Velocity Test Prep is an LSAT prep course bolstered by an outstanding founder. To help you determine if this course is for you, I’ll explain the history, course overview, pros and cons, course packages, rating, and ideal candidates of Velocity Test Prep.
Velocity Test Prep is an online LSAT prep company that David Hall founded and (mostly) operates.
The company offers 3 different self-paced online courses that David Hall created. Therefore, because David Hall is so central to this product, you’ll need to know a little more about him.
David Hall is wicked smart and extremely knowledgeable about the LSAT. He’s gotten 3 perfect scores and numerous 99th percentile scores. He knows his stuff. When evaluating an LSAT prep company, I always look for good instructors, and since David is the only one and he’s an expert, Velocity emphatically checks that box.
Along with being knowledgeable about the material, David is an effective and passionate instructor. After I watched some of his video explanations, I found that he explains LSAT concepts simply and effectively. Since his online videos are the center of the course’s curriculum, this makes the course itself simple and effective.
But what truly struck me about this course is David Hall’s passion for helping his students.
Like many LSAT gurus, David had the opportunity to attend the top law schools in the country. However, he forwent this chance to instead chase his passion for helping people learn.
But, since the LSAT is just a stepping-stone to law school, many of David’s students were looking for insight into their future beyond the exam. So, what did David do?
This guy went and enrolled in law school just to gain experience and to relay that experience to his students.
If that doesn’t scream passion for teaching, then I don’t know what does.
Velocity’s online LSAT course is a fully comprehensive, from-the-ground-up approach to studying the LSAT.
The course begins by introducing the LSAT, setting LSAT goals, and describing the study plan that the course has for you. It transmits this information, and the rest of the course, through videos featuring David Hall (the man). He then goes on to give study tips — notice I did not say LSAT tips — as well as important things to keep in mind during your progression. From there, he gets right into it.
To start the curriculum, David first addresses foundational logic statements such as “if then,” “only if,” and “all.” This is where the ground-up approach begins, as these concepts are imperative to understanding the logical reasoning section, which composes 50% of the test, as well as the Logic Games (LG) and Reading Comprehension (RC) sections. Basically, these concepts are all over the test. The course then progresses into more complex logic, furthering your fundamental understanding of these concepts.
Some courses, at this point, would go straight into specific logical reasoning question types, which works well for some people. Velocity instead changes focus at this point and switches to Logic Games. I like this approach, as Logic Games is more heavily focused on formal logic, which is what the course has covered so far. And, formal logic is a strong foundation for an understanding of Logical Reasoning. Logical Reasoning is not as heavy in formal logic as LG, though.
So, the course goes through the different game types, how to approach them, and how to answer their questions. There is nothing revolutionary about these lessons, but I’d argue there are no effective revolutionary approaches to this section. The tried and true methods work the best for most students, and that’s what Velocity teaches.
After going through the games section, David Hall then approaches the individual Logical Reasoning (LR) question types. As the first section of the course introduces the concepts of formal logic, and the second section cements those lessons, students at this point are ready to learn how to effectively approach these questions.
David’s Logical Reasoning videos are easy to understand and he uses a combination of common sense and formal logic to explain the correct and incorrect answers. This is the most effective approach to LR, in my opinion, especially for students who have diagnostic scores above 150s.
The last part of the course addresses the dreaded RC section. David’s approach to this section is similar to other LSAT courses. He advocates focusing on the Big Picture or main tone/point of the passage. He then addresses the different types of passages, as well as several intricacies unique to RC. Overall, I believe his approach to RC is effective for some students. But, as I feel with all courses, I believe RC is difficult to teach, as there is no “one size fits all” approach to this section.
Overall, I believe Velocity’s Online Course delivers helpful and accurate information about the LSAT. David Hall’s passion for his students is evident through his videos and through the diligence he has demonstrated in developing this curriculum. This is a high-quality LSAT course.
I believe Velocity Test Prep deserves a ranking of 4.25 stars out of 5.
This course is one of the most impressive that I’ve examined, especially in terms of courses that I did not personally use when studying for the LSAT (I did use it prior to reviewing it for you though).
Their courses are comprehensive, thorough, affordable, and even offers discounts and score increase guarantees. The instructor and developer of the curriculum, David Hall, is knowledgeable on the material and has an unparalleled passion for helping students reach their goals.
I would recommend Velocity for almost any student looking for an online LSAT course. Students with diagnostic scores in the 130s, 140s, or 150s could all see dramatic improvement through this course.
But this is also a program that can catapult 10, 15, or even 20 point score increases. I believe students with diagnostic scores in the 150s could see 170s scores after using this course and their resources.
All in all, I’m very impressed by this course and recommend it to students looking for online, self-paced LSAT courses.
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John Wilson Booth grew up in Alabama and attended the University of Alabama. He moved to Salt Lake City after graduation and began studying for the LSAT. His cold diagnostic score was a 154 and he self-studied to a 171. Now, he works as a writer as he decides which law school to attend.