Should I take the June LSAT?

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Hitherehowdoyoudo
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Should I take the June LSAT?

Postby Hitherehowdoyoudo » Wed Apr 18, 2012 8:45 am

Wasn't sure if this should go here or on the LSAT forum as it's more just about whether to take it or not.

Background: I was preparing to take the fall LSAT in 2010 by taking a Testmasters class, but with about a month left to go, I ended up not registering as I was getting about a 163 on my top tests and my goal was to get 170+. I'm contemplating taking the June test but haven't practiced since the fall of 2010, I just took the practice test on the official LSAT site to see where I was at and got about a 160 (I ran out of time on the logic games and including the answers I did after time ran out I got a 165). I am kind of pleasantly surprised by this score, but not sure how much it will improve in the two month span.

Reasons to take it: Got a pretty good score, have a job where I can essentially study about two hours at work and get home at 4:15ish everyday, so plenty of time to study, but this job only lasts until July so I might be having more strenuous hours come then. The fact that if I had improved my logic games gives me hope as that was extremely rusty so I see that as easiest to improve.

Reasons not to take it: I know the rule of thumb is 3 months prep (I only have about two months at this point). Will I be able to improve my score by ten points in that amount of time?
This seems trivial but I will be out of town for ten days starting next week, I will have plenty of time to study and can bring materials with me BUT I'm living overseas right now, so it might end up not getting here in time.

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The Rover
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Re: Should I take the June LSAT?

Postby The Rover » Wed Apr 18, 2012 10:24 am

Aim for October. Start studying now. Powerscore bibles.

Hitherehowdoyoudo
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Re: Should I take the June LSAT?

Postby Hitherehowdoyoudo » Wed Apr 18, 2012 7:37 pm

Thanks for the help guys, looks like I should be waiting until the October test, I'm not necessarily looking to apply for 2013 entry, so I guess that gives me even more incentive to not take it now. The only thing that gives me a second thought on that is the fact that I'm in a job right now that gives me tons of free time and I'm worried about not being able to study as much in a new job come July...




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