In the old days of LSAT prep, online LSAT courses did not exist — you either did a classroom LSAT course or you studied materials on your own. However, students today have the option of choosing between classroom courses and online LSAT prep. Below are a few reasons an online course is superior to a classroom course.
1) Your Performance. First and foremost, you should do what is best for your LSAT score. It has been shown that online learning is superior to classroom instruction. A 12-year meta-analysis of research by the U.S. Department of Education found that higher education students in online learning generally performed better than those in face-to-face courses. This reason alone should compel you to try an online LSAT course.
2) Convenience. Many online LSAT classes are self-paced and the learning sessions are available around the clock. Students can learn any time of day for as long as they like. High technology is not necessary for most online courses. Basic internet access, audio, and video capabilities are common requirements though. Depending on the technology used, students can study in multiple locations — a little bit of study at work or school and some more at home, for example. Since there are no classes to attend, there is no time spent commuting, stuck in traffic and worrying about being on time.
3) Flexibility. Many LSAT classes allow you to learn at your own pace, and give you the ability to review lectures multiple times if you do not understand the material. In a classroom setting, you are stuck going with the pace of the instructor. If the class moves too fast for you, you will miss too much, and if it goes too slow, you will be bored. With an online LSAT course, you can go at your own pace, and only cover what you feel needs to be covered.
4) Cost. Since an online LSAT Course does not have to pay for classroom space, books, or other similar expenses, it can pass on these costs to you in the form of lower enrollment costs. Let’s face it, classroom courses cost an arm and a leg, and are less effective at the end of the day. There is better way to achieve your desired LSAT score.