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Postby syd625 » Fri Apr 05, 2013 1:34 pm

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Re: NU/Cornell/UCLA/Retake?-Need advice

Postby Law Sauce » Fri Apr 05, 2013 1:41 pm

Where do you want to end up? If Cali, UCLA seems like the best option. I'd guess, retaking would only get you minimal returns as 3.2, 170 and 3.2, 173 are not really all the different (in either case, you are probably getting small or no money from t14 anyway).

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Re: NU/Cornell/UCLA/Retake?-Need advice

Postby Micdiddy » Fri Apr 05, 2013 1:42 pm

"Retake" is a pretty good stock response for your situation for two reasons:
A: If you are going to be $42347081479 in debt, might as well try to do it at a better schools.
B: NU/Cornell's 75th are HIGHER than 170, so if you do retake, get a LSAT they can use to up their number even more, it could be worth more money. Have you scoured LSN for people with ~3.2/173 or 3.2/175 etc.? See what they are getting now, and then you'll know how much those extra points matter.

WITH THAT SAID: The only way I would actually advice retaking an already great score is if you are confident you can do better. You seem very, very unsure as if you feel you already overperformed (what were your PT scores)?
But, if the only thing you did for LG was the bible, maybe trying something else will help in that section. It is, definitely, 100% learnable (which I know you are tired of hearing).

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Re: NU/Cornell/UCLA/Retake?-Need advice

Postby J-e-L-L-o » Fri Apr 05, 2013 1:49 pm

You might not have to retake. But if your practice tests you were scoring higher, you should.

"The Early Bird Catches the Worm"

Sit out, and reapply EARLY next cycle. You will get much better schollies. Blanket CCN down. Throw a hail mary to the H bomb. Make sure your essays are polished for your apps. There have been lower LSAT scorers that have reported way more generous scholarship offers and acceptances.
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Re: NU/Cornell/UCLA/Retake?-Need advice

Postby Rahviveh » Fri Apr 05, 2013 1:51 pm

Which URM?

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Re: NU/Cornell/UCLA/Retake?-Need advice

Postby syd625 » Fri Apr 05, 2013 1:59 pm

ChampagnePapi wrote:Which URM?


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Re: NU/Cornell/UCLA/Retake?-Need advice

Postby syd625 » Fri Apr 05, 2013 2:04 pm

Micdiddy,

I was pting in the same range 168-172, so I don't necessarily feel like I overperformed but I didn't underperform either which worries me a bit. Would you recommend a different logic games book? I've heard things about Manhattan but wasn't sure if it was better or worse than Powerscore. And I appreciate the 100% learnable part (it gives me a certain amount of optimism to take the edge off of the fear)...I just wish my brain would get the memo.

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Re: NU/Cornell/UCLA/Retake?-Need advice

Postby syd625 » Fri Apr 05, 2013 2:06 pm

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Re: NU/Cornell/UCLA/Retake?-Need advice

Postby whereskyle » Fri Apr 05, 2013 2:11 pm

On learning LG:

The bible will not do it alone. Read advanced techniques again, and then start drilling sections. I drilled LG sections exclusively for weeks, before it started to click.

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Re: NU/Cornell/UCLA/Retake?-Need advice

Postby Big Dog » Fri Apr 05, 2013 2:15 pm

retake, and reapply early -- practice withe Manhattan's new LG guide. Its golden.

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Re: NU/Cornell/UCLA/Retake?-Need advice

Postby J-e-L-L-o » Fri Apr 05, 2013 2:36 pm

syd625 wrote:Law Sauce,

I could see myself in CA for a few years but I eventually want to get back to the East Coast. And I'm a bit worried about accomplishing that goal from UCLA, although I do really like the school.

JeLLo,

Do you really think it could make that large of a difference? I would be more than willing to sit out a cycle and hopefully build up some savings. I'm just worried about it not making much of a difference.


Yes! Look at LSN for the schools you applied to. I have personally seen numerous posters in here with worse numbers get more money. Sure it depends on the total package: your work experience, essay writing skill.... but dude you gotta apply early. Jan is far too late.

I'd drop a grand on a prep class if I were in your shoes to get over the logic games if you can't tackle them on your own.

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Re: NU/Cornell/UCLA/Retake?-Need advice

Postby J-e-L-L-o » Fri Apr 05, 2013 2:37 pm

a 3.2 URM w/ a 170 should be getting into numerous T14 w/ money. Then you can use those acceptances against each other to potentially get the highest amount possible.




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