Guest Post by Kyle Pasewark of Advise In Solutions
A few weeks ago, I spoke with John Richardson, who teaches LSAT prep in Toronto, about doing a blog post for our sites on why most LSAT prep courses—and their marketing material—tend to underemphasize reading comprehension.
Things have been a little busy lately, but sometimes delay is a good thing. In this case, it allowed me to have lunch with Elise Jaffe, a former law firm colleague who is now the pre-law advisor at Hunter College in New York City. Elise and John are always insightful and, while this post is my view, it owes a lot to those conversations.
There are several reasons why reading comp seems to be the forgotten stepchild in LSAT prep courses and marketing. Some of them are merely commercial; others are inherent in the relatively short-term nature of LSAT prep, which is to say that most programs don’t address reading comprehension very well because—within the structure of most LSAT prep programs—it’s harder to address. In combination with the limited objectives of most LSAT programs, the result is that reading comprehension feels like an afterthought.
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