially terrific since Blueprint prepares explanations for every single question. Practicing and reviewing real, timed sections of the test allowed me to really transform my score because I learned more about the structure of the test and grew more comfortable with the ticking clock.

4. Had you taken the LSAT before and/or studied any other way? (e.g., attempted to self-study or took another company’s course?). If so, why do you feel Blueprint worked where the others had failed?

I used another company’s course to study for the September 2016 LSAT. I found the materials riddled with acronyms and methods that tended to overcomplicate the test, rather than simplify it. I also did not benefit from a lot of the homework. Much of it involved reading about the test and the company’s methods, rather than practicing actual questions. Moreover, the homework was the same for every person, meaning you did not get individualized practice or feedback. I was doing my work, but I wasn’t really learning. As a result, I didn’t grow. Blueprint was different because it enabled me to learn in an individualized, fun way. My practice centered on real questions and adapted to how I was performing. I could see my progress as I received harder and harder questions.

5. Would you recommend Blueprint to friends, classmates or co-workers?

Absolutely!

6. What would you say to them?

Blueprint changed the trajectory of my legal career. I would not have been able to get into my JD program without this course. The way my course broke down the test and built up my confidence prepared me for the test and for legal thinking generally. I am so glad I took this course.


LSAT Success Story Sachin
Name: Sachin H.
LSAT Prep Course: Online Anytime Course
Score Increase: +15

1. Why did you choose Blueprint? How much research did you do before you decided to buy and what finally convinced you to sign up?

I chose Blueprint after a friend had enrolled in an on-campus class and had recommended it. I had previously tried to study with only a book, but knew that that wasn’t great for my learning style – I was looking for an online class that could replicate an in-person, in-class experience. Blueprint seemed to have the most well rounded online-only program, and it was important to me to have the flexibility that setting my own schedule could afford me.

2. How do you feel Blueprint helped you prepare for the LSAT and get a score you were happy with?

I started Blueprint with only minimal review using a Logic Games book – I was mostly cold when I took my diagnostic test. I don’t remember the exact score, but I think it was in the low/mid 160s. My target score was always anything above 172. Logic Games always came a little bit easier to me, but I had had no real knowledge of the skills required to do well in the Logical Reasoning sections. I thought Blueprint’s teaching for that section was excellent, and definitely helped me to increase my score dramatically to what was my ultimate score of 178 on test day.

3. What aspects of the Blueprint course did you enjoy the most?

I loved the fact that I could review or rewatch videos that I had already seen. I also spent a great deal of time reviewing every question – right or wrong – that I got on the full-length diagnostic tests and sections. Blueprint’s interface made it very easy to do this. I also appreciated that the Blueprint test interface matched the eventual digital test interface that I had on test day – this made the experience on test day feel very familiar. I think that in the end, the detailed explanations that Blueprint had for every question – and, indeed, every single answer to every question – was absolutely the best thing about the program.

4. Had you taken the LSAT before and/or studied any other way? (e.g., attempted to self-study or took another company’s course?). If so, why do you feel Blueprint worked where the others had failed?

I had done some minor review with a Logic Games book (Princeton Review, maybe?) in the weeks leading up to enrolling with Blueprint. I had never taken a diagnostic test before. I think that, as stated above, the fact that I was getting realtime feedback on why the right answer was right (or wrong answers were wrong) was the most important differentiating factor of the Blueprint program.

5. Would you recommend Blueprint to friends, classmates or co-workers?

Yes! I would, and I have!

6. What would you say to them?

If you have the motivation and dedication to put in the work to the program – because it definitely is not cheap – then the Blueprint online-only program is a great way to grow your LSAT knowledge. It is flexible, but also rigorous, and is able to distill complex themes and strategies into simple, memorable videos. It offers a massive amount of practice questions, if you choose to use them, and encourages you to always improve!


LSAT Student Ellie
Name: Ellie B.
LSAT Prep Course: Online Anytime Course
Score Increase: +14

1. Why did you choose Blueprint? How much research did you do before you decided to buy and what finally convinced you to sign up?

I chose Blueprint because of the flexibility offered by its online, self-guided course, and because the illustrations and humor were a great fit for my learning style. I spent a long weekend researching other self-guided study programs, and Blueprint’s professional user interface stood out to me, as did the robust library of practice materials and digital tools that offered insight into the new LSAT format. It was an easy choice!

2. How do you feel Blueprint helped you prepare for the LSAT and get a score you were happy with?

Blueprint built my confidence by providing a strong foundation of LSAT basics, then showing me my areas of strength and weakness so I could optimize my study hours. I watched as my practice exam scores increased, and my consistency (and speed) improved on sets of practice questions. I ended up turning in an official LSAT performance that was 14 points higher than my first practice exam. The timed practice sets played a huge rule in this score increase: options for choosing individual question types and degree of difficulty made it easy to drill the areas I needed to improve in, while seeing where I was losing time helped me master pacing.

3. What aspects of the Blueprint course did you enjoy the most?

I enjoyed the playful tone that’s woven into the lessons and practice question explanations (who said studying had to be miserable?). I also loved the massive bank of questions pulled from previously administered LSATs — this is where I spent the bulk of my time on Blueprint and it paid off in a big way.

4. Had you taken the LSAT before and/or studied any other way? (e.g., attempted to self-study or took another company’s course?). Why do you feel Blueprint worked where the others had failed?

I started using Blueprint on day one of my LSAT prep. I had enrolled in a Kaplan live course when I was preparing for the MCAT many years ago and found that it didn’t work for my schedule or learning style. When it came to choosing an LSAT prep method, I knew that I needed a program that offered a lot more flexibility — Blueprint totally changed my mind about the value of test prep programs.

5. Would you recommend Blueprint to friends, classmates or co-workers?

Yes! And I have. 🙂

6. What would you say to them?

I would say: Friends, the LSAT is a learnable test. Because it doesn’t require you to bring in outside knowledge, it rewards those with exceptional time management skills who know how to approach a problem methodically and think logically (in the truest sense of the word). Fortunately, these tactics can all be mastered through practice, especially when you’re being taught by people who have excelled in the exam. Blueprint is well worth the investment — the stack of scholarship offers I have sitting on my coffee table is a testament to its bountiful yields.



Name: Scott P.
LSAT Prep Course: Online Anytime Course
Score Increase: +14

1. Why did you choose Blueprint? How much research did you do before you decided to buy and what finally convinced you to sign up?

I chose to use Blueprint because it gave me the most flexibility with my busy schedule. As a full-time student who works two jobs, it was essential for me to find an LSAT prep program that allowed me to study when it was most convenient for me. Blueprint was also the smartest choice in terms of affordability, giving me the most resources for the best price. I researched all the online programs and Blueprint was the clear choice.

2. How do you feel Blueprint helped you prepare for the LSAT and get a score you were happy with?

Blueprint definitely [was] the reason why I excelled at the LSAT. My score increased 15 points from 158 on my initial practice exam with no studying to 173 on my LSAT. Blueprint gave me a structured approach to studying while still allowing me the flexibility of a busy schedule. The lessons provided gave me everything I needed to know about how to approach different types of questions and if I was confused on anything, there was always an instructor there to help explain. Blueprint gave me access to every LSAT question ever in addition to ample practice tests. I never felt at a lack for resources. Additionally, I took the first digital LSAT and Blueprint provided amazing replicas of how the test would actually look and function.

3. What aspects of the Blueprint course did you enjoy the most?

I enjoyed the lessons the most! The instructors were all charismatic and made learning fun.

4. Had you taken the LSAT before and/or studied any other way? (e.g., attempted to self-study or took another company’s course?). If so, why do you feel Blueprint worked where the others had failed?

I had not taken the LSAT before and had not studied in any other way. I tried glancing through the LSAT Bible/textbook resources and I realized immediately that they would not work for me.

5. Would you recommend Blueprint to friends, classmates or co-workers?

Yes! I already have mentioned it to so many of my friends and classmates.

6. What would you say to them?

I always say that Blueprint gives the most resources for the best price. Blueprint has all the lessons, questions, explanations, and tests I could want.


LSAT Prep Course Reviews – In-Person Classroom

LSAT Student Lauren
Name: Lauren B.
LSAT Prep Course: In-Person Classroom Course
Score Increase: +16

1. Why did you choose Blueprint? How much research did you do before you decided to buy and what finally convinced you to sign up?

I was ultimately deciding between Testmasters and Blueprint when I was figuring out which LSAT test prep course to take. In college I was in the Undergraduate Law Association and worked with many different test prep companies that would come to talk about their course. The people that represented Blueprint were always very personable and approachable, which stood out to me as a college student. I also knew I wanted an in-person class that was walking distance from my apartment – which Blueprint was. The cost of Blueprint was very reasonable for me, which ultimately convinced me to sign up.

2. How do you feel Blueprint helped you prepare for the LSAT and get a score you were happy with?

My initial score on my first day of Blueprint was a 148. I was very shocked and somewhat disappointed, realizing I had a lot more work to do than I assumed I would. My scores went up by a few points with each practice test due to the extensive number of practice questions and video answer explanations on the Blueprint portal. I studied full time for almost three months and still did not get through all of the questions that were available to me which was amazing. I initially got a 154 when I took the LSAT in September and was pretty bummed. However, it was only the second time it had been done digitally, and I read many reviews and blogs that said it was one of the hardest game sections in history. I was determined to try again in November, so I continued studying my Blueprint books and strategies and raised my score 8 points to a 162, which I was very happy about.

3. What aspects of the Blueprint course did you enjoy the most?

I really enjoyed the people I met in my Blueprint course. I felt like we really bonded by the end of the course and had a good idea of everyone’s law school and career aspirations, which was exciting and motivating. Our instructor really set this tone for the class. Shir was funny, made herself very relatable, and truly cared about our success on the LSAT and beyond. I loved that there was such an organized structure to it as well, I always knew exactly what I needed to be working on and when I needed to have it done by.

4. Had you taken the LSAT before and/or studied any other way? (e.g., attempted to self-study or took another company’s course?). If so, why do you feel Blueprint worked where the others had failed?

I did not really study much before Blueprint. I did have one of the LSAT test prep books with 3 or 4 full-length tests (without the experimental sections). I worked through all of those questions before starting the Blueprint course, but I did not time myself or prep myself for any of the questions. This was good exposure, but absolutely would have not been sufficient to prepare me. I quickly realized early into the course that there was a method to every single question and question type, which I would have never recognized or understood on my own.

5. Would you recommend Blueprint to friends, classmates or co-workers?

I would absolutely recommend Blueprint to friends, classmates, and co-workers. My experience was nothing but positive in every aspect. I have a friend who used Kaplan and had to take the LSAT 3 times before he was somewhat happy with his score. I feel like Blueprint has really done their research on how to prepare people with exactly what the need to know and spends the right amount of instruction time focusing on the different types of questions.

6. What would you say to them?

I would really just explain exactly what my experience was like and how I enjoyed going to class because of the class culture my teacher set up. The class size was also very helpful, there were about 10-12 of us, making it a very personal experience and allowing all students the opportunity to ask questions and participate. I would also explain how the plethora of resources made it so that you could spend months studying full time, without running out of questions.

I am currently a Teach for America corps member in Washington D.C. trying to figure out what type of law I want to practice. I originally thought I wanted to go into business law, but after being a teacher in a low-income area for 2 years I have thought more about civil rights law, immigration law, public interest law, etc. Long story short, I am planning to go to law school next year and get a better idea of what I want to do once I am there.


Private LSAT Tutoring Reviews

LSAT Success Story Priscilla
Name: Priscila C.
LSAT Prep Course: Private LSAT Tutoring
Score Increase: +18

1. Why did you choose Blueprint? How much research did you do before you decided to buy and what finally convinced you to sign up?

I was first introduced to Blueprint as an undergrad at UCLA when I attended a Women’s Pre-Law Association meeting. I loved the way that the instructor taught us how to approach a logic game problem and that it was easy to understand. After I graduated, I went online and researched other LSAT courses and saw that Blueprint had great reviews online and on Yelp. I decided to take a course with Blueprint because it had great reviews and also because I had remembered how great the instructor was when he came to speak at that club meeting that I had attended at UCLA.

2. How do you feel Blueprint helped you prepare for the LSAT and get a score you were happy with?

When I took the diagnostic test during the first week of the summer Blueprint course, I scored a 145. I felt a little defeated, but my instructor assured us that if we put in the work, our scores would increase. Blueprint helped me prepare for the LSAT by teaching me how to approach certain problems, having a rigorous and structured course program, and by giving us access to a lot of practice questions on their online portal. My Blueprint instructor made all of the topics understandable and always motivated each of us to strive higher. When I took the LSAT for the first time, I scored a 161. I took it a second time and scored a 161 again. On my third try, I scored a 163. Thanks to Blueprint, my score increased 18 points.

3. What aspects of Blueprint did you enjoy the most?

What I really liked about Blueprint is that their course is very structured and organized. I personally cannot study on my own, so having a routine really helped me. I also really liked that the actual material was very understandable and engaging. Some of the little jokes in our textbooks definitely helped lighten the mood. I also really enjoyed working with my instructor. I took a course with him twice and also completed some tutoring hours with him. You can tell that Blueprint spends a lot of time hiring competent instructors and also trains them well.

4. Who was your Blueprint tutor and how specifically did they help you?

My Blueprint instructor and tutor was Robert Seaney. He helped me by creating a game plan that worked with my busy schedule, focusing on my weaknesses, and breaking down concepts for me. Additionally, he really pushed me to strive higher and not to settle. He was extremely motivating and I think having a tutor that believed in me definitely helped me tremendously.

5. Had you taken the LSAT before and/or studied any other way? (e.g., attempted to self-study or took another company’s course?). If so, why do you feel Blueprint worked where the others had failed?

I had never taken the LSAT before or studied for the LSAT before Blueprint.

6. Would you recommend Blueprint to friends, classmates or co-workers?

I would definitely recommend Blueprint to anyone. As a matter of fact, I already have and a few of my friends have taken a Blueprint course after I talked to them about it.

What I usually say to them is that there are many LSAT prep courses out there, but that a lot of them are not as helpful as Blueprint. I tell them to do their research and to check out Blueprint’s reviews since that is what sold me when I was first looking up prep courses. I also tell them that…investing in a Blueprint prep course is worth it and that they can guarantee that their money will not go to waste. Essentially, I tell them that after they do their own research, they will see that Blueprint is #1 for LSAT prep and that Blueprint definitely helped me increase my score.


LSAT Success Story Matthew
Name: Matthew C.
LSAT Prep Course: Private LSAT Tutoring
Score Increase: +17

1. Why did you choose Blueprint? How much research did you do before you decided to buy and what finally convinced you to sign up?

Blueprint was one of the best decisions in my LSAT prep. After researching at least three to four other services I felt Blueprint was the best for me. Their instructional videos seemed engaging and entertaining for such a not so fun subject. In addition, I liked how blueprint only did LSAT prep and was not a company involved with a multitude of other standardized test preparation.

2. How do you feel Blueprint helped you prepare for the LSAT and get a score you were happy with?

On my first practice test I scored below a 150 and on test day I scored a 160. Blueprint helped me to understand the basics of the exam and built on those lessons to look for patterns throughout the exam on test day. Without blueprint I would not be able to achieve test day success.

3. What aspects of Blueprint did you enjoy the most?

I enjoyed the attention I felt from my instructors. I also enjoyed how blueprint found a way to make prepping for the LSAT a little less boring than it needed to be.

4. Who was your Blueprint tutor and how specifically did they help you?

Michael Schwab was my tutor. He helped me understand the LSAT to be a test of repeating patterns and helped me create strategies that worked for me. His attention to my learning style was most helpful in achieving my law school goals.

5. Had you taken the LSAT before and/or studied any other way? (e.g., attempted to self-study or took another company’s course?). If so, why do you feel Blueprint worked where the others had failed?

I had taken to LSAT before without the help of Blueprint. With Blueprint I was way more prepared for success on test day!

6. Would you recommend Blueprint to friends, classmates or co-workers?

I would highly recommend blueprint to anyone taking the LSAT!

7. What would you say to them?

Blueprint has a different philosophy than other test prep companies. They are invested in your success and make learning how to master the LSAT fun.


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Name: Julia P.
LSAT Prep Course: Private LSAT Tutoring
Score Increase: +18

1. Why did you choose Blueprint? How much research did you do before you decided to buy and what finally convinced you to sign up?

I was referred to Blueprint by a consulting firm and after my introductory meeting with Blueprint I felt that it was an excellent resource.  The meeting was set up to ask questions and figure out which program was best for me.  I felt comfortable moving forward without looking at other programs.

2. How do you feel Blueprint helped you prepare for the LSAT and get a score you were happy with? 

Blueprint provided me with strategies to tackle the different categories and the online videos and resources allowed me to learn and prepare for the LSAT at times that were convenient for me. If I didn’t understand why a question was right or wrong I was provided with an explanation for each answer. If I needed further explanation my tutor was able to [do] so.

3. What aspects of Blueprint did you enjoy the most?

I enjoyed the ability to learn on my own and then ask my tutor for clarification when needed.

4. Who was your Blueprint tutor and how specifically did they help you?

Will – He wouldn’t tell me the answer to a question, instead he would ask me to explain why I thought each answer choice was right or wrong.  This allowed me to critically think about why each option was either correct or not.

5. Had you taken the LSAT before and/or studied any other way? (e.g., attempted to self-study or took another company’s course?). If so, why do you feel Blueprint worked where the others had failed?

No Blueprint prepared me for the test.

6. Would you recommend Blueprint to friends, classmates or co-workers? 

Yes

7. What would you say to them?

The structure of the program breaks down the test into individual categories.  It is easy to follow and learn the information on your own and is flexible to meet your timeline.  The program helped me learn the strategies and tricks to tackle the LSAT and I would recommend it to anyone looking to increase their score.


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Name: Rachel B.
LSAT Prep Course: Private LSAT Tutoring
Score Increase: +11

1. Why did you choose Blueprint? How much research did you do before you decided to buy and what finally convinced you to sign up?

I did some research online for about a week, and then talked to people from a couple of groups about packages and pricing. I thought Blueprint had a good price and the ability for customization in lesson planning that I wanted.

2. How do you feel Blueprint helped you prepare for the LSAT and get a score you were happy with? 

Blueprint helped me immensely in my LSAT preparation. I was having particular trouble teaching myself logic games, so my tutor and I focused exclusively on that section, while I taught myself the others separately. This worked really well, because it enabled me to get extra help on my most difficult section. I ultimately raised my score from a (practice test) 163 to 174.

3. What aspects of Blueprint did you enjoy the most?

I enjoyed that I was able to work 1:1 with someone on my specific trouble areas as opposed to wasting time in a broader setting learning sections that I already understood. I also really enjoyed the online practice problems platform. I used that for most of my practice because getting explanations right away made it a lot easier for me to learn my problem points and new strategies.

4. Who was your Blueprint tutor and how specifically did they help you?

My tutor was David Roseth, and he was great. He taught me strategies to apply to logic games, but he also was hands-off enough for me to learn how to implement these strategies on my own. We would spend the first half of a session learning strategies and the second half having me do practice problems and then David going over them with me in depth. This was the perfect method for me to learn and become an independent problem-solver.

5. Had you taken the LSAT before and/or studied any other way? (e.g., attempted to self-study or took another company’s course?). If so, why do you feel Blueprint worked where the others had failed?

I had not taken the LSAT before, but I had tried to teach myself with [other] book. This worked very well for the sections where I was not having much trouble, but I really needed an instructor to learn logic games, as it was such a foreign concept to me.

6. Would you recommend Blueprint to friends, classmates or co-workers? 

Yes, absolutely!

7. What would you say to them?

Blueprint offers personalized attention and lesson customization that helps you best utilize your study time, and they offer a good price comparatively. I would also recommend David, as I liked his teaching style and he helped me raise my score over 10 points.

Note: Some responses were edited for grammar and clarity.

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