Cancel LSAT For the THIRD time or No? NEED ADVICE!

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ShepherdJoo
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Cancel LSAT For the THIRD time or No? NEED ADVICE!

Postby ShepherdJoo » Tue Dec 05, 2017 12:22 am

Hello guys,

I just recently took the December LSAT hoping that I'd score even a couple points higher than my September LSAT (163), but right now I'm feeling very uncertain as the test didn't go so well (have a feeling I might have bombed the Logic Games section).

I'm facing a major dilemma right now. In the event my December LSAT score came out to be lower than my previous September (say lower than 160), would it be better to cancel than keep it? The problem is, if I cancel it, it will be my THIRD cancellation on my record and I'm not sure how that would look to Adcoms. Now if I keep it, I'm not sure how that would look to Adcoms either especially given that now my previous September LSAT might look like a fluke(?) to the target schools where my September LSAT score would have fallen on their 50th percentile. Target schools, I mean schools like BU and BC.

What do y'all advise I should do??

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Platopus
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Re: Cancel LSAT For the THIRD time or No? NEED ADVICE!

Postby Platopus » Tue Dec 05, 2017 12:26 am

Keep it, a 3rd cancel looks worse than a couple point score drop

ShepherdJoo
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Re: Cancel LSAT For the THIRD time or No? NEED ADVICE!

Postby ShepherdJoo » Tue Dec 05, 2017 12:41 am

Platopus wrote:Keep it, a 3rd cancel looks worse than a couple point score drop


What if I TOTALLY bombed it? like low 150's?

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Re: Cancel LSAT For the THIRD time or No? NEED ADVICE!

Postby Rigo » Wed Dec 06, 2017 3:01 pm

"very uncertain" just sounds like normal post-test anxiety.
Unless you're absolutely without a doubt convinced you bombed, don't cancel.

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Re: Cancel LSAT For the THIRD time or No? NEED ADVICE!

Postby ShepherdJoo » Wed Dec 06, 2017 3:53 pm

Rigo wrote:"very uncertain" just sounds like normal post-test anxiety.
Unless you're absolutely without a doubt convinced you bombed, don't cancel.


I had to guess half of Logic Games blindly, I don't know if that's normal post-test anxiety. I didn't have to do that last time I took the LSAT. I think it's reasonable that I got more than 5-6 points below my previous score.

Do three cancellations really look that bad?




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