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lawschool12345
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lsat 3rd time

Postby lawschool12345 » Thu Feb 17, 2011 2:12 pm

how do schools view taking the lsat 3 times
i have taken twice with the same score 158, not really devoting the proper time for the lsat and using the kaplan method which i wasnt happy with
im using powerscore now and have already seen improvements, and im wondering if schools average if you take it a 3rd time or what not. might be in wrong thread apologies if it is

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Re: lsat 3rd time

Postby 2L2011 » Thu Feb 17, 2011 2:16 pm

Really, the exact same score twice in a row? Dang, you'd think it would randomly go up or down at least one point.

Best of luck this time, but 158 is still not too bad. It's not a 180, but better than most will get. They say people tend to go up 2 points on average when prepping harder, so I bet you pull a 160(which would still be cool).

Best of luck man. Wishing you the best. :wink:

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Re: lsat 3rd time

Postby lawschool12345 » Thu Feb 17, 2011 2:19 pm

yea i just didnt have too much time to study cause i have crazy weird stipulations in my undergrad scholarship so in order to keep my scholly i had a lot of work and different things to do

how do they look at the 3 times tho/ does anyone know

and thanks for the encouragement!

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Re: lsat 3rd time

Postby DubPoker » Thu Feb 17, 2011 2:25 pm

A lot of schools say they just look at your highest score, take that at face value from them. Some schools average, obviously doesn't affect you. Schools that take a holistic approach may look down on it.

If you think you can score decently higher I would take it a third time.

What is your GPA, what school do you reasonably want to go to?

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Re: lsat 3rd time

Postby lawschool12345 » Thu Feb 17, 2011 2:27 pm

i have a 3.7 gpa

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Re: lsat 3rd time

Postby tipler4213 » Thu Feb 17, 2011 2:29 pm

3-timer here: 162, 165, 170. In at most of the t14. Held at Harvard. Deferred from ED at NYU--so, I think it depends on the school largely. NYU stuck to their reputation. But, you can get in some awesome schools.

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Re: lsat 3rd time

Postby 2L2011 » Thu Feb 17, 2011 2:30 pm

I doubt they care how mnay times you take it. People often worry about tiny details that they think will stick out, but just don't matter. That is probabaly true for the number of times taken.

Just do you best, and if you get another 158, I'd take it and start applying. A 160 is better, but you can do ok witha 158 with the GPA you mentioned.

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Re: lsat 3rd time

Postby lawschool12345 » Thu Feb 17, 2011 2:34 pm

i applied this semester already
and im in at

hofstra st johns rutgers n and c seton hall syracuse penn state
waitlisted at w and l and cardozo

still waiting, but i think i can do better then the 158 it was just the kaplan methods that i didnt like and unfortunately i stuck with them for my 2nd test
which i discovered tls before that

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Re: lsat 3rd time

Postby 2L2011 » Thu Feb 17, 2011 2:38 pm

Then why retake it? Hope to get better scholarships?


lawschool12345 wrote:i applied this semester already
and im in at

hofstra st johns rutgers n and c seton hall syracuse penn state
waitlisted at w and l and cardozo

still waiting, but i think i can do better then the 158 it was just the kaplan methods that i didnt like and unfortunately i stuck with them for my 2nd test
which i discovered tls before that

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Re: lsat 3rd time

Postby lawschool12345 » Thu Feb 17, 2011 2:42 pm

that and a rejection at fordham lol

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Re: lsat 3rd time

Postby bartleby » Thu Feb 17, 2011 4:20 pm

I took it four times. My cycle is going as predicted.

I say you still have two more tries and you might as well take them.

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Re: lsat 3rd time

Postby akili » Thu Feb 17, 2011 4:24 pm

160/160/169 here.

So far my cycle has be proceeding exactly like a 169 should. I was worried about how some schools might look at the 160s but I didn't write an addendum and seem to be doing alright! If you think you can improve, retake. I think it might make my reach-reaches a little more out of reach, but I'm in at schools a 160 couldn't get me in to last cycle (with $$ this time).

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Re: lsat 3rd time

Postby LSATclincher » Fri Feb 18, 2011 2:17 pm

If you can't get t14 goto a school you can obtain in state tuition. Rutgers Newark sounds good.

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Re: lsat 3rd time

Postby jennamc_85 » Fri Feb 18, 2011 2:34 pm

I have three LSAT scores, and I wrote addenda for only a few schools that specifically asked for one. I tested 148/153/162. Even though I applied mid-January, I got into a couple of reaches. Three scores isn't the end of the world, and it is possible to substantially increase your score. Study hard and retake.

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Re: lsat 3rd time

Postby DubPoker » Fri Feb 18, 2011 5:58 pm

I didn't say it before but I took it 3 times also.

149, 159, 167

Retaking and applying next cycle is not a bad option

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Re: lsat 3rd time

Postby lawschool12345 » Sun Feb 20, 2011 2:02 pm

thank you everyone for your help

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Re: lsat 3rd time

Postby RebelRebel » Sun Feb 20, 2011 2:27 pm

Do not hesitate to do is, especially given your great GPA.

I have taken the exam 4 times. The most interesting thing is that I went up from 156 in the October test to 163 on the December test.

Here are the bad news:
Your task is to understand where and why you went wrong - is there something wrong with the way that you approach or process some types of questions? How do you do on LR? There is a breakdown of question types for all exams, is there a question type that you consistently get wrong on your preps? If so, understand what the source of your difficulty is and try to amend it.

The same could be applied to LG and RC to a lesser degree but still enough to heighten your score.

Good luck!




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