Study Guide Review
Kaplan LSAT Premier 2014 with 6 Real Practice Tests aims to offer an all-round test preparation system for the LSAT.
LSAT Premier includes in-depth subject matter review, test information and test-taking strategies, and plenty of practice questions with explanations. In addition, this guide also comes with six recent full-length exams, which readers can also use together with Kaplan’s free LSAT app in order to simulate actual exam conditions.
As with other titles from Kaplan’s Premier series, however, this guide is more than simply a book (which, in this case, is already 1,200 pages long). Rather, it also comes with digital resources for tablets and phones as well as a DVD with additional video lessons and – albeit only mildly helpful – materials pertaining to the law school admissions process. Moreover, access is provided to online tutorials, practice tests with automated feedback, study plans, and additional tools.
In terms of substance, the book is divided into six larger parts that cover everything that is tested on the exam and more: LSAT Reasoning; Logic Games; Logical Reasoning; Reading Comprehension; Countdown to Test Day; and Practice Tests. While there is nothing wrong per se with either the Kaplan LSAT methods, the guide’s writing style, or the practice questions and answers, they simply don’t measure up to titles such as PowerScore’s LSAT Bibles. Moreover, the book is also somewhat repetitive, which becomes especially apparent in parts one and three.
Kaplan’s LSAT Premier is in its current format not one of the best LSAT prep books. Nevertheless, those looking for a comprehensive all-in-one study guide – or those who simply want to get additional viewpoints and practice questions – may still find value in this tool.