Ask a guy who took the LSAT 7 times and now going to a T14

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Ask a guy who took the LSAT 7 times and now going to a T14

Postby tru » Mon Aug 09, 2010 6:24 pm

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Re: Ask a guy who took the LSAT 7 times and now going to a T14

Postby thecilent » Mon Aug 09, 2010 6:27 pm

Daytukrjabs wrote:I went from 150s to 170s over a period of 2.5 yrs. (For those wondering, you can waive the 3 LSAT limit if a school writes a letter to LSAC on your behalf.)
I don't recommend following my footsteps. But if you need to know, Ask Away!


lol That's awesome.

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Re: Ask a guy who took the LSAT 7 times and now going to a T14

Postby ARTfulDodger » Mon Aug 09, 2010 6:29 pm

thecilent wrote:
lol That's awesome.


I second that :)

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Re: Ask a guy who took the LSAT 7 times and now going to a T14

Postby thecilent » Mon Aug 09, 2010 6:30 pm

Wouldn't the school see that you took it seven times? I guess persistence can be a + for the softs.

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Re: Ask a guy who took the LSAT 7 times and now going to a T14

Postby acrossthelake » Mon Aug 09, 2010 6:32 pm

I'm seriously surprised that this didn't hurt the OP in admission cycles.

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Re: Ask a guy who took the LSAT 7 times and now going to a T14

Postby 09042014 » Mon Aug 09, 2010 6:33 pm

Are you worried that you won't be as smart as your peers?

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Re: Ask a guy who took the LSAT 7 times and now going to a T14

Postby flyingpanda » Mon Aug 09, 2010 6:34 pm

What was your mindset when you were takng so many LSATs? Did you hit a plateau and try to push through it? Or did you never hit a peak and just decide to keep going?

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Re: Ask a guy who took the LSAT 7 times and now going to a T14

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Re: Ask a guy who took the LSAT 7 times and now going to a T14

Postby pkpop » Mon Aug 09, 2010 6:37 pm

Daytukrjabs wrote:I went from 150s to 170s over a period of 2.5 yrs. (For those wondering, you can waive the 3 LSAT limit if a school writes a letter to LSAC on your behalf.)
I don't recommend following my footsteps. But if you need to know, Ask Away!


Did you not run out of material when prepping, or did you reuse old material over & over again? Also, I'm wondering if you gradually improved over 7 times, or if your test scores fluctuated.
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Re: Ask a guy who took the LSAT 7 times and now going to a T14

Postby vespertiliovir » Mon Aug 09, 2010 6:37 pm

Daytukrjabs wrote:I did write an addendum explaining my situation.

What was your situation, exactly?

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Re: Ask a guy who took the LSAT 7 times and now going to a T14

Postby thecilent » Mon Aug 09, 2010 6:37 pm

Daytukrjabs wrote:
acrossthelake wrote:I'm seriously surprised that this didn't hurt the OP in admission cycles.


Honestly, I thought so too. The TLS and adcoms in the past have strongly suggested taking no more than 2 LSATs. However, the bottom line is, DO YOU HAVE THE SCORE?
Adcoms can't assume anything about what happened to your LSATs. Anything could have happened: serious long-term illness, death of a family member, financial struggle etc. But I did write an addendum explaining my situation.


But how do you write an addendum for SIX lsats? lol

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Re: Ask a guy who took the LSAT 7 times and now going to a T14

Postby tru » Mon Aug 09, 2010 6:37 pm

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Re: Ask a guy who took the LSAT 7 times and now going to a T14

Postby thecilent » Mon Aug 09, 2010 6:38 pm

Daytukrjabs wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:Are you worried that you won't be as smart as your peers?


No, because they are not.


:?

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Re: Ask a guy who took the LSAT 7 times and now going to a T14

Postby tru » Mon Aug 09, 2010 6:39 pm

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Re: Ask a guy who took the LSAT 7 times and now going to a T14

Postby Rand M. » Mon Aug 09, 2010 6:41 pm

thecilent wrote:
Daytukrjabs wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:Are you worried that you won't be as smart as your peers?


No, because they are not.


:?


lol

Serious question- was it a consistent upward trajectory in the score, or were there some setbacks?

Care to get any more specific about which school? Maybe PM me? I am genuinely curious.

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Re: Ask a guy who took the LSAT 7 times and now going to a T14

Postby thecilent » Mon Aug 09, 2010 6:41 pm

Daytukrjabs wrote:
flyingpanda wrote:What was your mindset when you were takng so many LSATs? Did you hit a plateau and try to push through it? Or did you never hit a peak and just decide to keep going?


I was going through some personal struggles. But let's face it. The LSAT is a beast of its own. Not everyone is capable of getting a 170+ and it's reserved for the top 1% for a reason. I really had to dig deep and make some serious decisions to keep going until I got the score I believed I could get.


Pretty sure you are kinda contradicting yourself... if anything, you prove that a 170 is not 'reserved' for anyone.

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Re: Ask a guy who took the LSAT 7 times and now going to a T14

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Re: Ask a guy who took the LSAT 7 times and now going to a T14

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Re: Ask a guy who took the LSAT 7 times and now going to a T14

Postby CanadianWolf » Mon Aug 09, 2010 6:45 pm

What were the results of your admissions cycle ?

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Re: Ask a guy who took the LSAT 7 times and now going to a T14

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Re: Ask a guy who took the LSAT 7 times and now going to a T14

Postby tru » Mon Aug 09, 2010 6:47 pm

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Re: Ask a guy who took the LSAT 7 times and now going to a T14

Postby Hannibal » Mon Aug 09, 2010 6:48 pm

Have you considered a career in teaching the LSAT?

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Re: Ask a guy who took the LSAT 7 times and now going to a T14

Postby thecilent » Mon Aug 09, 2010 6:48 pm

Daytukrjabs wrote:
thecilent wrote:
Daytukrjabs wrote:
acrossthelake wrote:I'm seriously surprised that this didn't hurt the OP in admission cycles.


Honestly, I thought so too. The TLS and adcoms in the past have strongly suggested taking no more than 2 LSATs. However, the bottom line is, DO YOU HAVE THE SCORE?
Adcoms can't assume anything about what happened to your LSATs. Anything could have happened: serious long-term illness, death of a family member, financial struggle etc. But I did write an addendum explaining my situation.


But how do you write an addendum for SIX lsats? lol


Very thoughtfully and honestly.


Word. I hear ya.

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Re: Ask a guy who took the LSAT 7 times and now going to a T14

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