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Re: nervous applicant

Postby lawschool12345 » Mon Dec 27, 2010 12:58 am

yankees ialready got about 75% from hofstra so i dont think im going to apply to quinnipic


ericberry, yea i know the feeling, honestly its the idea of taking the test rather then the actual test for me, i took a games section the other day after not looking at it since my last test in oct and got a perfect score, but i missed 3 on my test
frustrating to say the least

i just am hoping on brooklyn pt or cardozo pt and then moving to ft after a semester

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Re: nervous applicant

Postby Lawquacious » Mon Dec 27, 2010 1:07 am

I actually only took the LSAT once and can understand just wanting to go ahead with the process (I took it Dec. of last year and could have still retaken in Feb., but I was concerned in that time I would improve. I didn't want to take another year of waiting for school either in order to really keep working seriously on the LSAT).

That being said, I think it might be worth taking the Feb. LSAT if you can afford it, just on the chance that you will go up by a few points. It would give you some better options. I bet if you don't even study at all and take it with a 'don't care attitude' there is still a decent chance you would go up in score. If you don't, you won't have lost anything in terms of consideration by the schools you apply to, and you may get into some reaches or get more money.

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Re: nervous applicant

Postby lawschool12345 » Mon Dec 27, 2010 1:10 am

but if i do worse im so much worse off then i was.

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Re: nervous applicant

Postby Ford Prefect » Mon Dec 27, 2010 1:31 am

Not really - yeah, you'd be out $135, but it probably isn't going to hurt you at the schools you're applying to. The only schools I'm aware of that average scores are t14 and if you hit a score that could qualify you for one of those, you'll have plenty of choice, even disregarding schools that average. Even if you just bump up to a 160 you'll likely find yourself moving from waitlists to acceptances.

As for the anxiety - when I took the test in February '10, I definitely felt a great deal of it. I'd taken several timed tests, but they ended up being nothing like the real thing. I was so much calmer for the December test; I took it at the same place, parked in the same basic spot, and found that my anxiety was waaaaay lower. My practice test average this time around was a 163, and I feel confident that I did at least that on the real thing.

So, if you can afford it, take the February test. And don't go into the test thinking of it as a necessary retake. You already have an acceptance and money from a school. I (and I think many others) would kill to have that cushion right now.

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Re: nervous applicant

Postby lawschool12345 » Mon Dec 27, 2010 1:35 am

thanks for the advice on that, if i was to get a 160 where would i get in ?

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Re: nervous applicant

Postby Ford Prefect » Mon Dec 27, 2010 1:38 am

Also:

What are you doing for test prep and what are your strengths/weaknesses from testing? I was getting killed on the LR sections, so I bought the LR Bible and focused on the question types that I was having issues with. While a few types still got me, others I started to get the hang of. As the test approached, I stopped working with the types I wasn't consistently improving on and just focused on those that I was. And I did many, many games.

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Re: nervous applicant

Postby 09042014 » Mon Dec 27, 2010 1:39 am

3.65/mid 160's isn't enough to get you into a decent school.

I'd find a new career unless you really love law enough to get paid shit money to do it. In that case find a school that will let you attend for a full scholarship.

But seriously, don't go to law school.

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Re: nervous applicant

Postby Ford Prefect » Mon Dec 27, 2010 1:51 am

Assuming you still want to go to law school, I couldn't actually tell you where a 160 would put you. You can look on lawschoolpredictor.com (if you haven't already) or check your numbers against others at lawschoolnumbers.

DF is right, though. Follow the scholarship.

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Re: nervous applicant

Postby jd20132013 » Mon Dec 27, 2010 3:32 am

EricBerry wrote:
lawschool12345 wrote:that really hurts me because when i took timed tests at home i scored much better


Same here. From the movie "Waking Life":

"It’s like there’s this whole tele­pathic thing going on that we’re all a part of, whether we’re con­scious of it or not. That would explain why there are all these seem­ingly spon­ta­neous world­wide inno­v­a­tive leaps in sci­ence and the arts, you know, like the same results pop­ping up every­where inde­pen­dent of each other. Some guy on a com­puter fig­ures some­thing out, and then almost simul­ta­ne­ously a bunch of other peo­ple all over the world fig­ure out the same thing. They did this study where they iso­lated a group of peo­ple over time, you know, and mon­i­tored their abil­i­ties at cross­word puz­zles in rela­tion to the gen­eral pop­u­la­tion, and they secretly gave them a day-old cross­word, one that had already been answered by thou­sands of other peo­ple, and their scores went up dra­mat­i­cally. Like 20%. So it’s like once the answers are out there, peo­ple can pick up on them. Like we’re all tele­path­i­cally shar­ing our experiences."

Interesting stuff. Could explain the drop in results from practice tests lol. At least that what I tell myself.



It would, except that that was made up for the movie :/

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Re: nervous applicant

Postby Ragged » Mon Dec 27, 2010 3:56 am

Anything that does not involve a sentence "Retake." is a bad advice on this.

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Re: nervous applicant

Postby 09042014 » Mon Dec 27, 2010 4:05 am

Ragged wrote:Anything that does not involve a sentence "Retake." is a bad advice on this.


Don't go to law school dumb ass is good advice.

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Re: nervous applicant

Postby Ragged » Mon Dec 27, 2010 4:10 am

Desert Fox wrote:
Ragged wrote:Anything that does not involve a sentence "Retake." is a bad advice on this.


Don't go to law school dumb ass is good advice.


True.

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Re: nervous applicant

Postby romothesavior » Mon Dec 27, 2010 12:41 pm

Anything other than retake is not TCR. Or don't go.

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Re: nervous applicant

Postby EricBerry » Mon Dec 27, 2010 8:56 pm

jd20132013 wrote:It would, except that that was made up for the movie :/


That's not what I read

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Re: nervous applicant

Postby jd20132013 » Tue Dec 28, 2010 3:51 pm

EricBerry wrote:
jd20132013 wrote:It would, except that that was made up for the movie :/


That's not what I read


oh can you post the source then? I' haven't seen anything remotely similar to that study anywhere




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