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jd20132013
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Postby jd20132013 » Fri Nov 12, 2010 6:15 pm

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Re: AA Male Should I retake? 3.76/161

Postby LLB2JD » Fri Nov 12, 2010 6:53 pm

jd20132013 wrote:So I have a 3.76 and got a 161 on October LSAT. Just got my score today due to a hold.


Should I retake? I'm pretty sure I can improve my score by at least 5 raw points, I usually complete two games on LG completely and only got one this time.

Does it make sense to delay apps and spend all that time studying to take again? Where could I realistically get in (T14) with my numbers?


You only completed 1 game, and managed a 161? You should absolutely retake. This means that you most likely have the other sections on lockdown. If you pound the games for the next couple of weeks, you'll be golden just in time for the December LSAT.

As per where you could get in, you still have some chance from Columbia down. You'll have to apply broadly to find out because URM cycles are very wild and unpredictable.

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Re: AA Male Should I retake? 3.76/161

Postby yngblkgifted » Fri Nov 12, 2010 7:00 pm

LLB2JD wrote:
jd20132013 wrote:So I have a 3.76 and got a 161 on October LSAT. Just got my score today due to a hold.


Should I retake? I'm pretty sure I can improve my score by at least 5 raw points, I usually complete two games on LG completely and only got one this time.

Does it make sense to delay apps and spend all that time studying to take again? Where could I realistically get in (T14) with my numbers?


You only completed 1 game, and managed a 161? You should absolutely retake. This means that you most likely have the other sections on lockdown. If you pound the games for the next couple of weeks, you'll be golden just in time for the December LSAT.

As per where you could get in, you still have some chance from Columbia down. You'll have to apply broadly to find out because URM cycles are very wild and unpredictable.



This.

OP we should combine my games score with your RC and LR score. I'm sure we would be a lock at HYS.

But seriously, I second everything this previous poster just said. Finishing one game and a 161 means you did a superb job in the other sections. Improving on games is just about doing a lot of them over and over again until they become second nature.

In conclusion:

Do a bunch of games.
Retake.
Enjoy HYS.

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Re: AA Male Should I retake? 3.76/161

Postby jd20132013 » Fri Nov 12, 2010 8:26 pm

Well I finished one game and pieces of others. But your point is taken.

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Re: AA Male Should I retake? 3.76/161

Postby jd20132013 » Fri Nov 12, 2010 8:27 pm

Thanks for the advice and feedback, by the way

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Re: AA Male Should I retake? 3.76/161

Postby cortnf » Fri Nov 12, 2010 8:31 pm

Do sections, this worked for me. Four games at a time, then sit down after and figure out exactly which deductions you should have made, why each answer is correct, why each wrong answer is incorrect, etc. I went from -10 to -1 on LG by doing this. Games will click eventually, you just need to sit down and focus on them.

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Re: AA Male Should I retake? 3.76/161

Postby CryingMonkey » Fri Nov 12, 2010 9:03 pm

cortnf wrote:Do sections, this worked for me. Four games at a time, then sit down after and figure out exactly which deductions you should have made, why each answer is correct, why each wrong answer is incorrect, etc. I went from -10 to -1 on LG by doing this. Games will click eventually, you just need to sit down and focus on them.


This. Games is all about repetition. Also, find a diagramming strategy that works for you - even if it isn't the PS or whatever, find a system and then practice with it. You can get all of the games sections from cambridge lsat for like 50 bucks, it's definitely worth just pounding through as many as you can get to. As has been noted, if you got a 161 with a weak games section you can break 170 with a decent games section, and 170 + 3.76 + URM = $$$.

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Re: AA Male Should I retake? 3.76/161

Postby Kabuo » Fri Nov 12, 2010 9:07 pm

Not to mention that applying early is less important for parts of HYS. At least for Y, and I think for S also. If you can get into the 170s on a retake (should be a lock if you start acing the games, which is easily doable with practice), you should have a real shot at them.

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Re: AA Male Should I retake? 3.76/161

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