Desert Fox wrote:
capnb wrote:I'm consistently 80-90% on the logical reasoning. I've just about mastered logic games which I hadn't prepared for enough for the 1st one. I've just about mastered the reading comp too- its just about speed. I could probably raise it a few more points.
You need to retake again. Master that shit. It makes a huge difference. It looks like people who get a 166 get a full ride to Brooklyn Law school.
Yes, do that. I am a 3rd time re taker. I also have a 2.9 GPA. For us guys with shitty GPAs, the LSAT is a God send. The LSAT is a great way to cover up huge, glaring hole's in your application, like a GPA in the twos for example. Who cares if you take the test three times. I am a shameless re taker, you should be too! Who gives a shit what people think. Do what you have to do to get into a good law school. It is a way to drastically improve your standing in life, as well as to make up for years of slacking in college. All this can be accomplished with comparatively little effort. Whats a few months obsessively studying for a test when your quality of life is on the line? Hell, I even enjoy studying the LSAT.
Its funny when I read about admissions people "wondering why someone took the lsat 3 times" or needing an explanation as to "why there is such a vast difference between a student's original score and their retake score". To me, it is pretty obvious. I retook the damn test because I want to maximize my chances of admission!!!
The moral of the story is that even if you have a good GPA, get the best LSAT score possible. If you have a bad GPA, then you MUST get the best LSAT score possible, or you won't be getting in anywhere. This is a no brainer.
Also, to the OP, if you are well off, there is nothing wrong with waiting another year to apply if it gives you enough time to absolutely crush the LSAT. Your score is very much a result of how much effort you put in. If you can get a 160, I am willing to bet that you can score much higher if you put in enough practice. Even if you have to do every damn exam in history, jack up that LSAT! Its your only hope!