About Dragon Test Prep

My Journey the Perfect Score

When COVID hit, I quit my job in the fintech sector in Hong Kong. I wanted to transition into the legal field and so began studying for the LSAT.

From March till October 2020, I fought the good fight: improving, stagnating, and agonizing through the entire process. After many trials, I realized that practice does not make perfect on this test. I needed to systematically upgrade my own framework and habits if I wanted to have a real shot at succeeding.

I ultimately found what worked for me. In 2020, I scored a 175 on the LSAT. In October 2022, I scored 180 .

My Journey as an LSAT Tutor

I started offering LSAT tips and advice to my friends, and then my friends’ friends who wished to embark on the same journey. Word got around, and soon I had a few dozen students and friends, all with the same fears and aspirations as I had only a month ago.

I ran seminars, daily RC classes, and blind review sessions. For students whose first language was not English, I assigned daily readings by Fuller and Geertz. Nearly two years went by in a blur, and by the end I had worked with over 200 students, over half of whom scored over 170 and nearly a third scored above 175.

Becoming an Author

Some of my former students began working for test prep companies, and in the summer of 2022, a large international education company approached me with a book deal. Unfortunately, we could not agree on who would retain the IP rights, and I decided to go at it on my own.

I began to organize my teaching notes from the past two years. I re-did all the questions from PT1 to PT90, all of which I’ve encountered at least a dozen times, either alone or with a student. But this time, I deliberately slowed down, identifying patterns behind each question and categorizing them according to the traps LSAC had laid out for us.

The result is LR Perfection and RC Perfection, two books geared towards intermediate/advanced test takers trying to break into the 160s or chase 170+.

I understand that only 100,000 people take the LSAT every year, and only a minority of that total can be deemed “intermediate” or “advanced” students. But as my LSAT journey comes to an end, I wanted to leave behind something useful and accessible. I told myself: if I could reach and help just one person, introduce them to a new spectrum of ideas, a new way of thinking about this exam, and a new framework to approach these incessant questions, that that would be enough.

Yours very gratefully,
Joshua

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