Before I begin discussing 7Sage LSAT prep, I’d like to mention my personal history with the course. When I began studying for the LSAT, I scored a 154 on my cold diagnostic exam. For those unfamiliar with prep-test lingo, that means I scored 154 before even looking at LSAT material.
Then, leading up to my latest LSAT exam, my last 5 practice exam scores averaged around 178. I even managed one perfect 180. During this time, I used several different LSAT resources, but the most significant in my journey, by far, was 7Sage.
So, based on my experience, I’d like to help you determine if this is the course for you. To do so, I’ll explain the history, curriculum, course contents, rating, and ideal candidates of 7Sage.
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7Sage LSAT prep is the brainchild of two Harvard Law graduates. These individuals created this course to level the law school application playing field. 7Sage does this by providing affordable and effective LSAT study tools to students who can’t afford expensive in-person tutors.
They offer 4 different course packages, ranging from their $179 Starter Package to their $749 Ultimate+. For the purposes of this product review, we will mainly focus on the Ultimate+ package. This is actually the course that I personally recommend to students.
7Sage’s courses are all online, and mostly utilize video lessons performed by JY, one of the founders. The most important aspect of these lessons is that they will always use REAL LSAT questions. The LSAT uses specific language and a test format that some courses fail to imitate. Therefore, real LSAT questions are essential to a good LSAT course.
The 7 Sage LSAT prep course begins with a focus on foundational logic. If you haven’t begun preparing for the LSAT, you should know that foundational logic is what the exam is all about. JY breaks down these concepts in relatable, easily digestible verbiage in his videos. You can watch these videos at your own pace and on your own time.
After building a foundation of logic, JY will take you through the challenging language contained in the LSAT. Then, he’ll move onto one of the most important aspects of the program: the Blind Review Method.
The Blind Review method is basically this: when studying for the LSAT, students will often practice under timed conditions. The LSAT is, after all, a timed exam, and therefore, timing is a significant factor in a student’s scores. However, the Blind Review Method allows students to not only practice the questions on the LSAT under timed conditions, but it also allows them to cement their understanding of the concepts being tested while the clock is not running. This method is highly effective, and many high-level LSAT instructors and programs now advocate it.
After moving from the Blind Review Method, the program then begins to explain each individual type of question you’ll encounter on the LSAT. First up on the list will be the questions in the Logical Reasoning section; specifically, questions that test student’s abilities to recognize assumptions in arguments.
From there, 7Sage LSAT prep moves through progressively more complicated logical reasoning question types, before coming to the next section: Logic Games (Analytical Reasoning). This is where 7Sage is unparalleled in the LSAT prep world. Their Logic Game lessons are the best in the world, in my opinion, and the opinion of many other experts.
7Sage’s approach to logic games is known as the Full-Proof Method, and it aims at students scoring a perfect or nearly perfect score on this section. Similar to Logical Reasoning lessons, JY starts with simple games before moving to the more complicated.
Where I believe 7Sage LSAT prep is lacking is in the last section, Reading Comprehension. JY’s reading comprehension tactics may not be the most effective for some students. However, his passage explanations and question explanations are still extensive and helpful.
After addressing these core lessons on the LSAT and after analyzing each section and the types of questions you will encounter in those sections, the course moves onto drilling question types.
After gaining a sufficient understanding of the questions and concepts that are on the LSAT, 7Sage then takes students through around 3,500 real LSAT questions that are to be taken under timed conditions: this is referred to as “drilling.”
7Sage LSAT pre allows you to focus on your weaknesses during these drills. For example, if you’re having difficulty with Reading Comprehension, these drills will allow you to focus solely on that section.
The final stage of 7Sage’s LSAT prep has students doing full-length, actual LSAT exams under timed conditions. With the Ultimate+ package, students have access to every LSAT exam that has been released since June of 1991- a total of 85 exams.
After taking each exam, students are instructed by the course to Blind Review each exam to fully comprehend the concepts tested. Taking the full-length exams and blind reviewing is arguably the most important aspect to LSAT prep.
Alongside the core curriculum, drills, and full-length practice tests, 7Sage’s course also provides some helpful tools for students working through their LSAT prep.
LSAT Analytics is a system 7Sage has created that analyzes trends in student’s practice exam scores and visually displays these trends. This helps students keep track of their progress on the exam as a whole, individual sections, and even specific question types.
Question Bank is another helpful feature for 7Sage students that allows them to target their weaknesses. The question bank organizes all LSAT questions into the specific concepts that they’re testing and allows students to drill questions of only that type. For example, if students are struggling with logical reasoning questions that are asking to identify the parts of the argument, students will be able to go to the Question Bank and look at every argument part question ever given.
Explanations for every single LSAT question that has been publicly released are available through the Ultimate+ program. JY will take you through his approach, step by step, for each of these questions in his video explanations.
I believe 7Sage LSAT prep deserves a rating of 4 out of 5 stars.
7Sage will be perfect for some students, but may not be the best option for others. But for everyone trying to raise their LSAT score, it will help. And the proof is in the pudding.
Students enrolled in 7Sage LSAT prep average an 11-point increase on their LSAT scores from their cold-diagnostic score. The company even offers a satisfaction guarantee that allows students to remain enrolled in the course until their score gets to where they want it to be.
7Sage’s online courses offer students a wealth of knowledge. This knowledge is completely sufficient for mastering the Logic Games and Logical Reasoning Sections but may fall short for some in Reading Comprehension.
With that being said, I believe 7Sage is a perfect program for student’s who are self-motivated in attempting to get a high LSAT score. It is affordable and easy to use, and it also guarantees a student’s satisfaction.
If you don’t want to pay for 7Sage LSAT prep, one of the most valuable parts of it is available for free. All Logic Games explanation videos are posted on YouTube, and this resource can be combined with other affordable resources for the other sections to create sufficient LSAT curriculums.
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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.