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dkb17xzx
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Cancel or not - help me out

Postby dkb17xzx » Thu Jun 14, 2012 4:14 pm

So here's my story:

Took the LSAT last year and scored a 166. Decided to retake b/c I was confident I could do well. I was averaging 170-173. Took the June test and walked out feeling ambushed. I really have no idea what happened. I think I fucked up RC (two RC sections back to back), did OK on LR, and might have fucked up LG as well (I usually went -0 to -1; I froze on one game and then came back with 5 minutes left and I was answering must be true questions with constricted hypos). At this point, I really have no idea what my score will be but on June 11 I told myself I'd be lucky to hit 166 again. I don't know if I was overreacting or not.

Also, I don't mind retaking in October.

1. If you were in my position, would you cancel or wait it out?
2. If I don't cancel and end up getting a lower score, how bad will this look: 166, 166-x, 166+x (assuming I do better than 166 on the October test)
3. How would schools view a 166, Cancel, 166+ (again assuming).

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Re: Cancel or not - help me out

Postby Doorkeeper » Thu Jun 14, 2012 4:44 pm

If you feel like you fucked up a section in a way that you did not normally do during PT, and you have no issues with retaking, I'd cancel and retake in October.

dkb17xzx
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Re: Cancel or not - help me out

Postby dkb17xzx » Thu Jun 14, 2012 6:14 pm

thanks for the response.


also bump - halppp me

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Re: Cancel or not - help me out

Postby suzige » Thu Jun 14, 2012 7:25 pm

tag. I'm debating canceling as well. I def messed up my RC and LG sections. I didn't have enough time to read the last passage, let alone answer any questions. I also didn't get passed the initial set up of my final game. This rarely happened to me on my most recent PTs. I also ran out of time on my LR sections, so I'm feeling really crappy about my overall performance. I felt really confident going in, which makes it worse.

I typed up my cancellation letter. I'm going to sleep on it one more night before I decide to fax it in or not.

Does anyone out there have any advice? Any reassurance?

This was supposed to be my retake. I see from past threads that one cancellation doesn't look too bad. I'll take my 3rd LSAT in Oct. for sure if I cancel.

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Re: Cancel or not - help me out

Postby Doorkeeper » Thu Jun 14, 2012 9:24 pm

suzige wrote:tag. I'm debating canceling as well. I def messed up my RC and LG sections. I didn't have enough time to read the last passage, let alone answer any questions. I also didn't get passed the initial set up of my final game. This rarely happened to me on my most recent PTs. I also ran out of time on my LR sections, so I'm feeling really crappy about my overall performance. I felt really confident going in, which makes it worse.

I typed up my cancellation letter. I'm going to sleep on it one more night before I decide to fax it in or not.

Does anyone out there have any advice? Any reassurance?

This was supposed to be my retake. I see from past threads that one cancellation doesn't look too bad. I'll take my 3rd LSAT in Oct. for sure if I cancel.

Cancel. No doubt.

You don't want to see the score below what you were PTing. It will devastate you and you won't have motivation to study again.




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