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how bad does it look

Postby warandpeace » Sat Sep 21, 2013 2:54 pm

if you have a record of:

cancel (june), 155-160s guesstimate (october), 167-170s (december)

If you have a long retake process like this, is it very unappealing to schools, even if you end up with a 170?

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Re: how bad does it look

Postby cannibal ox » Sat Sep 21, 2013 4:05 pm

warandpeace wrote:you end up with a 170


That's what they'll see.

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Re: how bad does it look

Postby warandpeace » Sat Sep 21, 2013 4:13 pm

cannibal ox wrote:
warandpeace wrote:you end up with a 170


That's what they'll see.


does this mean I put off applying in general until after I get the December score? Or do I submit my entire application in October and wait for my dec lsat?

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Re: how bad does it look

Postby 052220151 » Sat Sep 21, 2013 4:23 pm

warandpeace wrote:if you have a record of:

cancel (june), 155-160s guesstimate (october), 167-170s (december)

If you have a long retake process like this, is it very unappealing to schools, even if you end up with a 170?


I have a long retake process than you. I'll let you know how it turns out.

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Re: how bad does it look

Postby jbagelboy » Sat Sep 21, 2013 4:25 pm

This is a lot of speculation.

Come back with an october score

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Re: how bad does it look

Postby warandpeace » Sat Sep 21, 2013 5:24 pm

jbagelboy wrote:This is a lot of speculation.

Come back with an october score


it's going to be bad, that's my point.

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Re: how bad does it look

Postby 052220151 » Sat Sep 21, 2013 5:27 pm

warandpeace wrote:
jbagelboy wrote:This is a lot of speculation.

Come back with an october score


it's going to be bad, that's my point.


You shouldn't take October if you are going to do shitty.

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Re: how bad does it look

Postby NYC2012 » Sat Sep 21, 2013 5:39 pm

deputydog wrote:
warandpeace wrote:
jbagelboy wrote:This is a lot of speculation.

Come back with an october score


it's going to be bad, that's my point.


You shouldn't take October if you are going to do shitty.


THIS. I took October two years ago and I was completely not ready, because I felt pressured to apply that cycle - do not make the same mistake! Wait until you are scoring consistently where you want to score.

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Re: how bad does it look

Postby Clearly » Sat Sep 21, 2013 5:43 pm

I particularly appreciate how you not only speculate as to your upcoming test, but then make a prediction on the following one as well :lol:

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Re: how bad does it look

Postby warandpeace » Sat Sep 21, 2013 5:52 pm

NYC2012 wrote:
deputydog wrote:
warandpeace wrote:
jbagelboy wrote:This is a lot of speculation.

Come back with an october score


it's going to be bad, that's my point.


You shouldn't take October if you are going to do shitty.


THIS. I took October two years ago and I was completely not ready, because I felt pressured to apply that cycle - do not make the same mistake! Wait until you are scoring consistently where you want to score.


I'm facing heavy parental pressure to take it...I don't know how avoidable the Oct test is for me. I'm just asking if it looks bad.

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Re: how bad does it look

Postby Tiago Splitter » Sat Sep 21, 2013 5:58 pm

Clearly wrote:I particularly appreciate how you not only speculate as to your upcoming test, but then make a prediction on the following one as well :lol:

Me too that was pretty good. OP don't take it in October if you aren't even coming close to 170 on practice tests.

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Re: how bad does it look

Postby Clearly » Sat Sep 21, 2013 10:35 pm

Parental pressures? Will they be paying your law school tuition?

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Re: how bad does it look

Postby warandpeace » Sun Sep 22, 2013 8:12 pm

Clearly wrote:Parental pressures? Will they be paying your law school tuition?


they are

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Re: how bad does it look

Postby hichvichwoh » Sun Sep 22, 2013 8:17 pm

warandpeace wrote:
Clearly wrote:Parental pressures? Will they be paying your law school tuition?


they are

This makes it more difficult, but you just have to reiterate that the score you get on your exam matters far, far more than the date you take it

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Re: how bad does it look

Postby longlivetheking » Sun Sep 22, 2013 9:30 pm

warandpeace wrote:
Clearly wrote:Parental pressures? Will they be paying your law school tuition?


they are


i faced the same parental pressures. this is the time to tell your parents to fuck off, that a high lsat score trumps everything.

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Re: how bad does it look

Postby jbagelboy » Sun Sep 22, 2013 10:25 pm

I agree with other posters here -- while schools wont average your scores, seeing a 150-something is never a good thing for a top school. Dont waste time with short term prep when you could play a long game and ultimately win.

If you just want to treat the Oct LSAT as a real-time practice exam and cancel your score, whatever, but I would rather have just a 170 than a cancel, 170 or 158, 170. Less awkward questions in your JS1.

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Re: how bad does it look

Postby Clearly » Sun Sep 22, 2013 10:56 pm

warandpeace wrote:
Clearly wrote:Parental pressures? Will they be paying your law school tuition?


they are

They realize law school starts on the same day whether you take oct or Dec? The only difference is where...

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Re: how bad does it look

Postby optimist1 » Mon Sep 23, 2013 10:26 am

i got a 146 when i took it when i wasnt ready. dont make my mistake friend!




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