4th times a charm

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Pastels
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4th times a charm

Postby Pastels » Wed Oct 13, 2010 11:25 am

I am at a cancel, 160, and whatever I get in October (probably 165 range). I have gotten a 4th LSAT waiver and after pting in the 170s this time around after getting to prep properly I would really like another shot. I am hoping to get into a t-30 with some
scholly money so the T-6 stigma does not really come into play in my situation. Would the 4th Lsat in december look bad? Does it not really matter? Does a cancel,160,165 look better than a cancel,160,165, 168-170?

I hate that it has come to this but I let nerves get me
on the first section in October and would hate to leave scholly money on the table. Any advice?

blah...
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Re: 4th times a charm

Postby blah... » Wed Oct 13, 2010 11:27 am

How did you get a fourth waiver? Is this the financial need waiver from LSAC or a school allowing you to take it again?

IMO retake and get monies!

Pastels
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Re: 4th times a charm

Postby Pastels » Wed Oct 13, 2010 11:31 am

I asked a school I was hoping to attend. I explained my first two times were not under ideal circumstances and I prepped quite some time
this fall for a chance to attend their school and would really like the chance to obtain a desirable score. Will 4 Lsat attempts make schools skeptical? Or will it not matter?

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Re: 4th times a charm

Postby trudat15 » Wed Oct 13, 2010 12:13 pm

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=126420

So hopefully it wont hurt you at all. Good luck.

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Re: 4th times a charm

Postby Pastels » Wed Oct 13, 2010 12:21 pm

I read that and was very pleased to see his results. I would love to hear anyone elses thoughts on the process. I hate it has come to
this but I tried to do to much last fall and took it twice when I should have just been focusing on my finals. I think in october I missed maybe 8 to 9 overall in LR, -5 to 6 in RC and 0 in LG. It is frustrating because I chaned a few answes in LR which was costly. I felt confident during the exam but it was an out of body experience and now since I have prepped properly and gotten the first time jitters out of my system, I feel like I could really do well in Dec.

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Re: 4th times a charm

Postby WestOfTheRest » Wed Oct 13, 2010 12:51 pm

General advice: if you know you can do better and want to, retake.

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Re: 4th times a charm

Postby burtonrideclub » Wed Oct 13, 2010 1:03 pm

Took it four times, parents and friends thought I was crazy and said should just settle for the school I was heading to. If you are pt'ing consistently in the 170's, there is no reason you shouldnt hit that on test day. Aim to be hitting mid 170's on pt's and you should land firmly above 170 on test day.

I took it for the 4th time to get off the wait list at my dream school. Score went up 5 points, let me in instantly. I was one of 3 people they let in off the entire wait list.




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