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UC San Diego

Before TestMasters: 146

After TestMasters: 167

“I took the summer course in Berkeley with Doug Lawrence. My first diagnostic score was 146, which I was very disappointed with! I didn’t know how in the world I would reach my goal of 165. It seemed like an impossibly large gap.... Imagine my surprise when I got the e-mail from LSAC with a score of 167!!! Of course, I studied hard, and followed the program and all of the recommendations from TestMasters about the days leading up to the test. One of the best recommendations that Doug and Robin (via video on website) gave was to relax on the last couple of days leading up to the actual test. A few days spent without thinking about the LSAT really lets your brain absorb all the information you have been studying for months.

I really like that TestMasters’ philosophy is about doing the work and understanding the questions rather than gimmicks or tricks. If you gain an understanding of what the questions are about, and how to approach the questions, you don’t need to worry about tricks on the test. I don’t think there are gimmicks that will reliably help. The test is all about reading the questions with a critical eye, and understanding the substance of the questions. If you are willing to put in the hard work (and it is hard work!), your score will reflect it.

Still, I couldn’t believe my score had gone up by 21 points. Thank you, thank you, and thank you again. I think this course, and Doug, were an important part in helping me surpass my goal. Doug was a great instructor. He was funny, personable, patient with everyone’s questions, and it never felt like a chore coming to class. Even though I had to come to class after long days of work, Doug somehow made it fun. Thanks again!”